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Indie-Ana Co-Op and the Neon Chrome Post-Mortem

New consoles providing new opportunities

Some indie studios rise and fall as the tides of gaming shift. For 10tons Ltd., they've managed to stick around for over 13 years by going with the waves and shifting development to the platforms that are in demand. Their latest title, Neon Chrome, is a return to their twin-stick shooter roots and Sampo Töyssy, Vice CEO of 10tons and the lead designer, chatted with us not only about the game, but the lessons they've learned along the way.

 
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3rd-person fighters meet RPGs and loot hunting

Combat RPG Absolver Headed to PC/Consoles in 2017

There's been a lot of different genres intermixed with one another over the past few years. Developer Sloclap is taking that mixing to a new level, it seems, with their first big title, Absolver. Described as an "online combat RPG," the game appears to be a blend between fighting games and dungeon crawlers in a manner that is reminiscent, to me, of Konami's Hybrid Heaven.

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A long road for Xona

Score Rush Extended Arrives on PlayStation 4 This Week

When I first started the monthly Indie-Ana Co-Op article, the idea was to focus on the (then) burgeoning indie games market and to sift through the numerous titles in Xbox Live Indie Games. One of those titles was Score Rush, a bullet-hell shmup from Xona Games. Five years later, the game will see a release on the PlayStation 4 this Thursday with a new title, Score Rush Extended.

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Tabletop Co-Op: Dead of Winter

If you are anything like me, you are approaching the level of burnout with zombie themed games. From board games to video games to comics and TV, zombies are literally everywhere. There are several co-op board games featuring zombies, including three we have already covered in this column: Zombies Keep Out!, Dead Panic, and Zombicide. What does Dea...

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Taking a cue from LEGO Dimensions it seems

Finn Vignette for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Season Pass

The next character vignette video for LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit the Internet last week. Everyone's favorite Storm Trooper turned good, Finn, gets his own 30 seconds of fame in the latest teaser for the game. Warner Bros and TTGames also shared plans for the forthcoming DLC, which can all be yours when you buy the Season Pass.

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Just one step away from PS4 to Xbox One

Rocket League Now Supports PC/Xbox One Cross-Platform Play

If you're all about the PC and your friend is all about the Xbox One but you both enjoy playing Rocket League, then rejoice! Cross-platform play is now available for the two versions. So, if you want to team up with a buddy on the Xbox to dunk some hoops, or you've got a "PC Master Race" friend that's been waiting to team-up and play a little car footie, the only thing holding you back now is (likely) your Internet connection.

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Also, NECA has some cool toys based on the arcade version

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan Out Now

The Platinum Games developed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan game is now available for your consumption, in case you weren't aware. Initial reviews are... err... well, not awesome? We're working on our own co-op review of the game, but in the meantime, we've got some other hot TMNT-related news.

Latest Reviews

Shadowrun Chronicles - Boston Lockdown
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
3
Battleborn
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
4
Alienation
Co-Op Score:
4.5
Overall Score:
4.5
Rogue Stormers
Co-Op Score:
2.5
Overall Score:
3
Dark Souls 3
Co-Op Score:
4.5
Overall Score:
4.5
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
Co-Op Score:
3.5
Overall Score:
5
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Finding Dory will close it out next month

Some of the Last New Toy Sets for Disney Infinity 3.0 Now Available

While the future of the Disney Infinity series is done, there are still a few more opportunities to pick up some of the toys for Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition. In conjunction with the film's release this past weekend, new figures based on Alice Through the Looking Glass are available at your retailer of choice.

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I won't stoop to those levels.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Who Overwatches The ...Eh, It's Not Worth It

As you might have expected, Blizzard's latest competitive shooter hasn't completely overtaken the Co-opticrew as of yet.  That's not to say we don't enjoy a bit of virtual conflict with other humans from time to time, it's just that this weekend seems to be focused on more natural activities, like enjoying the great outdoors or indulging in some delectable board ga - you know what.  I can't take it.  I can't lead this false life anymore.  

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Gearbox slash price while Origin runs store wide coupon

Co-Op Deals: 55% Off Battleborn Deluxe, 30% Off Battlefront Season Pass

With Blizzard's Overwatch out this week it means 2K Games is hitting the panic button. They just put an offer on the table any cheap gamer could be tempted by, $20 off Battleborn for all platforms, dropping the price from $59.99 to only $39.99. Solid deal, but on PC it's even better at the PC gaming retailer GMG, who has the game cut to $35.99 instantly plus a stacking coupon code to $26.99 - a massive 55% off less than a month out from release. The same percentage discount applies to the the Deluxe Edition, which drops from $75 to only $33.74 ($41.25 mark down).

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New consoles providing new opportunities

Indie-Ana Co-Op and the Neon Chrome Post-Mortem

Some indie studios rise and fall as the tides of gaming shift. For 10tons Ltd., they've managed to stick around for over 13 years by going with the waves and shifting development to the platforms that are in demand. Their latest title, Neon Chrome, is a return to their twin-stick shooter roots and Sampo Töyssy, Vice CEO of 10tons...

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12 legged Spider Man DLC drop

LEGO Spider Man Does Whatever a LEGO Marvel's Avengers Can

I don't know if you have heard *spoilers*, but Spider Man is now officially part of the wider Marvel's Avengers universe.  That's great news for comic book and cinema lovers, but it is also good for owners of LEGO Marvel's Avengers, as they get free piece of DLC that contains 6 different versions of the Webbed Wonder.

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Big Cut on Overwatch's Collector's Edition, Origins Edition Gets 18% Off

Co-Op Deal on Total War: Warhammer. Overwatch for 27% Off Discount

Late May is chalked full of upcoming co-op releases, and we've found the deals to go with them. If you're either a Warhammer or a Total War fan, you have to be looking forward to next week Tuesday's Total War: Warhammer. There are a variety of TW: Warhammer deals this week ranging from 20% off to 25% off. All of them will include the pre-order bonus of the Chaos Warrior Race Pack.

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Throwing healing items at a friend just seems more efficient

Brut@l's Co-Op Mechanics Detailed

As the ASCII inspired, roguelike dungeon crawler Brut@l approaches its PlayStation 4 release date, developer Stormcloud Games is revealing some new information about how co-op works. Specifically, does the loot drop for each player individually, or is it communal? Can a downed buddy be revived? And perhaps the most important question of all, can I throw a potion at my friend's head to heal him or her?