X-Morph: Defense PS4 Limited Edition Coming 2018

about X hours ago from

EXOR Studios has announced that their 2017 title X-Morph: Defense will be getting a physical release exclusively for the PS4. In a message to Co-Optimus EXOR Studios said “Our physical release will include the European Assault DLC and all the latest updates on disc. The Limited Edition box set includes game disc (region free / reversible cover), soundtrack CD, numbered certificate and collector's box. The game will be limited to 3000pcs and sold exclusively at online retailer Play-Asia.com.”.While this news is exciting for PS4 owners, players in the Xbox One and PC audience have reason to be excited too with the recent release of the "European Assault" DLC on PC, and coming soon to Xbox. As stated above, the Limited Edition includes future updates as well as the "European Assault" DLC. The official trailer for the DLC can be found below.X-Morph: Defense features split-screen Co-Op in a tower defense style where players can fight foes personally and build defenses to help in their quest to take the planet from petty humans. Have you been harvesting Earth’s resources as the X-Morph, or have you been waiting for the Limited Edition to get all the game’s goodies at once? Let us know in the comments below!

Chronicon

about X hours ago from

We've added Chronicon for the PC to our database of Co-Op games!

SCALPERS: Turtle and the Moonshine Gang Stream Recap

about X hours ago from

Closing out our trio of games from Monday was SCALPERS: Turtle and the Moonshine Gang. We looked at this game a year ago when it was still in Early Access and with its recent full release, we thought we'd hop back in to see how things have progressed. The good news is, I think we got better at the game? The bad news... it's got its share of rough spots.To be fair, there are some good ideas and "hooks" in SCALPERS. The combat can get hectic at times and the lines, circles, etc. that indicate where and when enemies will attack provide you with a clear idea of where to position yourself in the midst of a firefight. There's also a kind of progression system for the four playable characters as well as the different guns and special abilities. These upgrades are all based on completing certain tasks, such as beating a boss on a particular difficulty level, but they can also be purchased through "loot boxes" that you can buy using in-game currency (there's no way to buy them otherwise, i.e., no microtransactions). While the progression mechanics provide you and your buddies with a reason to keep coming back... there's a lingering question if you really want to.

SYNTHETIK Stream Recap

about X hours ago from

The second title we checked out during our "Co-Op Triple Header" stream on Monday was Flow Fire Games' twin-stick shooter SYNTHETIK. Nick and Locke did their best to keep up with our stream of questions for them while also manually ejecting clips and actively reloading their guns.As a rogue-lite, twin-stick shooter, SYNTHETIK's core game loop is progressing as far as you can, level by level, until you either beat the final boss or get overwhelmed by enemy forces. There is a mix of temporary and permanent upgrades to acquire as you play, and finding new weapons lets you use them for the duration of your current run as well as making it possible for them to drop randomly in future runs. In the actual minute-to-minute gameplay, you have an on-screen reticle that shows the general area where your bullets will go and that area is affected by things like moving your character around, recoil, and getting hit by enemy fire. To put that final touch on things, in the midst of dodging bullets, rockets, and lasers while also maintaining your aim, you have to manually eject your current magazine and actively reload the next one. Oh, and your gun can jam on occasion. It's a lot, but it's all executed very well.Nick's played the most of the game out of everyone on staff, and here's what he had to say about it:

Call of Duty: WWII DLC Pack Number 2 Now Available

about X hours ago from

The second DLC pack for Call of Duty WWII is titled The War Machine and you can check out all the game-changing features it includes - ranging from more Zombies to the V2 bomb (It’s a rocket-propelled missile, I Googled it so you don’t have to) - in the trailer below. Even if undead and explosives aren’t your thing, the DLC also brings new competitive multiplayer maps, including Egypt and Dunkirk as well as the Operation Husky mission that takes place in Sicily. All of this DLC is available now on PS4 and on an unannounced date in May for Xbox One and PC.As far as the zombie-bashing fun (which is why we’re all really here) it is getting enhanced with The Shadowed Throne, which according to the official page’s break down; “The Shadowed Throne brings our heroes into the heart of Nazi Germany to confront a desperate and murderous regime. Berlin is burning, and Doktor Straub’s monstrous army is hellbent on purging his city of the Allied invaders.”

Golem Gates Stream Recap

about X hours ago from

Happy Wednesday, everyone! If you missed out regular Monday night stream (kicks off every Monday at 10:00 PM EDT over at twitch.tv/cooptimus) this week, we covered not one, not two, but THREE co-op games that have seen some form of release recently. Up first was Laser Guided Games' deck-building meets RTS title, Golem Gates.Before diving into Golem Gates' gameplay and mechanics, I'm going to take a quick detour. I'm a fan of deck-building games since about middle school when my friends and I all got into Magic: The Gathering. When I think of those types of games and what that experience is like, the main idea is selecting your cards around a core combo, or set of combos, and some additional cards that help you respond to specific weaknesses and threats (this is setting aside everything having to deal with metas and pro play, just playing for fun). There's a methodical and, at times, slow deliberateness to the pacing.

Dauntless Will Enter Open Beta Next Month

about X hours ago from
Dauntless Will Enter Open Beta Next Month

The days of paid entry into Phoenix Labs' action-RPG, Dauntless, are coming to a close. On May 24, the title will shift from Closed Beta to Open Beta and will be available for all to play. If you're tired of those Tempered pickles in Monster Hunter, then now may be good time to take on some Behemoths instead.We've covered Dauntless a few times in the past, and Tally even wrote up some impressions of the game last fall when it first entered Closed Beta. All in all, we found the game to be more approachable and easy to hop into than Monster Hunter (though World did a lot to address those particular issues). I haven't spent much time in it since that stream, but after playing a lot of Monster Hunter World this past month and a half, I'm curious to dive back in and check it out again. I'm always up for a good hunt!Though it will be in "Open Beta," the title will feature some in-game purchases (it's a free-to-play game, after all). The developer, though, is committed to only selling cosmetic items for real-world money and included this in their press release:

New Co-Op Mission for Overwatch Takes Players Into Its Storied Past

about X hours ago from

Last year, Blizzard started something new with their popular team-based shooter, Overwatch: limited time co-op missions that represent defining "story" moments for the characters within the game. Dubbed "Overwatch Archives," the first of these was the "Uprising" event last April that took players through Tracer's first mission as a part of the group. A new event, called "Retribution," kicks off today and takes players through the mission that marked the beginning of the end for the peacekeeping group."Retribution" is set in Venice, Italy eight years prior to the current events of the game. Within the context of the lore, this is a covert op conducted by Blackwatch the, let's say, secret/shadier side of the otherwise "pristine" Overwatch group. The four-person team is comprised of Gabriel Reyes (later Reaper and, at this time, head of Blackwatch), Genji, Moira, and McCree. As the trailer indicates, things don't go well and what should have been a quiet mission goes a bit more public than anyone would like, thus putting the head of Overwatch, Jack Morrison (aka Soldier: 76), into the spotlight.

Tesla Vs Lovecraft Co-Op Review

about X hours ago from
Tesla Vs Lovecraft Co-Op Review

There is a sweet spot in the media we enjoy - whether it’s destroying big bad bosses in our favorite game or an unbelievable plot twist in a movie that blew our minds - where it just ‘clicks.’ Tesla Vs. Lovecraft ‘clicks’, but it does so at the exact moment that it begins to lose steam and fall apart, which is unfortunate because up to that point it feels like a pretty solid twin-stick shooter.