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 Eric Murphy 0
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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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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
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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.

by Nick Puleo 0
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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
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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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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
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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
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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.  

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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.

by Jason Love 0
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Cry havoc and let slip the Tetris pieces of war

Defend Your Land and Blow Up Your Neighbors in Castle Chaos

This indie title slipped off our radar last fall, but it hadn't been forgotten, Castle Chaos is a local multiplayer game for up to four people, or you can team up with friends to take down A.I. enemies. Anyone who remembers Rampart from the olden days of gaming may find the title's action quite familiar. Build up your castle using "Tetris-like" pieces, place some cannons inside, and blow up your neighbor.

by Eric Murphy 0
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Then celebrate with the finest $5 champagne

Watch F.A.L.C.O. Break Rashkovsky Out Of Prison

After what felt like 30 attempts at the Prison Break finale in GTA Online, we finally broke Rashkovsky out and got his butt on a plane. It was probably more like 10 attempts, but after all the bugs, glitches, poor decisions, bad luck, and irritating design flaws, this mission was really starting to wear us thin. The Friday Awesomely Live Co-Op crew doesn't give up though, and I must say, our final successful run makes us look like professionals. Ok, maybe that's a stretch, but it was relatively flawless.

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Let's be honest, though, you're still gonna be lost like 75% of the time.

Get A Glimpse Of Dying Light: The Following's Locations In Exploration Trailer

Coming in at twice the geographic size of the base game, Dying Light's next DLC, "The Following", can seem a little overwhelming to any would-be zombie exterminators.  Trust me, I know the feeling.  You start to think back to all the places you didn't see when you first played the game last year, then you consider all the DLC's extra content, the new daily quest system, and all those zombie heads just ripe for the kicking.  Next thing you know, you've quit your job, moved to Ecuador, changed your name to Ernesto, and purchased enough tortillas and rice to tide you over for the next 6 months, which should be just enough time to fully explore everything.

by Nick Puleo 0
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Ear Sex

Astro A40 TR Headset, ModKit and MixAmp Impressions

Astro Gaming has long held a a reputable place in co-op gamer's library of devices. Their headsets and mixamps make communication during gaming a breeze and the sound quality top notch. We've seen the A40's for consoles, A38s for portables, and the A50s for PC. But today we're looking at an evolution of their A40 lineup - the A40 TR which works for just about everything. An enhanced "Tournament Ready" version of their best selling headset.