Future Developments for Battleborn Have Ceased, Servers Still Running

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Future Developments for Battleborn Have Ceased, Servers Still Running

There were some great ideas and nifty mechanics within Battleborn, but, ultimately, it seems like it was not destined to be a long-running franchise for Gearbox. In a forum post this weekend, Creative Director Randy Varnell stated that "there will be no more Battleplans and there is currently no planned content after the Fall Update." The lights may be on (for now), but nobody is home.In some ways, timing is everything when it comes to video game releases. Battleborn arrived on the scene just a few weeks prior to Blizzard's Overwatch, which ended up being a far more popular entry in the realm of colorful team-based shooters. Gearbox and publisher 2K tried to build up a dedicated fan-base for the title through a series of updates, DLC offerings, new characters, and, eventually, making it free-to-play, and while it found some traction out there, it seems like it wasn't enough to keep members of the development team on-board. Per Randy, it sounds like pretty much everyone at Gearbox is now involved on "a highly anticipated project," which is likely Borderlands 3.

Further Developments for Battleborn Have Ceased, Servers Still Running

about X hours ago from
Further Developments for Battleborn Have Ceased, Servers Still Running

There were some great ideas and nifty mechanics within Battleborn, but, ultimately, it seems like it was not destined to be a long-running franchise for Gearbox. In a forum post this weekend, Creative Director Randy Varnell stated that "there will be no more Battleplans and there is currently no planned content after the Fall Update." The lights may be on (for now), but nobody is home.In some ways, timing is everything when it comes to video game releases. Battleborn arrived on the scene just a few weeks prior to Blizzard's Overwatch, which ended up being a far more popular entry in the realm of colorful team-based shooters. Gearbox and publisher 2K tried to build up a dedicated fan-base for the title through a series of updates, DLC offerings, new characters, and, eventually, making it free-to-play, and while it found some traction out there, it seems like it wasn't enough to keep members of the development team on-board. Per Randy, it sounds like pretty much everyone at Gearbox is now involved on "a highly anticipated project," which is likely Borderlands 3.

Call of Duty: WWII's Zombie Mode is a Call of Duty Zombie Mode

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Call of Duty: WWII's Zombie Mode is a Call of Duty Zombie Mode

The PlayStation Blog spoke with senior director Jon Horsley from Sledgehammer Games about the Zombie Mode in the forthcoming Call of Duty: WWII. There are a few interesting tidbits scattered in the interview, but it also sounds like there isn't anything particularly new here compared to the Zombie Modes of the previous Call of Duty entries.The one aspect of this particular Zombie Mode that may have some promise is the studio's background (the two founders previously worked at Visceral Games on the first Dead Space title) in horror games. Jon mentions that "our goal was to make this the most terrifying Zombies experience we’ve ever created." There wasn't a whole lot of elaboration on that, but I suppose that will be one of those things players will have to see and judge for themselves once the title is out at the beginning of November.Aside from that, a few other details that emerged from the interview:

Our Weekend In Gaming: Destined For A Sequel

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Destined For A Sequel

Since Bungie decided to fill their latest game with Things That Are Actually Fun, the Co-Opticrew has found it quite a bit more difficult to detach from than the original.  As such, our weekend plans continue to feature a stream of aliens, loot, and alien loot.That's not all, of course.  New soccer games are on the horizon, as are extremely enticing CRPGs.  Plus, when all else fails, Samus is around for a little sci-fi exploration.  Sounds like an all-around great weekend.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Destiny 2 and checking out PES 2018."

Sine Mora EX Is Out Later This Month On The Switch

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Sine Mora EX, the extended version of a game about fantasy airplanes and also bullets, is already available for nearly every type of gamer.  Luckily, "nearly" just isn't good enough for the folks at Grasshopper Manufacture, which is why they'll be bringing the bullet hell shooter to the Nintendo Switch on September 26th.The original Sine Mora was quite the critical success when it originally arrived in 2012, so it makes perfect sense for its creators to want to extend its lifespan as long as possible.  The EX version was released just last month on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and the Switch version should round out the release schedule nicely.Sine Mora EX features local co-op for two players throughout the game's campaign.  It also allows for a few versus modes, but we'll just pretend those don't exist.  Interestingly, the story mode follows a relatively complicated plot, and while it wasn't particularly well received upon initial release, I'm curious to see if the appetite for that sort of thing has changed at all since the days of Xbox Live Arcade. 

Super Mario Odyssey Hardware Bundle Coming Soon

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Super Mario Odyssey Hardware Bundle Coming Soon

There wasn't a whole lot of co-op news coming out of the Nintendo Direct on Wednesday. The previously announced Kirby title finally got a name, Kirby Star Allies, and a few already known co-op titles, like Nine Parchments, were shown off, but other than that, the only other semi co-op news was the announcement of a Super Mario Odyssey Switch bundle that will be available to purchase soon.The bundle will retail for $379.99 and will include everything you normally get with a Nintendo Switch (i.e., the console, the dock, an HDMI cable, an A/C adapter,  a Joy-Con Grip, and Joy-Con Wrist Straps), two red Joy-Cons, a download code for the game, and a special Super Mario Odyssey themed carrying case. It's not a bad deal, overall, and the carrying case makes it easier to take the Switch with you to a friend's house so you can enjoy a little Mario co-op.That feature - couch co-op anywhere - is really the big selling point of the Switch, for me, and with the recent announcement of all the indie co-op titles that are headed to the Switch soon, this bundle is a pretty good way to not only get the console but a co-op game to boot!

Just Dance With Your Kids in Just Dance 2018

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If the 1000s of videos on YouTube are to be believed, dancing with your kids is fun! Ubisoft recognizes this and also recognizes you may not exactly want to do some dance moves with them. Enter the new "Kids Mode" for Just Dance 2018.This new mode features eight kid friendly songs and also includes a simplified choreography that was developed alongside child development experts. The developers targeted kids in the three to six age range, though I'm sure it'll be a blast for children of all ages.Just Dance 2018 will be released on October 24, 2017 for the Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4. It will support four player local co-op.