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Door Kickers: Action Squad Busts Its Way Out Of Early Access

Just think about all the splinters.

Door Kickers: Action Squad originally forced its way onto PC back in November of 2017.  Since then, it's puttered around Steam's Early Access program, presumably waiting for someone to figure out the best CQC puns to use in its release announcement.  The good news here is that Action Squad got a full release just a couple days ago.  The bad news is that the release trailer has eschewed all those sweet, juicy puns in favor of actual information on the game's playable characters.

 
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If you want to enjoy jolly co-op online, you'll need to pay

Nintendo Switch Online Service Is Now Live

After announcing that they'd eventually have some kind of online service and then keeping the details of it quiet for over a year, Nintendo rolled out the Nintendo Switch Online Service yesterday. The long and short of it is this: with the exception of free-to-play games, any title you want to play online with friends will require everyone to have an active membership. But, there are some benefits.

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PC players will have to wait an unspecified length of time for their version

Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle Available Today on Consoles

Announced only a few days ago, the Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle drops today for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. This collection of classic Capcom beat 'em up titles, a couple of which never made it to consoles back when they were released, allows for friends near and far to team up once more to beat up some baddies.

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Rebellion also lays out a content roadmap for the next couple months

New Adventurer and New Maps Available for Strange Brigade

What ho, adventurers! Have you been plumbing the depths of forbidden tombs with your best buddies in Strange Brigade? If so, you may be interested to know that a new character is available to play (free for Season Pass holders and not free otherwise), as well as new maps for the Score Attack and Horde modes (all free).

Fallout 76

Release Date: 11/14/2018

Co-Op Details

  • Online Co-Op: 4 Players
  • + Co-Op Modes
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It's like, so fierce.

Our Weekend In Gaming: The Fiercest Light

Well, what do you know?  Destiny 2 appears to be back on the Co-Opticrew's weekend menu, and it's all thanks to "Forsaken", the game's latest expansion.  It feels like just yesterday that we collectively emerged from the dark recesses surrounding Destiny 2's original release, so I'm not quite ready to delve back in.  That said, depending on how long Jason, Mike, and Nick spend in there, we may have to form up a search party...

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Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own

New, Free DLC Arriving Soon for Absolver

It's been awhile since we've looked at Sloclap's third-person action/fighting title, Absolver. The French developer has continued to support and update the game since its launch on the PC and PlayStation 4 with tweaks, balances, and a new 3v3 PvP mode, but the PvE content has still been lacking. However, there is some good news. A new PvE dungeon will arrive in just a couple weeks and it will be free for everyone.

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Just think about all the splinters.

Door Kickers: Action Squad Busts Its Way Out Of Early Access

Door Kickers: Action Squad originally forced its way onto PC back in November of 2017.  Since then, it's puttered around Steam's Early Access program, presumably waiting for someone to figure out the best CQC puns to use in its release announcement.  The good news here is that Action Squad got a full release just a couple days ago.  The bad news is that the release trailer has eschewed all those sweet, juicy puns in favor of actual information on the game's playable characters.

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More players = better loot

Latest Hotfix for Dungeon Defenders II Rewards You For Co-Op Play

This past July, Trendy Entertainment dropped some new DLC ("Protean Shift") for their free-to-play tower-defense/third-person action title, Dungeon Defenders II. There have been a couple of updates since then - notably the one last month that increased the rewards received when playing with additional players - and last week, there was a hotfix that refined that system even further. Now, playing with additional players not only gets you more experience, but guaranteed better gear.

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It’s All Here

Our World, My Story Trailer Lays Down The Basics for Anthem

In the newest video for the upcoming BioWare game, Anthem, the developers have laid out the basics for how players will interact with the world and, in return, how the world will be able to influence the player; be it through the people you’ll meet, the places you’ll explore, or the monsters you’ll fight. While the world of Anthem is a creation of the developers, they intentend for what happens in that world and what story the players tell with their time in-game to remain up to them.

Latest Reviews

Overcooked 2
Co-Op Score:
4.5
Overall Score:
4
20XX
Co-Op Score:
3.5
Overall Score:
3.5
Super Bomberman R
Co-Op Score:
3
Overall Score:
4
X-Morph: Defense
Co-Op Score:
4.5
Overall Score:
3.5
State of Decay 2
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
4.5
SEGA Genesis Classics
Co-Op Score:
3.5
Overall Score:
4
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Even more ways to be mean.

We Have New Info On LEGO DC Super-Villains' Season Pass

Admit it - we all get tired of being the good guy sometimes.  The kindly folks over at LEGO (or, more specifically, Traveller's Tales) recognize this, which is why LEGO DC Super-Villains is heading our way on October 16th.  Hopefully, the game will let you dip a toe into the realms of immorality, but instead of dealing with any real consequences, you'll be faced with more cute-sy, "oh no my plastic arms fell off" outcomes.

Latest Podcast

Co-Opticast Episode 138: It's Evolution Baby

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F.A.L.C.O. E84: Destiny 2

From Friday Awesomely Live Co-Op (F.A.L.C.O.)

Beyond Co-Op Reviews

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Content updates for FFXIV and TERA and the announcement of Wildstar\'s incoming closure

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume XCI: Dark Lords, Preludes, and Closures

In many previous years of this column, fall has meant detailing launches of new MMOs; however, these days fall usually means new expansions and content updates to existing MMOs. This month for MMOCO, we’ll be looking at a couple of upcoming updates to TERA and FFXIV. We also sadly have the closure of Carbine Studios (and thus, WildStar) to di...

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Fast and beautiful, fully customizable.

SteelSeries Apex M750 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Impressions

It's been sometime since I've reviewed a keyboard for Co-Optimus, with my last official review actually being the one I'm reviewing today's predecessor. But since that time I had fully switched to a Razer Black Widow Chroma that served me well for a number of years. But like my SteelSeries mouse impressions piece stated, the software and glitches became too numerous to stay invested in the Razer ecosystem so I dove in headfirst to an all SteelSeries lineup. The final piece of that puzzle is the SteelSeries Apex M750 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard.

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It's nice to be above ground every now and then.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Mining Crew

Can you believe another week's done and dusted?  It feels like it was just yesterday that Jason was yelling at the Co-Opticrew to finish our morning serving of porridge and crowd back into the co-op mines.  "Ah well," I remember telling Marc on the way down, "at least we got that extra day to let the cartridge dust work its way out of our lungs."  We shared a somber smile then, knowing the darkness of the mines would soon shroud our faces beyond recognition.  My, how time does seem to slip away...

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You can almost taste the cartridge.

Shovel Knight Is Coming To Retail Next Year

Shovel Knight, everyone's favorite game about being a knight with a shovel, has been making the digital rounds ever since its initial release in 2014.  While it was originally only available on the PC, 3DS, and Wii U, the game eventually made its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, all the while amassing a number of expansions and some downloadable content.

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Livelock And Lego Co-op!

Games With Gold for Sept. 2018

Xbox Live’s Games With Gold program for September 2018 features a solid lineup of co-op friendly games. Single-player loving Xbox One users who have GOLD membership will be able to build their own criminal housing facility in Prison Architect for the entire month of September. Following this, Livelock, a top-down co-op shooter, becomes free Sept. 15th to Oct. 16th.

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Our 7th year helping CMN Hospitals save lives

Join the Co-Optimus Team for Extra Life 2018

Fall is a great time for gamers. There are so many games to play and not enough time to play them all, right? That's a real problem, so let me offer you a win-win solution. Pick one game that you were planning on buying, and don't buy it. Now, take that $60 you just saved, and make a donation on your Extra Life page, which you created after joining the Co-Optimus Extra Life Team. Your $60 just made an impact on some poor kid who was critically injured in a car accident, and you saved a lot of time that you would have sunk into that game you didn't buy.