Tom Clancy's The Division Co-Op FAQ

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Tom Clancy's The Division Co-Op FAQ

While Tom Clancy's The Division has been out for a couple weeks now, there are still a few lingering questions out there about co-op and the like. Fortunately, we've got some answers.How many players can play Tom Clancy's The Division locally (couch co-op)?None. Couch co-op is not supported

Giant Birds, Knights, and Crabs in Dark Souls 3 Launch Trailer

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While those of us in the U.S. and Europe have a couple more weeks to wait until we can dive into Dark Souls 3, but gamers in Japan only have to wait one more day. In anticipation of its release, the launch trailer was dropped yesterday and there are a few more voices chiming in here...It's always a tough call to say what is or isn't spoilers with a Souls game, so for those of you who prefer to know as little as possible, thanks for coming this far, but you should probably turn back now and avoid the video. For everyone else, enjoy the spectacle!Dark Souls 3 launches worldwide on April 12.

Loads Of Co-op Discounts Available On Microsoft's Spring Sale

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Loads Of Co-op Discounts Available On Microsoft's Spring Sale

As the cold weather wanes, all kinds of little critters emerge from their shelters to breathe in the spring air.  Look over there, it's Mrs. Chipmunk shaking the cobwebs out of her fur!  And up there, in the sky, it's Mr. Bat testing out his wingspan!  And behind that rock, it's a horde of Microsoft's Discount Fairies finding some prices to slash!  Ah, isn't it beautiful?The fairies took no prisoners this time around, as Microsoft's Spring Sale features a ton of discounted co-op games for you and your buddies to mull over.  If you just so happen to be an Xbox Live Gold member, the deals get a teensy bit better, as the discounts are bumped up to account for your brand loyalty (just don't mention that time you played your cousin's PlayStation in 1996).  Check out some highlights for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 below:On top of all that, Microsoft has dropped the price of the Xbox One to just $299 for a limited time.  There's never been a better time to convince that Sony fanboy in your life to see how great the co-op is in Bill Gates' Utopia.

Kill to Collect Gets Release Date

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The 80s cyberpunk, rogue-like, dungeon crawler, Kill to Collect, has an official release date: April 6. So strap on your best visor shades, it's time to collect some bounties.We spoke with the development team, Pieces Interactive, about this title just last week. The big gameplay hook here is making your way through a procedurally generated level in order to hunt down a bounty, kill them, and reap the rewards. The average bounty hunt, per the developers, should take about 15 to 20 minutes, so these are going to be some very quick/focused sessions; something that's highlighted a bit in the latest gameplay trailer.Kill to Collect supports four player online co-op, and features four different bounty hunter classes from which players can choose; from the sword-wielding Kate Katana, to the electrifying Shocking Shelly. The title will be offered at a discounted price of $14.99 when it launches in just a couple weeks hence. 

Dubiously Named Shooter Mission: Afghanistan Releasing Soon

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Inspired by the likes of Metal Slug and Contra, Mission: Afghanistan is a sidescrolling shooter with heaps of old school charm. A plane crash strands you deep in enemy territory, and the only way to survive is to grab a gun and start spraying bullets. Sounds like danger is indeed very close.The best part about Mission: Afghanistan is that it supports two player local co-op, just like in the olden days. You and a friend can pick up some insane weapons to help dispatch foes, things like particle flamethrowers, artillery cannons, and a CHAINSAW that's written in all caps. Those vial-tossing mad scientists and armed insurgents don't stand a chance against your mad CHAINSAW skillz. But the giant cyborg scorpion boss and Meka-Saddam? Yeah, they might stand a chance. Better shoot, like, a lot.Even though the game seems to have two different titles, at its core, Mission: Afghanistan knows what it's about. The sidescrolling shooter is scheduled to release at the end of March. A Steam release is expected but has yet to be confirmed.

Diablo 2 Gets Patched After Five Agonizing Years

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Diablo 2 Gets Patched After Five Agonizing Years

We've flung countless adventurers at the devil himself in the 15 years since Diablo 2 launched. I've run through through the pits of hell at least ten times with a buddy or two in the last decade and a half, I would not be who I am today without that harrowing journey. I placed my kris knife on the mantle for the last time around 2009, though many warriors still trudge through the low-fidelity dungeons for the chance to punch Diablo right in his stupid face. Last week, those same stalwart heroes were greeted by something they hadn't seen in five years: a brand new patch.The new patch attempts to optimize the game (released right at the turn of the millennium) for modern machines, since there's a good chance your 2000-era computer is on life support or littering a landfill. The patch also addressed some anti-cheat measures to limit item duping. Wearing an "Archangel's Turban Of Whipass" is a lot less cool if every single human on the planet owns a closet full of the things.Blizzard ended the patch notes with a grateful thanks to the many Diablo 2 players still left, and a perplexing promise: "There is still a large Diablo 2 community around the world, and we thank you for continuing to play and slay with us. This journey starts by making Diablo 2 run on modern platforms, but it does not end there."

Next StarCraft II Patch Will Add New Co-Op Mission

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Next StarCraft II Patch Will Add New Co-Op Mission

Blizzard has teased a new Co-Op Mission (what used to be known as "Allied Commanders" mode) for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. Dubbed "Chain of Ascension," this new challenge will place players on the side of Ji'nara as she engages in a mental battle against a mysterious foe. Failure means this new threat will gain control "of the death fleet from Alarak." I don't know what those words means, but a death fleet sounds cool.For anyone who may be unfamiliar with what the Co-Op Missions in Legacy of the Void entail, each player chooses a faction-specific (i.e., Terran, Protoss, Zerg) commander and work together to tackle a specific mission objective. Players will be able to build units and buildings just like in the regular game, but the one twist here is that the commander determines exactly which units to which the player has access.The new mission will be packed in with the usual tweaks/fixes of the forthcoming 3.2 patch for Legacy of the Void. No word on when that patch will be released exactly, though the last big patch was about three months ago so it's likely it'll be out by the end of next month.

Take Out Futuristic Bad Guys in Machine Gun Train Run

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Take Out Futuristic Bad Guys in Machine Gun Train Run

There's something to be said for games that distill their entire purpose into four words. And using those four words as a title? Hat tip to you, fine developers! Machine Gun Train Run is a sidescrolling platform shooter that gives you a machine gun, puts you on top of a train, and gets you to run around shooting things. Surprised? You shouldn't be!Machine Gun Train Run is an unapologetically cheesy arcade gaming experience. From the visuals to the setting to the sense of humor, everything about this title just screams "quirky". In the year 2033, maglev trains run around the entire world. The criminal group A.S.S.H.A.T. has started hijacking these trains, which is bad for, you know, like, everyone but those A.S.S.H.A.T.s. There is hope, however. The Power Assault Leader Squad is here, and they've got guns! 15 boss fights and four locations to explore, each filled with classic insane arcade shooting action.Machine Gun Train Run features local co-op for two players, each controlling one of the PALS members. In addition to the main campaign, endless and speedrun modes give you more excuses to shoot things. Both are compatible with co-op play as well, which is a rare bonus. So go on, grab your bandana and a sleeveless shirt and start shooting!

Take Out Futuristic Bad Guys in Machine Gun Train Run

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Take Out Futuristic Bad Guys in Machine Gun Train Run

There's something to be said for games that distill their entire purpose into four words. And using those four words as a title? Hat tip to you, fine developers! Machine Gun Train Run is a sidescrolling platform shooter that gives you a machine gun, puts you on top of a train, and gets you to run around shooting things. Surprised? You shouldn't be!Machine Gun Train Run is an unapologetically cheesy arcade gaming experience. From the visuals to the setting to the sense of humor, everything about this title just screams "quirky". In the year 2033, maglev trains run around the entire world. The criminal group A.S.S.H.A.T. has started hijacking these trains, which is bad for, you know, like, everyone but those A.S.S.H.A.T.s. There is hope, however. The Power Assault Leader Squad is here, and they've got guns! 15 boss fights and four locations to explore, each filled with classic insane arcade shooting action.Machine Gun Train Run features local co-op for two players, each controlling one of the PALS members. In addition to the main campaign, endless and speedrun modes give you more excuses to shoot things. Both are compatible with co-op play as well, which is a rare bonus. So go on, grab your bandana and a sleeveless shirt and start shooting!