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by Christoph Licht 0
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IT'S OVER 9000!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for June, 2021

That was a wild month, huh? Seems like the industry has re-discovered how much fun a good PvE-co-op experience can be based on all those announcements made during the various E3- and Not-E3-showcases. Sadly our happiness is a bit dampened by the fact that many of those titles - especially the high profile ones - don't feature good old local couch multiplayer. Either the hardware requirements are too high for classic split-screen or connecting you with your friends through the series of tubes called the internet is the prefered way to go for the developers nowadays. We don't know and don't judge. We are just happy we have so much to look forward to even if our Database Master was sweating hard adding all those games. In the end our database saw an addition of 380 old, new and upcoming titles in June which also meant we breached the barrier of 9.000 entries!

by Christoph Licht 0
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Preparing for the Onslaught

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for May, 2021

Next month is all about upcoming games with E3 as well as Summer Game Fest, PAX Online and several publisher-events most likely chock-full with new announcements to get us excited for autumn and beyond. We are however not here today to look forward to June but instead look back at May which was a bit lighter in terms of new releases compared to the rest of 2021 so far but still saw quite a few highlights including the surprising re-release of couch co-op classic Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. Another note-able achievement was the release of Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition for iOS. A huge game you would think would never work on a iPad let alone with full splitscreen-co-op-functionality but Larian actually pulled it of. And if RPGs are not your cup of tea: No problem! How about playing around with old people in Just Die Already, scaring your pants off with Outbreak: Endless Nightmares or shooting huge block-bugs in Earth Defense Force: World Brothers? As always there's something for every taste and friend circle. Just take a look below.

by Christoph Licht 0
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This Is Not A Drill!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for March, 2021

Did you see that?! Holy Moly! More than 70 (!) new co-op releases across various platforms in March - including some very high profile titles like Monster Hunter Rise, Balan Wonderworld, It Takes Two as well as the start of the Open Beta (PC-only) for Magic: Legends and the long-awaited co-op patch for Watch Dogs: Legion. It's safe to say that there was (and is) something for everyone with their friends and family to enjoy.

by Christoph Licht 0
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The Database Manager has been busy.

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for January, 2021

According to our highly accurate counter we've hit a new milestone in January: There are now 7.600 entries in our database. But while this number is very impressive - there are still some holes here and there. Of course no one can ever be perfect - even your No. 1 site for co-op games. Our Database Manager does however try his best. For example the last two months he went through the entire Nintendo eShop catalogue all the way back to 2011 and added every last co-op games from it we were missing (and many more he found during this research). The results are more than 400 new entries to the Database in January including more obscure franchises like the Super Chinese-Beat-'em-up-series. Don't worry though if you prefer your games to be from this century: January was also packed with quite a few new releases as you can see below.

by Christoph Licht 0
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Waiting? No, playing!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for October, 2020

More than 50 games offering co-op features were released last month across all the major platforms. So while everyone (yes, including us) is waiting for the Next Generation(TM) to arrive in a few weeks, there's still more than enough co-op fodder available to pass the time with friends. The database meanwhile saw an increase of 170 old, new and upcoming titles during the month, making sure that we remain your primary source for co-op gaming!

by Nick Puleo 0
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How is it September?

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for August, 2020

Looking to see if you missed any co-op gaming goodness in August? We've got the roundup right below including the top stories, game releases, and our database additions - there were over 400! If Google Stadia is a platform you play on, well our list is now comprehensive for co-op.

by Nick Puleo 0
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The database gets some TLC

Co-Op Month in Review - June 2020

It's been a while since we've done a co-op month in review here at Co-Optimus, but I thought it was worth pointing out that we have a brand new staff member that is devoted solely to improving our database. As such we've added almost 300 games this month closing several gaps and adding a lot of the newly announced titles during the time that was traditionally E3.

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