Our Weekend In Gaming: Monstrous Thoughts

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Monstrous Thoughts

You ever wonder what the monsters in Monster Hunter: World were thinking about right before you ambushed them?  Sure, there are probably some really somber ones like "I hope the kids are okay", but I like to believe that, most of the time, it's stuff like "Wilco's first few albums are underrated" and "Is pizza a vegetable".We'll probably never find out exactly what's on their mind, but that won't stop the Co-Opticrew from hunting said monsters down and "harvesting" every usable part they find.  Of course, we have more than hunting on the weekend menu.  There's also going to be cyber warfare, cultural domination, fantasy sports.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "A busy weekend, but hope to get in a some more of the new Civilization VI expansion and maybe slay a monster or two."

Overdriven Reloaded Special Edition On Xbox One, Out Now

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Sufferers of 'Shmup Withdrawal, rejoice! No longer must you fight off the wild dogs now inhabiting your local abandoned arcade to get your 'shmup fix. The grammatically challenging Overdriven Reloaded: Special Edition is out now for Xbox One, for only $7.99.A new version of a re-release makes its console debut on the One after being sequestered on the PC. With Microsoft's Play Anywhere functionality, you and three friends can huddle around your Xbox or your PC and 'shmup those space cows till there's nothing left. Check out the trailer.

SMITE Is Getting An "Anime-Inspired" Horde Mode

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When I think about anime, my mind tends to drift toward its most (obviously) crucial trait:  waves and waves of unending creatures intent on destroying me and everything I stand for.At least, that's what it would appear to be, if the latest SMITE update is to be believed.  Starting with version 5.2, a new, limited-time event will be running for players who, like you and I, enjoy a bit of cooperative gaming.  It's called "Da Ji and the Legend of the Foxes", and it sports both a unique cel-shaded art style and a brand new horde mode.  Check out the trailer below:The "How to Play" section of the update's site confirms that the mode will run similarly to those before it, wherein up to five online players attempt to fend off waves of minions that are occasionally punctuated with an "epic boss".  Should you succeed in said attempt, you'll eventually be able to unlock three event-specific skins for Ratatoskr, which combine to unlock a "Final Fusion" skin.  Oddly enough, "Engaging Dialogue" is also listed in this section, so... prepare to also be engaged, I suppose.

Dying Light Celebrates Its Third Birthday With Content and Giveaways

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Video games grow up so fast these days. One minute, they're just barely crawling out into the world, and the next, they're bounding over rooftops in a bloodthirsty pursuit of delicious brains. Techland is celebrating the three year anniversary of Dying Light with some new content, a new community event, and giveaways throughout the entire month of February.In all seriousness, three years is a remarkable milestone for any game these days. To keep a community interested and thriving for that long when there's always something new/shiny coming out every second is no small feat. To thank their dedicated fans, Techland posted a little "thank you" video on YouTube and announced some exciting things that will be arriving in the days to come, including a new community event ("Undying Love") that will reward players with some new goodies just for participating.Dying Light is three! To thank you all for three years of unbelievable support, we've got some surprises coming throughout the month, including: - Content Drop #3 - A brand new community event called "Undying Love" - Weekly giveaways on Gemly - Much more Thank you! <3 pic.twitter.com/lOX7zHCK77

Synthetik

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We've added Synthetik for the PC to our database of Co-Op games!

Free Trial Available for RiftStar Raiders on PS4 and Xbox One

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Climax Studios' top-down loot shooter, RiftStar Raiders, has a release date in sight! The title will arrive first on PlayStation 4 on February 27, and then to Xbox One and PC on February 28 (and the Switch sometime after that). If you want to get your hands on it sooner, then good news! There's a free trial available now on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.The free trial will support the four player online co-op that will be a part of the full game when it arrives later this month. You and your buddies can team up to play through two story missions (the full game will have nine) and will be able to not only gather loot, but use it to customize and outfit your ship. It's not up yet, but the demo/trial should be coming to the PC via Steam at some point, too.RiftStar Raiders will be available on PC and Xbox One on February 28, and PlayStation 4 on February 27. Four player online co-op will be supported throughout the nine story missions.

Civilization VI Rise and Fall Update Detailed

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After months of silence, Firaxis has quenched our thirst for details on the Rise and Fall update for Civilization VI (that’s 6, in good ol’ Roman) that was announced last year. Originally revealed back in November 2017, the latest details explain the planned additions in more depth, including religions playing a prominent role, different governors and their influence, the ways a Dark, Golden or Heroic age can diminish or amplify gameplay, and much more.The newest video on the Rise and Fall expansion can be found below as well as on Firaxis’ official YouTube channel. Unfortunately, while both trade and the new emergencies (3:20)  are mentioned to be tied to Co-Op, details on how they actually work in-game are still scarce and never answered in the video. Thankfully the video also shows new leaders (4:12) and a breakdown of the new Ages features (0:20) so we are given some new information.