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Beyond Co-Op, August 7th through August 13th

MDK2 HD is coming and a new Counter-Strike game!

Welcome to Beyond Co-Op, a weekly piece that talks about industry stories that may or may not be related to co-op gaming.

The stories for this week:

-  MDK2 HD is coming Soon
-  New Counter-Strike Game Officially Announced
-  EA Bringing back Alpha Centauri?
-  SOL: Exodus Brings back Space Combat Sims


MDK2 HD Is Coming Soon

Classic Interplay 3rd person shooter MDK 2 is coming to the PC with brand new hi resolution graphics.  MDK2 HD is being developed by BioWare veterans like Trent Oster, Cameron Tofer, Russ Rice, and Sean Smailesa - all worked on the original iteration of MDK2.  It will include a "wide range of gameplay tweaks and reworked audio." Many of the changes and improvements have been based on fan feedback.  

MDK2 will be available on BeamDog.com for $14.99 in September.

Source: Shacknews


New Counter-Strike Game Officially Announced

Valve is bringing out the big guns this year in competitive gaming, launching not only their own version of Defense of the Ancients but now a remake of the classic Half-Life MOD Counter-Strike.  Called Counter-Strike: Global Offensive the game has been in development for quite some time with Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment.  The game will be fully playable at PAX Prime in a few weeks.

Source:  Valve


EA Bringing Back Alpha Centauri?

Thanks to the patent and trademark office it seems that EA is thinking about reviving the (cult) classic Alpha Centauri franchise.  A game that was similar in style to Sid Meier's Civilization games but with a futuristic twist.  While a remake is possible, it could just be a digital release of the classic on EA's Origin storefront.

Source: Colony of Gamers


SOL: Exodus Brings back Space Combat Sims

Remember space combat games?  X-Wing, Tie Fighter, Wing Commander?  It was a genre that blossomed on PCs in the early 90s but has all but disappeared.  Fret not, one company is to bring the genre back in what they hope can be a resurregence of what many on the internet clamor for.  Is there a market there?  Only time will tell, but for now enjoy the trailer.

Source:  Ars Technica