Killing Floor 2 Launches Today

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Just in time for Thanksgiving(?), Tripwire Interactive's Killing Floor 2 launches today on the PC, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 4 Pro.That's right, you can now get the six player cooperative FPS title and all of its zombie-killing guns and gore right now! Granted, you could get it via Steam Early Access for quite some time, but now it's fully released. It's retailing for $29.99 on the PC, with the "Digital Deluxe Edition" going for just $10 more at $39.99. The PlayStation 4 version, whether its regular or Pro, is also $39.99.

The Wood Elves are Coming to Total War: WARHAMMER

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The last big update to CA's Total War: WARHAMMER was the addition of the Beastman race this past summer. I enjoyed the opportunity to play a race that was a part of my tabletop experience in my youth, but I was just waiting for the real pièce de résistance: the Wood Elves.Just as with the Beastman expansion, the Wood Elves DLC will not inlcude a whole new race to play (with new units and new mechanics), but also a new mini-campaign that features the race outside of the main Grand Campaign mode. The Wood Elves will be lead by two new legendary lords (the demigod Orion and the Treeman Durthu) and offer a different kind of victory condition: restoring the Oak of Ages. You can check out the store page for the DLC for more details, but this race will be quite different from those we've seen so far in the game.The "Realm of the Wood Elves" DLC will be available on December 8, and is currently available at a 10% pre-order discount. Total War: WARHAMMER supports two player online co-op within the Grand Campaign mode.

Someone Got Terraria in Dungeon Defenders II, and Vice Versa

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I'm not sure if this is quite like the moment when someone mixed chocolate and peanut butter, but Re-Logic, the team behind Terraria, and Trendy Entertainment, creators of Dungeon Defenders II, have cross-pollinated their franchises. A Terraria themed hero, the Dryad, has been added to the Defenders roster, while a new Defenders-themed event has found its way into Terraria.The Terraria update is available on both the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of Dungeon Defenders II. In addition to the new Dryad hero, a whole new biome (Forest) and a new NPC (Wayfarer) with new weapons have been added to the game. The update also brings with it a number of bug fixes and other improvements, so check out the dev's full blog post for all the details.On the Terraria side of things, there's a new Dungeon Defenders II inspired event where players will have to protect an artifact against hordes of enemies. From the 1.3.4 patch notes on Steam:

No Campaign Co-Op for Dead Rising 4, Separate Mode Only

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While it initially sounded like Dead Rising 4 was going to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors and support co-op in the main campaign, a recent hands-on demo of the title has revealed that co-op will be relegated to a separate mode altogether. If you want to kill zombies in the mall with friends, you'll have to do it without Frank.The co-op mode is being called a "co-op campaign" and takes place over the course of several episodes. Each episode takes place over the course of two days and culminates in a boss fight at the end of that second day. There are four different characters from which players can choose, each with his or own unique starting weapon, though there doesn't appear to be any difference between them as far as special skills/abilities are concerned. Speaking of skills, the skill tree in the co-op campaign is completely separate from the single-player campaign. As you kill zombies and carry out the various challenges/objectives with which you are tasked, you'll earn money and PP just like in the single-player game. That PP can then be used to acquire skills across a variety of different categories, including a "Multiplayer" one that's unique to this mode.The folks over at IGN released a five-minute video that provides an overview of what a typical co-op session entails.

Indie-Ana Co-Op and the Deep Rock Galactic Interview

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Indie-Ana Co-Op and the Deep Rock Galactic Interview

After Microsoft Studios closed Lionhead and Press Play earlier this year, a few of the guys at Press Play decided to turn it into an opportunity to start their own company. Thus, Ghost Ship Games was born. The company has an intriguing motto ("Co-op First") and their first title, Deep Rock Galactic, has been pitched as "Left 4 Dead meets Minecraft." We spoke with CEO Søren Lundgaard about the game and how their studio (and motto) came to be.

Terraria and Homefront: The Revolution Part of Deals With Gold

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Terraria and Homefront: The Revolution Part of Deals With Gold

Many of us are eagerly waiting for the deals that come every year on Black Friday/Cyber Monday, but don't forget about the weekly Deals With Gold. This week you can pick up Terraria for 80% off and Homefront: The Revolution for 60% off, both on the Xbox One.Terraria has been kicking around for some time, but the development team behind has been going pretty strong with continued support and new content for it. Locke was a fan of it on the PC back in 2011, and the game has only improved from there.Homefront: The Revolution.... well, it's a video game. It's got some positive points, and the co-op is one of them, so there's that. While there's a definite feeling of "grind" to it, playing through the cooperative Resistance mode with friends can be fun, and $20 feels about right in terms of price.

We Shoot Zombies in Spaaaaaaaaaaceland

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Infinity Ward's first venture into the realm of cooperative zombie shooting within a Call of Duty game is surprisingly deep. If you missed our stream of it on Monday, Nick, Mike, and myself got through only a small chunk of the "Zombies in Spaceland" map in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, but there is oh so much more.While Mike and I played a few rounds of the zombie mode this past weekend, we still haven't really begun to scratch the surface of everything you can discover/do in this one map. Seriously, go do a Google search for how to acquire the Soul Key fragment. As Nick points out, and I tend to agree in this case, this really feels like it should be its own standalone thing, especially when you take into account that it also looks like future maps will be released for the zombie mode. Enjoy our attempts at just trying to make it wave 15.Our full co-op review of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, specifically the zombies mode, is forthcoming and should be up sometime within the week.

Locke and Jason Kamehameha in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

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Locke and Jason's anime streak continues, this time with the recently released Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. While neither of our characters were in a position to check out the new six-player Expert Missions that were added in this title, we did have some fun with the Parallel Quests and trying to make sense of the confusing party/quest queueing system.This is my first time playing a Dragon Ball game since I played an emulated version of Dragon Ball Z Super Butoden 3 back in college. So, I am more than a bit rusty on my Dragon Ball knowledge, but I was surprised how much I still kind of sort of remember. Regardless of that, I was even more surprised by how much I'm digging this game. There are some flaws and things I feel could be better, but there's a pretty solid core of fun nestled in amongst all the craziness.Locke's working on a full co-op review and we should get that up soon. Until then, enjoy us trying to remember who's bad, who's good, and what it all means while also trying to shoot fireballs from our hands as we play through a few of the Parallel Quests.

Fnatic Clutch G1 Optical Gaming Mouse Review

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Fnatic Clutch G1 Optical Gaming Mouse Review

The Fnatic Clutch G1 Optical Gaming Mouse, the second mouse in the Fnatic line, saw its debut at the beginning of this month. After spending nearly two weeks with it in hand, I wanted to share my thoughts on this minimalist mouse designed by gamers for gamers.Fnatic is an Esports organization with professional teams spread across multiple games. Despite being familiar with the organization, I hadn’t known about their foray into designing peripherals until very recently. As mentioned before, the Clutch G1 is the second mouse in the Fnatic brand line, following the Flick G1. While the Clutch is a small step up from the Flick in regard to design complexity, it’s still very minimalist in style. Fnatic consulted their professional players to find what was important to them in a mouse, and since these are MOBA and FPS players, it’s unsurprising that they didn’t require a ton of extra buttons and features.Abbreviated Specifications:

Orcs Must Die! Unchained Receiving Big Update Soon

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Orcs Must Die! Unchained Receiving Big Update Soon

This past summer we checked out Robot Entertainment's next entry in the Orcs Must Die! series, Orcs Must Die! Unchained, and enjoyed what we played of the co-op Survival mode. While the game has received a few updates in between then and now, the next one (1.6) promises some big changes that will improve the "Survival" mode experience.Back in September, the dev team posted that the PvP focused "Siege" mode "just hasn't worked out." Outside of a small devoted number of players, the cooperative "Survival" mode was proving to be far more popular. That presented a problem for the developer as devoting resources to address the concerns/issues of both player sets meant the game was never going to satisfy anyone. So, they decided that it would be best to drop "Siege" entirely and start focusing on "Survival" with the "next big update." That update is coming next month.