Gunscape Gets Final Release Date for Xbox One

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Gunscape Gets Final Release Date for Xbox One

If you cast your thoughts back to summer of 2015, you may recall news of a new FPS title that looked like a mash-up of Doom and Minecraft, titled Gunscape. The game's biggest hook is that it  will allow a group of up to eight local or online players - on the Xbox One and PC versions only - to create their own levels together. Word has finally come down that it will arrive on the Xbox One this March.In addition to the cooperative map creator, the game will feature a full co-op campaign with eight levels and three bosses.No word on when the PlayStation 4 or Wii U versions will be released. The PC version of the game is still available via Steam Early Access as a free-to-play title. The good news is that if you or any of your friends has picked it up there, or plan to pick it up on another console down the line, Gunscape will support some cross-platform play. Initially, it sounds like that means that maps created on one platform will be available on others, but developer Blowfish Studios also seems to hint that players on disparate consoles will be able to co-op together as well.

Tabletop Co-Op: Pandemic Legacy

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Tabletop Co-Op: Pandemic Legacy

Way, way back in the prehistory of the Tabletop Co-Op column, more than six years ago, we covered our very first cooperative board game here at Co-Optimus: Pandemic. In the time since that first article ran, Pandemic has become one of the most popular board games in the world, spawning a dice game, an upgraded reprint, and several expansions. Last fall, a campaign-based version of the game, Pandemic Legacy, was released, and it is one of the best cooperative gaming experiences I’ve ever had, tabletop, console, PC, or otherwise.

Ubisoft Details Plans for Post-Launch Support of The Division

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Sounds like Tom Clancy's The Division enjoyed a fairly successful beta weekend. Just prior to all of that going down, though, Ubisoft released some details concerning their plans for supporting the title after it releases this March.The developer had previously announced that there would be three expansion packs included in the game's season pass, but this is the first time we've gotten any kind of specifics regarding that content. The first pack is titled "Underground" and will feature a new area for players to explore and loot in New York City's underworld. The next expansion, "Survival," sounds like it could be some kind of horde mode, though it's not clear exactly how it would be different from the final piece of planned content, "Last Stand." Finally, Ubisoft intends to release free content for the game throughout the year, some of which be built around team/group challenges.Anyone who picks up the season pass (which is automatically included in the Collector's and Gold Editions) for the game will also get some exclusive outfits, weapon skins, and monthly perks. 

Fallout New Vegas Co-op Mod Needs Beta Testers

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Wandering through the large, open world of Fallout can be a little lonely. Sure, you can drag along an NPC companion, but they will just stand in the line of fire, aggro deathclaws, and make you overprotective (looking at you, Dogmeat). NV:MP has a solution for Fallout: New Vegas PC players in a free mod that allows for multiplayer.Each player maintains their own quest log, although there will be one host player. For those with a need to kill, be cautious of murdering quest giving entities. Quest lines could potentially fail due to untimely NPC death while you are in the same area. Fortunately, refreshing or changing hosts should do the trick in order to reset them.VATS will be unavailable due to the technical problems of slowing time for multiple players. Inventory access, however, will freeze the character in place and render them immune to attack from other player's perspective. Items save to your forum account, but weekly server wipes will happen while the mod is in beta.

Trine 3: Artifacts of Power - The Artifacts of Physics Final Steam

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Last night we wrapped up our Trine 3: Artifacts of Power play through. It was a shortened stream in which we only needed to complete two side missions and the final boss fight to end the game.After two really strong outings with Trine 1 and 2, all three of us were a bit disappointed with what the third game brought to the table. Numerous physics glitches, quirky puzzles solutions, an extra mechanic requiring boring side missions to be completed, and finally a cliffhanger ending that left us scratching our heads.

Warframe on Consoles Receives Ring of Fire Content

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The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the action-y, space ninja-y, free-to-play Warframe got a big update last week in the form of new content. "Ring of Fire" is the latest bundle of goodies to arrive for the title and brings with it a new playable Tenno, new weapons, and some new customizations.The new frame is called "Nezha" and utilizes a flame powers for both destruction and healing (see more in the video below). In addition, three new weapons have been added to Warframe's already extensive arsenal. You can now whap opponents (or yourself) in the face with the Shaku nunchaku, impale foes on the Sydon trident, or slice them to ribbons with the Destreza rapier. Finally, new skins and other customization options have been added for existing Tenno. Warframe‚Äč is free to download and play on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Vermintide's First Bit of Paid DLC is On Its Way

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Vermintide's First Bit of Paid DLC is On Its Way

The staff picked 2015 Co-Op GOTY, Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide, is getting some new content, in both the free and paid variety. The free bit will include a new mode that should be familiar to anyone who's played a co-op game the past few years, while the paid content adds a new map for said mode.The new mode is a horde mode, called "The Last Stand" (not to be confused with the same mode in Dawn of War 2: Retribution). Your plucky band of heroes will be challenged to fight off as many waves of Skaven before you (ultimately) perish. The mode will include one map for players to enjoy, and all of that will be free.Should you wish to expand your Last Stand horizons, however, then developer Fatshark will also be offering an additional map that you can purchase. The map is called "Schluesselschloss" and will be set outside of the town of Ubersreik overlooking a waterfall. Fortunately, not everyone will have to buy this map in order to use it. If just one of your party members owns the new location, then the map will be available to everyone in that party when setting up a Last Stand match.

February's Games with Gold Include Two Co-Op Titles

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The latest Games with Gold titles have been revealed and there are two co-op titles among them: Sacred Citadel and Gears of War 2. Both are the Xbox 360 versions of the game, but they will work with the Xbox One thanks to the Backwards Compatibility program.Sacred Citadel is a side-scrolling beat 'em up set in the same universe/lore as the Sacred series of games. Players can choose from four different characters - warrior, ranger, shaman, and mage - and can level up these characters and acquire new equipment for them as you progress through the story. The title supports three players either locally or online.Gears of War 2 is the second title in the series and introduced the (now) familiar "Horde mode." The entire campaign can be played with two players, locally or online, and the Horde mode supports up to five online players.