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This amazing collection of over 100 Atari games spans the arcade and multiple consoles.

Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection Is Out Now, Complete with Classic Co-op Games

If there's one thing retro gamers love, it's a good compilation of classic games. As it so happens, Atari and Digital Eclipse have recently released exactly such a game with Atari 50: The Anniversary Collection for consoles and PC. This one collects a staggering array of titles from Atari consoles and arcades past, plus offers some new games to boot. It's a wild mix of games that, thankfully, includes more than a handful of local co-op games.

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Is Pid more mighty or delighty? Find out when the classic returns on Nintendo's console.

Beautiful Platformer 'Pid' Is Beaming Onto Switch on November 18

Long ago, the studio that developed the incredible Bionic Commando: Rearmed broke up. Some of the remaining staff formed Might & Delight, which would go on to release games like Book of Travels and the Shelter series. Might & Delight's first game, though, was an ultra-hard platformer called Pid. Ten years later, Pid is about to find a new life on Nintendo Switch. On November 18, a whole new generation will get to face the game's beauty, challenge, and 2-player local co-op.

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Vote for the new playable kaiju until the poll closes on November 15!

Dawn of the Monsters Will Get a New Kaiju and More DLC in 2023

Earlier this year, WayForward and 13AM Games unleashed Dawn of the Monsters, a kaiju-themed beat ‘em up, onto consoles and PC. The game features four gigantic playable monsters and/or robots who must save the world from an alien invasion. With over 30 stages of brawling and citywide destruction, Dawn of the Monsters already packs a big punch. But the game will get even bigger when the developers add a new playable monsters - and fans can vote on the new character!

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Get your bats ready for this cult classic beat 'em up starring baseball ninjas!

'Ninja Baseball Bat Man' Will Get Its First Ever Home Release on iiRcade

One of the coolest things about iiRcade, the home arcade cabinet/console, is that it lets gamers purchase classic arcade games that have never gotten home releases before. We've seen it before with the stellar Warrior Blade: Rastan Saga Episode III and the less-amazing-but-still-charming Ninja Clowns, and we're about to see it again with Ninja Baseball Bat Man. Originally released by Irem in 1993, Ninja Baseball Bat Man is one of the rarest arcade games in the world, and it's coming soon to iiRcade.

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Join Hoodie Girl on her quest to defeat evil ads in this fast-paced co-op shmup.

Game Type DX Will Shoot and Parkour onto PlayStation on November 17

Quirky indie developer Mommy's Best Games recently revived one of its earliest shoot 'em ups as Game Type DX on Xbox and Switch. The 2D shooter involves the mysterious Hoodie Girl's battle against an evil army of online advertisements. It's charming, weird, and features 2-player local co-op. Sony fans will finally have a chance to join in the fun when Game Type DX arrives on PlayStation on November 17.

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Team up to move a mysterious crate down a snowy, rat-infested mountain.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 gets Free 'Trail of Treachery' Level on PC

It's only a few short weeks until the release of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, but its predecessor, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is still going strong. Fatshark just gave out the Steam version for free, and now the same version has received a new free level. "Trail of Treachery" is set on a snowy mountain. It's a fun and challenging new level that adds even more to an already great cooperative experience.

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Join online games with party codes, and PlayStation players can mix local and online players!

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge Finally Supports Combo Co-op on PlayStation

When the highly anticipated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge launched in June, it boasted an impressive array of local and online co-op features. The Xbox, Switch, and PC versions allowed local and online players to join the same game, a feature we call combo co-op. PlayStation, however, did not support this feature. That finally changes with the latest update, which enables combo co-op in PlayStation. What's more, all versions of Shredder's Revenge just got a party code system to facilitate cross-platform co-op!

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Not only can you grab Vermintide 2 for free, but the game also just got another free update.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 is Free to Keep on Steam This Weekend

Fatshark is almost ready to unleash Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on the game-playing masses on November 30. Most players' hearts will not be able to take that game's brutal first-person cooperative action, so the developer is helping people build up their tolerance by giving them Darktide's spiritual predecessor, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, first. That's right, the Steam version of Vermintide 2 is totally free to keep if you grab it between now and November 7. It might even save your life!

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From balancing to the game's original fantasy designs

Developer Interview on The First Descendant

The first open beta for Nexon's The First Descendant wrapped up last week to mixed results. While there is definite potential there, it's largely going to depend upon how the game gets supported and how the time-investment/reward structure for players shakes out. We were fortunate to get some questions answered by Lee Beom-jun, Producer and Head of Magnum Studio (the development team within Nexon that's working on The First Descendant), and while it may not lay all concerns to rest, I appreciate how committed and enthusiastic he sounds about the title.

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Fighting Vampires in the Wild West

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for October 2022

Hey, you! Yes, you over there! You need to stop that! Another month down the drain and we once again didn't have nearly enough time to play even a fraction of all those sweet new releases this month. So either stop publishing new stuff or stop time itself. Doesn't matter as long as the result is us having more chances to play games with our friends. All those survival horror games hitting the Steam Store don't play themselves after all and now we need to switch over to the Christmas events starting up in our favorite titles. So even less time to enjoy that barrage of new games still coming.

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This limited edition cabinet promises true arcade quality and 3 co-op classics!

Arcade1Up Opens Preorders for Killer Instinct PRO Series Arcade Cabinet (with Battletoads)

Arcade1Up has released numerous 3/4-scale arcade cabinets over the years, with my favorite being the Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder cabinet. Even the coolest cabinets like that one, however, only feature 17-inch monitors. That's what makes the announcement of the Killer Instinct PRO Series Arcade Cabinet so exciting. The Pro cabinet includes a 19-inch screen, SuzoHapp stick and buttons, and improved speakers. It will feature not just both Killer Instinct arcade games, but also the arcade, NES, and Genesis versions of Battletoads!

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