Your Chance to have that Final Fight once more on Xbox One

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You can take your immersive graphics, tantalizing story lines and abundance of polygons and cram them all into a giant sack and sink them into the ocean.  Give me a side scrolling beat-em up any day.  The Xbox One does not have that many of these to its name, but that is being cured by the likes of Final Fight: Double Impact getting the backwards compatible treatment. Double Impact is one of five new games to the backwards cannon this week, but it is the only one to grace co-op.  Thankfully, this is not just one game, but two!  For you money you get Final Fight, but you also get Magic Sword.  We gave the duo a decent 3.5 out of 5, but for my money Final Fight is one of the all time classics of the genre.  For players that already own the game on 360, it should pop up on their install queue, whilst non-owners can pick it up for $8.Other games available this time around include; Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut, Frogger 2, Faery: Legends of Avalon and Puzzlegeddon 

Minecraft Celebrates Xbox Birthday with Free Skins

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Minecraft Celebrates Xbox Birthday with Free Skins

It's somebody's birthday this week! Minecraft's, actually. The Xbox Editions of the block building mega game are celebrating four years of creepers and pickaxes. Four years on Xbox 360, that is. The Xbox One version is just two years old, but who cares? Free skins for everyone!Now through May 16, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition owners can grab the 4th Birthday Skin Pack and wear it with pride. If you're new to the Xbox flavors of the game, you can go ahead and download the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Birthday Skin Packs, as well! It's Microsoft's way of saying thanks for all the good times, and there have been plenty of good times over the years. Just look at the 20 million copies of the game sold on Xbox consoles. Although the PC version of Minecraft has far outsold its console counterparts, the Xbox 360 and One versions of the game are rich with skin packs users can purchase and download. Some add simple costumes or enemy re-skins to the game, while others introduce all new block themes that change the way everything looks. Wearing snazzy shirts has become de rigueur for the Xbox Minecraft experience, so whenever a free skin pack comes along, download it or be left behind!

At Long Last, Terraria Announced for Wii U

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At Long Last, Terraria Announced for Wii U

Quiz time! What's the one modern gaming system Terraria has yet to release on? If you muttered something about that wacky Nintendo home console, you're correct! Five years after its official PC release, Terraria is finally coming to Wii U this summer. Phew.Wii U owners aren't feeling left out or anything. It's not like Terraria has been released for every mobile device, handheld gaming machine, and both current and previous generation console on the market, including Amazon's FireTV, which you totally forgot existed until I just mentioned it. Bitterness aside, Nintendo's systems are usually the last holdouts for popular multi-system titles like Terraria and Minecraft. In fact, the 3DS version of Terraria was only released in December 2015, two years after the Vita release. Oops.The Wii U port of Terraria is scheduled for June 24 in Europe and June 28 in North America. It will feature full gamepad integration, naturally, four player local co-op and eight player online co-op. We're assuming this version will be as feature complete as the PC release. Both mobile and console flavors of Terraria recently caught up with their big brother, so everything should be ready to go this summer.

Kingdom Wars 2: Battles Getting Free Expansion

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Kingdom Wars 2: Battles Getting Free Expansion

The RTS meets zombie survival title, Kingdom Wars 2: Battles, will be getting a free update sometime soon. Titled "Undead Rising," the expansion will largely involve some reworking of the single-player campaign (along with a few other tweaks), but it will also include some additions to the co-op Survival mode.Since the title's release, developer Reverie World Studios has been looking over the play data and found that people are spending a lot of time in the game playing Survival (presumably with friends). As that's the most popular mode, it only makes sense for the expansion to focus on adding new content to that mode, like new zombie units and new A.I. From the developer's notes about the planned update:We started by adding new Zombie units - from undead Ogres smashing everything and everyone around them, to large zombie creatures like Minotaur greatly diversifying Risen hordes. When designing new Zombies we made sure to stay close to the Risen lore, and design each new Zombie do be absolutely unique, with it`s own AI and abilities.

Build Your Bot Then Command it to Destroy in Robot Arena III

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Back in the heyday of people constructing death machines and pitting them against one another (early 2000s), developer Gabriel Entertainment made a video game based on the same premise. Now, 15 years later, the third entry in that series, Robot Arena III, will be making its debut on Steam this month.As with the previous two games, Robot Arena III lets you create your own custom robot and then put it in arena combat competitions against other bots to see which killing machine reigns supreme. You'll be able to create your chassis, add weapons to it, and then share them with others via Steam Workshop. The game will support online co-op with you and a partner facing off against two A.I. controlled bots.Robot Arena III arrives on Steam on May 26, 2016.

Battleborn Co-Op - Missions 1 and 2 Recap

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The recently released Battleborn is a divisive game amongst the staff. For some, they simply are looking for more of a Borderlands type experience. For others, they'd rather something a bit cleaner than the mashup of genres that Gearbox have created. Still there are others that are playing it that love the game, characters, and style that are on display. It's clear the game was designed to pull in inspiration from the E-Sports world of MOBAs like DOTA 2 and League of Legends. The character design becomes very cosplay-able, feeding into the community and con aspect of gaming culture. The progression system feeds off those built by the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield. And the game just oozes with pop-culture references and dialog, fueled by comedic writing and voice acting. There's a lot going on in Battleborn. We'll dive deeper in our review later this week. For now sit back and watch us take on the first and second missions of the game and explain our likes and dislikes for how the shooter plays.

Watch us Play this Brutal Version of DOOM in Co-Op

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This week a new version of DOOM is released, and by all accounts it looks to capture the feel of the original. And really, if you've followed the mod scene at all for id's classic shooter, you know there's one out there called Brutal DOOM. From what we've seen of the new game, these two look very close in terms of style and substance.Last night utilizing a new custom engine, we played through the classic game's first episode. Supporting full 1080p, new weapons, animations, and plenty of gore - our co-op escapade was fast, efficient and of course...brutal.Here's the recap.

Operation Dust Line for Rainbow 6 Siege Detailed

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Ubisoft and developer Redstorm have released the details of the next bit of DLC, Operation Dust Line, for Rainbow 6 Siege. We knew that two new operators, Blackbeard and Valkyrie, would be added with this content, and in a live stream last Friday, it was revealed a new map, Border, will be included as well.Set in the Middle East, Border will be similar in size to one of the existing maps, Hereford Base, and also proudly claims the title of "the most destructible map ever seen in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege," as decreed by the developers. As a quick refresher about those two new operators, Blackbeard can attach a shield to his primary weapon to allow him to absorb some hits while going on the offensive, and Valkyrie can deploy four sticky cameras around the map to get a good picture of what's going on with the enemies. All of this will be accessible in the co-op terrorist hunt mode.Anyone who has already purchased the Season Pass for Rainbow 6 Siege will be able to play Valkyrie and Blackbeard on May 11, the same day the new Border map will go live. For everyone else, the characters will be unlocked on May 18.

Hyper Light Drifter Now Features Local Co-Op

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Initially released as a single-player only game, Hyper Light Drifter now supports two player couch co-op. This feature was a stretch goal for their Kickstarter campaign, which launched in September 2013, and while it didn't make it into the title for its initial release at the end of March, the developers have been working on getting it implemented into the game for the past month.If you're unfamiliar with Hyper Light Drifter, it's an action/adventure RPG that's equal parts Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Dark Souls, with perhaps some of the mystery of Fez tossed in the mix. It requires patience to get a feel for the game's attack mechanics, and to learn enemy attack patterns, but the game rewards you for putting the time in.The newly added co-op mode will allow two players to play through the entire campaign together. At least one controller will be needed in order to get this to work. Once you're in the game, go into the "Settings" menu and set "Co-Op" to "On." The first player uses keyboard and mouse to control their character, while the second player uses the controller (or both players use a controller if you have two). The second player is free to drop-in/drop-out at any time by pressing the "Start" button (or its equivalent) at any time.