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Return of the Co-Op

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for Februrary 2024

After a suprisingly quiet January, our release calendar was once again filled with quite a bit of co-op fodder this month. Our personal favourite was by far the democracy-simulator Helldivers 2. Despite the initial server-issues we just keep coming back to it time and time again. Also of note: Quite a few titles like Sons Of The Forest, Smalland: Survive the Wilds or Timemelters finally left their Early Access state behind which is always nice to see. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League and Skull and Bones on the other hand... well, although they also finally hit store shelves, it doesn't seem like the wait was really worth it. Always sad to see - especially for co-op titles.

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It's Quiet, Too Quiet!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for January 2024

January 2024 was a... strange month. We've counted only 20 co-op releases across all platforms. Yes, this time of year is usually a bit more on the lighter side with all publishers and developers preparing the big spring push. But still: This is the lowest amount of new titles we've seen in a January in a long time. Perhaps everyone was just too afraid to launch in the same month as Palworld? A bit less Pokémon with guns and more traditional open-world-survival-crafting as it turns out but still a very huge success with players.

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Happy New Year 2024!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for December 2023

Here it is: 2024. And with it, we're leaving behind 2023: a year that is already considered by many to be the best 365 days for gaming in at least a decade. Granted, not all expected blockbusters hit the mark. This was especially hard on us when the title featured a solid co-op option (Redfall anyone?). But there was way too much good, cooperative stuff released to keep us complaining for too long about these mishaps.

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Give your PlayStation 5 the stealth treatment with this affordable replacement cover.

Powerextra Pro PlayStation 5 Faceplate Review

Ask a dozen people, and 11 of them will tell you that the PlayStation 5 is not an attractive console. It's huge, awkward, and looks like a humidifier. One cool feature of the console's design, however, is the changeable cover. Replacing the shell in order to customize the console's appearance is surprisingly easy. One affordable re...

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Geoff Keighley is approaching!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for November 2023

November saw a mind-blowing 76 new releases across all platforms! It seems like every publisher once again wanted to make sure to hit that precious buying-window for Christmas. That doesn't make sense anymore considering most of the stuff is only available for download anyway. What if the only thing under the tree is a gift card for your favorite online store? But old habits die hard, as they say.

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Only two more to go!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for October 2023

The point 'n' click adventure genre isn't especially known for innovation. The main gameplay gimmick is in the name, after all. Once in a blue moon, however, some developer comes along and tries something different, like way back in 2004 when the Spanish developer Alcachofa Soft released their title Mortadelo y Filemón: Una Aventura de Cine, which featured LAN/online co-op for two players (the Steam release changed it to local co-op only). Was it janky, and did it suffer from soft-locks due to accidental sequence breaking? Yes. Was it still an awesome and unique experience? Definitely. We don't know of any other point 'n' click adventure ever trying the same before or after that, until this month when COWCAT added 4-player local co-op (!) to their already unique "Punch & Click" Adventure, BROK the InvestiGator. What a very nice surprise.

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We did a thing...

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for September 2023

I'm sure many of you know the saying "Never change a running system". And it is still great advice. But sometimes you are forced to change. Like for example when your hoster wants to decommission the old hardware and switch you over to a new server. In theory nothing special and even beneficial. Yes, it was a bit unfortunate that we had to make that merge during the week of Tokyo Games Show since the Database Master couldn't do any work during that time. But on 9/23 everything was moved over and he was able to clear the backlog in a couple of hours. All seemed good at the end of the day.

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A new game based on the animated movie sounds rad, but will it have co-op?

TMNT: Mutant Mayhem Game Coming in 2024 From Outright Games

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem debuted in theaters over the summer, receiving critical acclaim and launching an extremely successful toy line. Given the popularity of the film (not to mention that of TMNT: Shredder's Revenge), it comes as no surprise that a video game tie-in is in the works. And who is more likely to deliver that game than Outright Games, the English developer responsible for licensed titles like Paw Patrol World and Baby Shark: Sing & Swim Party? Alright, so the Mutant Mayhem game is likely to be targeted at kids, but more TMNT games are always welcome!

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The flood gates have been opened!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for August 2023

Let's face it: The big thing in August was Baldur's Gate III. There is no way to sugarcoat it. This month saw 30XX finally leaving Early Access on Steam, the surprise releases of the QUAKE II-Remaster and Age of Empires IV for Xbox, the addition of local co-op to the founder of a new genre (Vampire Survivors) and even the long-awaited (?) return of a much beloved (citation neededGerman video game icon (TM). But none could overshadow the (fully earned) success of Larian's juggernaut CRPG. Considering how stacked this month was, not just in terms of co-op titles, that's quite a feat.

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Spice up your Steam Deck and dock with fancy RGB lighting, why not?

Steam Deck RGB Docking Stations and RGB Backplate Now Available From JSAUX

We're huge fans of the Steam Deck around here. Valve's portable gaming device is only slightly larger than a Nintendo Switch, but it packs a massive punch and can run countless Steam games smoothly. Heck, I recently installed a 2TB SSD in my Deck so that I can take more games with me on the go. JSAUX is a company that produces numerous Steam Deck accessories, the latest of which include two RGB docking stations and an RGB backplate for the Deck itself.

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