Blightbound Beta Stream Recap and Impressions

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Last night we checked out the closed beta version of Blightbound, a three player co-op beat em up meets rogue like meets action rpg on PC. Yes, this is one of those genre bending games that doesn't neatly fall into any one bucket. It's coming to Steam in open beta this weekend and shortly after into Early Access, so let's dive in.As described by the game's developer Ronimo games (Awesomenauts), Blightbound is a dark and stylish multiplayer dungeon crawler that puts three heroes on an adventure down from their mountain refuge to face the abominations of the Blight - a mysterious and corrupting fog that enshrouds the land. It's this blight mechanic the overarches each dungeon run / missions and will cause players to swap between characters or face penalties from being blighted.The beta offers three characters to play as - a rogue for dealing damage, a warrior for tanking and taking damage, and a wizard for support and heals. More characters are planned for the future, but I have to imagine the new classes would be in these same "core" realms or a blend. Each character has main, supporting, and special attacks to utilize. For instance the wizard can cast a healing area, the warrior can spin up a shield to absorb damage, or the rogue can throw a damage dealing boomerang. 

World War Z's Crossplay Co-Op Is Adding PlayStation 4 Users Tomorrow

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World War Z's Crossplay Co-Op Is Adding PlayStation 4 Users Tomorrow

World War Z has allowed PC and Xbox One users to cooperatively slay undead hordes since earlier this year, but up to now, PlayStation 4 users have been left to fend for themselves.  Fortunately, developer Saber Interactive is putting a stop to their isolation tomorrow, July 22nd.As part of the upcoming "Dronemaster Update," PlayStation 4 will be added to the game's crossplay capabilities, meaning gamers from all three communities will be able to work together to save a zombie-ravaged world (or at least not get killed by it).  The update will also be adding the eponymous Dronemaster class, as well as the ACW-20 grenade launcher.  The former uses a quadrocopter to defend chokepoints and buff teammates, and the latter... well, you can probably guess what that does.There’s a visceral joy to popping zombie heads with the new semi-automatic ACW-20 grenade launcher. Just make sure you don’t wreck your teammates in the process. The free Dronemaster Update arrives tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/JnJlhTMEYd