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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That's... pretty much all we know

DLC Arrives Later This Month for Vermintide 2

Fatshark's Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has been doing quite well for itself since it launched last March on the PC, and just last month on the Xbox One. If you've been enjoying teaming up with your buddies to slay Skaven and the hordes of Chaos, but want to visit a new locale, then you're in luck. "Shadows over Bogenhafen" arrives on August 28 and... well, actually, that's just about all we know.

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More chaotic co-op cooking to love

Overcooked! 2 Stream Recap and Impressions

Ghost Town Games' Overcooked! 2 arrived last week on every platform, and if you were a fan of the original, then there's even more for you to love here. A new campaign, a new Arcade mode where you can play random levels with friends, new recipes, and new chefs! We dedicated this week's "Let's Play Co-Op" stream to doing our best to fulfill orders in a timely fashion and (mostly) succeeding.

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New NPCs, a new ranged weapon, and changes to the city hub

The Coming Storm Expansion Drops Today for Dauntless

Phoenix Labs' Behemoth-hunting, co-op action-RPG, Dauntless, has been going pretty strong since it hit "open beta" status back in May. Per the developer, the title has surpassed the "two million player milestone." To celebrate and recognize the dedication of its players, there's a free expansion that's getting rolled out over the course of the next few weeks and will add a new Behemoth to hunt, new quests to pursue, and a new weapon to master.

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New missions, enemies, weapons, and a Horde mode

Holospark Lays Out Next Three Months of Earthfall's Development

The Left 4 Dead-like, Earthfall, has been out for about a month now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and Holospark, the game's developer, has recently laid out a "development roadmap" for the next few months. There will be a minor update later this month and next month that, collectively, add a couple new missions, enemies, and weapons, and that will pave the way for a big update in October.

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How the Gen Con Generation is Killing the Video Game Industry

Our Weekend in Gaming: More Like BORED Games, Amiright

The 51st Gen Con kicked off yesterday (not to be confused with "Gin Con," which happens every other weekend at my house), and board game enthusiasts have descended upon Indianapolis like a group of dire rats swarming a party of adventurers. Our very own Enoch Starnes is out there soaking in all that gaming goodness, in fact, so while the bearded man is away, the differently bearded man will play!

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That's Mahvel, baybee

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 Both Delisted From Digital Platforms

It appears Activision's license with the Marvel franchise has expired, as their recent reissues of the popular action-RPGs, Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, have been pulled from Steam, the PlayStation Store and the Microsoft Store. The good news is that if you bought them from any of those sources prior to today, you should still have access to them.

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Shake out your tail feathers, and dust off the luchador mask

Guacamelee! 2 Power Bombing Onto PC and PS4 Next Month

Drinkbox Studios is almost ready for everyone to enjoy their action-platformer/"Metroidvania" title, Guacamelee! 2. This sequel (and the developer) promises a whole lot more of everything. A bigger world to explore, more moves to unlock/refine/use, and more secrets to uncover. There's even an entire secret "Pollovania" area, for all you chicken lovers out there.

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"It's been a long road..."

No Man's Sky Adds Co-Op In NEXT Update

A few months back, Sean Murray and Hello Games that they were working on an update for their exploration/crafting/building/adventure game, No Man's Sky, titled "NEXT." This update would be a little bit different than the previous three ("Foundation," "Path Finder," and "Atlas Rises"), as each of those added new content and new activities. "NEXT," on the other hand, will add something we're very excited about: co-op.

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