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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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Set sail for Co-optember!

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for August, 2021

While gamescom 2021 didn't see nearly as many new co-op game announcements as E3 2021, we still had a good time watching the event unfold - and not just because we are of course eagerly gobbling up every bit of Elden Ring news. August did also hold a very delightful surprise for all of us 30plus old PC Gamers: A remaster of Quake not just with all existing expansions but a new episode from MachineGames on top. Oh and it's available for consoles as well with full 4-player split-screen support and online multiplayer cross-play on all systems! More than enough reasons for you and your friend to go and kick some furry Shambler butt...If nostalgia is not your cup of tea however, the releases of August once again offer a co-op opportunity for almost everyone. From colorful kids games like PAW Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls to killing hundreds of Xenomorphs in dark environments in Aliens: Fireteam Elite - there's enough variety to choose from. Meanwhile our database master, down in the dark (he likes to keep the light out) data entry mines added another 160 entries. So, take a look below at what you may have missed. 

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The calm before autumn

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for July, 2021

It was nice to have a bit of breathing room at the start of July after the absolute crazyness that was June. The calm didn't last long however as in the second half of the month the release calender suddenly started to get full again culminating in three days at the end full of long awaited releases like Blightbound, Samurai Warriors 5, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin or The Ascent. It seemed like the industry went on a two-week-vacation and then decided they needed to complete the missed work in a single day.

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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!

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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.

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