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There's a loose story in the DLC (someone stole some books from the Inn Keeper and you need to get them back) to spur the group of adventurers to a new location, but really, we're all here for the chance to put the pointy end of the sword into more Skaven. The new levels, Reikwald Forest and The River Reik, offer more outdoor/open terrain where you'll get swarmed from all sides, so be prepared for some epic "fighting back-to-back moments" with your co-op crew. The new Ceremonial Dagger for Sienna (the fire mage) will help with this as it can set enemies on fire.

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Door Kickers: Action Squad Stream RecapJason Love

I only ever played a little of the original Door Kickers, though I know both Nick and Locke really dug the top-down tactical action that it offered. Changing the format to a side-scrolling action platformer left both of them wondering how tactical it would be, and we were all pleasantly surprised by what KillHouse has done with this follow-up. Each level presents players with a set objective (e.g., rescue all hostages, clear all hostiles, or defuse a bomb), and the way you go about achieving said objective is entirely up to you and your co-op buddy. For example, two enemies standing below two skylights presents a great chance for you and your buddy to do a quick little countdown and drop down on the baddies simultaneously. You could also drop down on your own (assuming you're playing as the "Shield" class) to attract their attention/fire, while your buddy drops down a little after behind them and takes them out. The way you go about doing all of this is entirely up to you and elements of the game reminded us of titles like GunpointRonin, and Hotline: Miami.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15357/door-kickers-action-squad-stream-recap.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15357/door-kickers-action-squad-stream-recap.html Enjoy HAWKEN On PC While You CanJason Love

The title first arrived on Steam in 2014 as part of the Steam Early Access program and, interestingly, is still listed as being in Early Access to this day. Despite that three year development time and a similar "Early Access" release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game never made it to a full release. Now, it seems, it never will.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15270/enjoy-hawken-on-pc-while-you-can.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15270/enjoy-hawken-on-pc-while-you-can.html Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Co-Op Stream RecapJason Love

There are a lot of different systems at play in Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr. In addition to the usual click and loot you find in many Diablo-style aRPGs, Martyr also has a crafting system, a way to generate your own mission using a special currency earned by completing daily quests, a "power level" that affects how easy or difficult a given mission may be, and an even larger concept of completing certain missions or taking certain actions will impact the overall field of play. The biggest problem, so far, is that pieces and components of those things are partially implemented, and none of them are linked up in a meaningful way that makes sense when you fist jump into the game. There's definitely some cool ideas and things going on in Martyr and we're looking forward to see how they develop, but for now, if you're interested in checking out, do know that it's in Alpha and there are some rough edges.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15236/warhammer-40-000-inquisitor-martyr-co-op-stream-recap.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15236/warhammer-40-000-inquisitor-martyr-co-op-stream-recap.html Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Now Available via Early AccessJason Love

While there are single-player only campaign missions, the much grander Inquisitorial Campaign allows up to four players to team up to tackle a variety of missions. Within those missions, you'll be doing the usual clicking and looting that you find in Diablo and the like, but you'll also have specific objectives to complete. Some of those missions may even lead to new missions that are part of a "Grand Investigations." There's a lot of underlying mechanics at play here and I like the sound of it for a Warhammer 40,000 game, I'm just hoping that it all works out as intended.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15213/warhammer-40-000-inquisitor-martyr-now-available-via-early-access.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15213/warhammer-40-000-inquisitor-martyr-now-available-via-early-access.html The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor Available on PS4 and Xbox OneJason Love

If you're wondering just what a rhythm/RPG game even looks like, the answer is: very colorful, and hectic. Like any traditional RPG title, The Metronomicon features a cast of playable characters from which to choose as you form your party and go out into the world to battle foes, gather loot, and unlock new abilities. Once you get into combat, though, the rhythm game aspects take over and you'll have to tap along to the beat in order to beat enemies. It's a really unique look/take on RPGs, and the fact that two player local co-op is supported across all game modes makes it even more enticing.

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Like most CCGs, Fable Fortune provides players with the opportunity to earn packs of cards through playing the game and then assembling those cards into a deck. The title features six heroes - Marshall the Knight, Miracle the Alchemist, Crimson the Shapeshifter, Barter the Merchant, Temple the Gravedigger, and Sand the Prophet - that each has his/her unique ability to use in combat. The hero also determines what types of cards you can use in your deck as there are "Alchemist" or "Merchant" specific cards in the game, along with "Neutral" cards that can be used by any hero. You can go head-to-head against another person, or team up with someone to take on a boss in the co-op mode. Check out the video below for a little more in-depth description of the gameplay.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15142/fable-fortune-early-access-starts-today.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15142/fable-fortune-early-access-starts-today.html Fable Fortune Early Access Delayed Two WeeksJason Love

The new date for the title to hit Early Access on both Xbox One and PC is now July 25. There's currently a closed beta underway on the PC, though access is restricted. In the same blog post, the devs said they'd have codes to giveaway for the beta and they would be doing so via their Twitter an FaceBook feeds, but there hasn't been any activity on those since the post on the 7th. Hopefully all is well over there and that hiccup hasn't turned into anything more serious.

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Locke and Nick checked Pit People out a few months back and came away impressed by what they saw then. Since that time, there's been an update that added daily co-op tasks, and now this one that adds even more for you and a buddy to do. While the title still doesn't have a firm release date, updates like this one push the title ever closer. The full patch notes can be found here.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15087/update-4-arrives-today-for-pit-people.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15087/update-4-arrives-today-for-pit-people.html Four Player Splitscreen Added to Road Redemption CampaignJason Love

Granted, huddling around a computer screen isn't exactly the ideal way to couch co-op something, but as senior programmer Stephen Glindmeyer points out, our modern 1080p screens are way better than those CRT TVs of the past. "When you get a bunch of friends together, it’s nice to be able to play a modern game without having to buy 4 copies and 4 gaming PC’s.  With modern 1080p monitors, each quadrant of a 4 player splitscreen actually has 7x as many pixels as the entire screen in Mario Kart 64 or Goldeneye!"

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15075/four-player-splitscreen-added-to-road-redemption-campaign.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/15075/four-player-splitscreen-added-to-road-redemption-campaign.html Former Lionhead Devs Bring Forth Fable Fortune This JulyJason Love

Like many digital card games, Fable Fortune will allow players to build decks comprised of iconic creatures and characters from the world of Fable, and then battle against one another to see who's mana curve reigns supreme. There are six different Hero characters from which players can choose and you can even choose your alignment (good or evil) to affect the way the cards in your deck play out. You can compete against other players in PvP, or team up with another player online to take on a boss in the Co-Op Mode. Though the Early Access version is about a month away, there's a guide available on the game's website that goes through all the steps of how to play the game.

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