Tesla Vs Lovecraft Available Now on PC

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While Housemarque may have left the arcade twin-stick shooter market, fellow Finnish developer 10tons is still in it. Their latest title, Tesla vs Lovecraft, is available right now on the PC via Steam and supports four player local co-op.While the developer's past couple titles have been variations of the cyberpunk idea and played around with some different gameplay mechanics, Tesla vs Lovecraft is a little more in-line with their most famous shooter: Crimsonland. Rather than progressing through a series of levels, you'll be dropped into an arena and will have to take down all of the Eldritch horrors you can. As you kill Lovecraft's minions, you'll level up and earn new perks (such as doing increased damage, or firing more bullets per shot) that will be used for the rest of the time in that arena (i.e., once you beat the arena or die, they go away). There are also permanent perks/upgrades that you can acquire by completing daily challenges.Though it's only on the PC for now, the game will eventually find its way onto other platforms, such as Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. It's also on sale (15% off) until February 2, so if this kind of thing tickles your fancy, now's the time to get on it!

Total War: WARHAMMER 2 Co-Op Review

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Total War: WARHAMMER 2 Co-Op Review

Creative Assembly’s second RTS Warhammer title, Total War: WARHAMMER 2, arrived last fall, and, much like the turns you’ll take in the campaign, we’ve been taking our time with it. There are some great improvements and additions to the game, though there are still a few quirks that we hope will get worked out in the long-run.

Far Cry 5 Developers Highlight Co-Op Campaign

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In a recent video update, Ubisoft has once again showed us pieces from the upcoming Far Cry 5 that made us wish the game was already in our hands. Previous Far Cry videos highlighted the wilderness exploration, player creativity, dynamic NPC development, and robust ways of learning and evolving. The newest video from Ubisoft shows the Far Cry gameplay we love but reassures us that we’re getting something new - a campaign that is completely Co-Op!Here at Co-Optimus we’re most excited about the announcement that the campaign can be played completely in Co-Op. In the video below the Co-Op bits can be found starting at 1:05 with the developer also covering the number of characters (0:19) and the terrifying wildlife (1:35).Far Cry 5 was originally scheduled for a very early 2018 release (Feb) but got pushed back late 2017 just a smidge and is set for release March 27, 2018. Since the early part of the year can be a bit sparse in game releases, having an entry in a series that is known for its depth and density will *fingers crossed* be the perfect way to warm up 2018 for many more releases to come.

Full Metal Furies Stream Recap

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Full Metal Furies Stream Recap

If you were busy Monday night and missed our regular "Let's Play Co-Op" stream, fear not! We've got a handy recap of it right here. This week, dipped into Cellar Door Games' Full Metal Furies, and found some great co-opportunities even if network issues did foil us a bit.Cellar Doors has put a lot of thought into the systems of this game to make it stand out from the typical brawler. The most helpful of these are the indicators that show up around enemies that let you know which player they're targeting. Those same indicators will pulse when an enemy is about to attack, which is extremely useful amidst all of the on-screen chaos. I also really like the fact that the screen acts as a boundary, preventing enemies from going past it when you knock them up in the air. When you combine that with being able to hit enemies in the air for bonus damage, there are some interesting things you can do with some co-op buddies.That being said, it's clear the team is still working out a few bugs and other issues. While we were playing, one of us got dropped on a fairly regular basis until we shifted from a trio to a duo. This is apparently a known issue that the developers are working to address and fix, and thus far is the only big mar on an otherwise great co-op title.

Wulverblade Arrives Next Week for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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Fully Illustrated's/Darkwind Media's historical brawler, Wulverblade, dropped onto the Nintendo Switch last Fall and allowed gamers everywhere to enjoy the couch co-op thanks to the system's portability. For all those folks that own some other system, then you'll be able to get your hands on the title for yourself next week when it arrives for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.Set in 120 A.D. England when the Romans occupied a significant portion of the island, the Ninth Legion is preparing to continue their march north into what is now Scotland. You and your co-op buddy will play as one of three characters - Cardoc, Brennus, and Guinevere - and stop the Romans' advance. If you're into history at all, this is a pretty interesting take on an event (the legion's sudden and mysterious disappearance) that is still speculated upon to this day. Plus, it's got a pretty sweet animated style.Wulverblade will be available on the PC and PlayStation 4 on Tuesday, January 30, and on the Xbox One on Wednesday, January 31. It supports two player local co-op throughout the campaign and will retail for $14.99 on all platforms.

Day One Patch for Monster Hunter: World Adds Co-Op Functionality

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Day One Patch for Monster Hunter: World Adds Co-Op Functionality

Monster Hunter: World arrives on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide this Friday, January 26, but it seems it won't be entirely "feature complete" when it does. An 815 Mb Day One patch will be required in order to do the thing most people seem to really enjoy about the game: teaming up with buddies to take down fearsome beasts.Listen, I understand there are time crunches to get things done and out the door, and regrettably sometimes that means not being able to fix or include certain features. However, requiring a patch to enable a key component like online multiplayer is a pretty big thing as it means anyone who gets the disc version won't be able to play with friends until they download that patch. It's an annoyance for some, and an outright deal breaker for others. I guess as some consolation the patch also adds a pet pig called "Poogie."Monster Hunter: World will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Friday, and a PC release is slated for sometime in the Fall. The game will support four player online co-op... you know, after you download/install the patch.

Have Your Credit Card Handy and Stable Internet for Metal Gear Survive

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Have Your Credit Card Handy and Stable Internet for Metal Gear Survive

Happy Monday, everyone! Have a good weekend? Did you check out the Metal Gear Survive beta? If so, then you may have already noticed some of the things discussed here; if not, and you're really looking forward to it, I'm afraid I have some news to share you may not like. When the game launches next month, it will require a constant Internet connection, even in single-player, and there will be microtransactions.Game Informer broke the news on Saturday based on their discussion with Konami during a preview event that took place sometime prior to the beta going live last week. Per the developer, the persistent online connection is to ensure "a seamless integration between single player and co-op" and "provide ongoing content post-launch." As for the real money purchase side of things, players will be able to buy an in-game currency that can be spent on a variety of boosts that will increase the drop rate for a variety of currencies and provide other bonuses. It's worth noting that the in-game currency used to acquire these boosts can be acquired by playing as well.