Once again, we find ourselves on the precipice of another fun-filled weekend. Well, that's not entirely true. It seems one member of the Co-Opticrew will be putting in hard labor for a second weekend in a row. I know I asked for an act of solidarity last weekend, but if this goes on too much longer, we may have to consider flying our copies of Halo at half-mast.Despite that, the rest of the Crew is soldiering on. This time, we've got shovel-wielding heroes, nordic mysticism, and something involving high school anime on the agenda.Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Sadly no time for games this weekend again. :("
Season 10 for Diablo 3 kicked off last Friday and, thanks to the recent update, console players are now finally able to to enjoy the same content that PC players have been experiencing for the past few years. Even better than that, though, is the announcement that a closed beta test for the Necromancer class will be getting under way soon, and everyone is eligible to participate.In order to put your name in the running to be a beta tester, you'll need to log into your Battle.Net account and then access the "Beta Profile Settings" under "Account Management." Tick the box next to Diablo 3 under the "Beta Tests I'm Interested In" section and you're all set. It's worth noting that all this does is tell Blizzard you'd like to participate in the closed beta, but it does not mean you will for sure participate in it. Additionally, this closed beta is for the PC/Mac version of the game only. According to the official post:Please note that opting in to the Necromancer beta test does not guarantee you access (especially since invites to our closed beta will be extremely limited), but it does at least give you a chance at joining the beta test.
You know how you hear about a game before release and you just can't contain your excitement? The agony of waiting, it can be unbearable. Gvoid aims to take the edge off of that with Inviolate: Prologue, a teaser of sorts for the upcoming sci-fi RPG that includes our favorite feature of all, co-op.Inviolate: Prologue isn't technically a demo, though it does show off the game's mechanics, combats, and environments as a demo would. It's actually a short, self-contained prequel that tells a unique story connected to the full Inviolate experience. Set two weeks before the main game, you take on the role of Shaunis or Hardacker, a lab tech and security enforcer respectively. They're going about their usual tasks when they make an unusual discovery. You know, the kind that kicks off an entire sci-fi RPG's worth of storylines.Two of the biggest "hell yeah" features of Inviolate are its sci-fi setting and co-op mode, neither of which are common in the realm of first person RPGs. There's also non-linear exploration, fun sci-fi status effects, and permadeath. The last game that went down this same path was Hired Guns, released in 1993 for the Amiga. Basically, it's been a while. Speaking of Hired Guns, the chap who wrote the story for that game, Steve Hammond, is on board for Inviolate.
In mid-March, HyperX released a new model in their Cloud Revolver headset line: the Cloud Revolver S. This new high-end, 7.1 surround sound model absolutely delivers on its promises of stand-out sound, comfort, and convenience.
The roguelike family is about to usher in a brand new member: Ruin of the Reckless. From what I understand, the introductory ritual involves lots of twin-stick mashing, chaos, and (naturally) death. Here's hoping the folks over at Faux-Operative Games make it out relatively unscathed.To celebrate their April 26th release date, the developers put together an announcement trailer showcasing the game's many, many enemies and the many, many ways you can take them out. Take a peek:As we mentioned back in February, Ruin of the Reckless now features two player local co-op, with players assuming the role of either Stargrove or Stella in their journey to ascend The Tower. Those of us who tend to take up the mantle of second player have nothing to worry about, thankfully, as there's no "nameless sidekick" business here. Both characters have their own idea of what to do once their task is complete, and the game sports unique endings depending on who makes it to the top alive.
Developer The Behemoth continues improving and adding new features to their latest title, Pit People. Though it's still in Early Access on Steam and Game Preview on Xbox One, the recently released "Update 3" added Daily Tasks for you and your co-op buddy to complete, earning you some additional gold and items.The Daily Tasks are available via The Emissary in the Pit, which is accessible after completing the game's prologue/tutorial. There's a Daily Task for each of the game modes, PvP and the more co-op friendly Unfair Challenge, that are available within the Pit. If you're unfamiliar with the game, the Unfair Challenge consists of three rounds versus three different sets of enemies, with each round getting more difficult than the last. Sounds like a good way for you and your partner to test your skills!Along with the new Daily Tasks, a host of bug fixes, tweaks, and improvements were included in the update. The full notes can be found here.
We've added Scalpers: Turtle & the Moonshine Gang for the PC to our database of Co-Op games!
7 Days to Die is a PC game. It feels, even on consoles, that it is designed and meant to be played on the PC. The game feels ripe for mods, creativity, and community-based enhancements, but none of that applies to the weak console port.
It's a regular co-op sale bonanza over in Microsoft Town this week. Major Nelson himself brought news of the discounts yesterday evening, presumably after braving the DDoStorms and hitching up his horse at the Truth and Reconciliation Saloon.On the docket this time around are Homefront: The Revolution (featuring four player online co-op), Guacamelee! (featuring two player local co-op), and Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (featuring four player online co-op and two player local co-op).Check out the deals below: