Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with xbox_360 A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with xbox_360 http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com PAYDAY 2 To Continue With Paid DLC And Some Free ContentMatthew Squaire

In a blog post on Steam, Starbreeze CEO Mikael Nermark explained that due to having “gone through something of a purgatory fire in the past year,” the decision was made that the content for PAYDAY 2 should be made available once again a la carte, this time without the promise of “forever free” content. Financial mismanagement seems to be an ongoing issue with Starbreeze and PAYDAY developer, OVERKILL. Our own Jason Love walked through PAYDAY 2’s previous tumultuous relationship with DLC and microtransactions, which can be found here, however of more import to this particular announcement is the reconstruction (i.e., bankruptcy) of Starbreeze late last year, as Eurogamer thoroughly reported here. The key takeaway from the article is when OVERKILL announced they were winding down support/development on PAYDAY 2 back in 2017, they did so believing they’d make money on their forthcoming Walking Dead game. They did not and now they and Starbreeze are in need of some source of revenue. Thus, they are spinning up PAYDAY 2 again and selling everything they can.

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Saints Row 2 PC Patch Incoming From VolitionMatthew Squaire

In addressing the patching and content additions Volition’s Senior Community Developer, Mike Watson, stated, “The four main things that we’re working on are: performance; stability, fixing a lot of the crashing and issues; integrating Steam networking, so co-op will work again and multiplayer; and then also adding the DLC, which was console-only and now we’re putting the DLC for PC as well.”

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Players will also eschew their pitiful human bodies in favor of the mechanical SEDs, humanoid robots each armed with an Arcus.  This new modular weapon has three unique firing modes and won't require ammunition, but it will need to be carefully monitored to prevent overheating.  Take a look at the trailer to see the Arcus in action:

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/16126/warface-has-a-new-co-op-campaign.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/16126/warface-has-a-new-co-op-campaign.html [E3 2019] Xbox Backwards Compatibility Announces Final TitlesMatthew Squaire

While this marks the end of an era, it could well be that Microsoft returns to this type of system, as the official statement from Microsoft reads; “We’ve listened closely to community feedback and respect the game libraries you’ve built throughout the last 18 years. That’s why we’re taking our work a step further and announced this week that thousands of games from all four generations will be playable on Project Scarlett. As such, we have now shifted our focus to help make the games you love playing on Xbox One compatible with future Xbox hardware.” This may end the program as we know it, but this is not the end of Microsoft’s focus on keeping game libraries with gamers.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/16106/xbox-backwards-compatibility-announces-final-titles.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/16106/xbox-backwards-compatibility-announces-final-titles.html Burnout Paradise Servers Shutting Down Later This YearEnoch Starnes

August 1st, 2019 is the specific date listed for shutdown, meaning Burnout Paradise's online capabilities will have run for eleven years and six months.  Considering how online games seem to disappear as quickly as they arrived these days, that's a triumphant feat.  Criterion's tweet offers a bit more detail:

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Along with this announcement, the official blog post from the developer, The Behemoth, lays out the additional items included in this release:

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15984/castle-crashers-remastered-coming-to-ps4-nintendo-switch.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15984/castle-crashers-remastered-coming-to-ps4-nintendo-switch.html Crackdown 2 Backwards Compatible And FreeMatthew Squaire

In order to snag a copy of Crackdown 2, one must log into their Xbox account, navigate to the game and press the download button - easy work with a great reward. In this case, “free” does in fact mean ‘FREE’ so you don’t even need an Xbox Live Gold membership to snag the game. While it is not the most recent entry in the series, Crackdown 2 was reviewed by a number of us here at Co-Optimus and received very high praise. That review can be found in whole here.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15977/crackdown-2-backwards-compatible-and-free.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15977/crackdown-2-backwards-compatible-and-free.html Two LEGO Lord of the Rings Games Delisted from Digital MarketplacesJason Love

As with any game that uses some licensed property, the cost to maintain those licenses (and therefore the rights to sell a game that uses them) vs the amount of income those games bring in is tricky. Last year, the remasters of Marvel Ultimate Alliance and its sequel (both of which had some issues) were pulled from marketplaces without much notice or explanation. Presumably this was due to Activision deciding to just give up the license once and for all, or perhaps a little negotiating was done in order to pave the way for the recently announced third installment in the series coming to the Switch sometime this year.

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Each of these games are available for free if you're an Xbox Live Gold Member and will be available to you as long as you have an active subscription. Here's a quick rundown of what's available when, and what kind of co-op it has to offer:

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In case you haven't heard of Warface before, it's a shooter focused on cooperative tactical action that allows players to team up in five person squads and take on a range of missions varying in both scope and difficulty.  Gamers short on time can make quick escapades into PVE missions, while those who really want to dive in can take on raid-style levels requiring a larger amount of time, a higher level of teamwork, and a bit more tactical nuance.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15692/warface-is-coming-to-consoles.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15692/warface-is-coming-to-consoles.html [E3 2018] - Just Dance 2019 Drops In 2018Jason Love

Similar to last year's entry, the game will ship with a selection of 40 songs that you can groove along to using game controllers or (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions only) using the Just Dance App on iOS and Android devices. Local co-op will be supported in a number of songs, with the number of dancers ranging between two and four for the Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, and Switch versions, and up to six for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions thanks to that previously mentioned app. The Kids Mode will be making its return as well so parents you can enjoy busting out some dance moves with your kiddos.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15656/just-dance-2019-drops-in-2018.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15656/just-dance-2019-drops-in-2018.html A Few Of BattleBlock Theater's Features Are Going Away SoonEnoch Starnes

Unfortunately, The Behemoth decided that the game has finally reached an age where they can start sunsetting a few of the more costly/time-consuming features.  The first of these is the ability to share created levels online.  Come June 25th, players will lose access to playlists and one-off community levels.  You can still use the game's Level Editor feature locally, but the game's marketplace of bespoke user creations will be gone.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15639/a-few-of-battleblock-theater-s-features-are-going-away-soon.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/15639/a-few-of-battleblock-theater-s-features-are-going-away-soon.html Skate 3's Servers Are Online Again, Who Knows For How LongJason Love

To be clear, the servers coming back on means that all online functionality is currently restored and working. You can share your own custom skate parks and download others', you can team up with up to five friends online to tackle challenges together or just do silly things, and share photos of your sickest grinds. EA, for their part, has made no statement or acknowledgment of any of this, which only serves to further folks' furor over the possibility that Skate 4 will be announced in a couple days during the EA Play conference. We'll just have to tune in and find out. For now, let's all enjoy the excellent intro video to Skate 3.

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