by Tally Callahan

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LXIII: Rewarding Loyalty

Whether it's supporting a premium service, pre-ordering a game, or continuing to play, loyalty is rewarded

This month for MMO Co-Opportunities, we have a nice mix of the new and the old. We take a look at changes that RIFT is making to its Patron system, the new things that Guild Wars 2’s Winter 2016 Quarterly Update added, and the excitement beginning to build for the North American release of Black Desert Online. RIFT Provides More Bonuse...

 
by Nick Puleo 0
News
  • playstation 3
  • PlayStation Network
  • playstation 4
Time to download a bunch of games you'll play once!

PSN Flash Sales has Borderlands 2 for $4, and other Co-Op Greats

Sony is having a flash sale on PSN this weekend to celebrate Valentine's Day. What does that mean? There's a lot of co-op focused content available on the cheap for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. I personally couldn't pass up Borderlands 2 with all of the extra content for just $4. A total steal.

by Jason Love 0
News
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • online
Will include all PC content released thus far

Sword Coast Legends Coming to Consoles this Spring

The console version of Sword Coast Legends, the latest attempt by developers to create a Dungeons and Dragon experience in video game format, will be arriving sometime this spring. The title first saw release on the PC last October and has received a fair amount of content in that time, all of which will be included in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions.

by Jason Love 0
Review
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • couch
Peter Venkman, the Doctor, and Batman walk into a bar

LEGO Dimensions Co-Op Review

I was initially attracted to LEGO Dimensions for one reason: you could play as the Doctor and fly the T.A.R.D.I.S. I expected it would be a fun little side thing in the game, but that’s all. What I did not expect was for TT Games and Warner Bros to incorporate all the best bits of so many intellectual properties into one cohesive form while r...

by Eric Murphy 0
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  • pc
  • couch
  • online
Featuring the illustrious Bakken Hood

Strategically Dying In Zonaco Brought To You By F.A.L.C.O.

We've probably played more Monaco than you care to watch, but this episode of Friday Awesomely Live Co-Op is worth your attention. We've played the majority of Zonaco (the zombie mode of Monaco) with just the three of us, and during this episode, we realized that we've been playing it wrong this whole time. Our good friend Bakken Hood joined us, and demonstrated his innate ability to strategically throw his body at Bloaters to great effect. Sure, we had to revive him several many many times, but he always managed to take out several zombies with him, or destroy lasers/turrets. Impressive, to say the least.

by Jason Love 0
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  • pc
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • online
Enter the dark zone

Open Beta for The Division Later this Month

If you weren't one of the fortunate few to be able to participate in the closed beta of Tom Clancy's The Division a couple weekends ago, then you're in luck. Ubisoft announced they'll be having an open beta starting next weekend, February 19 - 21, on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Additionally, Xbox One owners will get some extra time with it as your access starts a day earlier on February 18.

by Cecilia Good 0
News
  • pc
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • couch
If you can dodge a beehive, you can dodge a ball

Stikbold! Launches on Xbox One This Spring

Your search to recreate the most fun part of your childhood is over. What kid didn't enjoy playing dodgeball, the most widely recognized violent repast of elementary school gym classes across the nation? Stikbold! brings this game back with new twists, allowing you to play against your friends with kooky characters, creative enemies, and crazy arenas.

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Co-Op Score:
3.5
Overall Score:
4.5
Nuclear Throne
Co-Op Score:
3.5
Overall Score:
4.5
Rainbow 6 Siege
Co-Op Score:
3.5
Overall Score:
3
Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
Co-Op Score:
3
Overall Score:
3
Tales of Zestiria
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
4
Star Wars: Battlefront
Co-Op Score:
2.5
Overall Score:
4
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DLC Plans Announced

Homefront: The Revolution Closed Beta This Weekend on Xbox One

Homefront: The Revolution has joined the beta craze, with a closed technical beta kicking off tomorrow, February 11th through the weekend and ending on February 14th. This beta is exclusive to the Xbox One and you'll need a code to gain access to it - either via pre-ordering or from various online sources. The beta will focus on the game's multiplayer component called Resistance mode, which is co-op in nature. 

by Enoch Starnes 0
News
  • pc
  • playstation 4
  • couch
  • online
Time to sharpen those cursed axes.

Zombie Vikings Is On Its Way To The Xbox One

Being a zombie doesn't seem like a gig with many perks.  You shamble around, moan, and lazily point at things for days on end for the chance to maybe, just maybe, munch on a brain or two.  Your teeth are the most important part of your job, and you don't even get dental!  Zombie Vikings, on the other hand, have it great.  They get to go on sweet road trips, hack up aggressive worms, and just generally pal around.  Sure, you have to have prior experience as a viking, but I can think of worse ways to spend a summer internship.

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  • pc
Whether it\'s supporting a premium service, pre-ordering a game, or continuing to play, loyalty is rewarded

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LXIII: Rewarding Loyalty

This month for MMO Co-Opportunities, we have a nice mix of the new and the old. We take a look at changes that RIFT is making to its Patron system, the new things that Guild Wars 2’s Winter 2016 Quarterly Update added, and the excitement beginning to build for the North American release of Black Desert Online. RIFT Provides More Bonuse...

by Enoch Starnes 0
News
I just hope the field goals are well distributed and nobody breaks any hoops.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Super Bowl Pun

The Co-Opticrew is truly in the pockets of Big Gaming this weekend, as large swaths of our time will be spent with the classic AAA franchises of old:  Halo, Diablo, Final Fantasy, and Pokemon.  A couple of us are trying to fight against the current via a combination of smaller video game titles and tabletop experiences, but will it be enough to stem the tide of high production values and fancy explosions?  Who's to say.

by Enoch Starnes 0
News
  • playstation 3
  • pc
  • playstation vita
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • couch
Our heroes are confronted with a brick wall (and the dangers of grenades).

Thursday Stream Recap: Nuclear Throne Episode 4

What exactly makes one "King of the Wasteland"?  Is it their ability to wield a golden grenade launcher or rusty shovel?  Is it their piles of money or crystalline skin?  No, I'd argue that one becomes Post-nuclear Royalty through one trait and one trait only - resilience.  

by Eric Murphy 0
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It's not co-op, but it's still awesome!

XCOM 2 Giveaway

I know what you're thinking. Why is a website dedicated to co-op gaming giving away XCOM 2, which doesn't feature co-op? Well, we have a code, you want it, we like you, so we're giving it to you. How's that for an answer? We were pretty happy with XCOM: Enemy Unknown so we have reason to believe that XCOM 2 will be stellar as well. While there's no co-op built-in to the game, you can always play-and-pass the game with your favorite couch co-op partner. Or you could let your partner play, then use your mind control skills on them to take over during the good parts.