Crackdown 3 Will Support Play Anywhere

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Crackdown 3 Will Support Play Anywhere

With E3 right around the corner, companies are starting to get their ducks in a row for big reveals/announcements. After getting pushed back a year, it looks like we'll be getting some big news on Crackdown 3 soon. In advance of that, however, a recent Twitter post confirmed a welcome piece of news: the game will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title.It's a little unbelievable to think about, but the title was first announced back at E3 2014. At that time, the Xbox One was still a new thing and the Xbox Play Anywhere program wouldn't even be announced for another two years. It's good to see that the title will keep with Microsoft's promise of first-party titles supporting this program. As a quick refresher, by participating in this program, buying Crackdown 3 digitally via the Xbox One store or Windows 10 store automatically entitles you to the other version. It also means cross-platform play and saves will be supported.We're looking forward to hearing more news about Crackdown 3 at this year's E3; ideally, with a set release date.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Gets Official Launch Date

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The world of Rivellon will return once more this September. After a year in Early Access, Divinity: Original Sin 2 will officially launch on September 14. Yay!I've poked my head into the Early Access version of the game every so often to check out what's changed since the last update/patch, and things are still looking really good. I especially like the two new magic classes, Polymorph and Summoning, that were added in March. If you're a fan of cRPGs and/or tabletop gaming at all, I think Divinity: Original Sin 2 is going to scratch that particular itch even better than its predecessor.Divinity: Original Sin 2 is currently available via Steam Early Access for $44.99. It supports four player online co-op throughout the entire campaign.

Microsoft Publisher Sale for This Week's Deals with Gold

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Microsoft Publisher Sale for This Week's Deals with Gold

Last week Microsoft was running a "Backwards Compatibility" sale for their weekly "Deals with Gold," meaning you could pick up a bunch of older Xbox 360 titles for cheap. This week, they're offering discounts on some of their first-party title, including Halo 5Gears of War 4, and Halo Wars 2.Those three are perhaps the biggest titles on the full list, but there are a few other good deals in there:As always, these deals are good until the next Monday, which in this case happens to be May 29.

PlayStation 4 Version of Elite: Dangerous Dated

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The space flight sim/cargo shipping game, Elite: Dangerous, will at long last make its way onto the PlayStation 4 next month. Starting next Tuesday, May 30, you can pre-order the title digitally on PSN in the U.S., or you can pre-order the boxed Legendary Edition. Either way, you'll have to wait another month until you can play.The Legendary Edition of the game, which will be available for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, will include the base game, the Horizons Season Pass, and 1,000 Frontier points, the premium in-game currency that can be spent on cosmetic items. GameStop currently has this listed for $49.99, and the "Digital Deluxe" version of the game (which has all the same content, only it's digital) will likely run the same amount based on the listing over in the GB PSN store.Elite: Dangerous will be available to play on the PlayStation 4 on June 27, 2017. The game supports two squads of four players each to fly together, or four players can team up and fly one ship together.

Geneshift Available Via Early Access, Co-Op Stream Recap

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Geneshift Available Via Early Access, Co-Op Stream Recap

A new top-down shooter has emerged from the depths of Steam! Geneshift, the debut title from the new/one-man indie dev Nik Nak Studios, mixes that shooter mechanic with a little tactical ideology, some RPG leveling, and murdering zombies. There are some really interesting ideas at work here and some great co-op opportunities.The title is now live via Steam Early Access, but we were able to get a sneak peek at it yesterday evening during our regular Monday night co-op streams. None of us were overly familiar with it, so we do some bumbling about but eventually start figuring things out. The entire campaign can be played cooperatively with up to four friends online and every level of the campaign starts you off with nothing more than a knife. You'll pick up new weapons by either taking them from defeated enemies, or by finding them. Each level you'll also acquire new abilities that can be leveled by acquiring ability points, which can be acquired by completing certain mission objectives or by finding ability point pick-ups scattered around the level. Those abilities reset at the start of the next level, so you'll always be scrounging for weapons and ability points, which adds an interesting survival feeling/twist.Geneshift is available now via Steam Early Access for $7.99.

Latest Ghost Recon Wildlands Update Includes Co-Op Fixes

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Latest Ghost Recon Wildlands Update Includes Co-Op Fixes

The latest title update for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands addresses some user interface issues for all platforms, but more importantly, fixes a couple of co-op issues. The key one being players spawning in random world locations during a mission. That one definitely annoyed me.The full patch notes can be found over at the Ghost Recon Wildlands website, but here are the key co-op takeaways:The respawn issue and allowing players to notify others that they need a revive are some key fixes to make the co-op even better.

Geneshift

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

New Content and Changes for Rogue Stormers on PC

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Though it's been a year since it's somewhat rocky release, Black Forest Games hasn't given up on their run-n-gun roguelite, Rogue Stormers. A recent update, "The Rise of Hindenbork," has not only added new content, but also made some slight tweaks to the way experience works when playing with a friend locally.When we looked at Rogue Stomers last year, we saw a title that had a lot of promise if the developers decided to continue supporting it. While it's been some time since we checked in on things, that's exactly what Black Forest Games has been doing in the past year. After the console version was out the door back in October, much of the development team's efforts seem to have gone into fixing some of the bigger sticking points. One of those was how experience was earned when playing locally; specifically, players other than "player one" couldn't earn experience at all.

Housemarque's Nex Machina Will Have Local Co-Op

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While the next Housemarque title, Nex Machina, was announced this past December at the PlayStation Experience, it was unsure if they'd follow the trend of their past games and include co-op. Fortunately for us, the Finnish developer has cleared things up and announced that this title will have two player local co-op.The game is touted as being inspired by Robotron and Smash TV, the latter of which is one of the all-time favorite titles of our founder, Nick Puleo, so that's certainly promising. The former is likely due to Housemarque teaming up with Eugene Jarvis, the developer behind Robotron: 2084, for this one. It seems like an ideal pairing, considering how much Housemarque has been bringing those classic shooters into the modern age with all kind of splendid special effects.Nex Machina will be released on PC and PlayStation 4 on June 20, 2017. It will support two player co-op locally throughout the main game mode.