I'm sure they're fine.
I'm sure they're fine.
A new Ghostbusters game is coming this spring and it has what we want most in a game. While it may not have the voice cast of 2009's Ghostbusters game, Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime has four player co-op both locally and online. This new trailer shows some of the different locations that you'll be vini, vidi, vici-ing in. The gameplay looks fast and freneti, and no one's face is getting melted off with crossed streams, which is a good thing. Judging from the above photo there might even be a vehicle element to the game. We'll have more details as they become available.
Not to be outdone by the bevy of sales from Microsoft, the PlayStation Network has announced their "11 for 11" sale. That's right, eleven PS3 games for half the price, in honor of 2011. (Personally, I can't wait for 2099. That sale should be incredible.) There is a smattering of co-op goodies sprinkled into the lineup, including Deathspank: Thongs of Virtue, Hoard, Soldner-X2: Final Prototype, Comet Crash, and Shatter. These offers are only available until the end of the month. For a full list of pricing and games getting the half off treatment, read on.
LittleBigPlanet 2 is off to an astronomical start. After scoring solid reviews all around, including our own 5 out of 5, the game has set online records for most users online at a time. In fact, according to Media Molecule, the number "massively outstrips" LittleBigPlanet 1's record for the same feat. Detailed numbers weren't given, but you can sign into the game yourself and see the reported player count at anytime - a number Media Molecule expects to double in the coming days and weeks.
Our next Xbox Live co-op night is upon us and we're headed to the Old West to take on gangs, bandits, and of course jackelopes. Yes, the game of choice is Red Dead Redemption, and we'll be gathering a posse together to take on the bandit hideouts, hunting challenges, and tackle co-op missions.
I know we've said this before, but this time its really happening. Magicka has a release date, and that release date is tomorrow - January 25th, 2011. The four player co-op spell casting action/RPG starring four wizards in robes will be hitting Steam for $10. The game's concept is simple - players utilize different elemental spells to defeat enemies, but to truly shine, players can combine different elements to create spectacular effects and more powerful spells. This was something we explored with great interest in our interview for the game.
EU PSN is throwing a huge January sale, which started January 19th and will be running until February 2nd. Most notably, you can grab Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP) for £15.99/€19.99 (usually £31.99/€39.99), GTA: Chinatown Wars (PSP) for £11.99/€14.99 (usually £27.99/€34.99) and Zombie Apocalypse (PS3) for £3.99/€4.99 (usually £7.99/€9.99).
Co-Op Classics is back once again, and this time around we've got another special Video Edition! We cover our two most recent Co-Op Classics: the goofy yet top-notch brawler Ninja Baseball Bat Man and vintage Golden Age shooter Wizard of Wor.
Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam didn’t bring very many changes to gameplay. Strategy and playing style, however, can be vastly different. This Battlefield Report takes a look at how to employ two weapons to rather unusual effectiveness.
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They say each snowflake is unique, and so, too, are each staff member's gaming experiences of choice this weekend. How appropriate, given the wintry nature of the weather over much of the United States. Everyone is off doing something different, from old standbys, past classics, and backlog beauties to a game that isn't even on shelves yet!
Remember books? Sure you do! Author Jane McGonigal has provided gamers with a new weapon for fighting the good fight. "What's the good fight?" you ask. Why, proving to our significant others, bosses, parents, children, or pets, that what we do in front of the flashing screen is important...not just for us, but for the whole world! In her book "Reality is Broken," McGonigal explores how games help gamers develop problem solving techniques that can be applied to real world problems. She recently sat down with Kai Ryssdal for a radio interview, and had this to say about gaming and reality: