Spend Insight to Max Out Weapons in Bloodborne

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Spend Insight to Max Out Weapons in Bloodborne

One of the key selling points of Bloodborne's DLC, The Old Hunters, was the addition of new weapons, which is both a good and bad thing. It's nice that the new weapons offer players more choices in what to use - as well as making some builds more viable - but the ability to max out those weapons was limited as the item needed to do so could only be acquired once per playthrough. Until now.The latest game update, 1.09, has added the Blood Rock to the list of items available in the Insight Shop, the special messenger shop found in the Hunter's Dream where players may spend Insight for goods. The cost for this rare item is hefty (60 insight), though anyone who is still playing the game at this point likely has quite a few items in their possession to help them acquire more Insight. There's also the possibility of defeating bosses in Chalice Dungeons for more. In addition to that nice little update, the cost of the Bloodstone Chunk (the item needed to upgrade a weapon from level seven through nine) has been reduced to 20 insight.Personally, I can't think of a better way to spend the holidays than by slaughtering unholy terrors.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies DLC Launches Feb 2nd

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Blowing the brains out of some cybernetically-enhanced non-American in a video game might not have the same pysche-crushing effect as doing so in real life, but you don't know what's going on behind the scenes. Maybe that cluster of polygons resembling a human being had a virtual wife, and a small, pixelated child somewhere who will grow up fatherless, because some overpowered Main Character blasted everything in his path. But, hey! You know whose family won't miss them when you splatter their guts all over the pavement? Zombies.While Call of Duty: Black Ops 3's campaign railroads you towards human-on-human genocide, the zombies mode lets you and a handful of friends bring the fight to the hideous, shambling undead. And what better location to waste enough zombies to fill out an entire Where's Waldo page of extras than a dilapidated castle? Episode 4: Der Eisendrache launches February 2nd on PlayStation 4, with with other platforms coming in hot afterwards.Check out the trailer. The Zombies part starts at the 2:55 mark.

Beta for The Division Delayed Until Early 2016

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Beta for The Division Delayed Until Early 2016

Ubisoft announced earlier this month that the closed beta for its upcoming title, Tom Clancy's The Division, would be delayed until "early 2016." Anyone who has pre-ordered the game will still get access to the beta, and others who have signed up via the game's website may be invited as well.While it is not unusual for a game to see delays these days, what makes this delay odd is that details for the title are so sparse. The title has been demoed at two E3 events and while various elements have been shown off, how those pieces come together and what the minute-to-minute action of The Division entails has been less clear. It doesn't sound like too many details will be forthcoming from that beta, either, as Ubisoft will be restricting capturing gameplay footage.All of this comes on the heels of the title having a (for now) release date of March 8, 2016. That means even if the beta kicks off next week, there won't be a whole lot of time for whatever feedback Ubisoft receives to get incorporated into the game before it has to be finalized and shipped.

Dark Souls 3 Collector's Edition Revealed, Release Date Set

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Dark Souls 3 Collector's Edition Revealed, Release Date Set

Though there were some teases shown for the UAE and other territories, the Collector's Edition of Dark Souls 3 for the U.S. has been revealed. Additionally, the release date for the game has been firmed up to April 12 from the previous tentative date of April 24.So what goodies lie in store for you if you pony up the $129.99 for this edition? Well, you'll get the obligatory 10" character statue, along with a CD of the game's soundtrack and art book. You'll also snag a cloth map of the game's world and a Prima Starter Guide, which I imagine begins with "ok, so you're going to die... a lot."The collector's edition of the game is available for pre-order via Amazon, GameStop, and other retailers.

Dungeon Defenders Community Releases an Update Patch

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Dungeon Defenders Community Releases an Update Patch

When you can't update your old game anymore, just get the players to do it! While Trendy Entertainment works on the sequel, players expressed an interest in keeping Dungeon Defenders alive and ticking. So, with the developer's blessing, the first Community Development Team patch was released, and it's more than just "hey this'd be cool" stuff, too!The action RPG meets tower defense game Dungeon Defenders was released in 2011 and picked up a decent sized audience almost immediately. The game combines all the loot-grabbing fun of Torchlight with features from popular MOBA games to create the kind of experience you just don't want to stop playing.That's definitely the case with one group of players, as they put on their coding hats and started working on sanctioned updates for the game. The highlights from the first patch include a new map, a revamp of the Jester, and handfuls of bug fixes and gameplay improvements. The interesting part of the list is below.

Dying Light Keeps the Updates Rolling in with New Enhanced Edition

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Techland's Dying Light hasn't even been out a full calendar year, but the team has been hard at work on updates and DLCs. It's almost like, I dunno, they're being chased by zombies or something. Several announcements over the holidays teased Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition, a new release that improves upon the original and adds some fantastic new features.But first, the fun news. Over the past few weeks, Techland has been running a Twitter hashtag campaign encouraging players to take pictures of themselves drinking water in exchange for new DLC. #DrinkForDLC was obviously a success, and after over 15,000 photos and videos came rolling in, the three piece Drink For DLC pack was announced containing a new map and a new weapon. The update will be released on February 9, 2016 and is free for all players.And now, the big news. Dying Light: The Following - Enhanced Edition is set to be the definitive zombie experience. The release is also scheduled for February 9 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, and it includes an enhanced version of the original game, The Following expansion pack, Be the Zombie mode, The Bozak Horde mode, and other challenge missions and bundles. Legendary levels and new skills to master are also part of the plan, but Techland hasn't divulged all the gory details just yet.

ARK: Survival Evolved on Xbox One Gets Split Screen for Local Co-Op

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ARK: Survival Evolved on Xbox One Gets Split Screen for Local Co-Op

Swipe the Twix wrappers off the couch, you're gonna need the extra seat. Studio Wildcard has confirmed its open world game ARK: Survival Evolved will get a local splitscreen mode on the Xbox One. And they said splitscreen was on its way out. Pshaw!The world of ARK mixes prehistoric weaponry with far-future technology that baffles the likes of our modern minds, creating a unique atmosphere that's filled with surprises and OH MY GOD IT'S A DINOSAUR. Players awake on the beach of a mysterious island surrounded by other confused humans. Everyone has to figure out how to stay alive, which includes hunting, harvesting, crafting, researching, taming the local inhabitants, and building shelters against the elements.The couch co-op splitscreen feature will be an Xbox One exclusive for the time being, but it should be ready in early 2016, far ahead of the game's official release. Clever players can start playing ARK right away by checking out Steam's Early Access or Microsoft's fledgling Xbox Game Preview program. Keep in mind it's alpha and all that, so don't expect the full dinosaur experience just yet.

Top 10 Co-Op Deals in Steam & Company Winter Sales

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Top 10 Co-Op Deals in Steam & Company Winter Sales

Earlier this week the Steam Winter Sale started up, marking the official start to the seasonal savings PC gamers have come to expect over the years. Other PC gaming retailers as always have begun their own sales to compete, such as Origin and digital retailer Green Man Gaming, both with hundreds of games discounted in their own respective sales.What's hot though? The sales can be a bit daunting due to their sheer size, but basically the best deals are big percentage savings on relatively recent releases (and, of course fit the co-op genre).EA's Origin Holiday 2015 sale probably has the least number of hot co-op deals going on, but arguably has the best deal of them all - 40% off last month's release: Star Wars Battlefront. Today Origin dropped the price from $59.99 to only $35.99 - making it an all time low by $4. Also notable at Origin is a big 50% price break on Dragon Age: Inquisition which is also near its historic low price. (The GOTY is on sale for $30, but we think at $16 the standard is more worthwhile).

Space Food Truck Stream Recap - A Co-Op Deck Building Roguelike

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For last night's co-op stream we checked out Space Food Truck, an indie game that's out on Steam right now in Early Access. The four player co-op game is a deck builder, that is, the game is played through a deck of cards that are acquired during a playthrough. With four unique characters each with their own cards, and several situations that require multiple players to solve, this is a very unique co-op experience.Players control the Engineer, Chef, Scientist or Captain as they travel the galaxy looking for exotic ingredients to complete recipes in the Space Food Truck and deliver them to three locations. With each planetary jump an event will occur and players will be restocked with cards. Each player then takes a turn playing cards, adding new cards to their deck, and planning the next course of action.Here's our stream recap from last night in which we manage to...not actually cook anything in space. But we sure do fix the ship a lot!