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Kids need us now more than ever

Join Extra Life and Help Covid-19 Relief

Every year I invite Co-Optimus staff and readers to pitch in and help kids through Extra Life. The charity benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and brings in millions each year. It's a fun way for gamers to unite and do good in the world. This year, with the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the US, our children's hospitals need even more support. Here's your opportunity to pitch in and help.

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PC players get enormous new DLC installment for L4D2.

Left 4 Dead 2 Releases Free Community-created DLC

Last week, Valve released a hefty piece of DLC for zombie-killing co-op classic, Left 4 Dead 2. Titled "The Last Stand," it packs a punch with 26 new survival arenas, 4 new scavenge areas, and a full-blown campaign based around The Lighthouse survival map. On top of that, there's new melee weapons (from Counter-strike: Source), new/reworked animations, PVP updates, and 30 additional achievements.

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Batman Is Dead, Now What?

Gotham Knights Coming Next Year With Co-Op

If you have been waiting for more Batman-universe video games since 2015’s Batman: Arkham Knight, the upcoming Gotham Knights could be just what the doctor (specifically Dr. Thomas Elliot) ordered. In the upcoming game from WB Montreal, we find the caped crusader has died. Now, with a new threat emerging in Gotham, players will be able to play as members of  the Bat-family - Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin and Redhood - in order to stop the mysterious evil. This will be the first non-Lego DC game to feature 2-player co-op when it releases on the PC, Xbox One, the upcoming Xbox Series’, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5 sometime in 2021.

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Checking in with your friendly weekend superheroes.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Marvelous

Based on some early intel, it looks like the Co-Opticrew will be dusting off their capes and spandex for the weekend.  It's been a while since we've felt powerful enough to stop... well, anything that's happening in the world right now, so maybe some time pretending we have superpowers will help.  On the other hand, there's a surprising amount of pirate-themed action going on over the next few days as well, so maybe we're just looking for a way to feel pure, unbridled freedom.  Might there be some social commentary buried deep within our choices?  Probably, but that seems a little above my pay grade.

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Try saying that five times fast.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition Out This Holiday Season

Given the isolated state the world has found itself in, there's been a lot of time to ponder things in 2020.  Should you go back to college and get that degree you've always wanted?  How many loaves of bread can one household eat in two weeks?  And, most importantly, could you beat up all of your partner's exes?

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Crawl Into The Dungeons Fall 2020

Torchlight III Will Light Up Nintendo Switch

The most recent installment of the Torchlight series, Torchlight 3, has been on Steam Early Access since June of 2020. Now, with the seasons changing around us and the game undergoing continued pre-release fixes and changes, developer Echtra Games has announced the title will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, in addition to the other platforms previously revealed. 

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And it's headed to PC at the end of the month.

Spelunky 2 Is Out Now On PlayStation 4

Spelunky 2, the long-awaited sequel to Derek Yu's roguelite platformer, Spelunky, has finally arrived.  While the PlayStation 4 version is available now, PC gamers must wait until September 29th to dig in.  It's been quite some time since fans have had a reason to die repeatedly in the series' underground caves, jungles, and temples, so I suspect many hundred of man hours have already been spent on discovering Spelunky 2's strategies and secrets.

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