Holosparks' cooperative FPS, Earthfall, is now available on the PC via Steam Early Access. The title draws inspiration from similar titles, like Left 4 Dead, but swaps out zombies for some horrifying monsters from the stars beyond.
While it will take a little while longer for the technology to reach a price point where everyone can enjoy 4K and HDR, that's not going to stop devs from getting the games out there that will take advantage of the graphical fidelity it provides. Seattle-based Holospark's debut FPS title, Earthfall, will join the ranks of those titles you will, someday, be able to enjoy in that higher res future.
It's been a while since we last had the opportunity to cover ourselves in the gooey bits of giant, extraterrestrial insectoids, but that doesn't mean we haven't been craving it all the same. Luckily for us, we have a brand new reason to venture forth onto the streets in search of alien bug gut showers (which is coincidentally the name of my new sci-fi punk band). Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair has made its way onto the PC and brings with it all the four player online co-op your body can handle.
Who hasn't had their dreams haunted by the chant; EDF! EDF!? Recently it would be everyone without a Playstation 4 as the latest outing for the series, Earth Defense Force 4.1, is only out on that platform. To increase any potential jealousy, new DLC is out for the game and is free to download for the first two weeks.
If you've never played an EDF game before, it's hard to describe really. The game is intentionally "bad" - like a B movie. It's campy, over the top, and pure popcorn action. We've seen a few iterations of the game since the original launched early on in the Xbox 360's life. Last year's Earth Defense Force 2025 saw several additions to the series, but it seemed that the older consoles simply weren't capable of handling the game.
If you're looking for a way to spend your weekend in gaming, check out Hearthstone's Tavern Brawl mode for a unique co-op opportunity. Until 3:00 AM PDT Monday, you and a friend can team up using pre-made decks to battle the mechanical Mechazod and bring it down.
Fans of the EDF series may enjoy this little announcement - Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space will be arriving on the PS Vita next month. That's right, the remake/port of this PS2 and (until recently) Japan only title hits store shelves on October 20, 2015. To celebrate, bask in all the glorious giant "alien" slaughter.
XSEED Games is getting ready to release another Earth Defense Force game in North America. Know what that means? Another confusing mess of trans-oceanic naming conventions! Earth Defense Force 2 is making its debut, and it's technically a prequel to the previous games released in the US, which makes sense in other territories since it was actually released before them. Shrug.
So, we've had a few months to let the frisson of exploring deep space wash over us. Last year, Civilization: Beyond Earth took the series in a whole new direction by asking players not to rewrite history, but to explore what the future holds for the citizens of a planet whose resources are quickly dwindling. At least, that's what a textbook would tell you. Really, it's an excuse to plop down on an unexplored planet and 4X some alien scum.
Publisher 2K Games has been pretty good to us co-op gamers over the years. That's why Steam has a special 2K 10th Anniversary Publisher Sale going on right now including many of their best titles! Grab your buddies and pick up some great deals on a huge bundle of fantastic co-op titles.
Got a PC and a ton of time this weekend? You're in luck, because Steam likes you very, very much. From now through Sunday at 1 p.m. Pacific Time, you can download and play both Civilization: Beyond Earth and Saints Row IV for free. Go on, call the co-op buddies. It's time to either conquer the world or save it from an alien invasion!
When I was very young, I would visit my aunt's house a few times a year, excited to see my cousins whom owned the latest consoles and games. During one of these visits, I found one of my cousins engrossed in some sort of strategy game, though it was tough for my adolescent mind to determine the exact details. This was my first introduction...