ARK: Survival Evolved Update Adds Two New Creatures

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Studio Wildcard continues to add to the impressive array of creatures that can be found in ARK: Survival Evolved. This time, two new creatures have been given the added: the Kairuku and Angler. The Kairuku Waitaki is a type of penguin. Due to their docile nature and adorable appearance, they make for some popular pets. If you're more of a pragmatist and the cute-factor simply isn't enough, they have an added benefit. They can keep survivors that are standing close to them warm, due to their very high body temperature. Their blubber can also be used for manufacturing processes. But if you do this, who's the real monster?! (On an unrelated note, the baby Kairuku are the most blubber-rich.)The Melanocetus Angler likewise has both pet benefits and crafting uses. Tamed, it can act as an underwater fish flashlight for survivors. A survivor who harvests its luminescent nodules can use them to create long-lasting fuel and indoor lighting. You can see both of the creatures in the video below:

Rewards for Destiny's "Refer a Friend" Revealed

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A new update for Destiny arrived this week that fixed a few things, added all of the legendary swords to Lord Shaxx's inventory for purchase, and added weapon parts to the Gunsmith's stock for purchase. In addition, keen-eyed players noticed a few new items showing up in those big iPad terminals that are linked to the new "refer-a-friend" feature Bungie mentioned (briefly) in a recent post.The new items spotted thus far are a new shader, a new emblem, a couple new emotes, and a sparrow that is actually pretty cool looking. All of these appear to be rewards from a quest titled "A Tale of Two Guardians," which is tied directly to the refer-a-friend program. YouTuber Arrekz Gaming does a quick highlight of all these items in his recent video post.Rewards aside, no details yet on how all of this will work. If you've already referred friends to the game and they're now playing, are you just SOL on this one? Or maybe your real friends will be found inside specially marked cans of Red Bull...

Co-Op Puzzle Game BFF or Die Gets Prettier with Latest Update

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Co-Op Puzzle Game BFF or Die Gets Prettier with Latest Update

New alpha, fewer bugs, better visuals. That just about sums up the latest update to the co-op puzzle adventure game BFF or Die. Honey Tribe Studios continues to tinker with its tongue in cheek title that focuses on getting players to work together for the greater good. And if they don't? Well, the title pretty much answers that question.BFF or Die puts up to four local players in control of time traveling aliens lost on Earth in ancient Egyptian times. They're trapped in dark dungeons, you see, and in order to escape, they have to work together. While some players start getting through the mazes, for example, others will provide light or distract enemies. If someone doesn't pull their weight, nobody's getting home!The latest update moves the puzzle adventure from Unity 4 to Unity 5, enabling a host of new visual effects. In addition, many textures have been redrawn to form a cleaner, more cohesive visual style. A single player mode has been added alongside 2-4 player local co-op, and the team even hinted at the possibility of online multiplayer in the future.

Siege the Day with the Rainbow Six Open Beta

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Launching a game with a robust online architecture is increasingly vital for developers as horror stories keep appearing of new games having bad servers.  Therefore, the multiple Beta is now king.  Rainbow Six Siege has had several Closed Betas, as Co-Optimus tested, but now the general public will get a chance for some hands on with the game before launch.Not much before launch it turns out.  The game is released on PC, PS4 and One on December 1st and the Open Beta is available from November 25th - 29th:The Open Beta will run on all platforms from November 25th through the 29th, with exact times varying by region.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Getting New Edition

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Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Getting New Edition

Fans of the Borderlands series may recall the special edition of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection that was released earlier this year that included a remote-controlled Claptrap for your enjoyment. If you missed out on that and are still super into Borderlands, you're in luck. There will be another edition of the bundle coming out soon.Dubbed the "Gentleman Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition," you'll get the same collectibles that were in the previous edition, i.e., the 12 lithographs, a steelcase box, all DLC and add-on content that's been released for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, and a Claptrap you can control using an app on your phone. The one difference? Claptrap is in some fancy duds this time, looking all fancy.Interested purchasers should be aware that this edition is currently only available internationally and all you international folks should check with your local/regional 2K Store to pick it up. Sounds like Gearbox is trying to get this out before the New Year so you can purchase this as a holiday gift for that very, very special someone. Everyone in the U.S. will have to wait a bit longer. Gearbox plans on releasing the Gentleman edition on our shores at some point, but no news yet on when.

Let's Split Up And Check Out This Pre-Alpha Friday The 13th Footage

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Being chased by a legendary serial killer is already pretty scary, but doing so in a pitch black unfinished forest while your creators share your demise with the masses?  That's some next-level terror, and it's all courtesy of Gun Media, developers of the recently Kickstarter-funded Friday the 13th.In celebration of the aforementioned funding, the Lexington-based devs released a brief glimpse of their game at an extremely early stage.  Be forewarned:  it's short, it's kinda poorly lit, and not much happens, but it's certainly worth checking out, if for nothing else but a hint of what the game's backers have gotten themselves into.Gun Media, whose prior work consists of Breach and Clear and its follow-up, Deadline, is presumably hard at work bringing one of pop culture's most notorious killers to life.  The game's co-op mode, in which players assume the roles of hapless, largely clotheless camp counselers, should serve to fill in a co-op horror niche that hasn't seen much action in recent years.

FL337 Now Available on Steam Early Access

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If you're in the mood for an arcade-style beat 'em up game that's a bit on the piratical side, you may want to check out FL337. The title hit Steam Early Access today and features two-player local co-op along with character leveling and power ups.The game is slated for a 2016 release, with a complete co-op campaign across eight playable levels. Players can team up using two Xbox controllers, or one controller and keyboard/mouse.FL337 is available on Steam Early Access for $9.99.

Star Wars Battlefront Co-Op FAQ

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Star Wars Battlefront Co-Op FAQ

 Join the Rebels or the Imperials in Star Wars Battlefront. The game is out for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC and features huge online competitive battles. Co-Op fans get to enjoy survival based missions with one other player.How many players can play Star Wars Battlefront locally (couch co-op)?Two players can play split-screen during four co-op missions of play.

Star Wars Battlefront: A New Season Pass

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For most of us, Star Wars Battlefront is not even out until tomorrow, but that has not stopped EA from announcing their Season Pass and providing some information on how the game will develop through 2016.  As well as providing four new expansions packs, the Season Pass has an added incentive as these chosen users will get the new content two weeks earlier than anyone else.The packs will cost $49.99 and break open to reveal a ton of content:Over 20 new pieces of galactic tech including weapons, vehicles, and Star Cards for both Rebels and Imperials 4 more heroes and villains for you to fight as or against 16 additional multiplayer maps featuring new locations 4 exciting new game modes Two-week early access to each expansion pack Exclusive “Shoot First” emote