Leaked Video Shows Cancelled Halo Mega Bloks Game

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The Halo franchise has long partnered with LEGOs competitor Mega Bloks for their toy lineup. While there hasn't been an actual Mega Bloks game released, it appears that Microsoft and the toy company tried their hands on creating one. Obviously, it looks a lot like a LEGO game.Developed by N-Space, who worked on the recent Sword Coast Legends, Halo: Mega Bloks appears to be a solid looking 3rd person shooter with a decent kid friendly atmosphere. There's item building and plenty of bricks to collect like your typical LEGO game, though perhaps it's lighter on the platform puzzle elements and more focused on the action.The game just looks fun, and really captures the Halo look and feel quite well. It's a shame this game never made it to the Xbox 360 back in 2013.

Sea of Thieves Explains Co-Op Pirateering

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The latest trailer for the upcoming Xbox One MMO-ish game, Sea of Thieves, explains how many elements were designed around cooperative play. There are three main instances in which players have to work together to succeed.Sailing the ship requires at least three players, with one driving, one navigating using the map, and one navigating using the crow's nest looking out for dangerous objects in the ocean. Finding treasure on islands is also a co-op experience as only one player can have the map at a time and they must actually SHOW it too other players. Finally digging up that treasure will require all players to work together and get it back to the ship to cash it in for gold.

Diablo 3 - Darkening of Tristram Co-Op Stream Recap

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Last night we dove into Diablo 3's limited timed event called The Darkening of Tristram. Taking players back to the classic town from Diablo 1, you're tasked with completing 16 levels of a dungeon and defeating the evil lord Diablo himself. Blizzard spiced things up with 8-directional movement, 16-bit graphics, and a bunch of throwback references for longtime fans of the series.Our stream is a complete run through of the content with plenty of talk about the classic game and its co-op experiences.

M.E.R.C. Heads to Early Access Tomorrow

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Developer TinyMob Games is releasing their latest title on Steam this week for Early Access. Called M.E.R.C., the game looks like a solid combination of tactical strategy (Syndicate) with the flair of Ghost Recon. The game is a tactical, squad-based game of real-time engagement in a near-future dystopia set in the last remaining city.At the game's core is a multi-class system including Assault, Sniper, Heavy, and Engineer. You'll complete missions to acquire better gear and augment your units' abilities, carrying them from mission to mission.Play solo or enlist your bring your characters into the game's cooperative multiplayer modes. You can play through the story or missions with friends. The Early Access version of the game will launch with 9 missions, with more being added over the course of the next 3-6 months. The side missions are procedurally generated adding to the replayability of the game.

M.E.R.C.

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We've added M.E.R.C. for the PC to our database of Co-Op games!

Nintendo Announces Switch Release Date and Pricing

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Nintendo has announced the release date to their new console, called the Switch. Coming to North America on March 3rd and priced at $299.99, it succeeds the disappointing Nintendo Wii U which was released in 2012.The system will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip, a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock, an HDMI cable and an AC adapter. The main console contains a 6.2" touch screen with a 720P resolution. This is the portable piece of the system which allows gamers to play console quality games wherever they go. When docked, the system tops out at 1080P resolutions. Finally the device will contain 32GB of internal storage and be expandable via microSDHC and microSDXC cards. The system itself utilizes "cartridges" for the games themselves, though 3DS carts will not be compatible.

Allegorical Co-Op Game Red Rope Gets Another Update

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Nothing like a little allegory in your daily dose of gaming. Red Rope: Don't Fall Behind is a unique adventure style game released in 2016 that plays with the idea of unity being both a strength and a restriction. Developer Yonder has quietly released a few updates since last summer, refining the experience by balancing puzzles and fixing small bugs that crop up here and there.The actual gameplay of Red Rope revolves around two characters, played by a solo player or two local co-op humans, who are physically tied together. Without this link they wouldn't be able to survive the labyrinth in which they're trapped, but staying this close together also means they'll face new types of challenges. Ever tried making breakfast when you're tied to someone? Actually, don't answer that. We'll keep your personal life out of this.

Grave Danger Lands on PC, Console Versions Coming Soon

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Hardly a week goes by that I don't wax nostalgic about the puzzle platforming co-op perfection that was The Lost Vikings. The game was phenomenal for its level design, simple but powerful cooperative aspects, and it's musical score that gave the vikings a serious '90s attitude. A few games have taken inspiration from The Lost Vikings over the years, but none so elegantly as Grave Danger.Meet Dante, Malice, and Elliot, three adventurous folk with chips on their shoulders and prices on their heads. These outlaws are wanted dead and alive, so you can imagine their lives are a bit complex at the moment. You'll control these three "heroes" in Grave Danger, each of whom has unique abilities used to traverse and manipulate the world. Dante can wall climb and fire a pistol, for example, while Elliot double jumps and blasts wizard shots and Malice tosses a scythe and floats in mid-air. Use their skills to solve puzzles in each stage so everyone can reach the exit safe and sound.