DeathSpank and Gatling Gears Added To Xbox One's Backwards Compatibility List

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DeathSpank and Gatling Gears Added To Xbox One's Backwards Compatibility List

As reported by Major Nelson himself, the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list continues to grow.  Three new games were added in recent days, but let's be honest with each other, we only care about the ones that let us goof around with a few friends while beating up on an artificial intelligence.  Both DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue and Gatling Gears are now available for your cooperative pleasure, as they've made the journey from the Xbox 360 Arcade all the way to the here and now.  What a good time to arrive, too, as couch co-op is all the rage with the youths.  Thongs of Virtue is the sequel to the original Deathspank and transports the titular hero from medieval times (not the restaurant) to something resembling The Great War.  The second player plays a more supporting role in both games, focusing on healing their partner and distracting smaller foes.  If you're looking for more detail, check out our review here.

Xbox Play Anywhere Titles Now Available for Pre-Order via Windows Store

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Xbox Play Anywhere Titles Now Available for Pre-Order via Windows Store

During this year's E3, Microsoft revealed the "Xbox Play Anywhere" program. This program allows players to buy a digital copy of select Xbox One titles and also get it through the Windows 10 store to play on PC (or vice versa), and it also maintains your progress on both platforms so you can pick up and "play anywhere." A few of these Play Anywhere titles are now available for pre-order on the Windows 10 store, including Gears of War 4 and Halo Wars 2.It's worth a quick reminder that the Play Anywhere program only applies to the digital version of the game purchased through either the Xbox Marketplace or Windows 10 app store. So, if you pre-ordered a physical edition of the game for the Xbox One, you're only getting that version. The full list of supported Xbox Play Anywhere titles can be found on the Xbox website.Gears of War 4 launches on October 11 on both Xbox One and Windows 10, and supports two player local or online co-op throughout the campaign as well as five player online co-op in the new Horde mode.

Terminator Classes Detailed for Space Hulk: Deathwing

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Terminator Classes Detailed for Space Hulk: Deathwing

One of my most anticipated titles coming this fall is Space Hulk: Deathwing. I love the Warhammer 40k IP and I'll gladly take any chance I can get to dive into that universe. The game is slated for a November release so with just a couple months left until that day, developer Streum On Studio has unveiled the four Terminator classes players will be able to select in co-op mode.First up is the Librarian, the psyker (or mage) of the Space Marines, who wields a Storm Bolter and deadly psychic powers. Supporting the Librarian is the Apothecary, a specialist who possesses biomedical and scientific training in order to tend to the squad's wounds. Of course you'll need some firepower to back them up, so there's a heavy weapon support and tactician specialist as well. The heavy weapon support wields an assault cannon to take out the Genestealer threat, and the tactician is able to provide passive buffs to the whole squad in order to boost their abilities. Each class will gain new skills and abilities as you earn experience during missions, allowing you to further customize your preferred Terminator.Space Hulk: Deathwing will support four players online throughout the campaign. The title has no set release date, but it is available for pre-order now on PC via Steam at a discounted rate of $33.99.

Filthy Lucre Out Now for Europe, Should Arrive in the US Soon

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Good news for all our European readers. The stealth action/heist game, Filthy Lucre, made its debut on the PlayStation Store yesterday and should be available for purchase as we speak. For everyone in the States, we'll have to wait a little bit longer.Developer Fabrik Games designed the game with a nod to that particular British style and swagger while also giving players the ability to choose how they want to approach each heist. Either loud and action-filled, or sneaky and quiet. The announcement trailer shows off a little bit of how those kinds of player choices work out in real-time and the consequences of each. There are a few more action videos in the EU PlayStation Blog post announcing the title's release, if you want to get a better idea of what the game looks like in motion.Filthy Lucre is available on the EU PlayStation Store for £14.99. No word on when the title will see release in the United States, but it should be sometime this fall.

Infinity Ward Talks About Making Zombie Mode for Infinite Warfare

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Infinity Ward Talks About Making Zombie Mode for Infinite Warfare

This past weekend was a pretty big one for gaming events. PAX West was the biggest one, but Activision and Inifinity Ward held their own event, Call of Duty: Experience 2016, as well. This event was mainly focused around Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's multiplayer mode and the Call of Duty World League Championship, but VentureBeat sat down with senior producer Lee Ross to discuss the Zombies in Spaceland mode.While the lack of a co-op campaign may disappoint some, it sounds like Infinity Ward took that energy and focused it into Zombies in Spaceland. More than just a way to shoot zombies, the dev team took that three year development time to make something that would feel very different from the rest of the game. One of the ways they've done this is to add a unique respawn mechanic. Players that fall to the zombie swarms will be transported into an "80s themed arcade... [with] fully functioning carnival-style games and some classic Activision 2600 games you can play." If you rack up enough points in these games, you can "earn your way back to life before the round ends." Depending on the quality of those games, I may end up intentionally dying just so I can spend more time in that arcade!

Get the Entire Borderlands Franchise on PC for Next to Nothing

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Get the Entire Borderlands Franchise on PC for Next to Nothing

Steam calls it "Midweek Madness", but this is more like "Weekmiddle Insanity". Which is crazy worse. From now until Friday, 10 a.m. Pacific Time, you can grab Borderlands, Borderlands 2, and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel with every piece of DLC for 50-85% off.Picking through the available items is a bit of a mess, seeing as how Borderlands and its brothers have been repackaged and re-released multiple times over the past several years. To start, there's the Borderlands Triple Pack, which has the three base games along with expansions for the original. Then we have Borderlands GOTY Borderlands 2, which has the first two games along with the four expansions for the original. And let's not forget Borderlands 2 Game of the Year, which is the second game packaged with all nine expansions.The short version is this: if you want it, you can get it, and it's gonna be cheap. Great time to pick up that last DLC you didn't get back in the day because you already spent your beer money on new character add-ons. The Midweek Madness sale lasts until Friday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

Shadow Warrior 2 Gets Release Date for PC

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Fans of Flying Wild Hog's revamp of Shadow Warrior won't have to wait too much longer for the sequel, Shadow Warrior 2. The team has revealed that the title will be coming to PC on October 13, 2016.Set five years after the events of the previous game, Shadow Warrior 2 sees protagonist Lo Wang facing off against the very demonic forces that he helped to unleash. The title has gone a little more open world this go around, and it will also allow up to four players to team up online to complete the story campaign and side missions. Each player will be able to collect their own loot and customize their ninja to fit their own particular playstyle. The PC release date trailer shows off a little of this co-op demon killing in slow-motion action.Shadow Warrior 2 is available for pre-order sale on Steam for $35.99. No release date has been announced yet for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions.

Watch Three Of For Honor's Classes In Action

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Like a psuedo-historical Candygram, For Honor will be lying at our virtual doorsteps on Valentine's Day of next year.  It makes sense, if you think about it.  February 14th is widely recognized as a day of love and passion, and For Honor is one hundred percent about passionate warriors lovingly dismembering each other on the battlefield.  Plus, as Pat Benatar taught us in the early 80's, love itself is a battlefield.At this point, I can't even imagine them releasing it on any other day.Despite its semi-distant release date, Ubisoft has decided to show off three of the game's twelve classes via a series of cinematic trailers.  First up, we've got the Samurai faction's Kensei, or Sword-Saints.  They're all about chopping dudes and... not getting chopped themselves, I would assume.

Gearbox to Celebrate Duke Nukem's 20th Anniversary with Rerelease

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During PAX West this past weekend, Gearbox Software unveiled one of the projects they've been working on for the past few months: Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour. Yep, they're bringing back the Duke.The game is pretty much a revamping of the original title, but there are a few new goodies for Duke Nukem fans, including an all-new episode comprised of eight levels created by the original designers: Allen Blum III and Richard "Levelord" Gray. Perhaps now we can get some resolution with that dangling plot thread about what life is like after the death of the Alien Queen. Along with the new episode, Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour will include:Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour will release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 11, 2016, and retail for $19.99. The title should still support the four player online co-op throughout the campaign, just as the original did.