Xbox One Version of ARK: Survival Evolved Receives Update

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Xbox One Version of ARK: Survival Evolved Receives Update

Looks like the prehistoric world of ARK: Survival Evolved is quite popular on the Xbox One; enough so that new servers were needed to support the whole affair. In the title's first major content update late last week, the developers addressed a few of the issues that have arisen since the title's "work-in-progress" release via Xbox Game Preview, and brought the content of the game up to parity with PC version 231.9.The full patch details are below:The update also brought with it the latest ARK creature, the procoptodon.

Run and Gun with Friends in Demons with Shotguns

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The world of local multiplayer games has blown up these past few years, which isn't the way many expected things to go with the ease of online multiplayer. Joining those ranks of games is Demons with Shotguns, a co-op arena brawler where you and a friends make your way through angels, demons, and other humans in order to claim all the souls.Though the title is mostly focused on its competitive modes, there is an Endless Mode that supports two players locally. You and your friend will team up to fight off the hordes of Nephilim that are attempting to bring about the end of the world. The further you progress, the more arenas you unlock, eventually culminating in facing off against a boss.Demons with Shotguns is currently available via Steam Early Access for $7.99.

New Xbox One Bundle with Tom Clancy's The Division

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New Xbox One Bundle with Tom Clancy's The Division

Looks like that March 8 release date is pretty well set for Tom Clancy's The Division as a new Xbox One bundle has been announced that includes the game. After seeing two delays and a development time of nearly four years, we'll finally be able to see what the division is all about this spring.Included in the bundle are an Xbox One with a 1 TB HDD, an Xbox One wireless controller, a 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold, and a digital download of the game. So it's probably best to curtail your enthusiasm a little when it comes to actually playing the game on launch day, if you happen to pick this up, as you'll first be faced with time spent downloading console updates and then the game itself.One interesting note here is that, per Major Nelson's blog, if you pre-order the bundle, you'll be eligible for the closed beta that's slated to take place on January 28. While that is great news for everyone who has already pre-ordered the game and has a console, the question I have for Ubisoft/Microsoft is this: how is anyone who pre-orders this bundle supposed to play the beta when the console on which they would play it won't arrive for another month?

John Romero Releases New DOOM Map

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John Romero Releases New DOOM Map

He's had a long and impressive career in game development, but John Romero's name will always be associated with a cluster of old school titles centering around DOOM, Wolfenstein 3D, and Quake. Ok, and Daikatana, but we're all trying to forget about that one. Now, some 21 years after his last design, Romero has released a new map for DOOM And you know what? It's pretty darn good.E1M8 is technically a remake of the old map, but it's backed by two decades of game design experience, so the changes are anything but subtle. The level is long and brutally difficult, with paths that loop back on themselves and force you to make smart item pick-ups so you aren't left hanging later on. Enemies are suitably placed to keep you pulling the trigger, and there are a few surprises to stumble across, as well. Feels just like the old days.Download the new, free map and play it on your DOOM of choice. Naturally, we recommend Brutal Doom, Chocolate Doom, or something similar, since they support online co-op. E1M8 utilizes only shareware DOOM assets, so you don't even need to own a copy of the full game to play.

Keep Following Dying Light: The Following with New Trailer

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The big expansion to Dying Light is on track to release in early February, so Techland is turning the teaser faucet on high. After the story trailer hit last week, the developer showed off custom co-op scenario creation using the free dev tools. Now we get to see just how customizable vehicles are in the upcoming DLC.Gone are days of "just" driving. In Dying Light: The Following, you can completely overhaul your ride and turn it into a deadly machine of death. Add better armor for mowing down zombies, slap on some new weapons to shoot while you drive, you can even attach flamethrowers, ram bars, engine upgrades, and bobble heads. (Yes, bobble heads.) Customize, modify, and upgrade, that's the name of the game, and The Following has no shortage of the three.Dying Light: The Following is on track for a February 9 release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. There's even an enhanced edition you can grab, in case the regular look and feel just isn't rad enough for you.

PS4 Rock Band 4 Players Now Able to Export Rock Band 1 Tracks

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PS4 Rock Band 4 Players Now Able to Export Rock Band 1 Tracks

Harmonix fulfills their promise to export legacy tracks for Rock Band 4, allowing players to download 47 songs from the first Rock Band. Currently, this is only available for PS4 players, but Harmonix has stated that it will eventually arrive on the Xbox One. In order to download the tracks, players need to use the same profile that completed the export offer. If you didn’t already complete export the tracks, unfortunately you are out of luck. The developer does not have plans to make the export offer available again at this time.

Our Weekend in Gaming: Digging Deep

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Our Weekend in Gaming: Digging Deep

Every new year, people all over the world make a decision to change something about themselves.  Some choose to read more, others choose to change their diet to exclusively whey protein, and a few choose to see an adventure through.  Much of the Co-opticrew has found itself in that last category.  Whether it be saving the world from a rapidly spreading illness, or making their bunny-girl better at deforestation, they have embarked on a long-term journey, and by God, they're gonna stick with it.  Well, at least for this weekend.Let's see how they're doing, shall we?Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "I've been enjoying Space Grunts in short bursts. Continuing through the Witcher 3."

Thursday Stream Recap: Nuclear Throne Episode 2

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Well, Taylor and I made a tough decision this past weekend.  If you caught any of the previous Nuclear Throne stream, you would've noticed one small detail:  that game straight-up wrecked us.  Like, "the first 10 tear-filled hours of Spelunky" wrecked us.  Once we had properly reassembled our egos, though, our mission became clear.Ascend the Nuclear Throne.So, last night, we began what could be quite the lengthy series to run in parallel with "Shrimpers Forever", our Tuesday stream (at 8pm EST!).  Every Thursday for the foreseeable future, we will hurl ourselves, tears and all, at this fantastic little game until we have properly defeated it.  Given that it's a roguelike, I'm sure there are plenty of secrets or side-objectives (we've tried to remain pure and not look anything up) that will grab our attention along the way.  But really, isn't that half the fun?

Homefront: The Revolution Release Date Made Official

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Remember that time when the release date for Homefront: The Revolution was oops-accidentally leaked? Well, turns out it was spot-on! Look for the co-op enabled game to hit PS4, Xbox One, and PC on May 17th. And yeah, you can probably get five bucks off at Target, too.Homefront: The Revolution is the massive open world FPS follow-up to 2011's Homefront. The game takes place in Philadelphia, 2029, an area that's been torn apart from years of occupation by the hostile KPA. Citizens in the wasteland of the Yellow Zone live lives of fear and violence, but they're preparing to strike back for their freedom. And naturally, you're there to help. With guns and stuff. The open world features distinct zones that command unique play styles, such as densely populated civilian areas, militarized command centers, and the bleak wastelands.A hearty two minute trailer shows off some of the environments in Deep Silver's delicious post apocalyptic world. Even if you weren't a fan of the original Homefront, this one's got enough action and gravelly-voiced narration to turn your head.