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Shrimpers Forever Volume 2: Fresh Faces

Reddened cheeks as far as the eye can see.

We hope you folks have been enjoying our weekly Tuesday/Thursday stream (8:00 pm EST, sharp) of Shrimpers Forever. Enoch and I are more than happy to keep narrating this hilariously stupid saga as Southend United aims to top the charts of the Premier League. 

 
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Like some sort of water phoenix, the Shrimpers emerge from the waves of despair.

Shrimpers Forever Volume 3: Darkest Before The Dawn

The clock is ticking.  A man sits in his underwear in a recliner in a room just a few yards away from Southend United's home stadium, The Loading Dock.  On the wall is a tracksuit, fresh from the dry cleaner.  He can hear the crowds begin to filter in.  Their nervous chatter rings faintly against his eardrums, like an old-time radio play being broadcast a few rooms away.  He wonders what they might be saying for just a moment before instinctively tossing the thought from his mind.

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Built like a tank.

SteelSeries Apex M800 Impressions

If you read our coverage on the Logitech G910 Orion Spark mechanical keyboard, you probably already know I was testing it against a few other mechanical gaming keyboards. One of those is the recent entry from SteelSeries - the Apex M800, which resembles the design of their popular Apex keyboard. Instead the mechanical variety uses custom switches to ditch that mushy membrane feel and deliver the clicky clacky sound that tells everyone in your office you’re getting some serious work (gaming) done.

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Horribly distorted body shapes for all!

Super Mega Baseball Is On Its Way To Xbox One And PC This Summer

You read correctly, stranger.  The wild, uncivilized frontier of arcade baseball software is expanding its territory to the Xbox One and PC in the summer of 2015.  Super Mega Baseball, a game unique to the modern sports genre in both presentation and mechanics, can soon be experienced by nearly all gamers, regardless of their allegiances.

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Newly released Magicka 2 is available for 20% off while Wii U's Bayonetta 2 hits new low.

Sequel Deals: Magicka 2 & Bayonetta 2 Up to 25% Off

With summer about to begin and outdoor activities presumably taking over much of the gaming community's time, PC gaming retailers hope to lure you back inside with enticing sales and impressive discounts. Several noteworthy co-op games are on sale this week, including this week's release of Magicka 2, where a 20% discount lives at the digital retailer GMG cutting the price down to $12.00. If you spring for the Deluxe Edition, it's also 20% off at GMG after coupon, dropping from $25 to $20. (Though honestly it doesn't look like the Deluxe offers much so you should probably skip).

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Now, we must sow the...eh, it's not worth it.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Gets A Permanent Price Cut

Ah, gardening.  It offers everyday folks like you and I a chance to relax, appreciate the calmness of nature, and commune with Mother Gaia.  The only downside?  The barrier to entry, of course!  Between all the seeds, tools, gloves, soil shipped from the Himalayas, books, and specialty earthworms, it can be hard for the standard toiler to break into the garden...field.  While Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare doesn't offer any of the aforementioned benefits of gardening, it does share a word, and it has something gardening can never have: a price cut!

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A total of over 25GB of post-release stuff to download.

Another Huge Patch for Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Ready for your PS4 or Xbox One's hard drive to take another one for the team? Shortly after the March release of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Gearbox rolled out a huge patch for both systems that weighed in at roughly 16GB. Two months later we get hit with another patch, this one around 8GB. Good thing 1.25 inch floppies aren't the storage norm.

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"Teamkilling is part of the fun!"

Magicka 2 Explodes Onto PC and PS4 RIGHT NOW

If the first Magicka taught us anything at all, it would be something along the lines of "if your friends had magical powers, they would totally flip out and make your body pop like a hamster in a microwave well over a thousand times." We need video games to teach us these lessons just in case some eldrich power does imbue our chums with arcane forces, so we'll know to avoid their calls for a while.

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Watch the Strike, watch the Prison of Elders

Destiny: House of Wolves Expansion Impressions and Video

Destiny's second big expansion pack is here, bringing owners of the game a bunch of new content in the form of several story missions, a new cooperative strike, several multiplayer maps and a new replayable co-op mode called Prison of Elders. There's also a lot of subtle changes you'll find, whether it's small UI enhancements, general optimizations, or just an overall feeling of polish. House of Wolves feels a step above the previous expansion in almost every way.

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Blue Yeti and Mo-Fi Impressions for Streaming

We've had a podcast on Co-Optimus now for close to 6 years, and its only this year that we've recently reformed it as more of a streaming show. That said, almost since the beginning we were using a Blue microphone for our audio recording. While we started with their Snowball lineup, it's their recent Blue Yeti Desktop Microphone that really ups the features and quality. 

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Too good to pass by!

Evolve, Dying Light, FIFA 15, And More for PSN on Sale

Massive deals abound for the Playstation Network this week during the time-honored tradition of the Extended Play sale. Maybe a Sony Intern tripped and fell on the "HUGE SAVINGS" button. Perhaps the Playstation folks recognize that all video games in the history of the medium were delayed until 2016 and they want to ensure 2015 isn't an enormous bust. Maybe a Sony Exec contracted a brain parasite that makes people save money until May 25th.