Our Weekend in Gaming: The Revenge of Old Man Winter

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Our Weekend in Gaming: The Revenge of Old Man Winter

Well, it was bound to happen sometime.  Old Man Winter finally snapped out of his mid-season nap and decided to dump a whole big thing of snowy goodness on those of us in the States (the ones that matter, anyway).  That being the case, we've decided to do what any sane human being would:  hide indoors, perhaps enjoy the spirit of our choice, and get to work on some video games.As usual, our very own community manager, Eric Murphy, will be leading a ragtag group of criminals on a death-defying prison heist.  Also, he'll be streaming GTA Online tonight at 8PM CST!  Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "I'm working through the Uncharted Collection, seems like the perfect weekend for that. Will also be checking out Blood Bowl 2 and seeing what all the fuss is about for Endless Legend, just for Locke."

Dying Light Enhanced Edition Will Have Daily Quests, Community Challenges

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By this point, plenty of Dying Light players have fully taken it to the zombie-laden streets of Harran.  The main quest (and DLC) are probably long since completed, and those dedicated gamers are left with little more to do than twiddle their thumbs and make up their own games for entertainment, like "Soccer, but with a Zombie Head", "Zombie Tag", "Name that Zombie", and "Basketball, but with a Zombie Head".  Luckily, Techland planned for just such an occasion.On February 9th, both Dying Light Enhanced Edition and "The Following" add-on will become available to the masses, with the former featuring better AI, graphics, and all of the previous DLC packs the game has to offer, and the latter offering a brand new map and storyline to explore (Enhanced Edition also includes "The Following").  Alongside those, the developers will be adding "Bounties", which are available only after you beat the main storyline and come in three forms: Basic, Dailies, and Community Challenges.

It's Raining Blobs

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Raining Blobs, while sounding like the name of a B horror film, is a puzzle arcade game that just released for PC. If you are comfortable enough with your friends, you can squish eight people together and host a battle of the blobs. Two people can utilize the keyboard, while the other six can grab a controller for local split screen play.The goal of Raining Blobs is similar to Tetris - clear your blobs in order to survive as long as possible. The actual game play is unique in that you have to match two star blobs together in order to clear an entire blob color group, as long as they are connected horizontally or vertically to the impacted blobs. Multiple difficulty levels and game variants offer the ability to customize the complexity of the puzzles. For example, add invisible blobs or turn on the ability to clear blobs diagonally.Co-op and tournament matches get aggressive as you can flood your opponents screen with junk. Speed becomes key as the more blobs are cleared and combos are completed, the faster garbage piles onto everyone's screen. Multiple character options give you a different skin on you game board, although there are no additional benefits for picking one character over another.

It's Raining Blobs

about X hours ago from

Raining Blobs, while sounding like the name of a B horror film, is a puzzle arcade game that just released for PC. If you are comfortable enough with your friends, you can squish eight people together and host a battle of the blobs. Two people can utilize the keyboard, while the other six can grab a controller for local split screen play.The goal of Raining Blobs is similar to Tetris - clear your blobs in order to survive as long as possible. The actual game play is unique in that you have to match two star blobs together in order to clear an entire blob color group, as long as they are connected horizontally or vertically to the impacted blobs. Multiple difficulty levels and game variants mix up the formula, adding options such as allowing orbs to clear diagonally or adding invisible blobs to your potential supply.Co-op mode is more aggressive, giving players the option to fill their opponents screen with junk. This gives the element of speed to the game, as clearing more orbs quickly means more garbage for your enemies to work around. Multiple character options give you a different skin on you game board for friends or CPU's, although there are no additional benefits for picking one character over another.

Rogue Stormers Arrives March 24

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Rogue Stormers, the cooperative run n' gun platformer with rogue-like and light RPG elements that was formerly called "DieselStormers," finally has a release date. On March 24, you'll be able to team up with friends to battle your way through procedurally generated levels and huge bosses, collecting powerups and upgrades along the way.Aside from the name change, the game itself has gone through some changes during its development. Originally slated to be more RPG focused, the devs responded to feedback they received from fans about that gameplay and shifted it to the shorter, more rogue-like title it is today. We spoke with Black Forest Games about this back in June of last year.Rogue Stormers is still available via Steam Early Access for $19.99 (the final sale price), for those interested in checking it out ahead of release, and offers a two-pack for $29.99 and a four-pack for $49.99 if you're the generous sort of person who buys the game for your friends so they'll play it with you.

New Packs Released for Lego Dimensions - Includes Ghostbusters

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Lego Dimensions adds another world to their expansive universe with the new Ghostbusters level pack. In fact, they released four additional expansion packs including the worlds of Ninjago, Dr. Who, DC Comics, and Back to the Future.The Ghostbusters pack includes "A Spook Central Adventure" level that gives players a chance traverse through a ghost infested New York. Expect to see some familiar faces, namely the main antagonist Gozer. Build the minifigure Peter Venkman with his Proton Pack, the Ecto-1 vehicle and Ghost Trap to help save New York from a marshmallowy demise.The Back to the Future Doc Brown Fun Pack comes with a Doc Brown minifigure and the time traveling train. The train can be rebuilt into the Flying Time Machine or the Missile Blast Time Train.

Meet the Bros of Super Dungeon Bros

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Originally slated for fall 2015, Super Dungeon Bros, the rock themed co-op brawler that will allow players to team up across specific platforms (i.e., PS4 and Steam, Xbox One and Windows 10), is now looking at a 2016 release date. While we eagerly await for it finally arrive, developer React Games has put together a little trailer that shows the four bros in action.Like any good super group, the members fit into set personalities. You've got the tough guy, the smart one, the quiet bro, and that one dude you're pretty sure just drank beer out of an expensive vase because he's "craaaaaaaaaaaazy."In addition to the trailer, React Games has setup a Beta signup page for the game if you're interested in checking it out a little early.

Repel the Alien Invasion in Fortified, Arriving February 3rd

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Are you prepared to travel back to the 1950s and defeat the impending alien menace? I hope so, because if you fail, then time rewrites itself or something. Never figured that out. Anyways, Fortified, an action tower-defense title in the same vein as Orcs Must Die! 2 and Iron Brigade (formerly titled Trenched), arrives February 3 for the Xbox One and PC.The game has its own unique hook to the genre by setting it in the trappings of the pulp fiction of the 1950s, from the the polished steel and clear dome heads of the robots to the four heroes you can choose to play. In addition to being able to building towers and shooting the invading menace directly, Fortified also adds RTS elements by allowing players to command troops to help in the defense of city.Fortified supports up to four players online, and will retail for $14.99 when it releases in a couple weeks on the Xbox One Marketplace and Steam.