Jason Love - Lead Editor

My earliest memories of gaming involve a Nintendo Entertainment System, a television that still used tubes, a family room, and my brother. Before we even had a game where two people could play together, I remember sitting and watching my brother play Super Mario Bros. Occasionally, he’d let me play a life or two, but that was all I needed to get hooked. Pretty soon, games like Blaster Master and Final Fantasy were finding their way onto my Christmas list alongside the Transformers and GI Joes. I used to play so much that my family nicknamed me “Nintendo Boy”, a moniker that occasionally still gets brought up today. From the Nintendo I moved on to playing PC games, thanks once again to my family. I was too young at the time to really understand them, but my mom used to play the “Zork” series and I’d sit next to her while she played trying to contribute and follow along as best as I could. Nowadays I mostly play Playstation and Nintendo DS games, although I still occasionally sneak in a PC game or two and a large portion of my co-op time comes from playing with friends.

Aside from gaming, I also enjoy watching movies, listening to music (anything but country), re-learning to play bass, and reading authors like Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, China Miéville, and whatever good science fiction/fantasy novel comes my way. It is my hope that one day I might be able to switch jobs from government contractor to full-time games journalist or freelancer. A man can dream, a man can dream…

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The magic garden gnomes have hit the "officially released" button

Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Now Available

After six weeks in Early Access, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is now available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The title follows in the footsteps of the Garden Warfare games, but is now a "live" game, meaning that there will be frequent content updates, weekly/daily challenges, and more (many of which were already in Garden Warfare, they're just codified now). At launch, the title supports PvE co-op in two modes: "Free-Roam Regions," and the wave-based survival mode, "Garden/Graveyard Ops."

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I suppose you could pass the controller to a friend?

PSA: D&D Enhanced Editions on Consoles are Single-Player Only

If you woke up this morning, remembered that Baldur's Gate: Enhanced EditionBaldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, and Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition are all available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch now, and THEN thought, "oh boy! A chance to play those with friends!" we have some unfortunate but also vitally important news. The console versions of those games are single-player only.

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The only question left unaswered... How do we tune into the "Weird Al" polka station?

We Were Here Together Stream Recap and Impressions

This week, Locke and Jason donned their snowsuits, grabbed their walkie-talkies, and set out into the Antarctic to solve some puzzles in We Were Here Together. The third entry in the We Were Here series arrived last week and while there are a few bugs to be worked out still, the fun co-op puzzle solving is still really good.

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There's never been a better time to play Destiny

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Stream Recap and Impressions

Last week, Bungie made some significant changes to Destiny 2. Specifically, they shifted the base game ("New Light") to be free-to-play, revamped how armor works in the game, put everyone on the same equal footing (i.e., level 50 character with power level 750), shifted how a few activities work, added a "Season Rank" (aka, "Battle Pass"), and also dropped a new content update, Shadowkeep. It's a lot to go through, and we did our best to cover it during our "Let's Play Co-Op" stream this week.

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More loot for your shoot

Celebrate 10 Years of Borderlands With Special In-Game Events in Borderlands 3

It's hard to believe, but the original Borderlands launched 10 years ago on October 20, 2009. To celebrate that occasion, Gearbox is kicking off a series of limited time in-game events within the latest entry in the series, Borderlands 3. Right now, if you hop in and go after a few specific bosses, you'll have an increased chance to nab some legendary loot.

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Still weird this wasn't built in at launch

You Can Now Play With Friends Online in Super Mario Maker 2

Update 1.1.0 is now available for Super Mario Maker 2 and it features some much needed co-op improvements. First, you can now play courses online with friends rather than a group of strangers. You can also now choose what courses to play, either a random selection from the "Course World," courses you have created, or courses you have downloaded from "Course World." Finally, four player couch co-op can be launched directly on any course in the "Course World" without having to download the course first.

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