Ruin of the Reckless Greenlit on Steam

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So many games these days have you crawling through a dungeon to get at some nebulous treasure looking within its depths. But why go down when you go up? Faux-Operative Game's Ruin of the Reckless is a "tower crawler" where you'll fight your way through floor after floor to reach the top and have your wish granted.Described by the developers as a "twin stick 'fighter' roguelike," Ruin of the Reckless just recently made it through the Steam Greenlight process, so we can expect to see it up there at some point. While the graphics may remind you of the recent Hyper Light Drifter, the action itself has more in common with a title like Nuclear Throne. In fact, the devs have even cited that titles as inspiration.Ruin of the Reckless will support two player local co-op when it finally arrives. Both players will control a character and work together to make their way through the tower.

Get Access To Rainbow 6 Siege's Co-op Mode For Just 15 Bucks

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Get Access To Rainbow 6 Siege's Co-op Mode For Just 15 Bucks

Being a terrorist in any of Tom Clancy's semi-fictional universes must be a tough row to hoe.  You simply can't get through a day of kidnapping, sabotaging, or general terrorizing without having to deal with some kind of crack squad of special force graduates just aching to introduce your body to a more lead-based environment.  You'd think the world's governments would eventually let up a little, but no, it keeps happening.  Worse yet, it just got a little more difficult for our guerrilla friends thanks to the new Rainbow 6 Siege Starter Edition.Ubisoft's new deal grants players full access to the game and its five player co-op mode, Terrorist Hunt, for a meager fifteen dollars.  Naturally, there's a catch.  Those accessing R6S via the Starter Edition will randomly unlock two of the game's six "Entry" Operators (seen below) as well as start off with enough R6 Credits to unlock two more from the full roster.  Past that point, though, they'll have a much more difficult time unlocking the remaining 16 Operators than their Standard Edition counterparts.  In fact, each tough-as-nails Operator will cost 12,500 Renown, compared to the regular cost of 500-2,000.  

Kirby: Planet Robobot Arrives Friday, Features Co-Op Boss Mode

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While it initially slipped under our radar when it was first revealed this past March, Kirby: Planet Robobot will be available this Friday, June 10, and features a rather neat co-op mode. Up to four players can work together to bring down bosses in a mode that combines the series' "inhale and copy" mechanics with an RPG.The Team Kirby Clash allows each player (each using his or her own 3DS) to choose a role, such as warrior, healer, or mage. Once the team is formed, you'll try to take down a boss as quickly as possible using your platforming skills while also supporting the team with the unique abilities of your role. After beating the boss, you'll earn experience that increases your stats and unlocks new abilities, which allows you to take on tougher and tougher bosses.The Team Kirby Clash mode can be played on four different systems via a local wireless connection. If a player does not own the game, they can still participate using the "Download Play" feature.

Are Overwatch's Bots a Fair Fight? Or Cannon Fodder?

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Overwatch came out early last month and was an instant hit for Blizzard. Combining colorful and fun to play characters with Team Fortress 2 style objective gameplay in a 5 vs 5 team setting instantly hooked players. For folks not wanting to jump into the competitive options, Blizzard created a dedicated co-op mode against the AI. It's basically comp-stomp co-op but it's a good way to practice playing characters.Last night we checked out the bots on both Medium and Hard difficulty to see just how much of a challenge they would be. Would it be a fair fight that felt like the trust multiplayer experience? Or would we see some pretty idiotic behavior?The short of it is this - on medium the bots were too easy and on hard they were too hard. Relentless even. You can watch our recap below. 

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Orbit Into the Satellite Reign Co-Op Beta Right Now

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Orbit Into the Satellite Reign Co-Op Beta Right Now

Here is a quick tip for anyone out there who fears we might have tumbled into a dystopian Cyberpunk future while everybody was asleep: is any part of your attire glowing? If you answered "no" to this question, congratulations! The world might still frighten the pants off of you, but at least you aren't destined for a life of horrible drudgery in the Conception Machine. If "yes," then you'd better start brushing up on your E-Brain Hacking skills; they'll come in handy! Oh, and warn your friends to watch out for the Synapse Cops.Satellite Reign just launched a Co-Op Beta, and anyone with a copy of the game can opt in! In case you missed our interview with the developers back in FebruaryReign is adding co-op despite missing its Kickstarter goal of funding the multiplayer. And good on them!Here's how to unlock co-op in your game:

Salt and Sanctuary Co-op Review

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Salt and Sanctuary Co-op Review

I, by my very nature, do not deal with the unknown very well, making it apparent from an early age that I would require a companion in my expeditions into Virtual Realms.  It's partly why my friends and I spent many an hour watching each other play Morrowind in a dingy bedroom/basement combo.  It's why I placed so much hope into a doomed co-op mod for Mount & Blade.  It's why I have such a deep affection for the Souls series.