by John Bardinelli

NeuroVoider Co-Op Review

Brains and bullets, the perfect match.

Life as a brain in a jar is pretty boring. So, you decide to break out. Realizing there's not much you can do with all that gray matter and no arms or legs, you decide a delicious mech suit will suit your escape purposes quite nicely. Thus begins NeuroVoider, an intense dual stick rogue-lite shooter with a high level of difficulty and a slick couch co-op mode built right in.

 
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Get a load of the new folks.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Fresh Meat

Ladies and gentlemen, I have the pleasure of introducing the two latest additions to the Co-Opticrew: Perron Wiley and Brian Harrison!  Naturally, in accordance with the 1986 edition of Gaming Journalism Customs And Bylaws, we'll be conducting a series of hazing rituals throughout their first week of employment.  Get this:  first, we have them "writing articles", and once that's done, they'll have to "play video games".  Then, once they think they're finally out of the woods, they'll be "telling dumb jokes on Slack".

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Just think of all the new ways you'll die!

Check Out The New Gameplay Trailer For Dark Souls 3's "Ashes of Ariandel" DLC

"This is it," you said to yourself back in April.  "One final time into the Dark Souls breach, and then I'm off the stuff for good."  You did it all.  You deciphered the obtuse lore.  You gathered the most hard-to-reach items.  You downed even the toughest of foes.  You died, over and over and over, and at long last, you emerged from the misty land of Lothric, battered and scarred, but all the better for it.  You were finally done.

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They're brand new...ish!

Two More Monsters Added To Evolve Stage 2's Co-op Mode

Evolve Stage 2's latest update, 2.11, has been delivered to the swarming masses, and with it came a couple more foes for the co-op crowd to mercilessly hunt down - the Gorgon and the Meteor Goliath.  Neither is new, of course, as the duo was available in The-Game-Of-Which-We-Do-Not-Speak, but it sure is nice to have some more options when setting up a match in the game's new "Coop vs AI" queue.

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The dark knight rider?

LEGO Batman Movie and Knight Rider Coming to LEGO Dimensions in 2017

The next cycle of Level, Team, Story, and Fun packs for LEGO Dimensions will start rolling out next Tuesday with a couple Team and Level packs, as well as the new Ghostbusters movie Story Pack. A Story Pack based on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" will arrive in November (as well as a few more Team/Level/Fun Packs), and Warner Bros Interactive announced Monday that more is on the way in February 2017.

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New MMO Action RPG Guardians of Ember Coming to Early Access

Developer Runewaker has their sights set on their next MMORPG title: Guadians of Ember. This time around, the title will fall into the "hack 'n slash" territory (as opposed to the more straightforward RPG mechanics of their previous games) and allow a group of players to take on missions together, explore the world, and participate in public events.

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Prosecutors hate him.

Our Weekend In Gaming: One Unstoppable Attorney

At long last, the Co-opticrew has another chance to relax and reflect on what seems to have been quite the busy week.  More and more, the staff here is returning to its local gaming roots, indicating our growing desire for face-to-face interaction.  Through couch co-op, board games, and roleplaying games, we've trended back towards the chance to sit down with a few friends, chat about nothing in particular, and work towards a common goal.  Perhaps that will change in the future (especially once VR co-op becomes more commonplace), but for now, we're mostly content to sip on our beverages of choice and talk smack about the lines of code that oppose us.

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Friendly fire is always brutal

Necropolis: Brutal Edition Stream Recap

Harebrained Schemes' dungeon crawler, Necropolis, has received a fair number of patches since its release in July with the biggest one yet dropping just a couple weeks ago. Patch 1.1 added a whole new environment, new enemies, new weapons, and, perhaps most important of all, a new playable class: the Brute. Locke and I decided to spend a little time with the "Brutal Edition" of the game to see how it fares.

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Will you be able to watch tanks blow up in slow motion?

Battlezone on PSVR Will Have Four Player Online Co-Op

When they're not figuring out how to make sniper bullets move in the slowest of motions and cause the worst kind of damage to some people, UK developer Rebellion has been working on a modern take of the '80s arcade title Battlezone. The game is slated for release next month on the PlayStation 4 (a PlayStation VR headset is required to play) and it was revealed today that it will support four player online co-op when it launches.