Our Weekend In Gaming: Jolly Co-operation?

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Jolly Co-operation?

Greetings, and welcome to another Weekend in Gaming!  Our adventures this week take place not in Lothric, but in and around Yharnam as some of the Co-opticrew aim to finish off those pesky Old Hunters and their ilk.Those of us not trapped in Lovecraftian nightmares are spending our time watching Remedy's fake television shows, cleaning up the streets of New York, and making author appearances!  That's right, when we're not devoting our every waking moment to you co-op enthusiasts, some of us spend our slivers of free time writing fancy shmancy readin' books.  Who would've thought?As always, F.A.L.C.O. will be live tonight with a glimpse at the latest in Orc slaying simulators.  It's always a blast, so be sure to tune in!

Warframe Third Anniversary Brings Sands of Inaros To Consoles

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Warframe Third Anniversary Brings Sands of Inaros To Consoles

I think it's safe to say that Warframe has far exceeded expectations in the years since its 2013 release.  Through a steady clip of tweaks and content updates, Digital Extremes has managed to craft the world's premier space-ninja simulator, and just a straight-up fun game.  They're celebrating these three years of success in a couple of ways, so let's get right into it.First off, the "Sands of Inaros" update has made its from PC to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.  Starting today, console players can explore the hypothetical, "what if the Egyptians made it out to space and were also super cool robots?"  This update brings with it the game's latest warframe, Inaros, who specializes in stealing his enemies' health via his control over sand and scarabs, or space-sand and space-scarabs, if you prefer.  The Orokin Moon tileset has also been revamped and expanded to include new tiles and mission types.  Finally, the Lesion, Mutalist Cernos, Dual Toxocyst, and Staticor weapons are now available for your dismembering pleasure.

Cyberpunk Shooter Neon Chrome Launches on Steam Soon

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10ton Ltd., the developers behind Crimsonland, have been working on another twin-stick shooter, Neon Chrome, this time with a cyberpunk theme. Players will be have to battle their way through a "megastructure," called an "arcology," in order to bring down the Overseer and stick it to the digital man.While your goal is the same each time (i.e., kill the Overseer), your path there will be different. Neon Chrome utilizes some roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and different purchasable perks, to ensure a different experience each time through although some things, like boss battles, will be more fixed. You'll also be able to shoot through walls and other environmental structures so you can get the drop on enemies or make a quick getaway.The game supports four players locally and will launch on Steam on April 28. A PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are in the works and should be out "in May or June," according to the developer.

Pre-Load the Battleborn Open Beta, Pre-Order the Season Pass

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If you're interested in checking out Battleborn before it arrives in full next month, then fire up your platform of choice and start downloading the open beta version. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC players can all start pre-loading it now, though only the PlayStation 4 players will be able to start playing it tomorrow.The open beta will run from April 8th to April 18th for PlayStation 4 owners, and April 13th to April 18th for PC and Xbox One players. Despite the five day difference in start time, 2K has made the open beta download available to everyone now so you can be prepared the day it launches on your platform. They've even released a little 12 minute video that runs through the different game modes and factions.On the co-op side of things, this beta will feature two story missions for you and your friends to play. All 25 heroes will be available to play, but a few of those you'll have to unlock first. 2K has a full blog post up on their site that lays out all the dates and other info you'll need.

Beat 'Em Up Code of Princess Headed to Steam

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Beat 'Em Up Code of Princess Headed to Steam

Nintendo 3DS fans may remember the co-op beat'em up Code of Princess from a few years back. Publisher Degica has stepped up to bring the title over to the PC and it will be launching on Steam very soon.Set in fantastical kingdom, Code of Princess follows the exploits of Solange Blanchefleur de Lux, the keeper of a legendary sword and a princess to boot. As she battles to save the world, she'll team up with a thief, a zombie witch, and a rock star. Yep, this game is pretty anime.Much of the game's story (which is single player only) plays out in cutscenes and brief quests, where you'll battle enemies and take on bosses. These quests are more like limited arenas rather than the side-scrolling levels you find in most beat 'em up titles. Once you've cleared through a few quests on your own, you can play through any of the main story quests and bonus quests with friends online.

Dark Souls 3 PS4 Giveaway

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Dark Souls 3 PS4 Giveaway

Do you enjoying dying? What about the color gray? Is the sun something you'd like to praise? If so we have something for you. Today we're giving away a one copy of Dark Souls 3 on PlayStation 4. The game releases for the Xbox One, PC, and PS4 on Tuesday, April 12th  and will feature the same style of co-op play its predecessors had to offer. We'll have our full review up ASAP, but in the meantime you should be sure to watch the first stream.After that, just click the button below to enter. We'll draw our winner tomorrow evening and get the game out to you ASAP so it's in your hands for launch day!

The Division's Forthcoming 1.1 Patch Has Been Detailed

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The Division's Forthcoming 1.1 Patch Has Been Detailed

Following a red-hot opening month for Tom Clancy's The Division, the folks over at Ubisoft have buckled down and sought out areas where their four player co-op game is in need of change.  Just a few days ago, they revealed "Incursions", the first of two free upcoming expansion packs, and detailed just what it will be adding content-wise.  First on the list of additions is the game's inaugural Incursion, "Falcon Lost", which is an end-game activity aimed at The Division's top tier of squads and will reward handsomely any crew that successfully braves its depths.  Alongside that are rare gear sets, which are unique collections of gear that, when equipped simultaneously, unlock a never-before-seen ability for your agent.  That's not all, of course.  Soon enough, loot can be traded, uncontaminated supply drops will appear in the Dark Zone, and both daily and weekly "Assignments" will be available for completion.  For a bit of extra detail, check out the blog post here.

Dark Souls 3 Pre-Release Stream Recap

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The Souls series isn't stressful enough, so we decided to stream our copy of Dark Souls 3 from moment one. With the rest of the Co-Opticrew watching, I take a bit of a tour of the introductory areas, fight a boss, and try to make heads or tails of the new mechanics. I think this is how Nick would prefer to experience the game - by watching the rest of us screw up.So far, Dark Souls 3 feels like a more refined version of what we've come to expect, except this time it seems to come with a heaping dose of series nostalgia. If this isn't your first rodeo, there are plenty of sights that should trigger familiar feelings. I'm enjoying it so far, and if the series is your thing, I think you will too.Oh, and just so  you know? I can crush those stupid knights now.

Kill to Collect Co-Op Review

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Kill to Collect Co-Op Review

There’s more depth to Kill to Collect then one would assume at first glance. While its style is an excellent nod to all of the 80s anime, cartoons, and films from which it drew inspiration, all of that merely serves as window dressing to its greatest strength: its gameplay.