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TRISTOY Co-Op Review

Storytelling and artwork done right.

Action adventure games are usually a solo affair. Drop a player into a dark world, give them some swords to swing and some things to upgrade, then let them run around for a few hours before showing an ending. Hooray, you just metroidvaniaed! If you want co-op, though, the genre usually sends you elsewhere. Enter TRISTOY, a short platform adventure game that not only allows for co-op play, it requires it.

 
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Evolving the month.

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for February, 2015

February was a solid month for Co-Op gamers which saw the release of Evolve and Monster Hunter 4. Dying Light's tail end of January release also made it a popular game to watch during this short month. Let's look at some of the popular stories and features around co-op gaming for February, 2015.

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"Valley of the Yetis" would make a great title for a musical.

Far Cry 4 DLC Valley of the Yetis Launches March 10th

You and your co-op partner have no doubt liberated countless skins from Kyrat's native fauna in Far Cry 4. Now that you've faced down rampaging elephants and rhinos with a grudge against mankind, it's time to move on to even more lethal game. I'm not referring to humans, since you mow down enough people while capturing bases to cover the globe in entrails, but something much more dangerous than a militant with an assault rifle.

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All subject to change... 5 months after release

More Destiny Leaks, Reef Social Area

There were images that went around recently for Destiny showing off some potential new weapons and locations when the next piece of DLC, House of Wolves, arrives in the next few months. The person responsible for that, reddit user Megamanexe64, has done some more digging and found even more info, including a "Reef Social Space."

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Same Bat Game, Same Bat Gameplay, Same Bat Review?

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Co-op Review

Batman rocks, but can the same be said of the rest of the DC universe?  Scratch the surface and you start delving into some pretty obscure characters, pretty quickly.  LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, takes everyone’s favourite caped crusader and makes him share his universe even more than before with the rest of DC, but is this a good...

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Soon we'll (hopefully) have the superior console verison!

Overkill Projects a June Release for PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition

Overkill's problems trying to add new content to the PAYDAY 2 console versions has been rocky to say the least. However, they do hope to make amends with the coming of the current gen versions. Recently, the developer announced the projected the release times for both PS4 and Xbox One versions of the PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition!

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Create your own game mode, then play with friends

Twin-Stick Shooter AIPD Hits PC, Consoles this May

Gaming conference season is kicking off in full gear next week with the Game Developers Conference (GDC). One of the games that will be making its debut there is AIPD, or Artifical Intelligence Police Department, a co-op twin-stick shooter from developer Blazing Badger. The hook to the game is that you can modify not only your ship, but the game itself.

Latest Reviews

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Co-Op Score:
3
Overall Score:
2.5
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Co-Op Score:
5
Overall Score:
5
TRISTOY
Co-Op Score:
3.5
Overall Score:
2.5
In Space We Brawl
Co-Op Score:
2.5
Overall Score:
3
Evolve
Co-Op Score:
4.5
Overall Score:
4
Construction Simulator 2015
Co-Op Score:
3.5
Overall Score:
3
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Speed through as fast as you can

Play Chariot Cooperatively, Win Stuff!

One of my favorite local co-op games from 2014 was the action/puzzle platformer, Chariot. Two players work together to guide dearly departed dad's coffin to a resting place fit for a king. To get it there, you'll have to push, pull, and ride the sarcophagus through a variety of levels and challenges. Frima Studios announced yesterday that players who can do that the fastest, will be eligible to win some nice real world loot!

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Legendarily Discounted

Rayman Legends Free On Xbox One For Games With Gold

Hypothetical situation: you and your friends really want to experience the colorful 2d glory of Rayman Legends, but you spent all your hard-earned cash on an Xbox One and four controllers, and can't shell out for the game. Fear not, financially-hamstrung gamers! So long as you can muster the cost of a single month of Games with Gold, Rayman and his cohorts can be yours, free of charge, this March!

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Couch Co-Optimus: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Danny and Alex tackle Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, a co-op Wii U action game starring Nintendo's lovable pink puffball and his pal Waddle-Dee

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I bet the From Software offices are real cheery places.

Get Ready For Impending Gloom With This New Bloodborne Story Trailer

Ladies and Gentlemen, the hour of darkness is nearly upon us.  A scant few weeks from now, Bloodborne will begin to creep into our lives.  It will happen slowly at first; everyday objects will gradually morph into geometries reminiscent of Victorian England.  Desks viewed at certain angles will vaguely take on the shape of torture racks, cubicle walls will play host to shadowy gargoyles who appear more than willing to hop down for a midday treat.  Then, the bleakness will consume us.  Hours will be spent lying awake at night, praying for a few moments of sleep and reprieve from our waking nightmare.  Come March 24th, Bloodborne and the creatures who inhabit it will eventually become all we know.

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Discounts on Resident Evil, now in episodic format.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 & Co-Op Deals of the Week

On Wednesday this week get ready for some co-op survival horror with Capcom's new Resident Evil Revelations 2. The two versions you can pick up on Steam right now will either cost you $24.99 or $39.99 (the more expensive version gets you more DLC for RAID mode). Both qualify for a 22% discount at the UK based digital retailer Green Man Gaming. At checkout just apply a coupon code at checkout and cut the prices down to $19.50 or $31.20 depending on which edition you go with.

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Asian markets will more than likely receive them instead.

Blizzard Won't Add Microtransactions in Upcoming Diablo 3 Patch

At least within the North American game market, people are usually dissatisfied when it comes to the inclusion of microtransactions in most AAA titles, and we can't entirely blame them. Like the more recent case of Evolve, the business practice can greatly impact initial sales of the game upon release if not treaded upon carefully. Blizzard, on the other hand, has thought of reintroducing them into one of their most popular IP's, Diablo 3, once again, but in an a much larger region.