XCOM 2 Giveaway

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XCOM 2 Giveaway

I know what you're thinking. Why is a website dedicated to co-op gaming giving away XCOM 2, which doesn't feature co-op? Well, we have a code, you want it, we like you, so we're giving it to you. How's that for an answer? We were pretty happy with XCOM: Enemy Unknown so we have reason to believe that XCOM 2 will be stellar as well. While there's no co-op built-in to the game, you can always play-and-pass the game with your favorite couch co-op partner. Or you could let your partner play, then use your mind control skills on them to take over during the good parts.Here's how it's going to work. We have one (1) code, redeemable on Steam, for XCOM 2 which released today. You have from now until 8PM CST to leave a comment on this page. Each participant only gets one entry regardless of how many comments you leave, so please don't spam the comments. If you win, you will be contacted via email using the email address associated with your Disqus account (the account needed to leave comments here). If you're not sure which email address you used, or if it is valid, head on over to your Disqus settings page to double-check.Comments, likes, re-tweets, etc. on social media do not count as entries but they are always appreciated.

Get Da Skillz with the new The Division Trailer

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The older you get, the more you are schooled when playing online, those young whippersnappers seem to always have the edge.  Well not on Tom Clancy's The Division as a new information video has been released introducing some of the skills so that the likes of me can get to grips with the game early.Each player has three skills trees that you can expand on; medical, technology and security.  This basically like choosing between healing people, chasing them around the map or building a massive gun turret to make the enemy's life a bullet hell.  Thankfully, as the trailer will show, there is a little more subtlety than this:The Division is out in less than a month and has a 4 player co-op mode that will see you working together in the middle of the melee on PS4, One or PC.

Heroes Attikus and Galilea Revealed for Battleborn

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Gearbox has really been stepping it up with the hero reveals for its upcoming "hero shooter" Battleborn. Two more heroes have just been announced for the game, both of them hulking monsters. They go by the names Attikus and Galilea.Attikus was an intelligent enslaved beast forced to toil in the mines of Tempest. Now he uses his biotech-granted intelligence and his massive brute strength to fight back against his oppressors. He excels in pouncing into the thick of things and unleashing devastating blows with his fists. One of his arms is encased in metal which can really bring the pain - it can even shock people. He can also repel enemies with powerful shockwaves.Galilea used to be an undercover agent with a promising future. When her mission went terribly wrong, she was infused with a terrible dark energy, granting her immortality. Now, she uses a greatsword in one hand to cleave through enemies while wielding a greatshield in her other to protect her allies. She specializes in debuffs and can even hurl her shield from afar if the situation warrants. Remind you of any other Gearbox heroes?

Defend Your Land and Blow Up Your Neighbors in Castle Chaos

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This indie title slipped off our radar last fall, but it hadn't been forgotten, Castle Chaos is a local multiplayer game for up to four people, or you can team up with friends to take down A.I. enemies. Anyone who remembers Rampart from the olden days of gaming may find the title's action quite familiar. Build up your castle using "Tetris-like" pieces, place some cannons inside, and blow up your neighbor.While the game currently only supports local co-op, the developer is working on adding online co-op as well. The developer decided to include that feature after the community voted on it (and once enough copies of the game were sold). Over at Odd Comet's website, the developer has a list of features that could be added to the game, and the community can vote for what should be next.Castle Chaos is available for PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam for $7.99.

Watch F.A.L.C.O. Break Rashkovsky Out Of Prison

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After what felt like 30 attempts at the Prison Break finale in GTA Online, we finally broke Rashkovsky out and got his butt on a plane. It was probably more like 10 attempts, but after all the bugs, glitches, poor decisions, bad luck, and irritating design flaws, this mission was really starting to wear us thin. The Friday Awesomely Live Co-Op crew doesn't give up though, and I must say, our final successful run makes us look like professionals. Ok, maybe that's a stretch, but it was relatively flawless.Check out F.A.L.C.O. Episode 22 below! If you don't have time to watch our failures, jump to 1:08:00 where our successful run starts. If you missed the setup missions (Episode 20) or our first night of finale failures (Episode 21), you should check those out, too.Now that we've beat the heist, we're not sure if they're really worth it. They were challenging but overly-frustrating and the payoff was a measly $100,000 for many hours of gameplay. Typically, you can make the same level of cash from the shorter contact missions in about an hour. Plus, the missions seem far more polished, albeit, not as deep as the heists. Perhaps these heists are better suited for higher-level players.

Get A Glimpse Of Dying Light: The Following's Locations In Exploration Trailer

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Coming in at twice the geographic size of the base game, Dying Light's next DLC, "The Following", can seem a little overwhelming to any would-be zombie exterminators.  Trust me, I know the feeling.  You start to think back to all the places you didn't see when you first played the game last year, then you consider all the DLC's extra content, the new daily quest system, and all those zombie heads just ripe for the kicking.  Next thing you know, you've quit your job, moved to Ecuador, changed your name to Ernesto, and purchased enough tortillas and rice to tide you over for the next 6 months, which should be just enough time to fully explore everything.Luckily for us, Techland has provided us with a brief trailer showing off a few highlighted locations, which is honestly the least they could do, considering the amount of amateur cartography work they're about to dump on us.That graveyard's looking pretty spooky, but I'm most interested in the lighthouse.  More specifically, I'm interested in luring a few undead to the top, grabbing my nicest monkey wrench, and testing out a few personal theories on zombification, swing velocity, and gravity.

Astro A40 TR Headset, ModKit and MixAmp Impressions

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Astro Gaming has long held a a reputable place in co-op gamer's library of devices. Their headsets and mixamps make communication during gaming a breeze and the sound quality top notch. We've seen the A40's for consoles, A38s for portables, and the A50s for PC. But today we're looking at an evolution of their A40 lineup - the A40 TR which works for just about everything. An enhanced "Tournament Ready" version of their best selling headset.The A40 TR along with the new MixAmp TR on the surface look identical to their predecessors. But in both cases there are some pretty major changes under the hood.First let's look at the headset. While you could always change the speaker tags out with custom ones, now you can change the ear cups, the headband, and the mic. These changes come in the form of "Mod Kits" which aren't just cosmetic, but functional.

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch Delivers the Gallimimus and Other Features

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It seems that the developers at Studio Wildcard love to surprise and delight players of ARK: Survival Evolved with a steady stream of new content. Patch 233 includes a whole slew of goodies, with a new dino featured. The Gallimimus hauls three people around, allowing two friends to tag along and attack anything that moves. This new mount is one of the fastest of the bunch, and also has the ability to leap long distances. The downside to this dino is its lack of offensive capabilities and the fact that it somehow can't figure out how to feed itself.ARK's patch also includes some fixes as well as a few other new toys: Check out the following highlight of the new features. 

Vote for the Next Free PS Plus Game

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Sony's "Vote to Play" system returns this month to ask all PS Plus members "what should be one of the free games offered in March?" The three games up for your selection include two solid co-op titles: Assault Android Cactus and Broforce. I won't lie, that's a tough choice.Here's a quick breakdown of both titles. Assault Android Cactus is a fantastic twin-stick shooter where you and up to three of your friends (locally) control robots to fight your way through a ship that's been taken over by a rogue A.I. Each character has her own unique primary and alternate weapons, and teaming up with friends allows for a lot of crazy combinations. Something new for the PlayStation 4 version of the game is that it will support the Shareplay feature, meaning you can pull in a remote friend to take over one of the local co-op spots for an hour at a time.Broforce is... well, Broforce; an action platformer with a roster of "bros" that are all taken from classic action films. Run and gun your way through the game's 15+ levels as you battle communism, aliens, hellish hordes, and untimely deaths due to the proliferation of explosions. Online and local play is support for up to four players.