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Playing with paint

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for August 2022

Oh boy... It seems like the return of the Saints wasn't at all what fans and critics had hoped for. We have yet to play it ourselves, but the reviews and user ratings are less than favorable for the reboot. Luckily, it wasn't all bad for the studios of the Embracer Group - who are seemingly well on their way to owning all of the games and developers by next year. THQ Nordic's remake of Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed is mostly hitting all the necessary buttons and looks to be a fun time.

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The Return of the Saints

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for July 2022

Try to count them: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance IIWarriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Definitive Edition, KLONOA Phantasy Reverie SeriesSpidersaursCapcom Arcade 2nd StadiumRiver City Saga: Three Kingdoms, and a ton of Arcade-ports for PlayStation 4 by City Connection as well as the usual steady stream released by Hamster Corp. It's safe to say that July was quite a month for gamers who have already been around the block for a decade or two. Even without a thick pair of nostalgia-glasses, it's always nice to see beloved franchises and genres make grand returns on modern platforms in some form or another. These returns are good not just for us to enjoy them again, but also to enable a whole new generation to fall in love with them.

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Breaking the Sun

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for June 2022

Oh boy, what a month. Geoff Keighley may have tried to dampen our expectation in terms of new announcements before the start of Summer Game Fest 2022. But there were still several hundred games shown during the various showcases. Thanks to Steam Next Fest, those games available to test out during June. As opposed to last year, however, the co-op output was a bit lacking overall. Of course, there were still a few games announcements featuring co-operative options like Minecraft Legends or Goat Simulator 3, but we can't hide the fact that we were a bit disappointed. 

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GROOVY

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for April 2022

It's finally time to unpack that boomstick and oil up the chainsaw again! On May 13th, the aptly named Evil Dead: The Game will finally hit store shelves. The first new Evil Dead release since 2005s Evil Dead: Regeneration (we don't count those lackluster mobile titles in between). We really can't wait to take on the Kandarian Demon with our friends. We may even stop playing Elden Ring for it.

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The Return of LEGO is upon us

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for March 2022

Let's face it: All the majority of the Co-Optimus-Crew wanted to do in March was play Elden Ring. They didn't care for the Next-Gen-Version of GTA V and the release of Young Souls was all but a foot-note during their quest to become the Elden Lord. The craziness of titles like Strange of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin and Tiny Tina's Wonderland also didn't manage to keep them away from Hidetaka Miyazaki's Masterpiece. They even ignored Carby! Carby from Kirby and the Forgotten Land! Can you believe that?!

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Elden Ring. Elden Ring? Elden Ring!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for January 2022

For many the most important piece of news in January was the long-awaited announcement that Elden Ring has gone gold. It will hit store shelves on February 25 as planned (with a day one patch) and many will rejoice. There is of course a world beyond From Software games. Shocking, I know but it saw for example the Early Access release of The Anacrusis this month as well as the release of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Extraction. Spelunky 2, on the other hand, finally hit Xbox consoles, while Deep Rock Galactic celebrated its PlayStation debut. PC gamers got the newly released Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem as well as the newest game from French strategy games developer Eugen Systems, called WARNO. Time for some good old comp-stomp action until the co-op campaign drops!

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Happy New Year!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for December 2021

...and that's a wrap on 2021. It was a bit rough around the edges but I'm sure we'll be able to fix that in post-production. So thanks everyone for the good work and we see you in 2022! Sorry? We've missed something? Surely you must be mistaken, Sir! The Monthly Round-Up for December? Mmmh... didn't we do that one back in January? No? Damn. Well, I guess we celebrated prematurely and need to put in some overtime. Unpack everything and back on position. Ready? Lights! Camera! Action!

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Time to smell all those hot new co-op titles.

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for November 2021

December is upon is. Another holiday season right around the corner. A time of reflection, tranquillity and friendly gatherings allowing you to finally get out that awesome local co-op game you've been sitting on all year and play through it with your family and/or friends - or just dance your heart out with this years installment of the ever popular Just Dance-series. But while we do appreciate the fun in helplessly flayling around - we personally prefer to do it on our own and behind closed doors with multiple locks.

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It's THAT time of the year again...

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for October, 2021

Yeah... so October lived up to it's reputation, didn't it? We counted a total of 78 releases across all platforms in our release calender. Enough for everyone to get their fix. How about a bit of real-time strategy? Age of Empires IV finally saw the light of day after 16 years of waiting and is ready for some good old comp-stomp action. Don't own a PC? Take a look at Iron Harvest then, which hit consoles this month and even offers a full-on co-op campaign. More of a shooty kind of person? Then you may be interested to hear that Quake got ready for next-gen consoles, Back 4 Blood and Far Cry 6 hit the market and even a new DOOM total conversion, REKKR: Sunken Land, stands ready to fulfill that old-school shooter need. All in all good times to be a co-op gamer as well as a co-op database as it saw another 120 entries added to it this month.

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We can't deal with so many games!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for September, 2021

It's a good time to be a co-op gamer, don't you think? What? You don't? Well our release calender showed 69 (nice!) releases for September across all platforms. Is that not enough to convice you? Yes, not all of them offer the classic couch gaming experience many so heartly desire. We know. But at the same time not everyone has the luxury of readily available friends in close proximity. As such having the option to go online is something we appreciate, too.

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