Final Year 2 DLC Arrives Soon for Rainbow 6 Siege

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In a recent blog post, Ubisoft acknowledged that it has been nearly two years since their launch of Rainbow 6 Siege, but their plan to keep heaping out content releases hasn’t changed. The post covers their latest, Operation White Noise, but perhaps the most exciting bit is a brief “We will have more news to share on the exciting things to come in Year 3...” early on, meaning that this may just be the start.The new Operation White Noise adds three new operators; an attacker, a defender and a GROM operative who has few details but according the the blog post is “known for their resilience and bravery”. In addition to the characters, there is a new map that takes place in the Seoul skyline along with new weapons.Rainbow 6 Siege saw its initial launch in 2015 alongside giants such as EA’s Star Wars Battlefront and Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3, but rather than release sequels as both titles mentioned are doing this year, Rainbow 6 has kept a constant flow of updates and additions. Our full R6S review can be found here.

Last Year 2 DLC Arrives Soon for Rainbow 6 Siege

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In a recent blog post, Ubisoft acknowledged that it has been nearly two years since their launch of Rainbow 6 Siege, but their plan to keep heaping out content releases hasn’t changed. The post covers their latest, Operation White Noise, but perhaps the most exciting bit is a brief “We will have more news to share on the exciting things to come in Year 3...” early on, meaning that this may just be the start.The new Operation White Noise adds three new operators; an attacker, a defender and a GROM operative who has few details but according the the blog post is “known for their resilience and bravery”. In addition to the characters, there is a new map that takes place in the Seoul skyline along with new weapons.Rainbow 6 Siege saw its initial launch in 2015 alongside giants such as EA’s Star Wars Battlefront and Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3, but rather than release sequels as both titles mentioned are doing this year, Rainbow 6 has kept a constant flow of updates and additions. Our full R6S review can be found here.

Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan Exclusive Alpha Access Giveaway

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Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan Exclusive Alpha Access Giveaway

We've got an exclusive giveaway for our readers to take advantage of the closed Alpha for Wild Buster: Heroes of Titan. The game is dubbed an MMOARPG that looks like a cross between a twin stick shooter and Diablo. It's a sci-fi heavily influenced universe that looks absolutely crazy in motion.Here's what the game is going for:Pick from over a dozen unique heroes from two rival factions, the Guardians and Abandon, to take on an aggressive cyborg race called the Broken. In addition to intense boss fights and PVE missions, the game also offers large-scale PvP content where you can claim victory (and of course, loot) for yourself or your team.

HyperX Cloud Alpha Headset Impressions

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HyperX Cloud Alpha Headset Impressions

The folks over at HyperX Gaming sent over their latest headset - the Cloud Alpha for us to check out. My ears have been getting a workout lately looking at both a set from Sennheiser and SteelSeries fairly recently. The Cloud Alpha is competitive with both of these - especially since they all fall right around the $100 price point. So how does it stack up? The first thing that stood out at me with the Cloud Alpha cans is the build quality. Premium feeling leather lines the headband and ear cups. It’s super super soft but doesn’t make your skin actually sweat. Long sessions with the Alphas were comfortable throughout. The aluminum frame also stands out as premium and overall these just feel like a pair of headphones built to last. The audio connection cable is detachable with a lengthy braided cable that ends with two standard ⅛” connectors. In the middle you have an inline volume knob and a mic mute button.The detachable mic has a flexible boom and an oversized windscreen. A little too oversized for my tastes to be honest. It’s not as nice as some other headsets with the retractable option, but it’s passable. Overall these will work with PS4, PC, and Xbox One - you just need to utilize 1/8” stereo connectors.

Gears of War 4 Gets Enhanced

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With the launch of the Xbox One X a variety of games have come forward with enhanced editions, the latest of which is Gears of War 4. Although GoW 4 was originally released on the Xbox One only a year ago, the Enhanced version for the One X is pushing either the graphics or speed of gameplay itself.Gears of War 4 was published by Microsoft Studios and the official announcement video below is per Xbox so both creations are straight out of Microsoft’s own kitchen. In the video, the different enhancements are laid out, but according to VG247 the upgrades are options the player can switch between.First, the Visuals mode will push the game into 4k (3840x2160) for both the campaign and horde modes. Unfortunately, this will set the game to aim for 30 frames-per-second and if you are using a 1080p screen you will be pushed into full-hp and a sharper presentation.

ToeJam and Earl get into the Groove Later Than Expected

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Some of you may have been looking forward to some old-school gaming in 2017 with the release of ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove, but you will have to hold your horses as the game is now delayed until 2018.The developers took to their Kickstarter page to inform their backers that the game is now going to arrive a little later than expected:We tried super hard to get ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove out in 2017. Game development is an inexact science and it's our priority to deliver the best, most solid game we can. To get the game across the finish line we need to push into 2018, but rest assured we are working our butts off and you guys are going to get an awesome game. 

Descent: Underground Headed To Xbox One And PS4

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Descent: Underground Headed To Xbox One And PS4

After a ravishing bout of success on Kickstarter in 2015, Descent: Underground was initially headed for exclusive release on the personal computer.  In fact, just a couple months after its crowdfunding campaign ended, it arrived on Steam's Early Access program.  Things have changed a bit since then, but mostly for the better.To start with, developer Descendent Studios struck up a deal in July of this year with Little Orbit (also known for taking over development of Yasumi Matsuno's Unsung Story) to assist with publicity, distribution, and funding.  Then, on September 29th, the game was delisted from both Steam and GOG's early access programs to help speed along the finishing stages of development.  Thankfully, Little Orbit confirmed that previous owners of the Early Access edition would still receive the full game upon release.  Through all this, the most important information stemming from the partnership that the game will also be released on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.All versions are scheduled for 2018.  When they do come out, players will have access to the game's four player online co-op in the form of a dedicated Survival mode, presumably with more maps and options than in Early Access.

Final Fantasy 15's Co-op Comrades DLC Arrives Next Week

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Final Fantasy 15's Co-op Comrades DLC Arrives Next Week

After a delay and a closed beta this past summer, "Comrades," the four player co-op expansion to the otherwise single-player Final Fantasy 15, will finally arrive next week. You'll get the expansion automatically if you own the Season Pass, otherwise you'll need to drop some money for it, which should be somewhere in the $16.99 to $19.99 range.The "Comrades" expansion allows you to create your own avatar within the world of Eos and team up with others to accept quests and take down monsters. While there doesn't appear to by any obvious connection between this off-shoot and the main game, there apparently will be some tutorial/single-player missions that will try to tie things together. Additionally, Noctis and his buddies will be added to the expansion as playable characters at some point in the future."Comrades" will be available on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next Wednesday, November 15. It will be available to purchase with the Final Fantasy 15: Windows Edition on PC when that arrives sometime next year.

New Co-Op Game Releases - November 7 Edition

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A new week means a new batch of co-op releases. We're starting to wind down a little from the frenzy of the past couple months, but there are two great games out today that are well worth checking out. Nioh makes its debut on the PC as Nioh: Complete Edition, and twin-stick shooter fans should definitely check out Assault Android Cactus on the Xbox One. Nioh: Complete Edition (PC) - supports up to two players online throughout the main missions, and up to three players online in the special "Abyss" mode. Team Ninja's excursion into the realm of a "Dark Souls-like" is absolutely fantastic. While fans of Dark Souls might miss the interconnected world/exploration attributes of that series, the set mission structure of Nioh provides a better way to hop in and out at your own pace. While the co-op play can be a bit a confusing (one player has to complete the specific mission their buddy is attempting before they are allowed to their game), there's a lot of fun to be had. The Complete Edition includes all DLC released for the game.