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

Star Wars! So Much Star Wars…

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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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!

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X-Morph: Defense PS4 Limited Edition Coming 2018

EXOR Studios has announced that their 2017 title X-Morph: Defense will be getting a physical release exclusively for the PS4. In a message to Co-Optimus EXOR Studios said “Our physical release will include the European Assault DLC and all the latest updates on disc. The Limited Edition box set includes game disc (region free / reversible cover), soundtrack CD, numbered certificate and collector's box. The game will be limited to 3000pcs and sold exclusively at online retailer Play-Asia.com.”.

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Translation: MOAR ZOMBIES!

Call of Duty: WWII DLC Pack Number 2 Now Available

The second DLC pack for Call of Duty WWII is titled The War Machine and you can check out all the game-changing features it includes - ranging from more Zombies to the V2 bomb (It’s a rocket-propelled missile, I Googled it so you don’t have to) - in the trailer below. Even if undead and explosives aren’t your thing, the DLC also brings new competitive multiplayer maps, including Egypt and Dunkirk as well as the Operation Husky mission that takes place in Sicily. All of this DLC is available now on PS4 and on an unannounced date in May for Xbox One and PC.

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Hey, Blizzard, could you just put out a full co-op story mode for Overwatch?

New Co-Op Mission for Overwatch Takes Players Into Its Storied Past

Last year, Blizzard started something new with their popular team-based shooter, Overwatch: limited time co-op missions that represent defining "story" moments for the characters within the game. Dubbed "Overwatch Archives," the first of these was the "Uprising" event last April that took players through Tracer's first mission as a part of the group. A new event, called "Retribution," kicks off today and takes players through the mission that marked the beginning of the end for the peacekeeping group.

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That crocodile head is a must

MGS3 Themed Co-Op Event Kicks Off Today in Metal Gear Survive

Of all the Metal Gear Solid titles, the third is hands-down my favorite and I don't think I'm the only one with that opinion based on Konami's recent announcement. Starting today and going until April 24, 2018, you can team up with a few friends and enjoy a special co-op event in Metal Gear Survive that will net you some special Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (snake eater) themed rewards.

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Oh yeah, old Ironsides is back!

Help Sam Fisher in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, Free Weekend

The folks at Ubisoft are bringing back everybody's favorite stealth operative: Sam Fisher. Tomorrow, a big update will drop for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, officially kicking off their Year 2 content, that will add a special PvE mission for you and your Ghost squad to tackle. While the mission will be available in the game for the foreseeable future, there are special rewards you can only earn if you complete it within the next month.

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No better time to hop in and kill some rats

Latest Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Patch Makes Things A Bit Easier

At the end of last week, Fatshark released an update for their rat exterminator simulator, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, that addressed one of the bigger concerns: the sudden difficulty spikes. There are a number of tweaks and changes within Patch 1.0.5, but the big ones are to each of the main characters and the increased Hero Power cap for Veteran difficulty.