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Warframe Plains of Eidolon Stream Recap

Sure, you COULD do bounties, but is that better than fishing?

Last week, the regular Monday night Co-Opticrew dove back into Warframe to see what had changed since the last time they ran around in it, and also to get ready for the "Plains of Eidolon" update that arrived last Thursday. This week, Mike and Jason did a quick tour of the Plains, before things got a little hectic.

 
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Two Upcoming Civilization VI Nations Get Detailed

It's always nice to see new nations get added to Civilization games.  They make the world feel just a touch larger and more varied.  They generally add fun, new strategies to both wield and plan against, as well as bringing a bit more artistic flair to the g- ah, who am I kidding?  I just like 'em cause they give me a few more targets to crush on my quest for global domination.

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Why go physical when digital is proving so lucrative?

LEGO Dimensions May Be Nearing Its End

One of my favorite couch co-op games from the past couple years has been LEGO Dimensions. My wife and I enjoyed picking up the (at times, confusing) expansion packs that added some of our favorite franchises to the title, and playing through new worlds and familiar ones with some of our favorite characters from pop culture. It appears, though, that all of that may be coming to an end.

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Play as Marine Corps or Imperial Japanese Army across two campaigns

Pacific DLC Arrives Next Week for Running with Rifles

While it's been some time since we last checked in on Running with Rifles, the devs have been continuing their support of the top-down shooter and have a new historically-themed piece of DLC dropping next week. The "Pacific" DLC adds two full campaigns to the title that will allow over 40 players to play through them cooperatively.

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Xbox One and Windows 10 players can co-op together

Halo Wars 2 Will Receive Cross-Platform Update Later This Month

In their most recent livestream, 343 Industries laid out a number of updates and tweaks they have in the works for Halo 5: GuardiansHalo: The Master Chief Collection, and Halo Wars 2. While most of these tweaks are multiplayer focused or centered around visual enhancements to these titles to make them look better on the forthcoming Xbox One X, there was one co-op friendly piece of news with Halo Wars 2: it soon will support cross-platform play.

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As long as I can still murder some rats, I'm in

Battle Skaven and Chaos Forces in Vermintide 2

Last month, Fatshark confirmed/teased that yes, indeed, a new Vermintide was in the works. Yesterday, we finally got a bit more info on what's new/different with Warhammer: Vermintide 2. Specifically, a new hero is being added, there are different "career paths" from which you can choose for your hero of choice, and some new enemies have entered the fray: the forces of Chaos.

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And with it comes a full co-op campaign!

Surprise! The First Mario And Rabbids Kingdom Battle DLC Is Out

Mario and Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a match made in heaven, if heaven was some sort of madman's laboratory in France.  Despite a bit of understandable confusion when the game was first announced, it was met with delight when it released back in August.  Between the tight "X-COM lite" gameplay and playful interpretation of the Mario universe, there was a lot to love.

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Wait, I thought the whole point was to get your buddy stuck in the mud

Check out Spintires: MudRunner in Action

We're a couple weeks away from Spintires: MudRunner getting unleashed upon the world, and Focus Home and Saber Interactive want to ensure everyone knows there's more to do than just hitting your friend's vehicle with a log. The latest trailer for the revamped version of the curious mud/terrain deformation simulator shows ...

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Join Us For Extra Life 2017!

"Hate" is a strong word, and I only use it for things I absolutely despise. One of the things that I hate is seeing kids in the hospital with life threatening illnesses or injuries. I bet you hate that, too. Well, you can help. Co-Optimus is gathering a team of gamers to participate in Extra Life for the sixth straight year, and we invite you to join in on the fundraising! A Children's Miracle Network Hospital of your choice will receive all of the donations you raise on your page, and you get to play video games for an entire day!

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The Ray Bradbury story.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Robots Of Yesteryear

Another weekend, another set of co-op plans for you to peruse.  Warframe appears to have snuck into our hearts in the days since we last met, what with its new "open world" and "cyborg ninjas".  Psh.  I remember when we took coffee black, our levels linear, and our ninjas thoroughly human, and we liked it.  I mean, sure, maybe we occasionally wished for broader choices and a couple laser arms, but we knew our place as consumers.  We'd get our sweet exploration/robot karate games when the developers were good and ready.

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Well… this is awkward

Destiny’s Xbox Add-Ons Are Here!...After The Sequel

If you’re one of the many players enjoying the beautiful Bungie - Activision love child that is Destiny 2, chances are you were unaware that the ORIGINAL Destiny just had a major content drop on Xbox One and Xbox 360. All of the gear, maps, strikes and so on that Sony paid to keep exclusive are now available on Xbox One and 360… Just in time for the sequel.

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Hooray!(?)

Mass Effect: Andromeda On Its Way To EA And Origin Access

Mass Effect: Andromeda was... well, let's say it wasn't particularly well received when it first hit back in March of this year.  Nevertheless, BioWare put in a good amount of work to address the issues levied at it upon initial release, and now, they're hoping to entice gamers back into the ME universe by making it available to play on both EA and Origin Access sometime in the near future.

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Frontier Expo Unveils Next Year's Plans for Elite: Dangerous

While Frontier Developments' Elite: Dangerous has allowed for a group of players to team up and fly around the galaxy together and complete larger community goals, which are larger objectives within a sector to which all players contribute. Next year, though, the devs have a whole slew of updates planned that are collectively going under the title of "Beyond," and one of the first things that will be introduced are new co-op missions.

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Enjoy Ghost Recon Wildlands for Free This Weekend

Looking for something to play this weekend to tide you over? Then Ubisoft would like to kindly invite you to enjoy Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands for free! Starting today and going until 11:59 PM PDT on Monday, October 16, you can form a squad of ghosts with up to four friends and take on the Santa Blanca drug cartel. Also, you'll probably crash a helicopter or two... it happens.

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Battle the secret Zombie Mode bosses until the event concludes on Nov 1

A Halloween Celebration for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

It's officially the spookiest month of the year and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is getting in the spirit with "Willard Wyler's Halloween Scream." Willard Wyler, if you remember, is the enigmatic director (voiced by Paul Reubens) that dishes out all those challenges for you and your squad in the Zombie Mode. This special event runs until November 1, and includes Double XP events, a new co-op game mode, and some other Halloween-themed goodies.

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Freely explore an entire zone, take on monstrous foes, meet some aliens

Warframe Adds New Open-World Area This Week on PC

Digital Extremes' long-running free-to-play action title, Warframe, is receiving quite the impressive update this week. While the Canadian developer has been releasing story/event updates with some regularity, the "Plains of Eidolon" update is a whole new undertaking. Space ninjas can now explore an entirely open-zone area complete with a city hub, vendors, enemies to fight, and gigantic foes to overcome.