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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No more content disparity between the PC and console versions

Console and PC Content Updates Will Finally Align for Monster Hunter: World

After getting out a patch that addressed some major issues with the PC version of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, Capcom continued the good news train with announcing this weekend that they would finally get all versions of the game aligned so that event quests and other content would be available at the same time. Ever since the PC version released back in August 2018, there's been a content delay of at least a few weeks between it and the consoles. With Title Update 3 (coming sometime April 2020), that'll all be a thing of the past.

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Limber up those fingers and thumbs for quick button pressing

Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! Enters Early Access Later This Month

There is a third entry in the Cook, Serve, Delicious series - appropriately named Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! - making its way onto the PC in just a couple weeks via Early Access on Steam and GOG.com. The title will eventually see a full release on that platform as well as Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, but if you just can't wait to man your own food truck and start cooking with a buddy, then you'll want to set a reminder on your device of choice for January 29, 2020.

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Play with fire or shoot mind bullets

New Gameplay Trailer for Magic: Legends Shows Two Playable Classes

The first gameplay trailer for Magic: Legends dropped this week, giving us our first glimpses of two of the (initially) planned five playable classes - the Geomancer and the Mind Mage. Much of the action has a distinct Diablo-vibe to it, though there are a couple things in the trailer that help to root it in the Magic universe.

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The real monster was technology

Fixes for CPU Usage and Corrupt Save Data Are Incoming for Monster Hunter: World

The Iceborne expansion for Monster Hunter: World finally arrived on PC last week (4 months after its console debut), and the initial response was not great. For some players, the game was nearly unplayable as they noticed their CPU usage went through the roof, while others were greeted with a message that the title was unable to read their existing save data and would they like to create new data (the official answer to that is: NO!) Capcom was quickly made aware of these issues and the Monster Hunter development team has been working on fixes. A couple of days ago, the official Monster Hunter Twitter account let everyone know that an update will be out soon to address both of these problems.

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AVENGERS! Assem--- wait for it.... wait for it.... wait for iiiiiiiiiiiiitttt...

If You Missed It: Marvel's Avengers Delayed to September

If you had May 15, 2020 circled on your calendar and have just been counting down the days until you'll be able to play Marvel's Avengers, go ahead and get your correction fluid, remove that circle, and put a new one on September 4, 2020 (maybe use pencil). Crystal Dynamics announced via Twitter that they need a little more development time "focusing on fine tuning and polishing the game to the high standards our fans expect and deserve."

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A beautifully crafted adventure for you and a buddy

Children of Morta Stream Recap and Impressions

With the hustle and bustle that comes with last few months of the year, there are cases where good co-op games slip under our radar. Children of Morta absolutely falls into this category. Fortunately, we took some time this past Monday to rectify that and if you haven't checked out this action-RPG rogue-lite, then now's a good time for you to rectify it as well.

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Zombie Army meets Strange Brigade

Co-Op Gameplay Footage of Zombie Army 4 is Making the Rounds

There are a number of hands-on previews for Zombie Army 4: Dead War making their rounds through the Internet this week. We'll link to a few down below, along with some captured gameplay footage courtesy of IGN, but the big takeaway seems to be this: if you liked Strange Brigade but wish it was more Nazi zombies and less mummies, good news!

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Prepare for trouble, and make it double!

Wargroove Co-Op DLC Gets Release Date

The "Double Trouble" DLC for Chucklefish's Wargroove now has an official release date for most platforms. The free content will drop on February 6 for PC, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One, and some unspecified time later on the PlayStation 4. The biggest feature that's included in the DLC is a new campaign that can be played cooperatively with another person either on your couch or online.

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Team up with friends to explore some dens

Pokemon Sword and Shield Getting A New Co-Op Mode via DLC

Nintendo released a 20-minute Direct earlier today that was focused on their Pokemon franchise. While there is a remake of the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue/Red Rescue Team games on the way as Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, the co-op specific news we're interested in is the new DLC that's coming to Pokemon Sword and Shield this year via the $30 Expansion Pass.

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As if holiday cooking wasn't stressful enough

Bake Some Festive Treats in Overcooked! 2's Winter Wonderland Update

Team17 and Ghost Town Games have added some free content to the wonderful world of Overcooked! 2. If you're looking to get into the holiday mood with some mince pies and Christmas puddings, then you might want to fire up the game and enjoy the free "Winter Wonderland" update, which was released just a couple days ago.

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Just some new outfits for the ScareScraper co-op mode

Multiplayer Pack Will Arrive Next Year for Luigi's Mansion 3

Not too long ago, keen observers noticed an interesting bullet point on the official Luigi's Mansion 3 website just prior to its release. Specifically, that "paid DLC will come to Luigi's Mansion 3 in the future, adding new content to the ScareScraper and ScreamPark multiplayer modes." However, no other information was offered. Earlier this week, Nintendo finally revealed what that content will entail, and how much it will cost.

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