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We may not know who you do voodoo, but get ready to take down zombies in SoCal

[E3 2014] - More Co-Op Zombie Looting in Dead Island 2

Deep Silver publishing has released a few Dead Island games since the initial one hit back in 2011 with a trailer that was equal parts terrifying and poignant with a soundtrack that was evocative of the TV show "Lost." The FPS zombie killing co-op loot fest is back in a direct sequel, Dead Island 2, with a trailer that's a little more upbeat and comical, but just a touch disturbing and subversive in its own right.

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Paradox is doing its part to employ all those out of work wizards

[E3 2014] - Dust Off Your Robes and Hat, Magicka 2 Coming to PS4 and PC

It has been quite some time since we've heard from the multi-colored wizards of Magicka, despite their plentiful DLC releases. Apparently Paradox felt the same way, as they announced during Sony's Press Conference yesterday that Magicka 2 will be coming soon to PS4 and PC. Get your crazy spell combining on!

by Jason Love 0
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A game looking to unite players through a different kind of story

Puzzle Co-Op Adventure Inbound in Together: Amna & Saif

New indie developer Mount Olympus Games, headed by Lyle Cox, has a vision for gaming. Rather than a new FPS shoot thriller, or hack-n-slash loot fest, they want to make games that "benefit society... We want players lives to be better for having played my games." Their first attempt at this is Together: Amna & Saif, a cooperative puzzle platformer where "you can't complete anything by yourself" and players "will need to communicate and co-operate with each other to progress."

by Jason Love 0
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Cooperative totem building

Press Play's Next Title, Project Totem, Coming to Xbox One

Best known for their work on Max and the Magic Marker and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Danish developer Press Play is dipping into the world of cooperative games with their upcoming title, currently name Project Totem. In this puzzle platformer, players are tasked with navigating through a series of levels in order to complete the construction of a totem. The catch is that you have to control two objects at the same time.

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A smattering of co-op offerings

Xbox One's Indie Games Program to Get 25 Games

Not to be left behind by Sony's push to welcome indie games/developers to the PS4 fold, Microsoft recently released a list of indie games that would be making their way to the Xbox One console as part of the ID@Xbox program. Many of these are games that have been out on PC or some other platform for a little while and are now getting ported over to the next gen console. Perhaps the best news for us co-op lovers is that a handful of these titles embrace the cooperative spirit!

by John Bardinelli 0
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Online co-op sputters and dies, if it ever really lived in the first place.

Nintendo to Pull Wii and DS Online Services in May

Get in your last few rounds of online Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Mario Kart DS, because on May 20, Nintendo is handing its Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service a pair of cement shoes. This means matchmaking, leaderboards and online play for over 400 Wii and DS games will cease to exist, forcing players around the world to sit with people in person to play last-gen multiplayer games.

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#3 in the Lexy Cooper Series

Get Griefed - A Video Game Murder Mystery Novel

You may remember Trixie360, former community manager of Xbox Live, host of numerous video shows that were on the console a few years back. She interviewed former editor Jim McLaughlin for a gamer spotlight a few years back as well as helped usher in Xbox Live Co-Op Night. Since moving on from Microsoft, Christa Charter (aka Trixie360) has become a successful author writing several novels. Her series based on a character named Lexy Cooper is particularly interesting for gamers. Why? The stories are murder mysteries set in a universe respectful of gamer culture.

by Jason Love 0
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The sequel to the indie twin-stick shooter has a new trick

Waves: Arena Tactics Debuts Co-Op Mode

The once veritable abundance of twin-stick shooters has slacked off a bit since Geometry Wars first hit the scene. That's not to say there haven't been some great ones released, but they're getting fewer and far between. Fortunately, there's another gem on the way that combines twin-stick shooting and cooperative gameplay with an unlikely element: rogue-like.

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An easy work around, but an annoying one.

Want to Make a Kid's Account on Xbox One? You'll Need a Valid Email Address

The Xbox One is all about taking over your living room, from your TV to your Blu-Ray player and of course video games themselves. The Kinect adds a bit to the ease of access for this, allowing you and your family to say simple voice commands for common actions like volume control, pausing movies and even switching channels on the TV.

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