Housemarque's Nex Machina dropped on PC and PlayStation 4 this week, and Nick's been enjoying his time with it thus far. If you want to get in on the robot killing arcade action with a buddy, then have we got a deal for you.
Nex Machina is the next twin-stick shooter from developer Housemarque. Rather than a solo effort, they’ve teamed up with Eugene Jarvis, the developer behind classic game Robotron 2084. Housemarque’s pedigree of arcade action shooters includes the likes of Super Stardust, Dead Nation, and Resogun - bringing a powerhouse of old and new ga...
While the next Housemarque title, Nex Machina, was announced this past December at the PlayStation Experience, it was unsure if they'd follow the trend of their past games and include co-op. Fortunately for us, the Finnish developer has cleared things up and announced that this title will have two player local co-op.
One of my favorite local co-op titles is the physics-based platformer, Chariot. It had all the elements of a good couch game: charming characters, easy to learn controls, and chaotic fun waiting to happen. Therefore, I'm very interested to see what Frima Studios is able to pull off later this month when their next title, Talent Not Included, arrives on PC.
1993 Space Machine was actually made in 1993. Designer Krister Karlsson and team had everything almost ready to go, but the game never got a release. You know, there was all that drama with repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, and Seinfeld was getting pretty good around then. But now, over two decades later, it's time to revisit the past. And you don't even need to break out that Amiga!
This indie title slipped off our radar last fall, but it hadn't been forgotten, Castle Chaos is a local multiplayer game for up to four people, or you can team up with friends to take down A.I. enemies. Anyone who remembers Rampart from the olden days of gaming may find the title's action quite familiar. Build up your castle using "Tetris-like" pieces, place some cannons inside, and blow up your neighbor.
Those of us without a Windows OS will finally have the chance to delve into the world of Source Hunting alone or with a companion. If you haven't already played, Divinity:Original Sin - Enhanced Edition is an isometric turn based RPG with an incredibly in depth story, versatile skill progression that does not restrict you to one class, and a large, vibrant world to explore. You can choose to play on your Steam Box, or with a Linux or Mac OS. The availability of cross-platform multiplayer will provide a flood of new allies, whether this is your first play through or you are a seasoned veteran.
You don't have to wait until Cyber Monday to get a good deal on a Steam Link and Steam Controller. Just for tuning into Co-Optimus today, you'll have a chance to win the set along with a key that unlocks EVERY VALVE GAME EVER, even the ones that haven't released yet. Yup - even Half-Life 3.
On Monday night I was invited to be a guest on the Gamertag Radio podcast, a truly excellent podcast that has over 500 episodes and 10 years of experience covering gaming culture. Both GTR and Co-Optimus are part of a special group of sites picked to look at Alienware's upcoming Steam Machine which launches on November 10th.
Developers n-Space and Digital Extremes have announced that upcoming D&D-based RPG, Sword Coast Legends, will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One. Now owners of these consoles can join up with PC, Mac, and Linux gamers to await this tactical, party-based game.
Adult Swim Games has launched an upgraded Steam version of developer Ostrich Banditos' stylishly pixelated open-world adventure game Westerado, greatly expanding the original game's storyline and adding a co-op multiplayer mode.
A modest update has rolled out for Warlocks Vs. Shadows, the pixelated action RPG/brawler currently in Early Access. Not only does the update add a new world (Frozen Lake) and a new character (Jamal, the Troll Warlord), but it also makes some significant tweaks to the game.
It was just last week that co-op was added to the very in-depth, very massive space sim Elite: Dangerous. While the game is currently a PC title only, there are plans for the game to arrive on Mac, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 at some point in the future. When it does, it will bring the Wings expansion with it.