by Jason Love 0
News
All the Other News that's Happened this Week

Beyond Co-Op - December 9th through 15th, 2012

Welcome back, true believer, to Beyond Co-Op, the weekend column that sums a few of the more interesting non co-op related news story of the past week. The VGAs were obviously a big draw, but the biggest news to come out of that particular event was a co-op game winning Best Multiplayer Game of the Year. So we'll be taking a look at the apparent success of THQ's bid into the "Humble Bundle" sphere, a major milestone for everyone's favorite Blue Bomber, the impact story can have in a game, and a possible resurgence of local gaming (albeit not entirely cooperative).

by Paul Acevedo 0
News
  • iphone
  • android
  • couch
  • online
Tanks for the memories, SNK

Co-Op Classic Metal Sug 1 Runs and Guns to iOS and Android

The iPhone/iPad and Android are already home to a fine port of Metal Slug 3, one of the best entries in SNK's arcade run-and-gun shoot-em-up series. Now the Japanese game maker has ported the original Metal Slug to mobile devices under the highly appropriate title Metal Slug 1. Like the previous port, this one boasts several enhancements like an all-new Mission Mode and of course, Bluetooth co-op play. New for this installment: adjustable controls.

by Christopher Metz 2
Screens
  • xbox 360
  • online
Don't have the time to watch? Make the time. It's well worth it.

Hordes of Gears of War: Judgment Footage and Screenshots Hit the Internet

It is quite alright to be skeptical about another Gears of War game coming out so soon after the legendary trilogy was completed. However, don’t make a final judgment call before watching some epic gameplay videos and seeing some new screenshots first. It’s sort of hard not to get fired up about what’s to come out of Gears of War: Judgment next year from what we’ve seen here.

by Andrew Gaskill 1
Video
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • online
Better with Kinect?

Dead Space 3 Gets Kinect Voice Commands, New Trailer Focuses On Co-Op

Dead Space 3 is less than two months away. The space horror franchise will feature a cooperative campaign, a first for the series. Today we found out the game will also be compatible with the Xbox 360's Kinect peripheral. Don't worry. You won't be forced to defend yourself from Necromorphs by flailing around like a maniac. Dead Space 3 will use the Kinect's microphone for simple voice commands such as, "Find partner, Fire stasis!" and "Attack enemy!" 

by Andrew Gaskill 6
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online
Float like a butterfly, sting like a butterfly

Borderlands 2 Patched, Multiple Fixes, Badass Rank Resets, Bee Shield Nerfed

Borderlands 2 received a a rather large patch today. The 3 MB patch offers better Badass Rank protection, reduces the level cap for DLC raid bosses in Normal Mode,  fixes the Fleshstick leveling exploit, and it also alters how Amp damage is applied to projectiles. Basically, they nerfed the Bee Shield, so I hope you didn't spend too much time farming it. You can see a full list of the patch details after the break. 

by Jason Love 27
News
  • pc
  • couch
The 8-bit Zombie Shooter Finds New "Unlife" on Steam

Dead Pixels Shambles onto Steam, Code Giveaway

One of my favorite indie co-op games from last year, and even still today, was Can’t Strife Right Studios’ zombie shooter meets 8-bit beat ‘em up, Dead Pixels. It was a fresh take on a genre/theme of games (i.e., zombies) that is starting to wear its welcome out a bit. Between the ‘70s film grain effect, the nods and winks at various zombie games/films that came before, and the RPG elements, Dead Pixels was the kind of game that got me started on the whole indie kick in the first place. Now, the joy of killing 8-bit zombies can be shared even more with friends and family as Dead Pixels has arrived on Steam, and it has brought with it a handful of goodies.

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