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Escape Update Adds Co-Op Mode to DEAD DOZEN

If I saw a pyramid in Siberia, my first thought would not be "let's explore that!"

Fntastic, the developers that (initially) brought us The Wild Eight, launched a new game on Steam Early Access last month in the form of the multiplayer FPS/action title, Dead Dozen. While the main focus is an interesting blend of PvP and co-op where dead teammates get back up as ghouls (still controlled by the player) that attack their former friends. Today, they release an update titled "Escape" that adds a new strictly co-op mode.

 
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Landing “Soon”

Starbound Set to (Finally?) Head to Xbox One This Year

In a recent update on the Xbox Wire site, the team at Chucklefish spoke about bringing Starbound from the PC to the Xbox One. In the post, Chucklefish touches upon the different technological challenges as well as the hurdles of bringing a story to a sandbox game. If you are a fan of Starbound currently or looking to take to the stars when the game comes to Xbox One ‘Later this year’ the article breaks down the thought that goes into making a successful game more accessible.

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One is brand new, and the other is quite old.

Next Month's Games With Gold Features Two Co-Op Titles

Xbox's Game with Gold program has provided a pretty solid value to all kinds of gamers for quite some time now.  This month will be extra special for us cooperatively minded folks, though, as its lineup includes two co-op titles:  Super Mega Baseball 2 and Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage (also known as Streets of Rage).

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Same Battlezone game but without the VR requirement

Battlezone: Gold Edition Coming to Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Rebellion is bringing their first-person tank shooter, Battlezone, to a wider audience with the "Gold Edition." Originally a PlayStation 4 exclusive that required the PlayStation VR headset to play, the title was ported to the PC last year, though it still required a VR headset (either the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift) to play. Now, they're dropping the VR requirement altogether so friends everywhere can play together.

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First new game mode in a while

Latest Warframe Update Adds New Weapons, Warframe, and Game Mode

Digital Extremes released a new update this week for the PC version of their MMO-ish action title, Warframe. While the update includes the kind of things we usually see, i.e., new weapons and a new Warframe to assemble via finding all its blueprint pieces, then building the pieces, then assembling the pieces, it also includes something we haven't seen in awhile: a brand new Game Mode called "Sanctuary Onslaught."

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Snake In The Grass Update Available Now

Dying Light Receives More Free Content

In a YouTube video announcement, Techland, the team behind 2015’s fantastic zombie-parkour experience Dying Light, announced the sixth free content update to the game: "Snake in the Grass." While this update adds no Co-Op specific features, the entirety of Dying Light can be played in Co-Op with up to three friends, meaning that everything added are Co-Op friendly additions (wahoo!).

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The true treasure is friendship

Team Up With 16 Hunters in New Siege Event for Monster Hunter: World

Paging all Hunters, hop into Monster Hunter: World right now and tackle the newest monster, the golden Elder Dragon Kulve Taroth. This one's a little special, though; it won't just be you and three of your buddies this time around. Kulve Taroth is an especially "big boi" and thus 16 players must team up to bring him down and craft new gear from his sparkly hide.

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If I saw a pyramid in Siberia, my first thought would not be "let's explore that!"

Escape Update Adds Co-Op Mode to DEAD DOZEN

Fntastic, the developers that (initially) brought us The Wild Eight, launched a new game on Steam Early Access last month in the form of the multiplayer FPS/action title, Dead Dozen. While the main focus is an interesting blend of PvP and co-op where dead teammates get back up as ghouls (still controlled by the player) that attack their former friends. Today, they release an update titled "Escape" that adds a new strictly co-op mode.

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A pretty good second attempt at a co-op mode for the popular hero shooter

Overwatch Retribution Stream Recap

Last year, Blizzard released the limited time co-op "Uprising" event for Overwatch. We had mixed feelings on the matter so we were a bit skeptical when it was recently announced that a new limited time co-op event, "Retribution," would be arriving this month. Turns out Blizzard really did learn some lessons from the last go around and this new event has some good hooks in it for all you co-op enthusiasts out there.

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Lovers in a Dangerous FTL?

Team Up With Friends to Man A Space Station in Undercrewed

I loved Subset Games' FTL, and the only thing about it I didn't like was that I couldn't bring in some friends to help crew the ship and save the galaxy. I'm guessing I wasn't the only one that felt that way because Undercrewed, a new co-op title that's currently in development, seems to be drawing some strong inspiration from not only FTL, but also Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime.

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Co-op shmuping is the best shmuping

Steredenn: Binary Stars Update Brings Local Co-Op Shooting to Xbox One and Steam

Steredenn is a shoot ‘em up with Roguelike elements released way back in 2015. It has always been a single-player shooter, but that recently changed with the free ‘Binary Stars’ update. Thanks to this surprisingly great update, the Xbox One and Steam versions of Steredenn now support 2-player local co-op (just like the Nintendo Switch version)!

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More fun than you can shake a meeple at.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Boarding Games

The Co-Opticrew has quite a few plans to engage in gaming of the "tabletop" variety this weekend, and I simply couldn't be happier.  There are few things in this world that can top a nice night spent with friends, drinks and snacks in hand, as you huddle around a kitchen table and find out the fate of your adventuring party/warring countries/what-have-you.  I'll be demanding nothing less than a full report of these escapades on my desk by Monday morning.

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Play a classic in a new way

Mod for the First Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Game Adds "Hardcore Realism"

Ghost Recon Wildlands isn't he only Ghost Recon title to see some new content. The PC modding community often extend the life of many classic games by adding graphical or UI features that many players wish the game included to begin with, or adding new content altogether. ApexMods has released a 30 Gb mod today, titled "Heroes Unleashed," for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon that adds new physics, new AI behavior, and "hardcore realism" to the game.

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Star Wars! So Much Star Wars…

More Original Xbox Games Will Be Playable On Xbox One This Month

In more great news from Microsoft, 16 original Xbox games are being added to the Xbox One’s Backwards Compatibility list. All of the titles either need to be purchased and downloaded through the Xbox Marketplace or played with a physical copy in the Xbox One. The first batch of 8 games is set to arrive on April 17th and the later 8 on April 26th. While a number of the games feature some sort of multiplayer, it’s the April 26th release of Star Wars Battlefront (2004) and Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005) that feature the Co-Op we’re most excited about.

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Bring a tank to a minotaur fight

Happy Dungeons Launches New Story Content; Warfare Pacifico Items Return

Do you ever stop to wonder if the mass of pixels you are controlling is actually excited for their epic quest, or if they're just doing it out of a sense of duty? Happy Dungeons squeals an emphatic "yes" as your anarchic heroes rampage across the country side murdering minions with glee. If you've murdered up to this point, you'll be happy for the new story content, which launched earlier this week!