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by Nick Puleo 0
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  • pc
Wading through 73 Million Discounts So you Don't Have To

Hidden Co-Op Gems of the Steam Summer Sale

The Steam Summer Sale 2020 is in full effect. If you didn't know it's the annual time of year where your wallet screams for mercy because "oh, it's only $4" times 37. There are plenty of big name co-op games on sale, you've got your Borderlands 3, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, and Monster Hunter: World among dozens of others. But we're going to dig a bit deeper than page 1 and show you some of our favorite games we've found on deep discount.

by Tally Callahan 0
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  • pc
  • couch
  • online
Closed beta on May 11th with Steam Early Access Release on May 18th

Hacktag Closed Beta and Steam Early Access Dates Announced

Piece of Cake Studios has announced that Hacktag, their asymmetrical, 2-player co-op stealth puzzle game, will be hitting Steam Early Access on May 18th. To kick things off, a closed beta is scheduled for May 11th to give curious players a chance to experience the game for themselves. Registration for the beta is currently open (you can sign up on their website).

by Nick Puleo 0
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  • xbox live
  • playstation network
A war is brewing.

Hackers Ruin Christmas by Bringing Down Xbox Live and PSN

If you received a new console yesterday (or even if you didn't) you likely tried to connect online to download some games, stream some video, or play with friends. You were also likely greeted with a message saying that online services were down or you were unable to connect. While past Holiday outages were caused by the sheer number of people connecting to services like Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, this year that was not the case. A hacking group named Lizard Squad brought down both networks.

by Nick Puleo 0
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  • xbox 360
  • xbox live
  • xbox one
Rough weekend for gamers.

Hackers Targeted Xbox Live Too, Sporadic Outages Persist

After PSN, Hearthstone, League of Legends and Path of Exile, hackers have turned their attention to Microsoft's Xbox Live service. Continuing a distributed denial of service attack (DDOS) against the service, Microsoft's servers are having a hard time mitigating the problem. The end result is difficulty logging in, joining parties, and connecting to other players games.

by Nick Puleo 0
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  • playstation 3
  • PlayStation Network
  • playstation 4
Blizzard, League of Legends and Path of Exile also Affected

PlayStation Network Is Down. Hackers Claim Responsibility. (Update)

There are unconfirmed reports today that PSN has been hacked, though it's unclear as to the severity of it. Hopefully it's nothing like the situation that happened just a few years ago. PSN has been unreachable for most of the morning and the official AskPlayStation Twitter account confirmed the outage - while also responding to thousands of tweets from users.

by Jason Love 0
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New year, same news... well, maybe

Beyond Co-Op - December 29th through January 4th, 2014

Welcome to 2014 and the latest edition of Beyond Co-Op, our week's end news piece that accumulates a few of the more interesting non co-op stories from the past several days. With the end of 2013, there were a lot of "best of" lists and "what to expect for gaming in 2014" going around. Once you get past those, however, there were a couple pieces of note, like a piece of malware stealing WoW players' account information and a new Ace Attorney game in the works.

by Christopher Metz 6
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  • pc
Talk about kicking a guy while he's down...

War Z Suffers From Hacker Attack, Servers Officially Offline

A couple of days ago, War Z succumbed to a serious hacker attack that put private user information at risk. Both the game’s database, as well as the forums that sparked the huge controversy over the game’s legitimacy last year, were hacked to the point where developer, OP Productions, was forced to shut down their servers and take it offline until further notice.

by Christopher Metz 1
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • online
No more need to hack the game, you monsters.

Valve Updates Portal 2 With an Official PC Split-Screen Co-Op Mode

Consoles might have had the split-screen co-op advantage on Portal 2 that their PC counterparts didn’t for a good while, but those days are now gone. Along with some minor fixes, Valve has recently added the split-screen co-op mode to the PC version of Portal 2, making Steam the undisputed best way to experience the entire game on one platform.

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