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Refueled and ready for another steampunk romp

The Chaos Engine Remake Hits Steam August 29

This is a co-op game announcement that surprised me mainly because I had never heard of it before. I mean, there are plenty of games I'd never heard of before, sure; but I would have sworn to you just yesterday that I could name you the great co-op shooters on the SNES/Sega Genesis consoles. Apparently I somehow missed The Chaos Engine, a top-down shooter that had its heyday back in the early 90s. The good news is that I'll get a chance to check it out as a remake has been in the works and will see release next week.

by Jason Love 0
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More RTS and World War II combat for those seeking it

Men of War: Assault Squad 2 Coming Later This Year

Amidst all the excitement of launch dates of the next gen consoles and launch line ups, there are plenty more games under development for the one gaming platform that never dies: PCs. Publisher 1C Company and developer Digitalmindsoft have recently announced the next game in their Men of War series, Men of War: Assault Squad 2. Still taking place during the height of hostilities of World War II, Men of War: Assault Squad 2 offers a fair deal of improvements and enhancements over the original.

by Jason Love 0
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If Dig Dug and Bomberman had a baby...

Super Motherload Digging Into PS3 and PS4 Later This Year

XGen Studios is a developer most known for their Flash based games, such as Stick RPGDefend Your Castle, and Stick Arena Dimensions,  in addition to the occasional WiiWare title. They're looking to make a bigger splash in the console market this year as they release a sequel to one of their more popular games, Motherload, aptly named, Super Motherload. Slated to be release on PS3 and PS4, with PC and Mac releases at some point down the line, Super Motherload is a game that's all about digging in that lovely red Martian soil for valuables. Yet deeper, more sinister things lurk below Mars surface... which to me is kind of a "no... really?!" moment. I, mean, didn't a space marine already go through all this not once, not twice, but at the very least three times?!

by Jason Love 1
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Last minute issue pushes back XBLA release, new date TBD

Monaco's XBLA Release Will Be Delayed

I know what you're saying, "didn't you just post your review of the game, which I totally didn't skip to the end of, and now I'm all excited to play it on my Xbox?" I'm sorry to say it's sad, but true. The XBLA version of Monaco: What's Yours is Mine is getting a delayed release. News of this came just yesterday afternoon from the official Monaco Facebook page. Not many details are provided as to the cause of the delay - the post merely states "there is an issue which requires that we push our Xbox Live arcade game release date a little" - or how long that delay will be.

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Slow motion zombie killing fun

Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army Shuffles to PC with 4 Player Co-Op

Ah, Valentine's Day. A day of romance, love, chocolate, and other marketable things... Like zombies! UK developer Rebellion, well-known for their Sniper Elite franchise, has announced today the latest installment in the series, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army. Look, we're just seeking love, and they're just seeking brains. No matter how you slice, we're all after a vital organ.

by Jason Love 0
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PC and Mac Users can Play in Awesome Harmony

Awesomenauts Arrives on Mac

One of the more pleasant co-op surprises in this past year in gaming was the MOBA-style Awesomenauts that was initially released on PSN and XBLA. Up to three players could team up to to do some good ole fashioned comp stomping against three AI opponents in order to go laning, feed foes, and other terms that I have no idea about. However, others seem to know what's up and must be playing quite a bit. Since its release back in May, the game's seen a PC release, a slew of patches, tweaks, and updates, and even a new character or two or five. For all you fans of MOBA games that are also fervent Mac users, your day has arrived. Awesomenauts is now available on Mac through the Steam client. Finally, PC players and Mac players can team up in wonderful co-op harmony.

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New Action RPG Appears Reminiscent of Ultimate Alliance

Young Justice: Legacy Appears, Teaser Video and a Few Co-Op Details

The Cartoon Network's Emmy-award winning series, Young Justice, is getting a video game. Young Justice: Legacy, which was originally announced back in April of this year and then went quiet for a time, is set in the world of the DC Universe's Earth-16 and will narratively be part of the canon of the cartoon series in addition to serving as a link between seasons one and two. While developer Little Orbit has been overly verbal about the game's features, we have managed to piece a few things together.

by Jason Love 0
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Cadenza Still Delivers on their Six Degrees of Freedom Shooter

Retrovirus Beta Now Available, Co-Op Campaign Playable

The alpha has come and gone, and Retrovirus is now kicking into beta mode. Dylan Barker, game designer/community manager for developer Cadenza Interactive, told us this past summer that plans were in place for the game to still see release, no matter what, and it appears the next phase has arrived. The best part? Unlike the alpha, which was limited to just some of the single-player missions, the beta comes with... wait for it... co-op modes! The beta is not free; though it is essentially a pre-order of the game as the full thing will unlock once it's released early next year, we're told.

by Tally Callahan 3
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Get 17 C and C Games in One Pack!

Command and Conquer This Fall with the Ultimate Collection

The Command & Conquer series has been around for quite some time - 17 years, in fact. Even if you're a fan of C&C or the RTS genre, chances are you probably haven't owned them all. Heck, even if there's some slim chance you have, your current OS probably won't run some of them. Well, now both hardcore C&C fans as well as RTS fans with a passing interest in the series can rejoice: this fall gamers will be able to grab a whopping 17 Command & Conquer games for $50. And yes, some of them have co-op!

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In the aftermath of their Kickstarter, Cadenza finds a new avenue for release

Retrovirus Alpha Available Through Gamestop

Not every Kickstarter campaign sees it way to fruition. Such was the case, sadly, for Cadenza Interactive and their six-degrees-of-freedom cooperative shooter, Retrovirus. For some of these campaigns, that's the end of things - the game/movie/album/book will never be and the people involved move on to the next thing. For Cadenza, it was simply time to move on to the next plan. As Dylan Barker told us when we spoke to him last month just prior to the campaign's conclusion, Cadenza had some other plans in place to help see them through should the worst occur. Turns out, those plans were to find a major distributor.

by Jason Love 6
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New PC Indie Shooter, Recruits, Offers 4 Player Drop-In/Drop-Out Co-Op; Alpha Available on Desura

There is a certain game that hits today on PSN offering some twin-stick shooter style gameplay with co-op and a few well-known movie guys. At least one Co-Optimus staff member is super excited and, as is my understanding, has been eating more meat than usual in order to become "manly enough to handle it." However, if you're a bit leary of movie tie-in games, and looking for a game with perhaps a little more substance, then perhaps you'll be interested in the Recruits.

by Jason Love 0
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Divinity: Original Sin Offers Cooperative Dialogue and Turn-Based RPG Experience for PC/Mac

Right before the madness that was E3 fell upon us, Larian Studios, a developer best known for the Divinity series of RPG games, made an announcement about the next entry in the series: Divinity: Original Sin. Set once more in the mythical world of Rivellon, Original Sin is Larian Studios' attempt to "get back to their roots" after the hack-n-slash, actiony Divinity II: Ego Draconis. The return to their roots also includes a return to cooperative gameplay, a very wise decision in our view point. Game Informer was able to get a preview of the game before it was demoed at E3 and based on the brief 4-minute they shot, I'm getting excited to see where this title will go. Elements of DiabloMagicka, and Star Wars The Old Republic's dialogue system all show up, along with a turn-based battle system that reminds me of the more classic RPGs like Final Fantasy VI. If that doesn't pique your RPG-loving curiosity, then maybe you should get that looked at...

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