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Battlezone: Gold Edition Co-Op Impressions

At last, co-op tank action for the masses

Two years ago, Rebellion revived the classic tank shooter Battlezone as a cooperative virtual reality game. While our own Nick Puleo considered it a quality (if overpriced) co-op game, players without VR headsets always had to sit things out. Now Battlezone: Gold Edition has arrived on console and PC without the need for VR, and we’ve got full co-op impressions to go with it.

 
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Just your average three day weekend.

Our Weekend In Gaming: The Usual

The Co-Opticrew is mostly spending this Memorial Day weekend (or "Bank Holiday", whatever that is) with some familiar titles.  This may be an indication that Summer is Truly Upon Us, but it's certainly not a bad thing.  In fact, I think it's perfectly valid to spend some time in the safe confines of games you're comfortable with.  It's a scary world out there, why not spend some time with the things you know best?

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PS4 first, PC in July

Engage in Some Next Generation DLC for Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Ubisoft and Red Storm Entertainment's Star Trek: Bridge Crew is getting its first bit of DLC today on the PlayStation 4 with some content that will undoubtedly make some Star Trek fans happy. With the "Next Generation DLC," you and your buddies can step onto the bridge of Picard's NCC-1701D Enterprise and take on one of the universe's biggest threats: the Borg.

by Matthew Squaire 0
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The Only “Survival’ Where You’re On Offense

X-Morph: Defense Survival Mode DLC Will Receive Additions

X-Morph: Defense has been out since August of 2017 but that hasn’t stopped the steady flow of DLC and additions that developer EXOR Studios has brought to the party. In the latest update, the free survival DLC is getting enhanced with 10 new maps and randomized gameplay. This update is set for release across all platforms, so whether you are on PC, PS4 or Xbox One you will be able to continue taking over new maps across the earth.

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At last, co-op tank action for the masses

Battlezone: Gold Edition Co-Op Impressions

Two years ago, Rebellion revived the classic tank shooter Battlezone as a cooperative virtual reality game. While our own Nick Puleo considered it a quality (if overpriced) co-op game, players without VR headsets always had to sit things out. Now Battlezone: Gold Edition has arrived on console and PC without the need for VR, and we’ve got full co-op impressions to go with it.

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More Happy Combat, Huzzah!

Happy Wars Adds New Bosses For The Co-op Mode

Happy Wars on Xbox One has received an update! But not just any old update; it’s completely co-op focused! The additions, according to the Happy Wars blog bring new bosses to the co-op mode specifically. These bosses are found in-game through a variety of ways, so players are encouraged to experiment. You can download this update now on the Xbox One version of Happy Wars.

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Now I just want to listen to jazz.

Our Weekend In Gaming: A Love Supreme

The attention of the Co-Opticrew is devoted to titles both new and old this weekend.  The first of these is open world, third person, centered on base defense, and (somehow) not State of Decay 2.  The second is a loot shooter whose fanbase can't seem to determine whether or not they actually like it.  Why don't you take a gander at the list below and see if you can suss out which is which?

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Death Road to Canada
Co-Op Score:
3
Overall Score:
3.5
The Swords of Ditto
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
3
Far Cry 5
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
3.5
Tesla vs Lovecraft
Co-Op Score:
3.5
Overall Score:
3
Attack on Titan 2
Co-Op Score:
2
Overall Score:
4
Monster Hunter: World
Co-Op Score:
4.5
Overall Score:
4
by Jason Love 0
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I like how they decide to only show the back of the amazon's head...

Atlus Extoling the Virtues of Couch Co-Op in Dragon's Crown Pro Video

Dragon's Crown Pro dropped onto the PlayStation 4 this week, and if you're wondering if it's any good, then I recommend checking out our Co-Op Review of the original when it hit the PS3 oh so many years ago. The only real difference between the two versions is the updated/improved graphics, which look even better now. If you're still wondering whether the game is any good, then let me tell you a tale of two young lovers...

by Jason Love 0
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Who needs a campaign?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Revealed, Will Have 3 Zombie Maps at Launch

Yesterday, Activision and Treyarch revealed the next installment in the Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and things are a bit different this time. It was rumored the title wouldn't have any campaign and would be multiplayer only, which was confirmed by the announcement yesterday and further explained by the developer in an interview with Polygon. The good news is that the game will launch with a Zombies mode and it sounds like it may be a little bit "richer" in its offerings than in year's past.

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Strike while the CQC is hot.

Rainbow 6 Siege Is Free To Try Out This Weekend

Of all the games in need of a "free weekend", I wouldn't necessarily place Rainbow 6 Siege near the top of the list.  In fact, it's done quite well for itself in the two and a half years since its original release.  Having carved out its own healthy community, the game has chugged along, planning out and then delivering on its post-launch content year after year.

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You may want to put a plastic cover on it, just to be safe.

Die For Valhalla! Will Bring Viking Violence Straight To Your Couch

If there's one thing I've learned about vikings through years of pop culture osmosis, it's their dearly held belief that any obstacle can be overcome by beating the ever-loving tar out of it.  Economic issues?  Beat the tar out of it.  Labor struggles?  Beat the tar out of it.  Encroaching neighbors?  You get the picture.

by Jason Love 0
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Always up for improved graphics

Recent Patch for Solstice Chronicles: Missing in Action Brings Big Changes

Fans of the site may recall the handful of times we've dipped into a couple of Ironward's Solstice Chronicles titles; notably The Red Solstice and Solstice Chronicles: Missing in Action. The former is an action/RTS title that allows up to eight players to team up and fight off a horde of monsters, while the latter is more action-oriented top-down shooter with two player couch co-op. It also recently received a big update that fixes a number of issues and makes some pretty big changes.

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So many Mons to Hun

Nintendo Switch Getting Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

While many Monster Hunter fans were disappointed that Capcom wouldn't be bringing Monster Hunter: World to the Nintendo Switch, last Thursday, the developer posted an announcement video on their YouTube channel for a Switch-exclusive Monster Hunter title. Don't get too excited, though, this isn't exactly an all new game. In Japan, the expanded version of Monster Hunter Generations is known as Monster Hunter XX, and Capcom is bringing that game to the Switch as Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.

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Hook it up to your TV to enjoy local co-op action

Enjoy Classic Neo Geo Titles with the Neo Geo Mini

Fans of SNK and Neo Geo will have two ways to enjoy some classic co-op titles this year. In November, SNK and Digital Eclipse (Mega Man Legacy Collections and The Disney Afternoon Collection) are teaming up to put out the SNK 40th Anniversary Collection this November on the Nintendo Switch. This will include a selection of classic 40 SNK games that were released in the arcade and/or home consoles. In addition to that, SNK just recently announced they'll also be releasing a Neo Geo Mini, which will also include 40 games.

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ESO trial information, revitalized GW2 underwater combat, and the Black Desert Mobile launch schedule

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LXXXVIII: Sun, Surf, and Gaming on the Go

The sun is out and summer is looming. This month for MMO Co-Opportunities, we have details for Cloudrest (the 12-person trial in ESO’s upcoming expansion), an overhaul to Guild Wars 2’s underwater combat system, and a release date schedule for Black Desert Mobile. Upcoming ESO: Summerset Trial, Cloudrest, Detailed For MMO player...

by Matthew Squaire 0
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Co-Op Paint And Race Looks Wonderfully Unique

New Trailblazers Video Shows Off More Track Painting

In a recent video from publisher Rising Star Games, Trailblazers, the multi-platform racing title, shows off some of the things that make it unique; most notably the paint and race features that add a new element to racing as well as the co-op. While the track painting has been featured before, being able to see it paired with the couch co-op makes it incredibly exciting for us here at Co-Optimus.

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Come to me, my sweet exotic children.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Destined For The Loot Grind

Good afternoon, all.  Summer, and the suppressing, all-consuming heat it brings with it, is finally upon us.  In order to beat the heat, a few of the Co-Opticrew have found a simple solution - just straight up leave the planet.  With the new Destiny 2 expansion out, there's a whole new set of loot out there to toil away for, and toil we will.  At least it'll be in the cool comfort of our own houses.

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A little spring cleaning never hurt anyone.

Civilization VI Has A New Update Out Today

The latest iteration of Sid Meier's global strategy game received a relatively positive reception back when it launched in the fall of 2016, but it was still plagued by deficiencies in the series' oft-criticized AI opponents.  Over time, though, the Civilization VI developers have worked to alleviate these issues, currently culminating in the game's "Spring 2018 Update", out today.