Insurgency: Sandstorm Has A New Teaser Trailer

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I'll be the first to own up to my limited understanding of actual warfare, but based on what knowledge I do have, the following is a list of scenarios ranging from "most desirable" to "least desirable":It's this last point that the upcoming Insurgency: Sandstorm seems to really want its players to experience.  Bold strategy, right?  Well, based on this teaser trailer, they may very well be able to pull it off.Insurgency: Sandstorm is, of course, a follow-up to the popular realism-focused shooter, Insurgency.  It features cooperative play for up to eight online players and, as the trailer pointed out, is due for release later this year on both consoles and PC.  The original is quite a bit of fun with a dedicated group of friends, so I'm excited to take Sandstorm out for a spin as soon as possible.

Anthem is Jetpacking Its Way into 2019

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Anthem is Jetpacking Its Way into 2019

When is a delay not a delay? Apparently, when you have to make a statement to investors during a quarterly earnings call. EA stated yesterday that their forthcoming third-person shooter/action-RPG title, Anthem, would now have a 2019 release instead of the original 2018 date that was given during last year's E3.This news comes quickly on the heels of a report from Kotaku that, according to sources familiar with the project, the original fall 2018 window that was given during E3 was "never realistic," and that EA won't let the game slide any further into 2019 than March at the latest (end of the fiscal year). The title has been in development in some form or another since 2012, and it sounds like much of that time has been trying to make things work within the Frostbite engine. EA did not provide any reasons for the "it's not a delay" delay during the quarterly call, and the only statement about it came from Blake Jorgensen, EA's finance chief, via Sarah Needleman at the Wall Street Journal:pic.twitter.com/5aNQcxpiBo

Full Metal Furies Co-Op Review

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Full Metal Furies Co-Op Review

Somewhere around the middle of its second world, the brawler veneer to Full Metal Furies begins to peel away. Underneath, you find something rather surprising. The familiar action loop that interrupts the ubiquitous screen-scrolling is not just a chance to mash buttons and eliminate foes, but a new configuration of recognizable patterns and enemy behaviors that feels designed to test your ability to quickly solve an ever-shifting jigsaw puzzle. It is beautiful, it is unique, and it is mad. It is also a glimpse into what these types of games could be.

Grave Danger: The Ultimate Edition Coming To Consoles Later This Year

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It's been a long, lonesome few years for Lost Vikings fans since the last relevant entry was released.  Sure, they have an emulated version available through Blizzard, as well as the ability to play as the wandering trio in Heroes of the Storm, but when was the last time they could guide three characters to safety using their own unique skillsets?Well, they may not have noticed it, but a little game called Grave Danger popped out on Steam at the end of 2016.  It's been a while since then, but the developers recently released an Ultimate Edition of the game, which is now confirmed to also be heading to consoles in Q3 of this year.  What exactly is Grave Danger?  Take a look at the original release trailer below:If that doesn't get Erik-heads, Olaf-ites, and Baleog-eons into a tizzy, then I don't know what will.  Plus, the game sports two player local co-op for all those times you simply can't handle the stress of holding three lives in the balance.

"Resistance" DLC Now Available for Call of Duty: WWII on PS4

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The year of new DLC for last year's Call of Duty has begun! The "Resistance" DLC is now available for Call of Duty: WWII on the PlayStation 4 only, for now, and adds a handful of new multiplayer maps along with a new map/area for the cooperative Zombie Mode.After clearing out Mittenburg of the undead menance, the next chapter in the Zombie story (titled "The Darkest Shore") sees our band of heroes following a lead to an island just north of Germany. Shrouded by fog and swarming with zombies, who knows what mysteries Marie, Drostan, Olivia, and Jefferson will uncover? (Just a stab in the dark, here, but I'm guessing it rhymes with "snore womby")The "Resistance" DLC is available exclusively on the PlayStation 4 for $14.99 (free if you have the Season Pass) for a month, at which point it will arrive for the Xbox One and PC versions as well.

Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition Coming February 6th

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Look at you, sitting at home like a dunce, thinking you're all done with loot-based shooters.  You'll never be done crafting parts, collecting materials, and shooting bad folks.  You hear me?!  Never.To really drive that point home, Tribute Games has announced that Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition will be available on February 6th.  For PlayStation 4 and PC, it'll arrive in the form of a completely free update for current owners, but this will be the first time the game's available in any form on the Switch, so, you know, you gotta pay something for it.As shown in the above trailer, this update to the four player co-op game will add two new characters, tons of weapon parts, a few more knives, and a bunch of additional content for you and your friends to check out.  I'm personally leaning towards checking out that lil' robot, C-Zar.  Who doesn't want to stab CLAW troops to death with an adorable automaton?

Join the Co-Optimus Discord Server

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Join the Co-Optimus Discord Server

Alongside our 10th anniversary celebration, we're doing something new today. We've opened up our private Discord server for the masses, making it a dedicated space for co-op gamers to meet up, chat, and find co-op games to play with each other.  It's really as simple as that. Discord has become a standard tool in a gamers arsenal to connect with other players, so it was only natural that we try to utilize it to help bring our community together.  So please stop on by, chat it up with the staff, meet the community - and maybe organize a co-op play session or two. We've created several rooms by platform to help people meet and several party rooms to utilize the awesome voice service during your gameplay sessions. So please join up - we hope to see you there!

Ten Years of Co-Optimus.com

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It was 2008. George Bush was president, banks were being bailed out, the Xbox 360 was the dominate console despite a red ringed crisis, and co-op gaming was getting a resurgence thanks to the mainstream adoption of online services like Xbox Live. The same year we launched Co-Optimus, an idea I had while struggling to find co-op games to play with my best friend who lived a handful of states away. A lot happens in 10 years, and the industry has definitely changed. But Co-Optimus is still here to bring you dedicated information about co-op games so you can enjoy a session with your family and friends.To put it in perspective how far we’ve come, here are some numbers.I’m absolutely humbled by the community and reach Co-Optimus has achieved. There have been so many great moments throughout this site for me. I was always thankful for getting to attend shows like E3 and PAX - and share that experience with the Co-Optimus staff. But it was the people and friends I made in the industry I cherish the most. I met so many like minded folks from other sites, podcasts, and forums. Every event I attended I was equally as excited about the video games as I was about seeing my friends. As my life has gotten busier and I’ve stepped away from most of the site duties, it’s the friendships I miss the most.

Our Weekend In Gaming: (Mostly) Full House

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Our Weekend In Gaming: (Mostly) Full House

It's a slow-ish day at the office, so naturally, everyone at the water cooler is gabbing about their weekend plans!  The office, of course, is Slack, and the water cooler is an email thread I sent this morning, but otherwise everything in that previous sentence holds true!  Well, I guess I can't really presume the pace of anyone else's life, so... you know what, just scratch the whole thing.We've got the elusive four "X's" on deck, as well as fully huntable monsters and anthropomorphic cups.  Check it out:Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "I've been itching for a 4X game - I see Endless Space 2 is on sale, but Stellaris also got some new DLC."