Pokémon Go to Add Co-Op Raid Battles This Summer

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Pokémon Go to Add Co-Op Raid Battles This Summer

Because I'm apparently a grumpy luddite who hates all things new, charming, and fun, I never got into the Pokémon Go craze last year. Since I'm pretty sure I'm the only one on the face of the planet for whom that's true, then the news that Pokémon Go is adding a cooperative mode this summer will likely be of interest to you.

Solstice Chronicles: MIA Arrives Next Month on PC

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Solstice Chronicles: Missing in Action, Ironward's follow-up to their cooperative tactical, squad-based strategy game The Red Solstice, now has an official launch date for PC. On July 26, grab a buddy and get ready to battle some mutants.Whereas The Red Solstice focused more on squad combat similar to Syndicate or Satellite ReignSolstice Chronicles: MIA opts for more of a twin-stick shooter feel. That doesn't mean Ironward has completely abandoned the class and strategy elements from their previous game, but they have tweaked things to be faster paced.Solstice Chronicles: MIA supports two players locally throughout the main game mode, and will be available on PC via Steam on July 26, 2017. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are planned for a later release.

Nex Machina PC Code Giveaway

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Housemarque's Nex Machina dropped on PC and PlayStation 4 this week, and Nick's been enjoying his time with it thus far. If you want to get in on the robot killing arcade action with a buddy, then have we got a deal for you.The good folks over at GOG.com have supplied us with ten codes that can be redeemed on their site for a copy of this fine couch co-op product. If you'd like a chance to win one of them, just click the button below! It's really just that simple! Winners will be notified automatically and the code with a link to redeem it will be sent to the email address you supply. The code itself can also be redeemed over on the GOG website by going to gog.com/reedem.The contest ends next Wednesday, June 28 at 12:00 pm EDT. Good luck to everyone and take out a few of those nasty machines for me, will you?

Update 4 Arrives Today for Pit People

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Update 4 Arrives Today for Pit People

There's some new content available for Pit People today. Update 4: Vibrant Villains will go live for both the Xbox One Game Preview and Steam Early Access versions of the game and alongside a number of balancing/quality of life fixes, this update adds two new story quests and a number of side quests to enjoy with a friend.Locke and Nick checked Pit People out a few months back and came away impressed by what they saw then. Since that time, there's been an update that added daily co-op tasks, and now this one that adds even more for you and a buddy to do. While the title still doesn't have a firm release date, updates like this one push the title ever closer. The full patch notes can be found here.Pit People is available on PC via Steam Early Access and on Xbox One via the Microsoft Store for $14.99. It supports two player local or online co-op.

Couch Co-Op Added to Vikings - Wolves of Midgard on PS4

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Couch Co-Op Added to Vikings - Wolves of Midgard on PS4

The Diablo meets MOBAs and Dark Souls action-RPG that is Vikings - Wolves of Midgard received an update yesterday on the PlayStation 4 that added, among a number of other things, the ability to play the game on your couch with a friend.The full patch notes can be found here on publisher Kalypso Media's site. There are the usual gameplay balances and tweaks, but alongside the addition of the local co-op op feature, the other item of import is a new Stash players can use to store items, and a trade feature to allow players to share items with one another. That last one was a particular sticking point Tally brought up in her review of the game. No word on when or if this patch will make its way to the Xbox One and PC versions as well.Vikings - Wolves of Midgard is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for $39.99. The PlayStation 4 version supports two player online and couch co-op throughout the campaign, while the Xbox One and PC versions only support online co-op.

Raise the Dead Next Week in Diablo 3

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We've heard all about it for the past few months, and next week, everyone will finally get a chance to get hands on with the newest character class in Diablo 3. That's right, the Necromancer returns to the world of Sanctuary next Tuesday, June 27.Just one more week until you can enjoy Bone Spears, Blood Golems, and all the skeletons you can muster, provided you own the Reaper of Souls expansion on the PC or Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One (sorry PS3 and 360). This new add-on content finally has a price, too: $14.99. However, it's not just the Necromancer class you'll get with that, you also get the following:If you don't own the game on the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One whatsoever, then Blizzard has the deal for you. Starting next Tuesday, you can buy the Diablo III: Eternal Collection, which includes Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition and Rise of the Necromancer, for just $39.99. That's a pretty good deal for the whole kit-and-kaboodle.

Nex Machina Co-Op Review

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Nex Machina Co-Op Review

Nex Machina is the next twin-stick shooter from developer Housemarque. Rather than a solo effort, they’ve teamed up with Eugene Jarvis, the developer behind classic game Robotron 2084. Housemarque’s pedigree of arcade action shooters includes the likes of Super Stardust, Dead Nation, and Resogun - bringing a powerhouse of old and new gameplay to PC and PS4. Nex Machina feels heavily inspired by the latter, with Resogun’s voxel style graphics and futuristic theme all making an appearance.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Fight Me IRL

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Fight Me IRL

Them fightin' words have done been said, so this weekend, the Co-Opticrew is dropping (or putting on) the gloves and engaging in a bit of fisticuffs.  I know we're all about "working together" and "cooperation", but sometimes it's good to let off a little steam and knock the teeth out of someone's digital avatar.Those of us who aren't foolin' with fightin' will be prepping our sci-fi fanfics, gaming on boards, and exploring snowy corners of Tamriel.  Check it out!Jason Love (@JLove55) - "Getting gud with the Red Hood in Injustice 2, maybe checking out Killing Floor 2 since it's free on PS4?"