by Katrina Pawlowski 3
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  • pc

Age of Empires Online: Free To Play, Co-op Quests Included

The MMO playing model has moved away from a lot of the pay-to-play aspect - that is to say, they’ve been largely moving away from the monthly subscription fee. Instead it looks like games like the upcoming Age of Empires Online will only cost money if you really want that premium experience. Players of a casual persuasion and the hardcore crowd will be able to play together to complete the games co-op quests in an MMO/RTS environment, all without restriction.

by Nick Puleo 8
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Our Weekend in Gaming - Abracadabra Edition

It seems the majority of the staff is hooked on Magicka and with good reason.  There's just something addictive about its co-op action and spell weaving - and something satisfying about exploding trolls into tiny bits.  Also shrubberies.  

by Tally Callahan 7
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360

Dark Souls Will Have More Co-op "Variations"

Demon's Souls was an unapologetically tough game. Director Hidetaka Miyazaki promises that Its spiritual successor, Dark Souls, won't be any easier. One thing that may be different, however, is the game's co-op potential. For those of you who haven't had the chance to play Demon's Souls, the game had a unique co-op mode. At certain points within the levels players could summon other players into their game to help them out if they were stuck at a particularly tricky spot. The summoned players would have to have previously flagged themselves in order to be able to be sucked in to another person's world and would appear as ghostly heroes. They would have to be within 10 levels of the host player. From a single-player perspective, this system could be pretty cool. From a co-op perspective, it was an absolute nightmare. The game was not set up so that friends could easily play together - that wasn't the point of this unique co-op mode.

by Nick Puleo 4
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  • pc

Paradox Planing a Magicka "Surprise" For GDC

Paradox Interactive, publishers of recent co-op hit game Magicka, have just announced their lineup for the Game Developers Conference which takes place February 28th through March 4th in San Francisco.  Among the list of game's they plan on showing is something new for Magicka, a game simply titled Magicka "Surprise"

by Katrina Pawlowski 6
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  • xbox 360
  • pc

Lionhead Survey Asks: What Worked For Fable 3? Will It Work For Fable 4?

As gamers we sure seem to know what we want after a game has been chewed and digested in our game systems, don’t we? It doesn’t happen often, but in the case of the upcoming fantasy sequel Fable 4 we get to drop our opinionated two cents in ahead of time, by rating the series it belongs to. In the hopes of having the best possible community pleasing game, Lionhead Studios has released a brief survey that wants to know what they did right for Fable 3 - including the use of co-op, to possibly carry on to a sequel.

by Andrew Gaskill 0
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • online

New Trailer for Hunted: The Demons's Forge

Hunted: The Demon's Forge has managed to stay on our radar since it was announced almost a year ago.  A few trailers have shown glimpses into the world of Hunted.  Our co-op interview with developer inXile Entertainment's Brian Fargo and Maxx Kaufman offered more insight into the gameplay and co-op dynamics. The two player online co-op title has been dubbed a fantasy Gears of War, due to its cover system and other game mechanics.  This isn't necessarily a bad thing.  For fans of Gears, swords and sorcery, and armor bikinis, this is a great thing. This latest trailer has plenty of gameplay footage, and even a little humor.

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