HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Pro Gaming Keyboard Review

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Last fall, HyperX joined the mechanical keyboard market with the debut of their Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. After an overwhelmingly positive response from gamers and reviewers (you can check out our review here), this summer saw two new versions of the Alloy being announced and released: the Alloy Elite and the Alloy FPS Pro.Both the Alloy Elite and Alloy FPS Pro take the Alloy as a basis and go in two different directions. The Alloy Elite went slightly bigger, incorporating a media/keyboard feature panel and detachable wrist guard, which were both features I appreciated when I reviewed it back in July. The Alloy FPS Pro, released last week, went slightly smaller by taking a “tenkeyless” approach. By ditching the Numpad, the keyboard becomes a much more compact affair, which is an attractive feature for FPS players who want additional desk space.

Co-Op Demo of Knack 2 Now Available on PSN

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Co-Op Demo of Knack 2 Now Available on PSN

Want to try out a bit of Knack 2 for yourself and see if all that talk of "improved action" holds up? Well, good news! There's a free co-op demo of the game available on PSN for Europe, Australia, and the U.S.The demo is 2.6 Gb in size and lets you and a co-op buddy play through one level together. While brief, it does show off some of the new mechanics and improvements Mark Cerny and the rest of the dev team have been working on after the original Knack didn't too well.With its imminent release next week, hopefully this demo works well enough to get folks interested in the game.

Warface Goes To Chernobyl Later This Year

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The latest news out of last week's Gamescom is related to Warface, the F2P co-op shooter from Crytek Studios.  Per their announcement last Thursday, the next batch of free content will take players all the way to Chernobyl to face down all new enemies.  Specifically, they're headed to Pripyat, easily the most well known location in the exclusion zone.  Due out later this year, the large-scale mission being added is said to be the most ambitious to date in terms of the game's story and graphics.  To ensure they stayed true to their terrifying inspiration, the devs even took multiple trips to the area to see it in person and presumably feel the effects of minor radiation poisoning.Of course, Pripyat itself is a terrifying place to be in general, but Crytek is amplifying that terror by introducing brand new enemies and bosses with their own combat styles.  It'll hopefully be a good change of pace for those that have conquered all (or most) of what the game has currently laid out for them.

Absolver Stream Recap

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Absolver Stream Recap

Sloclap's "online multiplayer combat game" Absolver hit Steam and PlayStation 4 today, but Locke and Jason took it a for a little test spin last night to show off what this unique fighting title is all about.We'll have our Co-Op Review up later this week, but the long story short is this: we like it! The combat mechanics, the demands put upon the player to focus on learning how their moves transition into one another, and the further demands to learn (in more ways than one) what those moves look like when they're coming at you are all unique. Best of all, it's very straightforward and even if your level of skill/knowledge of fighting games is low, the simplified controls (you just push a couple buttons to attack) means that it's easy to pick up and play.While the overall gameplay is solid, the co-op is a bit shaky at times. The core of this game is 1v1 PvP and learning new moves and building your combat deck is all about making you the best fighter around. The PvE area is brief and while you can complete most of it with a buddy (the three bosses have to be taken on solo), there's not much beyond that. I hope they add more areas to explore and muck about in with your friends, and maybe even some fighting styles or moves that allow for some co-op interaction.

New Co-Op Game Releases - August 29 Edition

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With the annual release of the latest Madden title now complete, the fall deluge of games has begun. Here's a quick rundown of the co-op titles that are available starting today.Absolver (PC and PlayStation 4) - Supports three player online co-op. Brawl together through the ruins of the Adal Empire in order to learn new combat moves and gain new equipment as you journey to become an Absolver. Our Co-Op Review will go up later this week and we'll have a recap of our stream from last night later today.ARK: Survival Evolved (PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One) - Four player online co-op for non-dedicated servers (i.e., one player acts as the host and other players join them). On the consoles, two player local co-op is supported on the consoles as well as combo co-op. More players are supported for dedicated servers. Stranded on a mysterious island, you must harvest resources, hunt, research new technologies, and craft items in order to survive and escape.

Fortnite's Survive the Storm Update Delayed

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A couple weeks back Epic Games teased that a "big update" for Fortnite would be coming soon and include a number of tweaks/balances/QoL fixes, as well as a new "survival" mode. That update, titled "Survive the Storm," is here... at least, that was the original plan.Epic put up a post in their forums yesterday afternoon that they've had to delay the release of the "Survive the Storm" update in order to address some stability issues that are causing problems. No exact timeframe was given for when this would be completed the update would go out, but later posts indicated that patch notes could go up today at some point and that the update wouldn't be too far behind that. We'll keep an eye out and update this story with more info once it's available.

[UPDATE] Fortnite's Survive the Storm Update Delayed; Now Live

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A couple weeks back Epic Games teased that a "big update" for Fortnite would be coming soon and include a number of tweaks/balances/QoL fixes, as well as a new "survival" mode. That update, titled "Survive the Storm," is here... at least, that was the original plan.[UPDATE]: Looks like the update went live just a few moments ago. Should be available to download now on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Full patch notes can be found here.The Survive the Storm update is now LIVE! Squad up and push back hordes of husks in the new Survive the Storm gamemode. See you in game! pic.twitter.com/ehUtVy6bEg

Anno 1800

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We've added Anno 1800 for the PC to our database of Co-Op games!

Our Weekend In Gaming: Who Witches The Witcher?

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Our Weekend In Gaming: Who Witches The Witcher?

The Co-Opticrew has spread themselves pretty thin this weekend, with hardly any game getting more than a single mention (though, depending on how Sam's trip with his Mother-in-Law goes, you could possibly tick another mark for Absolver).  It's hard not to see this as a good thing, though, especially since we're still technically in the "dry season" for game releases.  Granted, most of these games have been out for at least a few months, but it's nice not to see the staff's plans listed as "watching the snail in our backyard as he makes his way to yonder creek".Instead, we'll be starcrafting, walk simulating, and absolving.  Check it out!Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Probably dive into some more PUBG and wrap up my Diablo 3 Season Necro."