by Jason Love 5
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Mass Effect 3 and Syndicate Co-Op Modes May Hint At "Co-Op as the New Deathmatch"

The spring gaming season is well underway and we've already seen a slew of co-op game releases, like Binary DomainJourney, and Shoot Many Robots, where cooperative gameplay was a focus for the game from the start. Yet we've also seen some major AAA releases, like Mass Effect 3, hit store shelves where the addition of a multiplayer component is something new for the series; or an existing series, such as The Darkness II, swap it's formerly competitive multiplayer mode for a strictly cooperative one. Finally, you have the revival of older games that have had their format completely changed - leaving them ripe for the traditional player vs player multiplayer style to which we've grown accustomed - and still maintain the co-op gameplay (we're looking at you, Syndicate).

by Tally Callahan 0
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This Week in Co-Op: Defending Those Ancients

For the past several weeks, I’ve been dabbling in Dota 2. It’s one of those RTS/action games where you take control of a hero unit and defend your base from the opposing team. Though the focus of these games is usually competitive, Dota 2 supports a pretty good co-op mode (probably the best I’ve seen for the genre). Any number of players can form up on a team, fill up the remaining slots with bots, and go up against an all-bot team in good, old-fashioned comp-stomp. The bots are available in five different difficulty levels, so it’s easy to tweak the experience based on whether the players are new to the game or experienced. Of late, I’ve found the co-op mode a great way to blow off some steam.

by Andrew Gaskill 2
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New Starhawk Video Focuses on Co-Op

The good people of G4TV's X-Play recently sat down with the makers of Starhawk to discuss the game's co-op mode. LightBox Interactive's president, Dylan Jobe, gives Morgan Webb the rundown on some of the third-person shooter's co-op features, which include randomized waves of enemies, rift energy, reclaiming structures, player skills, as well as the build and battle system. 

by Sam Tyler 2
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PEGI have let slip SEGA's potential plans to release Streets of Rage 3 and Golden Axe 3 on XBLA

Three's A Crowd - Streets of Rage 3 and Golden Axe 3 Rated for XBLA

They say that three is a magic number, but do you know what real magic is?  Playing as a boxing Kangaroo.  This dream is looking like a reality for XBLA users as PEGI have rated some titles under the banner SEGA Vintage Collections which include pugilistic marsupials in the form of Streets of Rage 3.  Also on offer are the co-op friendly titles Streets of Rage, Golden Axe and Golden Axe 3.

by Andrew Gaskill 0
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South Park: Tenorman's Revenge Hits the XBLA This Friday

A new South Park game will be unleashed on the masses this week. South Park: Tenorman's Revenge features the familiar four versus an army of robot gingers in a side-scrolling platformer. The last South Park XBLA exclusive, Let's Go Tower Defense Play!, was a surprisingly good co-op game. Tenorman's Revenge is being developed by a different studio, but we're still hoping for a solid title. Judging by the video below, the gameplay looks simple and fun. That's all I really need in a platformer, so long as it's executed well.

by Andrew Gaskill 9
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PlayStation Plus April Bonuses Include Early Access To Ghost Recon Future Soldier Beta and Free Copy of Shank 2

I've recently joined PlayStation Plus, therefore I'm actually paying attention to the monthly deals. This April looks incredible. Members of Sony's premium service have all sorts of downloadable goodness heading their way. Fans of shooters will be granted early access to the Ghost Recon Future Soldier beta. Action game aficionados will get Shank 2 for FREE. Racing fans will be able to pick up Shift 2: Unleashed for the low, low price of zero dollars. There's a little something for everyone.

by Nick Puleo 2
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With Days to Go, Serellan Hopes Takedown Will Make the Kickstarter Cut

It was a few weeks ago we told you about Takedown, a tactical shooter from a new studio called Serellan that was being crowd source funded via Kickstarter.  Sadly though, the project is only about halfway to its potential funding with five days to go.  With several other high profile titles doing very well with Kickstarter lately like Double Fine's Adventure Game and Wasteland 2, something seems to have gone wrong.  Luckily studio head Chris Allen has seen the error of his ways.

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