Jason Love - Contributor

My earliest memories of gaming involve a Nintendo Entertainment System, a television that still used tubes, a family room, and my brother. Before we even had a game where two people could play together, I remember sitting and watching my brother play Super Mario Bros. Occasionally, he’d let me play a life or two, but that was all I needed to get hooked. Pretty soon, games like Blaster Master and Final Fantasy were finding their way onto my Christmas list alongside the Transformers and GI Joes. I used to play so much that my family nicknamed me “Nintendo Boy”, a moniker that occasionally still gets brought up today. From the Nintendo I moved on to playing PC games, thanks once again to my family. I was too young at the time to really understand them, but my mom used to play the “Zork” series and I’d sit next to her while she played trying to contribute and follow along as best as I could. Nowadays I mostly play Playstation and Nintendo DS games, although I still occasionally sneak in a PC game or two and a large portion of my co-op time comes from playing with friends.

Aside from gaming, I also enjoy watching movies, listening to music (anything but country), re-learning to play bass, and reading authors like Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, China Miéville, and whatever good science fiction/fantasy novel comes my way. It is my hope that one day I might be able to switch jobs from government contractor to full-time games journalist or freelancer. A man can dream, a man can dream…

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More Destiny Leaks, Reef Social Area

There were images that went around recently for Destiny showing off some potential new weapons and locations when the next piece of DLC, House of Wolves, arrives in the next few months. The person responsible for that, reddit user Megamanexe64, has done some more digging and found even more info, including a "Reef Social Space."

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Create your own game mode, then play with friends

Twin-Stick Shooter AIPD Hits PC, Consoles this May

Gaming conference season is kicking off in full gear next week with the Game Developers Conference (GDC). One of the games that will be making its debut there is AIPD, or Artifical Intelligence Police Department, a co-op twin-stick shooter from developer Blazing Badger. The hook to the game is that you can modify not only your ship, but the game itself.

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Speed through as fast as you can

Play Chariot Cooperatively, Win Stuff!

One of my favorite local co-op games from 2014 was the action/puzzle platformer, Chariot. Two players work together to guide dearly departed dad's coffin to a resting place fit for a king. To get it there, you'll have to push, pull, and ride the sarcophagus through a variety of levels and challenges. Frima Studios announced yesterday that players who can do that the fastest, will be eligible to win some nice real world loot!

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All about dat loot

Latest Assassin's Creed Unity Update Includes Master Key

One of the elements of Assassin's Creed Unity that I found so odd was the companion app that came along with it. The "Assassin's Creed Inc" mission system - wherein you recruit and send off fellow assassins on missions - had been entirely relegated to this companion app and completing these missions unlocked chests in the main game to get new equipment or money. Hopefully you didn't spend too much time with that app because all of those chests are now unlocked. For free.

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Developer Dead Mage talks about their upcoming action roguelike

Indie-Ana Co-Op and the Children of Morta Interview

By the time this post goes up, there will be approximately four hours remaining in the Kickstarter campaign for Children of Morta, a "story-driven hack ‘n slash roguelike." When we first reached out to developer Dead Mage about their game, the inclusion of local co-op was just a stretch goal. That goal is now surpassed and we wanted...

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Think of them like hub towns in MMOs

New Warframe Update Adds Relays for Player Interaction

Digital Extremes keeps rolling along in their support of Warframe, a free-to-play action game with space ninjas. This past week, they added "Relays" to the console versions of the game, allowing players to meet up outside of the core missions. It also introduced a new item trader to the game, Baro Ki'Teer, who will accept your unwanted rare items in exchange for others.

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