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Gunscape Coming to PlayStation 4 and Wii U

The "Minecraft" meets "Doom" of FPS

Last year we heard about a game with an interesting take on the whole FPS genre. Gunscape combines world-building and FPS elements to create a game that allows players to build their own levels, and then play them with (or against) friends. Originally slated for a PC and Xbox One release, the title will be arriving on PlayStation 4 and Wii U early next year.

 
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Boards, and the games that come with them.

Our Weekend in Gaming: Summer Doldrums Edition

When summer rages all around us, the "New Games" bucket gets pretty sparse. The Doldrums are in full swing here at Co-Optimus, and with no new games to feast upon we've got to rely on our friends and family for amusement. Maybe play some games of the non-video variety as well. Nick's out of town, and Enoch's toiling away in the Roleplaying Mines at Gen Con. The rest of us plan on pecking away at our backlogs, adventuring in space, and playing all sorts of games that involve boards.

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Well if it isn't the Chief and Friends!

Revel In This Halo 5: Guardians Co-Op Campaign Breakdown

Folks were none too happy when 343 Studios revealed Halo 5: Guardians would be the first game since the series' debut in 2001 to not support couch co-op. And, yeah. That's a huge bummer. Not to crush the dreams of all couch co-op aficionados without a good reason, 343 Studios recently published a pretty sizable piece that's all about the co-op. 

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You just can't find uninfested aircraft carriers these days.

Fourth Advanced Warfare DLC Will Wrap Up Exo Zombies Storyline

When we last left our heroes, Bill Paxton and his ragtag crew of hardasses (and Bruce Campbell) were as close as ever to escaping their aircraft carrier-shaped prison.  "Reckoning", the fourth and final DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, aims to finally bring the Exo Zombies cast to something that isn't effectively undead flotsam.  But wait, like the plethora of zombie fiction both pre-and-proceeding Exo Zombies, there's a twist!

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Nothing says aggression like naming your organization "Chimera".

Act Of Aggression Brings The Comp Stomp To You

These days, "classic" real time strategy games are few and far between.  Many of the genre's latest entries offer some sort of subversion on the typical tropes, which is more than welcome, but makes me long for the days of massive troop formations and invincible laser convertibles.  I suppose you could make the argument that Act of Aggression is subverting recent subversions to recreate those definitive RTS mechanics, but then you'd be distracting from the game's sick laser tanks.

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Our impressions and tests of the drive.

OWC 1TB Hybrid Upgrade Kit for Xbox One Review

Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launched with just 500GB of disk storage. And while this might have sounded like an enormous amount to owners of the previous generation of consoles, the jump from these older boxes in terms of graphical fidelity meant this space would only be enough for a dozen or less games. We’re now just starting to see systems ship with 1TB internally. If your’re an early adopter you can add storage yourself to you Xbox One simply by plugging in a USB 3.0 drive. But which one do you choose?

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Mekanikal kooperashin.

Upcoming Platformer Mekazoo to Feature Local Co-Op

3D world, 2D exploration, mechanical animals as protagonists, and co-op. There's the elevator pitch for Mekazoo, and we're already interested. The upcoming platform game from Good Mood Creators features five different mekanimals running, swinging, climbing and jumping through a colorful world on their way to take out an insectoid army. I mean, insektoid?

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Gaming likes it's 1996.

Quake 2 - Co-Op Or Die! Stream Recap

Last night we checked out a mod for Quake 2. Yes, that Quake 2. Called Co-Op Or Die the mod allows co-op play on a persistent world server for up to four players per instance. Along with the entire Quake 2 campaign, players can play various challenge maps created by the community. The whole thing is tied into the official Co-Op or Die website which allows chat, stats, and other info all integrated right in.

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Kill Hobbits for Sauron

Tabletop Co-Op: Lord of the Rings Nazgul

For this installment of Tabletop Co-Op, we travel to one of the most well-known locations in all of fantasy literature: Middle Earth. The setting is a rich one, and has inspired countless video games as well as card and board games. The idea of a group of men, elves, dwarves, and hobbits teaming up to take on the relentless invading forces of an ev...

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An intense curriculum.

Zombie Playground Shambles Onto Early Access

Kids have it pretty rough. When they're not being herded between classrooms, people are always screaming about how playing in traffic is the worst, and how they should probably not consume vast quantities of glue. Zombie Playground complicates childhood even further by throwing zombies into the volatile cocktail of adolescence, educating boys and girls on the futility of society and how to murder the undead with a baseball bat.

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4
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Westerado: Double Barreled
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One Vita, four hands.

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Launches on Vita with Single System Co-Op

Geometry Wars has come a long way since its initial release in 2003. The arcade shooter has grown a lot in the last decade, adding things like-- you know what? It added co-op. That's what matters. Even the brand new PlayStation Vita version has co-op, and you only need one system to give it a try!

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It probably involves zombies.

What's Next for Dying Light?

Are you survivors still parkouring among the tropical ruins surrounded by the rotting, heinous undead? Dying Light released exactly half a year ago back in January, and Techland is breaking out the "Half a Year Anniversary" party hats! I'm not really one to celebrate half-aversaries or anything, but we liked Dying Light quite a bit, so let's all slap on a goofy hat and enjoy a montage of zombies getting bludgeoned. 

by Jason Love 0
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The "Minecraft" meets "Doom" of FPS

Gunscape Coming to PlayStation 4 and Wii U

Last year we heard about a game with an interesting take on the whole FPS genre. Gunscape combines world-building and FPS elements to create a game that allows players to build their own levels, and then play them with (or against) friends. Originally slated for a PC and Xbox One release, the title will be arriving on PlayStation 4 and Wii U early next year.

by Enoch Starnes 0
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Shrimpers Squad 2.0: Now with 25% more skill!

Shrimpers Forever Volume Eight: Look Out, It's Season Two!

Welcome, one and all, to a tale as old as a couple months ago.  We revisit our heroes only weeks after their promotion from League 2 and the celebrations that ensued.  Many of the cast has moved on to greener pastures (the free agency market) to accomplish wondrous things (desperately hope for a contract offer), but the few that remain, those loyal few, they will be the catalysts that spur us on to greater glories.

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Cabela's Big Card Hunter isn't as exciting as you'd think.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Card Games Edition

Howdy, y'all!  Summer is starting to close up shop for the year, but that certainly won't stop us from staying indoors and playing video games all day.  For us, the weekend holds dungeons, heists, virtual trading cards, and lots of portable gaming.  Be sure to check out our very own Eric Murphy tonight as he and some pals stream their adventures in the fantastic indie title, Monaco!

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Probably a party you're ok not being invited to

Zombie Party Arrives on Steam Early Access

We're so used to zombies just being these big downers; always coming after us for our brains and just generally being not sociable. But what if they threw a party and invited? That would be pretty cool right? Ok, so Zombie Party isn't really about zombies throwing a party, but it's got some kind of crazy rainbow shooting gun so it's got that going for it.... which is nice.

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HUD changes, weapon changes, and "more story-driven" quests

Destiny's Forthcoming Revisions for Taken King

The one year anniversary of Destiny is fast approaching. Last year, we were pretty excited to see what all the game had in store for us. This year... well, we're a bit more tempered. There have been some highlights over the past year, but also a lot of missteps. Developer Bungie assures its community that it is listening and has some big changes around the bend.

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And other updates, but yay for co-op!

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive Lands on PS4 with Online Co-Op

Hey, you're in the mood for an anime-inspired co-op brawler, aren't you? One of the best in the business just made its way to PS4, and it's ready to assault your face with combo-centric combat and enemies that just won't quit. Say hello to Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Overdrive, an updated version of Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds just for PS4.

by Enoch Starnes 0
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Be our guest! Be our guest! Put our shadows to the test!

Warlocks vs Shadows Is Getting A Musical Guest

The music and video games industries certainly aren't strangers to one another.  Be it through Fez and Disasterpeace, Red Dead Redemption and Jose Gonzalez, or Destiny and the least conspiracized Beatle, the two have found many ways to intertwine over the years.  Continuing this tradition is Warlocks vs Shadows, a four player co-op game whose latest update will throw Venezuelan DJ Zardonic into the mix.