Awesomenauts PC Beta Key Giveaway

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As we talked about a couple weeks ago, Ronimo Games' Awesomenauts is going free-to-play on May 24. If you purchased the game previously (or anytime in the past couple of weeks), then you've already got access to the current beta. If you haven't, then good news! We've got 12 beta keys to giveaway!These 12 keys can be redeemed on the PC via Steam and gets you access to the full game. None of the characters will be unlocked, but completing the tutorial will get you 2000 of the new Awesomepoints currency, which in turn can be spent to unlock some. There's also a rotation of four free-to-play characters you can enjoy every week. If you like what you see, then it looks like you can purchase the two expansions (Starstorm and Overdrive) for $5.39 each ($10.78 total) to automatically upgrade to the "All Nauts Pack". This gets you all of the Awesomenauts, past, present, and future. Here's a little handy chart for everyone that breaks some of that down.Alright, with all that said, giveaway! Much like the giveaways we've run in the past, this is pretty straightforward. Click on the button below, fill out the appropriate information, and you're entered to win! The 12 keys we have available will be giving out over the course of the next few days until the contest ends at 11:59 pm EDT on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Overkill's The Walking Dead Pushed Back To 2018

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Alas, it looks like we have quite the waiting period for Overkill's The Walking Dead FPS.  According to a recent press release (which your intrepid staff painstakingly translated from Swedish to English with the help of Google), the game's release window has been shoved ever so slightly to the back half of 2018.For a title with so few details, it's been pushed back quite a bit over the years.  It was initially announced in 2014 with a planned release window of 2016, but once that wasn't looking likely, publisher Starbreeze moved the window to the second half of this year.  Smash cut to now, and all of a sudden it seems very fortunate that the IP in question is as massive as TWD.  Otherwise, interest would possibly be dwindling at a rapid pace.  Check out the original reveal trailer, below:On May 10th at 12pm EST, Starbreeze will be holding a livestream on their Twitch account to broadcast a slew of developer interviews and previews, which includes coverage of their TWD game.  If you're just dying for details, I suspect that will be a good time and place to find them.

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LXXVI: Hints and Teasers

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MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LXXVI: Hints and Teasers

It’s hard to believe it, but May is already here. Summer will soon be upon us, which usually brings a bevy a MMO content updates and expansion announcements. Until then, we’ll have to sustain ourselves on on some hints and teases of what’s to come in the summer and fall.

Co-Op Campaign Being Added to DOTA 2 via The International Battle Pass

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Co-Op Campaign Being Added to DOTA 2 via The International Battle Pass

Fans of DOTA 2, but not all that intense PvP action, will have an opportunity this summer to play a different kind of DOTA. Anyone who buys the "The International 2017 Battle Pass," an annual item that not only adds to the reward money on the line at the big event but also provides in-game rewards to players, will get access to the new co-op campaign called "Siltbreaker."While Valve has offered some different co-op modes in the past for DOTA 2, this is the first time they've gone for, from the sound of it, something that's a little more story-based. Played across two parts, the first of which arrives sometime this month and the second in July, the "Siltbreaker" campaign will allow up to three players to team up online to "battle through a diverse landscape of loathsome monsters, cunning traps, and other lethal terrors." Each time you play the campaign, you'll earn campaign XP, which you can accumulate to earn some spins of the "Wheel of Rewards" (better than a "Wheel of Fish") with a chance to win the "extremely rare" courier, Desert Baby Roshan.

Our Weekend In Gaming: There May Be Blood

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Our Weekend In Gaming: There May Be Blood

No one game is dominating proceedings this weekend, though Nioh is certainly trying its hardest, but variety is the spice of life, yeah?  At least, I'm assuming it is.  To be honest with you, I don't think I've ever really thought about it.  While I ponder life and its various spices, why don't you gaze upon our weekend plans, including more Cocaine Hideouts, more Yokai, and an extra helping of card games!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Might try to wrap up Halo Wars 2. Maybe dive back into Ghost Recon Wildlands."

Earthfall Hits Early Access on Steam

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Holosparks' cooperative FPS, Earthfall, is now available on the PC via Steam Early Access. The title draws inspiration from similar titles, like Left 4 Dead, but swaps out zombies for some horrifying monsters from the stars beyond.Much like in Left 4 DeadEarthfall lets up to four players team up to battle through a variety of campaigns with each campaign further split up into a series of missions. The missions will task players with fulfilling certain objectives but unlike that zombie shooter that was constantly pushing you forward, Earthfall lets you build little outposts that can be used as a kind of base of operations. You can construct defenses, like barriers, and put up turrets to better stave off the alien menace. At the moment, there is only one campaign available and four missions within that campaign, so it's still early on in the development.Earthfall is available via Steam Early Access for $14.99 and supports up to four players online. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will be released sometime later, though it's unclear if they, too, will have some kind of early access/game preview prior to a full release.

Console Versions of World of Tanks Get Co-Op Mode

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Console Versions of World of Tanks Get Co-Op Mode

The latest update to the console version of Wargaming.net's popular tank battler, World of Tanks, has tweaked the existing training area ("Proving Grounds") to allow up to two online players to team up together and take on a variety of co-op scenarios. Players can earn in-game experience and silver, but it sounds like it will be less than in the standard PvP modes.There are a total of four scenarios you can tackle with a friend that have been included as part of this "Co-Op Assault" update. While this does sound like it's intended to use as a way of learning the game mechanics so you can then go on to battle against live human opponents, as a free-to-play title, nothing's stopping you and a buddy from just enjoying some occasional tank co-op this way.The four co-op scenarios are:

The Geometry Wars Sequels Are Now Backwards Compatible

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The Geometry Wars Sequels Are Now Backwards Compatible

Come on, come all to yet another rendition of "check out this new/old game for you to play on your Xbox One"!  Gaze upon the games of yesteryear, imagine playing them on your fancy new console, and patiently await the day your favorite old game is called into the future.In fact, today could be that day, if you're a fan of the Geometry Wars sequels.  Both Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Evolved are now available through the Backwards Compatibility program, adding lots and lots of four player local co-op action to the list.While Dimensions didn't exactly light the world on fire, it's still quite a bit of fun, and Retro Evolved 2 is a must-play title for fans of arcade shooters.  Plus, who doesn't want a chance to snag four friends, order some pizza, and relive the times when your plans for a day could literally just be "get a new Geometry Wars high score"?

Latest Space Hulk: Deathwing Update Points to Big Changes in the Works

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Latest Space Hulk: Deathwing Update Points to Big Changes in the Works

Space Hulk: Deathwing arrived on PC last year and while it managed to capture some of the feeling and atmosphere of being a walking killing machine sent inside a derelict spacecraft filled with relentless aliens out to harvest your genes, it fell short in a number of other ways. The latest update, though, teases at some great things in the works.There have been a few updates to the title over the past few months, many of which have focused on improving the overall stability of the game, but the latest one is pretty significant as it introduces a new way to play the title in co-op, and also lays out some future features. The big addition in this update is the "Special Mission," a new map you can choose within the Multiplayer setup. This map generates a randomized sequence of missions to complete using the level layout of an existing chapter, i.e., you'll still be on the same map as Chapter 1 of the game, but you won't be following the same mission objectives as before. At the moment, there's only one of these Special Mission maps available, but the development team plans on expanding that, eventually, to all nine chapters. That would go along way towards making the co-op portion of the game a whole lot more fun and worth replaying with a group of friends.

Ultimate Edition of N++ Coming Soon to PlayStation 4

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Ultimate Edition of N++ Coming Soon to PlayStation 4

A couple weeks back the good folks over at Metanet Software dropped a massive update on their popular platformer, NPLUSPLUS. The "Ultimate Edition" doubled the number of playable levels (bringing the new total up to 4,340), added new color schemes, and a new Hardcore mode (solo only, bummer). Best of all? It's an entirely free update.While the "Ultimate Edition" is currently available on the PC version of the game via Steam, the PlayStation 4 version isn't being left out in the cold. The update should be coming to that platform as well very soon and, just like on PC, it will be free. Meaning if you already own the game you'll get "upgraded" to the Ultimate Edition without having to pay anything extra, and if you don't own it yet, you can just buy the Ultimate Edition when it does become available.NPLUSPLUS is available on the PC and PlayStation 4 for $15. It supports up to four players locally in all of the levels and also includes a built-in level editor so you can make your own devious stages to put your friends' skills to the test.