Our Weekend In Gaming: A Brief Respite

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Our Weekend In Gaming: A Brief Respite

Another weekend, another Weekend in Gaming article featuring your favorite co-op writers.  We're a little light on cooperative gaming of the digital variety, but we're trying to make up for it with some good, old-fashioned board gaming.  Seeing as how we're knee-deep in the Season of Endless Video Game Releases, our eyes could probably use a break from the dim glow of a monitor/television anyway.This time around, we'll be searching for loot among the stars, trying to survive on a mysterious new continent, and hanging out with wizards and halflings.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Destiny 2 and Fortnite."

Something Mysterious Is Coming To Overcooked 2 Next Month

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In the age of data-mining and social media, it rarely feels like games have much mystery left.  The folks over at Team17 are trying to change that just slightly by teasing some new content coming to Overcooked 2.Luckily, we don't have to wait long, as whatever is being added to the game will be available on October 3rd.  That's not too far from now, and for anyone reading this article on October 4th or later, it's already happened!  Isn't it crazy how time works?Regardless, the teaser trailer can be found below:

Jagged Alliance: Rage Delayed To December

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The folks working on Jagged Alliance: Rage made a bold move yesterday.  With the game originally due out today, September 27th, THQ Nordic announced a tactical retreat, moving the release day back to December 6th.  The reasoning for this isn't explicitly stated in the press release, but I'd say it's safe to assume the game needed some last-minute tweaks and touch-ups.  As interested as I am to see how this new take on Jagged Alliance turns out, I'll happily take a longer wait if it means the final product is a bit more polished.  In the meantime, I suppose I could watch the new gameplay trailer on repeat:Jagged Alliance: Rage is a more streamlined take on the Jagged Alliance franchise's turn-based tactical gameplay.  Based on the preview coverage, it tosses out some of the series' minutia in favor of focusing on the action itself.  It also features online co-op for two players.  If I'm being honest, I was sold as soon as I wrote "turn-based tactical gameplay" and "co-op" within one paragraph of each other.

Flat Heroes Co-Op Review

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Flat Heroes Co-Op Review

Every couple years a game comes along which sets the bar for a genre. For precision platformers N did it in 2008, Super Meat Boy followed in 2010, and now, there is a new title to carry that torch. Flat Heroes combines a minimal design aesthetic with crisp gameplay, delivering a tight platforming experience that shouldn’t be missed. 

Door Kickers: Action Squad Stream Recap and Impressions

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Door Kickers: Action Squad left Early Access a couple weeks ago, so Mike and Jason hopped back in to bust down some doors and save some innocents. They mostly succeed.If you're unfamiliar with the game, it falls within the broad genre of "action platformer" where you assume the role of a member of law enforcement and have to take out all the bad guys in a level while also completing other objectives, such as rescuing hostages, defusing a bomb, or arresting a particular person. Clearing a stage is usually methodical; get as much information as you can about a room before entering, kick the door down, eliminate the enemies, proceed to the next one. Despite the methodical approach, the action itself is very quick. Most engagements last a few seconds with either you or the bad guys dead, and I've lost those gun battles more than once due to thinking I didn't need to reload my gun.

Daemon X Machina Gets A New Trailer and Co-Op Confirmation

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In a new trailer shown during the most recent Nintendo Direct, the wonderfully stylish Daemon X Machina displays its unique art design and breathtaking action. While there is a trailer with details, Nintendo of America’s official website does provide written details as well stating that Daemon X Machina is set to feature multiplayer modes - both local and online - when it launches at an unannounced date in 2019, although at this time it is only clear that there will be online co-op.The trailer, available below, is best to take in along with the official details, which can be found on Nintendo’s site here. Those details map out gameplay with deep customization of the player’s mech as well as the player’s character themself. Unfortunately, there are currently few details aside from the ones mentioned on Nintendo’s site.Has the stylized action in the video captured you, or will you have to wait for more gameplay (and some co-op!) before you move this game to your Must-Buy list? Let us know in the comments below!

Our Weekend In Gaming: Everyone's Favorite Web-Slinger

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Everyone's Favorite Web-Slinger

Your friendly neighborhood Co-Opticrew has two things in mind this weekend:  slingin' webs and takin' selfies. Our Destiny 2 exploits aren't a thing of the past quite yet, but Mr. Parker and his band of no-good adversaries have certainly seemed to turn our heads.  How much staying power does alt-New York have in this group of co-op devotees?  I suppose we'll find out in future weeks.Elsewhere, we have barbarians, old-timey mechs, and tombs all lined up for our own entertainment.  Check it out!