Our Weekend In Gaming: No Boss Blues

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Our Weekend In Gaming: No Boss Blues

Nick's away on a cruise this weekend, and the Co-Opticrew's all beat up about it.  Without someone to bust our chops and get us in line, we're aimless!  Eric's talking gibberish to a soda machine, Locke's making a mural out of old mechanical keyboards, and Jason... well, let's just say that police horse had it coming.If we can get ourselves together in time for the weekend, we've got high-level beanies, obscure sci-fi weapons, and mythical wolves all lined up.  Check it out!Jason Love (@JLove55) - "Running around Destiny 2 with my new Jotunn while 'Immigrant Song' plays in the background on loop."

ToeJam and Earl: Back In The Groove Stream Recap

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For this week's "Let's Play Co-Op", Mike and Locke are checking out ToeJam and Earl: Back In The Groove, a Kickstarted title that seeks to bring back a franchise that many Genesis fans remember fondly. Like so many of these types of projects, the aim is to make something that successfully hits that nostalgia center of the brain and presents something that is as good as you remember it being (which isn't always the same as the reality of how it was).I never played any games in the ToeJam and Earl franchise, or at least not to any meaningful extent, so from an outside looking in perspective, Back in the Groove certainly LOOKS like the game I remember from back in the day. Two aliens running around trying to gather up parts of their spaceship in a very rogue-like fashion. Yup, cool! But it's probably worth hearing about the game from someone that has a history with the franchise...Locke here to bring the funk.  

Assault Android Cactus Plus Now Available on Nintendo Switch

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One of my all-time favorite twin-stick shooter, Assault Android Cactus, is now available on the Nintendo Switch with some improvements and a couple new features as Assault Android Cactus Plus. This re-release dropped last Friday and still supports four player couch co-op in every single mode, and also moves the "twin-stick" shooter genre into a new direction: single-stick.When I reviewed the game back in 2015, one of the better features I enjoyed was the co-op. The 9 different playable characters all have different weapon loadouts and tactics to use when shooting foes, which works very well when playing with friends. The one thing about that, though, is that the game could be very challenging for anyone that hadn't spent a lot of time playing titles in this genre. Keeping track of enemy patterns and bullets while also trying to shoot/swap weapons can be overwhelming in a game like this where later levels guarantee the screen will be inundated with enemy projectiles. Thus, the developers at Witch Beam sought to figure out a way to make Assault Android Cactus a little more beginner friendly while also solving the issue of what to do with the Joy Cons single-stick. Enter: Aim Assist.

Our Weekend In Gaming: All By Ourselves

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Our Weekend In Gaming: All By Ourselves

The Co-Opticrew is all here!  Unless you count over half the staff, in which case almost no one is here.  Nevertheless, we determined few are tasked with holding down the weekend gaming fort, and by gosh, we're going to do so.This weekend, we'll be playing Terry Crews-em-ups, deity-slaying simulators, and trading card games in disguise.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Destiny 2 and Crackdown 3."

Iron Crypticle Review

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Iron Crypticle Review

Co-op games are a sometimes complicated, exciting business where all of the members have to pull together to accomplish a goal. There are a number of games that require a fine synergy of skill, will, sweat, and tears for a party of co-op partners to achieve victory no matter how many players are involved. Iron Crypticle keeps all of that and nothing more, providing a barebones, easy-as-pie co-op experience that gives the basics of what (up to) four-player co-op can be.

Iron Criptcle Review

about X hours ago from
Iron Criptcle Review

Co-op games are a sometimes complicated, exciting business where all of the members have to pull together to accomplish a goal. There are a number of games that require a fine synergy of skill, will, sweat, and tears for a party of co-op partners to achieve victory no matter how many players are involved. Iron Crypticle keeps all of that and nothing more, providing a barebones, easy-as-pie co-op experience that gives the basics of what (up to) four-player co-op can be.