by John Bardinelli 0

Old Co-Op Games We Practically Forgot About

Yes, most of them are older than you.

We all know that co-op gaming was invented in 2003 by Al Gore. The back of that placemat in IHOP told us so. It turns out, however, that some really smart computer people managed to pull off some crafty multiplayer tricks back in the 1970s, creating some of the first video games with co-op modes. And then there's us, the spoiled gamers that we ...

 
by Justin Reynolds 0
Editorial
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • nintendo wii
  • couch
  • online
A few titles you may have glossed over, but that deserve your attention

Top 5 Underrated Co-Op Games of Last Gen

With every new generation of hardware that launches there is always a lull in content to enjoy. Many times we get prettier versions of games we’ve already played, and most launch titles aren’t what they’re cracked up to be. You’ve probably played the “best co-op games of last gen”, so instead of telling you ...

by Christopher Metz 0
News
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  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • couch
  • online
An inside source at Ubisoft verified the information.

Assassin's Creed Unity may Feature a Story Base 4-player Co-op Mode

The next Assassin's Creed title in the franchise, Assassin's Creed Unity, may possibly have a four-player co-op mode included in it that's altogether different than the Wolfpack mode found in the previous games. We might need to wait until E3 to see it officially, a trustworthy source says that the next Assassin's Creed title should see a new type of co-op mode.

by Jason Love 0
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  • xbox one
A smattering of co-op offerings

Xbox One's Indie Games Program to Get 25 Games

Not to be left behind by Sony's push to welcome indie games/developers to the PS4 fold, Microsoft recently released a list of indie games that would be making their way to the Xbox One console as part of the ID@Xbox program. Many of these are games that have been out on PC or some other platform for a little while and are now getting ported over to the next gen console. Perhaps the best news for us co-op lovers is that a handful of these titles embrace the cooperative spirit!

by Taylor Killian 0
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  • online
Because it should have had it in the first place.

Couch Co-Op DLC Teased for Resogun

You know, there was a time when Co-Op only came in one flavor: local. Whether your characters were on screen at the same time or just passing the controller back and forth when it was your dude's time to party, that was all you got. And while we might have gotten used to playing video games without ever having to meet the judgement gaze of another human being, couch co-op is still very much a big deal. Except in Resogun, where online co-op reigns supreme. Until (potentially? maybe?) now.

by Justin Reynolds 0
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Save cash and score bonus content by jumping on board early

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II Now Available for Pre-Order

Launching in late May, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II is now available to pre-order on Steam - and those who purchase early will save 10% off the retail price while also scoring an exclusive in-game item set. The new pre-order trailer features beautiful scenery and intense gameplay battles from the closed beta, take a look:

by Taylor Killian 0
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  • couch
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Potatoes, now on PS3.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition Blu-Ray Version Out this May

Though it's been available on the PSN since December, Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is getting a proper boxed release the 14th of May in both North America and Europe. Already 1.5 million copies have been sold digitally, though there is always room for a boxed copy somewhere. Perhaps you've got a phobia of the internet, or maybe you just don't trust the tenuous nature of digital rights. I'm not here to judge.

Latest Reviews

Space Farmers
Co-Op Score:
4.5
Overall Score:
4
Age of Wonders III
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
4
Mercenary Kings
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
3.5
Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls
Co-Op Score:
5
Overall Score:
5
BOSSES FOREVER 2.BRO
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
4
Dark Souls 2
Co-Op Score:
4.5
Overall Score:
4.5
by Christopher Metz 0
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Kick the living shtako out of those Hellbugs with the new updates.

Final Defiance Season Pass 1 DLC Rolls Out

Players that have kept up with all of Defiance's updates or are just getting into the game now, be aware that the last DLC for this season, "Arktech Revolution", has finally arrived this week. An ample amount of changes have been made for those who paid for the DLC, but an additional title update also altered few things worth taking a look at..

Latest Podcast

Co-Opticast Episode 123: Wizards for Everyone Episode

Latest Video Feature

Secrets of Grindea (Beta) - Co-Op Action Mode

We check out the upcoming beta of Secrets of Grindea -- coming to Steam this Spring

From Secrets of Grindea

Beyond Co-Op Reviews

by Taylor Killian 0
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  • couch
  • online
Eldritch Horrors still confirmed to be Horrific.

First Age of Wonders III Patch Out Now

Triumph Studios cares what you have to say. Especially in regards to Age of Wonders III, which might be why version 1.09 is based on fan feedback, and is also out by the time you read this. Sometimes internal QA just isn't broad enough to take care of everything and they've gotta wait on real player intel when the product is in the hands of the (exceptionally vocal) masses.

by Nick Puleo 0
Screens
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  • pc
  • xbox one
  • online
Howdy flower.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Heads West

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare has done well for itself since it launched on Xbox One back in February. An Xbox 360 version launched shortly afterwards and for the most part, both version seem to have a solid following. The multiplayer game focuses on co-op and versus play set in the Plants vs Zombies universe making it a family friendly "shooter" on both platforms available for under $30.

by John Bardinelli 0
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  • pc
  • couch
And it features giant flame-throwing scorpion mutants.

ZAMB! Biomutant Extermination Comes to Early Access

Defense games are fertile ground for cooperative gameplay. Developer Nano Games is very much aware of this, and that's why multiplayer was high on the list when they started work on ZAMB! Biomutant Extermination. The arcade game has just hit Steam Early Access and promises weekly updates with more of everything that makes it such a tempting purchase.