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by Jason Love 0
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  • xbox one
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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  • nintendo wii
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.

by Nick Puleo 0
News
#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
Video
  • pc
  • online
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.

by Nick Puleo 0
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  • xbox live
  • xbox one
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.

by Nick Puleo 2
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  • xbox one
Disc Eating Drives

Xbox One Has its Own Hardware Issues

Last week a few days after the PlayStation 4 launched, we reported that several people were having issues with their console. This week the Xbox One launched, and like we said before, with any sort of release of this magnitude problems are almost guaranteed to pop up. We've been keeping tabs on reviews, forums, and direct feedback from our readers and it looks like there are two issues that are popping up for the Xbox One.

by Nick Puleo 15
News
  • playstation 4
"Blue Light of Death" Reported

PlayStation 4 Launch Issues - Faulty Systems, PSN Struggles

Sony's PlayStation 4 launched yesterday and as with any major release there are a few technical issues right out of the gate. Numerous users are reporting dead systems out of the box or after the 1.50 update; which is mandatory to access many of the console's features. Anyone who tried to play a game online during launch night also knows there were quite a few issues with PSN and for a period of time, users couldn't even sign in.

by Nick Puleo 2
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  • playstation 4
  • online
Hopefully? Maybe?

Next-Gen Feature Alert - No More Splash Screens

Believe it or not, there was a time when videogames didn't make you wait for the menu to load, when they didn't make you sit through four screens of publishers, engine developers, and physics technologies. There was a time when you simply inserted a quarter and pressed start and began playing. Somewhere along the way we lost that but perhaps, there's a slight chance, we'll be getting back to just playing a game.

by Taylor Killian 2
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  • nintendo
  • couch
Super Mario 3d World to have Local Co-Op Only

Nintendo's Plans Don't Include Online Multiplayer

Nintendo has a weird relationship with the internet. Sure, you can trade your adorable Pokemon monsters to anyone across the globe via the information superhighway, but playing a platformer online? Goodness no! If you're dying to play Super Mario 3d World with your friends, you need to make sure that they're comfortable sitting beside each other. The Wii U's next Mario game features four player co-op, but only of the local variety. Any ambitions to squash goombas with your online friends will have to wait.

by Jason Love 2
News
  • xbox one
  • online
Accelerate your co-op progression for just a few dollars, if you want

Ryse: Son of Rome Filled with Microtransaction "Goodness"

It feels like not that long ago that we learned that the seemingly quick-time frenzy that is Ryse: Son of Rome would include a co-op mode where players can team up in arena combat situations. While this particular mode wasn't on display when announced, it's gotten demoed a bit more recently at various events and there's an interesting bit of news regarding this co-op mode. Specifically, it will feature everybody's favorite: microtransactions! Yay!

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