X-Morph: Defense Co-op Review

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X-Morph: Defense Co-op Review

Trying to pick a new game to play can be tricky, especially in the well-worn fields of tower defense and twin-stick shooters. Even though it may not hold any new ideas of its own for either genre, X-Morph: Defense does tower defense and twin-stick shooting almost perfectly in every single way.

The Division Stream Recap

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With Ubisoft's big reveal of The Division 2 during E3 last week, we figured we'd hop back into the original Division to see how the game has progressed and improved over the past couple years. Getting back into something you haven't played in a long time is just like riding a bike, right?A quick aside to give a big kudos to Ubisoft for their commitment to supporting their titles over the long-haul. These days, if a title isn't a big hit in the first month, it feels like it's quickly abandoned or given minimal updates/support. Not Ubisoft. They release a game and they say, "we're seeing this through to the bitter end," and it's worked out well for them (see: Rainbow 6 Siege's eSports community).

State of Decay 2 Co-Op Review

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State of Decay 2 Co-Op Review

There are hundreds of games now that fall into the “survival game” genre, but in my opinion, very few pack the narrative “oomph” to push them into something engaging (I can only collect 10 sticks to build an axe so many times). This is where I think State of Decay 2 sets itself apart. It’s an extremely focused survival game with strong story-based elements that drive and guide you through the loop of gathering resources, building up your base, and surviving the zombie hordes.

[E3 2018] - Strange Brigade Gameplay With Developer Walkthrough

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E3 2018 may be in the books, but there are still a few news stories floating around there. Rebellion posted a narrated walkthrough of some gameplay from their forthcoming co-op adventure, Strange Brigade, last week, and the more we see, the more we like. Traps, puzzles, and more await you and your buddies.While the shooting of undead hordes and other beasties isn't anything too new, there are a few interesting tidbits shown off in the video below. For starters, the gold and loot you collect during a level can be spent later to unlock new weapons to use. Additionally, different weapons will have different slots that can be used to power-up your arsenal so your chosen weapon does more damage or shoots ice bullets. There are also relics you can acquire behind special, hidden puzzle doors you'll have to work together to solve. These relics grant you and your buddies access to new special powers via the mystical amulet. Gotta say, looking forward to this game more and more!Strange Brigade is out on August 28, 2018 on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. Four player online co-op is supported throughout the campaign.

Our Weekend In Gaming: Sponsored By Ubisoft

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Sponsored By Ubisoft

While the Co-Opticrew's weekend plans certainly aren't dominated by Ubisoft games, they're getting their fair share of representation.  Maybe that's a testament to the lengthy support they've been offering for their franchises of late, or maybe it's a simple consequence of being knee-deep in the Summer Doldrums.  Either way, we'll be spending more than a few hours working our way through the best games France has to offer.Outside of that, we're also going to be simulating esoteric activity, playing visualized novels, and continuing to chase down that elusive Source.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Going to dive into some For Honor and maybe a strategy game or two."

1MORE Spearhead VR Gaming Headphones Impressions

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1MORE Spearhead VR Gaming Headphones Impressions

I recently had the chance to try out the Spearhead VR Gaming Headphones, which were graciously sent over by the folks at 1MORE.  While the Chinese company is primarily known for producing a range of excellent (and budget friendly) in-ear headphones, the Spearhead line marks their first attempt at catering to the gaming market.  Having now spent some time with the product, I can say that the headphones are a very solid first attempt, despite a couple annoyances.The package itself includes the headset, a nice bag in which to put everything for gamers on the go, and two ways to connect to your device of choice via a USB or 3.5MM cable.  USB is the recommended choice as it allows you to access both the microphone and the headset’s customization software, but the 3.5MM is a nice addition in case you want to listen to something on your phone or console.  Keep in mind, though, that using the 3.5MM cable in any situation will be a listening-only experience, as you won't have a way to broadcast your voice.  Setup on PC wasn’t necessarily frustrating, but the process took a bit longer than it should have due to an instruction manual that is both light on details and has not received the best translation into English.

[Giveaway] Win A Copy of Tooth & Tail, Shadow Warrior 2, or Nine Parchments on PC

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[Giveaway] Win A Copy of Tooth & Tail, Shadow Warrior 2, or Nine Parchments on PC

GOG.com's #SummerGaming sale wraps up on Monday, but you still have time to pick up a lot of games at a discounted price. We've even got our own collection of co-op titles for you to peruse! If "free" is more your speed, though, we've got you covered there, too.We've got 25 Tooth and Tail codes, 20 Nine Parchment codes, and 5 Shadow Warrior 2 codes to giveaway thanks to GOG, and all you've got to do to enter to win is click on the button below! If you're one of the lucky winners, then you'll get a code that you can redeem over at GOG.com. What game will you win? You'll just have to find out!The contest is open to everyone and will run until 6:00 PM EDT Monday, June 18, 2018, when the summer sale ends. You're allowed to enter once per day for the duration of the contest. Winners will be chosen at random from everyone who enters, so the more you enter, the greater your odds of winning! Codes will be emailed directly to the winners.

Fallout 76

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Buy Fallout 76 @ Amazon to support Co-Optimus.Buy Fallout 76 @ Amazon to support Co-Optimus.Buy Fallout 76 @ Amazon to support Co-Optimus.

[E3 2018] - Fallout 76 May Allow For a Purely Cooperative Experience With Friends

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If you watched Bethesda's E3 press conference on Sunday and thought, "hey! A Fallout survival game! I can get behind that!" and then thought, "But I don't want 'SSGSSBoneLord420' to drop a nuke on me," then there's some (potentially) good news! In an interview with Geoff Keighley, Todd Howard discussed how they're looking at implementing private servers for Fallout 76 "some period later" after launch.Details on this are pretty scarce for the time being; somewhat understandable as it sounds like Bethesda is focusing more on ensuring that they have a stable game that runs on launch day. The discussion of private servers (and modding) begins around the 9:00 minute mark in the video below, but be forewarned that it's not a lengthy discussion. Todd does not mention if those private servers will allow you to invite just your friends into the game (though, we certainly hope you could) so you can ensure you have a strictly cooperative experience and avoid any PvP. It's worth noting that Todd also states in the same interview (starting around the 6:55 minute mark) that they're still balancing that aspect as they "don't want it to be grief-y in any way."Hopefully, we'll get more info on all of that in the next few months before the game's release on November 14, 2018.