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by Eric Murphy 0
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And a HUGE THANK YOU to all of our participants and donors!

Donate to Extra Life on Giving Tuesday

As I'm sure your inboxes have informed you, today is Giving Tuesday, an unofficial holiday for non-profit organizations to ask for the pocket change you didn't spend during Black Friday month and Cyber Monday week. I kid, but I've honestly given up on trying to keep track of sales. It's gotten a little crazy. So instead of spending your hard earned cash on stuff you don't need, why not donate it to a charity?

by Christoph Licht 0
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It's THAT time of the year again...

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for October, 2021

Yeah... so October lived up to it's reputation, didn't it? We counted a total of 78 releases across all platforms in our release calender. Enough for everyone to get their fix. How about a bit of real-time strategy? Age of Empires IV finally saw the light of day after 16 years of waiting and is ready for some good old comp-stomp action. Don't own a PC? Take a look at Iron Harvest then, which hit consoles this month and even offers a full-on co-op campaign. More of a shooty kind of person? Then you may be interested to hear that Quake got ready for next-gen consoles, Back 4 Blood and Far Cry 6 hit the market and even a new DOOM total conversion, REKKR: Sunken Land, stands ready to fulfill that old-school shooter need. All in all good times to be a co-op gamer as well as a co-op database as it saw another 120 entries added to it this month.

by Christoph Licht 0
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We can't deal with so many games!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for September, 2021

It's a good time to be a co-op gamer, don't you think? What? You don't? Well our release calender showed 69 (nice!) releases for September across all platforms. Is that not enough to convice you? Yes, not all of them offer the classic couch gaming experience many so heartly desire. We know. But at the same time not everyone has the luxury of readily available friends in close proximity. As such having the option to go online is something we appreciate, too.

by Christoph Licht 0
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Set sail for Co-optember!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for August, 2021

While gamescom 2021 didn't see nearly as many new co-op game announcements as E3 2021, we still had a good time watching the event unfold - and not just because we are of course eagerly gobbling up every bit of Elden Ring news. August did also hold a very delightful surprise for all of us 30plus old PC Gamers: A remaster of Quake not just with all existing expansions but a new episode from MachineGames on top. Oh and it's available for consoles as well with full 4-player split-screen support and online multiplayer cross-play on all systems! More than enough reasons for you and your friend to go and kick some furry Shambler butt...If nostalgia is not your cup of tea however, the releases of August once again offer a co-op opportunity for almost everyone. From colorful kids games like PAW Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls to killing hundreds of Xenomorphs in dark environments in Aliens: Fireteam Elite - there's enough variety to choose from. Meanwhile our database master, down in the dark (he likes to keep the light out) data entry mines added another 160 entries. So, take a look below at what you may have missed. 

by Nick Puleo 0
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Who knew mics needed LEDs

ROCCAT Torch USB Microphone Impressions

In the age of streaming in Twitch, it's important that you have a good quality microphone to pick up your chat audio. While most headsets these days do come with a solid mic, there's just something to be said about a true condenser microphone. Enter the ROCCAT Torch, a flashy desktop microphone with LED lighting, dual condenser mics, and a few really nice features that should make this a great addition to your streaming setup.

by Nick Puleo 0
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With Turtle Beach Recon 500 Impressions Too!

Turtle Beach Recon Xbox Series S Controller Hands on Impressions

Turtle Beach has jumped into the controller market with a new wired controller designed for the Xbox Series consoles and also compatible with Windows 10 PCs. What sets this controller apart is it has a built in headphone mixer that lets you adjust and apply audio presets to any standard 3.5mm audio headset as well as adjust game and chat balance on the fly. 

by Christoph Licht 0
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The calm before autumn

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for July, 2021

It was nice to have a bit of breathing room at the start of July after the absolute crazyness that was June. The calm didn't last long however as in the second half of the month the release calender suddenly started to get full again culminating in three days at the end full of long awaited releases like Blightbound, Samurai Warriors 5, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin or The Ascent. It seemed like the industry went on a two-week-vacation and then decided they needed to complete the missed work in a single day.

by Paul Acevedo 0
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The largest Darius game ever has arrived on PlayStation and Switch.

DARIUSBURST: Another Chronicle EX+ is Bursting With Co-op Shmup Action

DARIUSBURST Chronicle Saviours is a shoot 'em up that really wowed genre fans back in 2016, especially the phenomenal Steam version. Five years later, Taito and publishers United Games and ININ have just unleashed an upgraded version of the game: DARIUSBURST: Another Chronicle EX . This version adds new content and fully supports 4-player local co-op in all modes.

by Paul Acevedo 0
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It looks like a Switch but will play much beefier games.

Valve Announces Portable Steam Deck PC, Will Have Serious Co-Op Potential

Valve, the company that owns Steam, might not really make games anymore, but it doesn't just operate the Steam storefront, either. In May, an Ars Technica report foretold that a portable Steam device would be happening, and now that forecast has come to pass. Today, Valve announced the Steam Deck, a portable PC that will come in three configurations starting at $399. We expect it to be an excellent way to take co-op Steam games on the go.

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