Homefront: The Revolution Co-Op Impressions from the Beta

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Homefront: The Revolution Co-Op Impressions from the Beta

This past weekend publisher Deep Silver and developer Dambuster Studios kicked off a limited closed beta for Homefront: The Revolution on Xbox One. The beta was the first step to testing the game's multiplayer infrastructure and gather some feedback. We were lucky enough to get our hands on, and played through the three available missions; delving into the unlocks and nuances this early look had to offer.The core Resistance mode, the game's co-op experience, is built around your character(s). You can create a resistance fighter from a few dozen preset pieces and then after playing and earning money, can purchase "crates" which contain random items (cosmetic, weapons, etc) to further customize your character. For instance after a few crates I received a watch, a backpack, a different set of pants, and of course...a hat. This was along side new attachments for weapons, and some other goodies. There will be a pay option here to unlock crates with real money, that seems to be the pattern these days with games; and honestly I'm OK with that. Especially since all future DLC in Homefront's Resistance mode will be free for players, thereby, not splitting the player base and keeping a healthy count of folks available to take on missions.

PSN Flash Sales has Borderlands 2 for $4, and other Co-Op Greats

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PSN Flash Sales has Borderlands 2 for $4, and other Co-Op Greats

Sony is having a flash sale on PSN this weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day. What does that mean? There's a lot of co-op focused content available on the cheap for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. I personally couldn't pass up Borderlands 2 with all of the extra content for just $4. A total steal.Other highlights we see are Divinity: Original Sin Enhanced Edition (PS4) for $24, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls (PS4) for $24, Magicka 2 (PS4) for $6, and FUSE (PS3) for $3. The full list of deals is below.

Thursday Stream Recap: Nuclear Throne Episode 5

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God, I love the smell of sweet, smoky progress.Taylor and I are just a few sessions deep into "Ascend the Nuclear Throne", but our floundering attempts to claim the throne for ourselves are probably nearing the hundreds.  That's the way these thing works, though, right?  My experiences with roguelikes have done nothing if not reinforce the idea that you're a total dweeb until, for one shining moment, you're both all that and a bag of chips.  We aim to one day be that bag of chips (at least).A major part of our success this time around is due to the fact that we finally figured out how to successfully coordinate the ol' "pop pop, boom boom" combo.  As I mentioned in my review, local co-op in Nuclear Throne takes quite a while to get used to, but when you finally do, your irradiated duo feels like it can just about take on the world.  Which, I mean, I suppose you kind of have to. 

Our Weekend In Gaming: Love, Cat-People, And Wildfires

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Love, Cat-People, And Wildfires

The Co-Opticrew has love on the mind today.  The love between two folks.  The love of exploring the stark Wyoming wilderness.  The love between a real-life person and their feline virtual avatar.  It's everywhere, and it's pretty tough to miss.A few of us are willfully ignoring romance, though, and instead opting for pure, unbridled destruction.  Those conscientious objectors will be exterminating alien overlords, or ripping the heads and limbs off of poor, innocent LEGO people.  When the Crew objects to something, they object hard.Let's see which side everyone's on, shall we?

Sword Coast Legends Coming to Consoles this Spring

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Sword Coast Legends Coming to Consoles this Spring

The console version of Sword Coast Legends, the latest attempt by developers to create a Dungeons and Dragon experience in video game format, will be arriving sometime this spring. The title first saw release on the PC last October and has received a fair amount of content in that time, all of which will be included in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.While the game does offer a full co-op campaign for up to four players, the main appeal of Sword Coast Legends is the "DM Mode," where one player acts as the Dungeon Master and four others are the adventuring heroes. This mode allows the DM to create his or her own module, including story, NPCs, dungeons, and monster groups, and then guide the players through it, similar to how a real-life game of D&D might go.The "Standard Edition" of the game will retail for $19.99 when it finally does pop up on the PlayStation Store and Xbox Marketplace. This edition includes the game and all content released so far on the PC, as well as giving players access to the free "Rage of Demons" DLC when that finally launches.

LEGO Dimensions Co-Op Review

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LEGO Dimensions Co-Op Review

I was initially attracted to LEGO Dimensions for one reason: you could play as the Doctor and fly the T.A.R.D.I.S. I expected it would be a fun little side thing in the game, but that’s all. What I did not expect was for TT Games and Warner Bros to incorporate all the best bits of so many intellectual properties into one cohesive form while rekindling my love of building with LEGOs.

Rocket League Finally Boosting onto Xbox One

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Xbox One owners will finally be able to experience the joy that is Rocket League. Initially released last summer on the PlayStation 4 and PC, the surprise indie hit will arrive on Microsoft's console February 17.The title will be available via the ID@Xbox program and will include all previously released content for the game. There will also be some new exclusive content, like new cars -  the "Armadillo" from Gears of War and the "HogSticker," a Warthog variant from Halo - and decorations, for Xbox One owners only.Rocket League will retail for $19.99 when it arrives next week.

Get Your EDF 4.1 DLC Free for a Limited Time

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Who hasn't had their dreams haunted by the chant; EDF! EDF!?  Recently it would be everyone without a Playstation 4 as the latest outing for the series, Earth Defense Force 4.1, is only out on that platform.  To increase any potential jealousy, new DLC is out for the game and is free to download for the first two weeks.The DLC comes in the form of 23 new missions in Mission Pack 2: Extreme Battle.  From February 11th until 25th you can grab it all for free.  After that it will go up to $9.99.  It would seem remiss of anybody who owns the game not to grab it whilst they can.If you are still not too sure about the game, check out the first 7 missions as played by our own Co-Optimus team.  You can play the game in 2 player local co-op or 4 player online; it is the type of arcade nonsense that is great mindless fun.