Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with 2-player-local-co-op A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with 2-player-local-co-op http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Thursday Stream Recap: Nuclear Throne Episode 4Enoch Starnes

Nuclear Throne is a game that punishes a lack of skill without judgement or pretension.  When you've failed to reach your distant goal for the 13th time in an hour, the game doesn't chide you or offer to lower its own difficulty (the most underhanded of insults, in my opinion).  Instead, it merely tells you, "You deserved that.  Wanna go again?"  This isn't a new formula by any means.  Plenty of games offer near-immediate restarts upon failure, but it's a technique that I've found myself dwelling on more and more as my experiences with roguelikes deepen.  In some twisted way, I've found it to be almost encouraging, like a stern, no-nonsense kung fu master.  Despite continued failures, the game persists in our training, knowing that our determination will eventually give way to some deep, untapped potential.

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Heroes Attikus and Galilea Revealed for BattlebornTally Callahan

Attikus was an intelligent enslaved beast forced to toil in the mines of Tempest. Now he uses his biotech-granted intelligence and his massive brute strength to fight back against his oppressors. He excels in pouncing into the thick of things and unleashing devastating blows with his fists. One of his arms is encased in metal which can really bring the pain - it can even shock people. He can also repel enemies with powerful shockwaves.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13900/heroes-attikus-and-galilea-revealed-for-battleborn.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13900/heroes-attikus-and-galilea-revealed-for-battleborn.html Thursday Stream Recap: Nuclear Throne Episode 3Enoch Starnes

We made substantial progress last night, mostly because we finally gave into that fad all the kids are into called - correct me if I'm wrong - "learning from our mistakes(???)".  Because we're professionals, our past couple sessions had mostly consisted of ramming our heads into the proverbial wall over and over and then dazedly cheering when, lo and behold, a millimeter of cement happened to chip off.  This time around, though, your intrepid heroes spent a small amount of time reflecting on what went wrong after each failed attempt and then applied that newly gleaned knowledge onto the next run.  The effects weren't exactly mind-blowing, but hey, the planet didn't become a nuclear wasteland overnight.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13876/thursday-stream-recap-nuclear-throne-episode-3.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13876/thursday-stream-recap-nuclear-throne-episode-3.html Black Ops 3 Zombie DLC Arrives with Awakening: Der EisendracheJason Love

"Der Eisendrache" picks up where "The Giant" - the last bit of zombie DLC for the game that is only available to you if you picked up the season pass bundle (or the collector's edition) - left off. Heroes Richtofen, Nikolai, Takeo, and Dempsey head off to a new Nazi research facility and find (surprise, surprise) more zombies to kill! There are a couple of interesting looking guns shown off in the trailer (along with an exploding monkey), and an enemy that is very reminiscent of the Big Daddy from BioShock.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13879/black-ops-3-zombie-dlc-arrives-with-awakening-der-eisendrache.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13879/black-ops-3-zombie-dlc-arrives-with-awakening-der-eisendrache.html New Character Highlights for Battleborn's Ghalt and DeandeCecilia Good

Deande exudes elegance with her high-speed, close range fan attacks. It looks as though she has a ranged weapon she stashes in here hair and can use as a katar. Her moveset includes a ranged attack as well as an area attack.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13875/new-character-highlights-for-battleborn-s-ghalt-and-deande.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13875/new-character-highlights-for-battleborn-s-ghalt-and-deande.html LEGO Marvel's Avengers Launches with a TrailerSam Tyler

Marvel's Avengers continues the trend of solid two player local co-op games in the LEGO series and this outing combines the open world element of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes with story lines taken from six separate Marvel films including both Avengers, Captain America and a single Thor:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13877/lego-marvel-s-avengers-launches-with-a-trailer.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13877/lego-marvel-s-avengers-launches-with-a-trailer.html Splitscreen Mode, More Servers for ARK on Xbox OneJason Love

Per the developer's patch notes, the splitscreen support is for "online and local play," which we are taking to mean that the game will support what we call "combo co-op." Two players will be able to play on the same Xbox One together and also hop online to play with friends.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13865/splitscreen-mode-more-servers-for-ark-on-xbox-one.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13865/splitscreen-mode-more-servers-for-ark-on-xbox-one.html Indie Studio Teases Co-Op Puzzle Exploration Game PodeJohn Bardinelli

Stella and Bulder have their own unique abilities that helps them traverse the dreamlike 3D land, but in order to progress, they have to work together, a process sometimes known as "cooperation". Pode can also be played by a single person switching between characters, but life is always more fun when a friend can come along.

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The concept of the roguelike has, shall we say, saturated the market for the last couple of years now.  Starting around 2011, developers big and small clamored to incorporate the major pillars of the genre into their games, varying in both extent and effect.  For many, that clamoring amounted to some form of procedural generation, but a f...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/review/1700/page/1/nuclear-throne-co-op-review.html http://www.co-optimus.com/review/1700/page/1/nuclear-throne-co-op-review.html Embrace More Love With Lovers In A Dangerous Space Time On PS4Taylor Killian

While lovers everywhere have spent many an eve dolling out hugs on Xbox One and PC, PS4 users can finally experience the sheer and utter bliss of co-op dependency in one of my favorite games of 2015.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13855/embrace-more-love-with-lovers-in-a-dangerous-space-time-on-ps4.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13855/embrace-more-love-with-lovers-in-a-dangerous-space-time-on-ps4.html New Packs Released for Lego Dimensions - Includes GhostbustersCecilia Good

The Ghostbusters pack includes "A Spook Central Adventure" level that gives players a chance traverse through a ghost infested New York. Expect to see some familiar faces, namely the main antagonist Gozer. Build the minifigure Peter Venkman with his Proton Pack, the Ecto-1 vehicle and Ghost Trap to help save New York from a marshmallowy demise.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13840/new-packs-released-for-lego-dimensions-includes-ghostbusters.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13840/new-packs-released-for-lego-dimensions-includes-ghostbusters.html Mojang-Published Cobalt Gets Early February Release DateJohn Bardinelli

Cobalt is a game about bullet deflecting rolls, location sensitive slow motion, and speedy multiplayer mayhem. The 2D battler has an eight hour campaign mode that pits you against the baddies, or you can indulge in a variety of multiplayer modes designed for short rounds and instant gratification. Either way, co-op is part of the package, as are 80 unique maps, 67 weapons, and dance-based mini-games!

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Whist playing PvZ you gained experience levels that unlocked new loot, these have been adapted to reward players in the new game.  The higher your experience level was in game one, the better the reward.  All the way up to Level 313 which will bag you the Legendary Unicorn Chomper:

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