Humble Weekly Bundle Is Sprinkled With Co-Op And Benefits Extra Life

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Humble Weekly Bundle Is Sprinkled With Co-Op And Benefits Extra Life

As Extra Life's 24 hour gaming marathon quickly approaches, you can always count on Humble Bundle to spread a little love with an Extra Life themed bundle. This year you can pick up a nice collection of games and in-game goodies, several of which include co-op in some shape or form. Check out the full details below.Pay what you want to unlock:Pay more than the average (currently $3.16) to unlock:

Spend A Little Time Hanging Out With Fable Legends' Balverines

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If you've played any of the Fable games, you're probably well acquainted with the furry ferocities known as Balverines.  Though they're rarely central to the plot, the creatures go hand-in-hand with the Fable experience.  They're like Tauntauns in Star Wars, or used needles at a music festival.  The latest "Return to Albion" video shows Fable Legends continuing in the lycanthrope tradition, although these Balverines may be slightly different than the ones you remember.Since Fable Legends is set a few centuries prior to the original trilogy, the developers had to think back on what Balverines looked and acted like when they were less removed from their human ancestors.  I gotta be honest, the result is quite a bit more menacing.  Check out the video below to catch a glimpse of your slightly-less-familiar nemeses.While it's beginning to run out of time, Fable Legends is still intended for a 2015 launch date.  Given that last month's closed beta was limited to "a very small slice of Fable Legends gameplay", that seems increasingly unlikely.  

Access Characters You Haven't Bought with Hire A Hero in LEGO Dimensions

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One of the largest criticisms of any of the "toys-to-life" games is that at some point you'll need to buy additional characters in order to play through all the non-story path areas. LEGO Dimensions has come up with a great workaround to this by implementing a new "Hire a Hero" system.The way this feature works is simple. Let's say you want to access an area that requires you to have a Simpsons character, but you don't particularly want to run out and shell out $30 for the Level Pack. No problem. Using the in-game stud currency, players will now be able to temporarily unlock a selection of characters from the Wave 1 roster list. This feature arrives just in time as the Wave 2 series of characters, which includes Doctor Who, are now available.While you won't be able to temporarily hire the good doctor just yet, it sounds like characters from each wave of releases will be added to the roster once the next wave hits.

Hover: Revolt of Gamers Headed to Xbox One

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Another Kickstarter success, Hover: Revolt of Gamers will be headed to the Xbox One at some point in the future. Currently, the game is available on Steam Early Access where it's still working on fixing bugs and getting to a more complete state.What is Hover: Revolt of Gamers? Well, from all the screens and video, it appears to be a mix of Jet Set Radio and Mirror's Edge. Players will be allowed to freely traverse environments in first or third-person view as they attempt to overthrow a regime that has outlawed entertainment and video games. You'll be able to do so on your own or team up with friends at any time.The developers have been working diligently on the game since it hit Early Access last April, and the game recently received a new update and playable area this past month. No doubt once the game is finished on PC, the Xbox One version won't be too far behind.

FL337

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We've added FL337 for the PC to our database of Co-Op games!

Matchmaking Patch for Xbox One Version of PAYDAY 2 Arriving Soon

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Towards the end of September, we heard from Overkill that they were working on a patch for the Xbox One version of PAYDAY 2 that would address the biggest issue of the game: the matchmaking (or lack, thereof). No date for when this patch would be available was given, but it looks like it will be here sooner than the end of the year.In a video update posted last Friday, producer Almir Listo confirmed that the patch to address the matchmaking issue on Xbox One has been submitted to Microsoft for approval. Assuming that it goes through and everything looks good, then players should be seeing that pop-up sometime in the next couple weeks. When it does, the matchmaking system will be a little different and so the rest of the video walks through how it will work going forward.While there are still some issues with the PlayStation 4 version of the game and its matchmaking, that at least is working to some degree, which could not be said for the Xbox One version. Hopefully there will be more update/patch news for both systems in the next few weeks.

Updates and Support for Sword Coast Legends in the Works

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Updates and Support for Sword Coast Legends in the Works

We've been looking forward to the D&D-based RPG Sword Coast Legends for sometime now. While we're still putting it through its paces for our co-op review, the development team is already working on additional content, updates, and addressing concerns expressed by the community.Dan Tudge, the director of Sword Coast Legends and president of n-Space, sent a "State of the Game" letter out last week to talk about what their plans are for the game and to address the feedback they've received. One of the points stressed in this letter is that the initial release of the game is "a foundation for an even greater experience we have always intended to improve and expand". It's an interesting statement for a game like this. Assuming n-Space is truly attempting to build a game that allows players to play D&D via computer tools, that's no easy feat. Many titles have drawn upon the tabletop RPG for inspiration and implemented some mechanics, but very few have attempted to go really in-depth. Considering the PC and Mac versions of the game were pushed back a little, and the console versions were pushed back to next year, it may be that the game is still in its early stages, despite losing the "Early Access" moniker.

Take A Look At Some Post-Release Vermintide Gameplay

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It's gotta be tough out there for a Skaven.  Not only are you a meaningless cog in the churning wheel of rat-induced armageddon, but you also have a .02% chance of living a full life and embarking on a painless trip to the Great Parmesan Rind in the Sky.  The more likely event is that, just after adulthood, you get brained by some angry humanoid, even though you were just minding your own business and pillaging a settlement.While Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide doesn't exactly dwell on the morality of extinguishing hundreds of Skaven lives, it does provide an especially fun romp through the infested town of Ubersreik.  We've shown off its four player online co-op prior to release, but Taylor and myself figured it's worth taking a a look at the finished product.  Boy howdy, Vermintide does not disappoint.As you can see, the AI isn't especially capable, so getting a fully party together for a rat-stomping excursion is highly recommended.  

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Allows Map Creation And Modding On PC

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Allows Map Creation And Modding On PC

How far Call of Duty has come from its humble roots back in 2003, when legions of Allies were storming the beaches of Normandy to defeat the Axis scourge. Nowadays we wouldn't dream of associating CoD with anything less than jetpacking up the side of some PMC's techno-base, or eviscerating an exo-zombie with some sub-atomic laser. Yet, the folks down at Treyarch aren't quite as disconnected from the past. Case in point: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, on PC, at least, will have map creation and modding tools.Maybe you and your buddies have mastered all the zombie modes in BLOPS 3, and crave an additional challenge. Dust off your modding manual and load up the editor to even the odds. Maybe you'll give all the zombies rocket launchers, or make it so they can't be damaged by anything other than a direct shot in the left nostril. Or, heck, just mod it so every zombie explosion is accompanied by a 21 minute accordion solo. Actually, bad idea. Don't do that.