Starhawk's Online Capabilities Have Been Terminated For Europe

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Over the weekend, it appears Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe sunsetted the servers for the 2012 PlayStation 3 title, Starhawk. A note has been added to all European PS Store listings for the game that basically says "you can no longer play this online." There's been no official statement about whether this is getting applied to all regions or not, so for now, this appears to only be affecting the one region.SIEE is certainly no stranger to shutting down servers for games. They've got a whole site setup just for their region that lists what's already been taken offline and what's next for the chopping block. Curiously, it appears that Europe is the only region that does this.While it does not appear that this server shutdown will be applied to other regions, we've removed the online co-op information from our listing in the DB. Two player couch co-op should still be available in the Survival mode.

Endure the Summer Heat With Friends With July's Games With Gold

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July... Of all the months in the calendar year, this one has the distinction of being my least favorite. Mainly due to the fact that the unbearable heat (which is my natural nemesis) makes life feel questionable. But, put that aside, and I guess it's ok. If your idea of a perfect July is being indoors with air conditioning and video games with friends, then good news! July's Games with Gold includes three co-op titles: Assault Android CactusDeath Squared, and Splinter Cell Conviction (360, backwards compatible).For me, the star player in that line-up is Assault Android Cactus. In the realm of twin-stick shooters, it is absolutely a stand-out title. It is friendly enough that players of all familiarity levels can hop in and have fun, but there is such an intriguing depth. Seriously, look up some competitive/high score play to see just how crazy it can get. So if you like twin-stick shooters and want a great couch co-op game, definitely pick up Assault Android Cactus.

Our Weekend In Gaming: No Bosses Allowed

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Our Weekend In Gaming: No Bosses Allowed

Whoooo!  Nick and Jason are too busy to respond to our weekly email, meaning this edition of "Our Weekend in Gaming" is a #BossFreeZone.  Get lost, authorities.  This weekend, we live our lives with no rules and no limits.  I'm gonna go play games I didn't even mention below, just to prove that this fella marches to his own dang drum.  I may even go listen to, like, a punk band or something.  Or at least some folksy protest songs.When we aren't sticking it right to the folks who sign our paychecks, we've got a slew of games lined up.  There's gonna be Lovecraftian dungeon delving, post-dissertation tabletop gaming, and expanded civilization building.  Check it out!Mike Katsufrakis (@Pheriannath) - "I’ve got family visiting, so gaming may be a bit sparse. Instead, I’ve been peeping that Steam sale for more games I won’t have time to play."

Slay Mythical Creatures in Titan Quest With a Buddy on Your Couch

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Slay Mythical Creatures in Titan Quest With a Buddy on Your Couch

As if seeing a console release wasn't enough, THQ Nordic continues to amaze me with its ongoing support of Titan Quest, an action-RPG that is now over 12 years old! The developer/publisher dropped a new update a couple days ago that fixes a number of bugs and adds two play couch co-op to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. This update will be included in the Nintendo Switch version, too, when it arrives on July 31.It does not appear that this new split-screen mode is getting added to the PC version, so a little bit of a bummer there. However, given how well Diablo 3 fared on the consoles, I'm tempted to pick up Titan Quest on the Switch next month. Despite the fact that it definitely feels dated, it remains one of my favorite action-RPGs to this day because of how you can make some truly "broken" (i.e., overpowered) builds. There's a kind of lost art to allowing players to do that.Titan Quest is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The PC version supports six player online co-op and six player LAN co-op, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions support six player online co-op and (now) two player couch co-op. The Nintendo Switch version will arrive on July 31 and will also support six player online co-op and two player couch co-op.

Independence Pack DLC Adds New Vehicles and Weapons to State of Decay 2

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Undead Labs is getting into the 4th of July spirit a little early with the Independence Pack for State of Decay 2. The DLC is currently available for both the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions of the game and if, like me, you're into driving around in vehicles opening doors, then this pack adds to the excitement with the introduction of new cars like "The Meatwagon" and "The Burninator."The DLC costs $4.99 (or free if you got the Ultimate Edition of the game) and not only adds three new vehicles, but also three melee weapons (The Freedom Ringer, Grillmeister, and BBQ Fork), two ranged weapons (Pyro Launcher and Starshank Launcher), and some festive decoys that spray fireworks all over.Along with the DLC, Update 2.0 also dropped. Not only does it include a number of fixes/changes, but also adds 20 new missions, new weapons, a new trader, and some "Revolutionary War" zombies. This update is free for everyone regardless if you pick up the Independence Pack or not, so enjoy!

Call Of Duty: WWII's Third DLC Pack Is Out Now On PS4

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The third of four planned DLC packs for Call of Duty: WWII is available now for PlayStation 4 gamers.  As with previous releases, "United Front" adds new maps for the general competitive multiplayer modes as well as a new map for War Mode, an objective-based competitive mode unique to CoD:WWII.  Really, though, we're not especially interested in those.How could we be, when our eyes are fixated upon the latest map for the game's cooperative Zombies mode?  Titled "The Tortured Path", this next area takes players on a quest for Emperor Barbarossa's legendary sword, which they must then transport all the way to the dang edge of the world.  It sounds like quite the feat, but I'm guessing anyone in love with Call of Duty's longtime Zombies entries won't have too much trouble with it.As usual, "The Tortured Path" can be enjoyed with up to three other players in online co-op.  The DLC is currently available for PlayStation 4 users, of course, but folks on other platforms will have to wait until late July to get their hands on the latest Zombies content.

Gather Your Yo-Kai And Battle Bosses With Friends in YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS

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While the Switch may be the main platform of choice for Nintendo these days, they haven't forgotten about their other portable system, the 3DS. On September 7, the action-RPG variant of their popular Yo-Kai Watch series, called YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS, will be making its way to our shores and you'll be able to team up with three friends to take down bosses with your collection of spirits.If you're not familiar with the Yo-Kai Watch series, it exploded in popularity in Japan a few years ago generating not only (to date) two sequels with a third on the way for the Switch, an entire toy line, and an anime series. The hook to these games is similar to the Pokemon series. Your protagonist of choice uses a special watch to capture "yo-kai" and goes around their town helping people by battling the evil spirits that haunt them. The yo-kai you capture can level up and evolve into stronger versions of their previous forms, and the sequels even introduced two versions of the game with unique yo-kai in each version that could be traded to friends.

Contra Heroes Arrive in Super Bomberman R

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Contra Heroes Arrive in Super Bomberman R

No sooner did we publish our co-op review of Super Bomberman R than Konami published an update to every version of the game that adds a host of unlockable characters for co-op and battle modes. The biggest name characters are Snake and Raiden from Metal Gear Solid, but as co-op fans we’re most excited for playable characters from Konami’s traditionally cooperative Contra and Goemon franchises.The new characters added in this week’s update for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Steam:All characters must be unlocked with gold earned from story or battle modes and can be played in any mode – including local co-op in story or battle modes.

Craft Your Own Guns in MOTHERGUNSHIP Next Month

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Aliens have once again invaded Earth and its up to you to kick them off our planet in Terrible Posture Games' and Grip Digital's MOTHERGUNSHIP. The catch? Your arsenal of weapons is anything but standard fare.Rather than provide you with the old reliables of a shotgun, rocket launcher, and something that shoots green balls of plasma, MOTHERGUNSHIP says "why not make your own weapon to take down the alien menace?" Want a lightning shotgun welded onto a chain gun? Go ahead! How about a gun that's just 12 rocket launchers? Go nuts! The game let's players design and use weapons of their making as they battle through the aliens and try to make their way to the titular MOTHERGUNSHIP that's at the heart of the invasion.