Prepare for Battle with GeForce, For Honor and Ghost Recon Wildlands

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Prepare for Battle with GeForce, For Honor and Ghost Recon Wildlands

NVidia has teamed up with Ubisoft to offer two of Ubisoft's upcoming releases for free to anyone that purchases a GeForce 1070, a GeForce 1080, or a GeForce equipped gaming system for the near future. The promotion which launched on February 1st is called the "Prepare for Battle Bundle" and will get you geared up with two of this spring's upcoming co-op games.Both For Honor (2 player online co-op), the 3rd person action battle game, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands (4 player online co-op), the 3rd person tactical game, will be given to you when your purchase any of the above mentioned NVidia GeForce products. You can then redeem the codes for the game inside an update GeForce Experience that links your Ubisoft and NVidia accounts for a more streamlined gaming experience.Also, if you've installed the GeForce Experience lately, you may have been randomly chosen to get into the Ghost Recon Wildlands beta which kicks off soon. 

Sniper Elite 4's "101" Trailer Scopes The Game's Features

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Sniper Elite 4 is out in just two short weeks for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The game follows up on the hugely successful 3rd installment of the series which saw a dedicated co-op campaign for the first time. Now Sniper Elite 4 expands on those co-op options, bringing a two player co-op campaign on top of a four player co-op survival mode.What makes the Sniper Elite series unique in terms of co-op play is the sniper/spotter approach to the missions. While one player serves the role of sniper, sitting in the distance and honing in on targets; the other player serves as a distraction and spotter - setting up the kills and drawing enemies away from their partner. It's an extremely satisfying experience and one we absolutely loved in our review of Sniper Elite 3.The latest video takes you through the WWII game's modes of play, strategies, customization, and more. It's a really solid complete overview of what you can expect when the game launches.

The Wild Eight Hitting Steam Early Access on February 8

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After a bit of silence regarding release details, developer 8 Points (now known as Fntastic) has finally put a date on our first taste of The Wild Eight: February 8 on Steam Early Access. It may not be a final release, but the game has built up enough hype that any sampling is a welcomed event.The basic idea behind The Wild Eight is to stay alive. Eight people survived a mysterious plane crash in the snowy Alaskan wilderness. Now they have to gather food, water, wood and supplies and try to keep on keepin' on. Exploration, hunting, and crafting are all part of the experience, as is online co-op for up to eight players.The Early Access plan includes tons of game balancing and bug fixes based on player feedback. New side quests are also in the works, along with an advanced combat system, improved interface, and Mac/Linux support.

Big Whoop! Little Big Planet 3 for Nothing in February with PlayStation Plus

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Those with a Sony console know that there is more than one monthly scheme around these parts that provides 'free' games.  PlayStation Plus is moseying on down on the 7th February with Little Big Planet 3 free to all scheme members - yeehaa!LBP3 is the third outing in the 4 player online/local co-op game that is as small, or as large, as your imagination allows.  At this point there is so much content available for the game that you will be able to play all the user content for months, without even thinking about what was delivered.  Sony have produced a trailer for this month's Plus outings to give you a taste:As viewers of the above video would have noted, LBP3 is not the only game you get free, if you have a valid Plus account, you also get the following in February from the 7th:

Shadow Warrior 2 and Payday 2 Partner Up for Crossover Event

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Shadow Warrior 2 and Payday 2 Partner Up for Crossover Event

While a Shadow Warrior 2/PAYDAY 2 crossover was probably wasn't predicted by anyone outside the dev teams, it makes a lot of sense. Both are first-person shooters. Both support up to 4-player online co-op. Both have "2" in their names... well, okay maybe that last one is irrelevant. Regardless, the Shadow Warrior 2 x PAYDAY 2 Crossover event is now live.In SW2, players will be able to get their hands on two PAYDAY 2 weapons: the AMCAR rifle and the money bundle (yes, really). They'll also be able to grab a Dallas mask for co-op play. In PAYDAY 2, players can now wield Lo Wang's Kazaguruma. Four SW2-themed masks are also available to wear on your many heists.Steam is running a promotion alongside the event where interested parties can pick up a bundle containing both games for $31.48 (48% off), PAYDAY 2 for $4.99 (75% off), or Shadow Warrior 2 for $29.99 (25% off). Anyone who already own one of the games on Steam gets another 10% off the other. 

Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2 Bringing a Second Helping of Co-Op Shooting

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In 2015 Guns, Gore & Cannoli manages to get the world of 1920s mobsters and Metal Slug arcade games to sit down at the same table. The result was an awesome sidescrolling shooter with all the classic guns we could handle. But the ballad of Vinnie Cannoli is far from over.What can we expect with Guns, Gore & Cannoli 2? More of the same, but also more in general. Developer Crazy Monkey Studios promises online multiplayer, local co-op, a refined movement system with 360 degree aiming, more weapons, and more things to use those weapons on, like zombies and Nazis. The story even picks up where the first game left off, forming the kind of seamless continuity we love in our prohibition themed video games.Crazy Monkey will be showing off some of what the sequel has to offer at GDC. The release is set for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this summer.

Yooka-Laylee Multiplayer Modes Unveiled

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After a lengthy wait, we finally have some co-op information. Yooka-Laylee won plenty of attention and a sizeable crowdfunding purse back in 2015 thanks to its promise of reviving Banjo-Kazooie style 3D platforming. Multiplayer was mentioned, and now we know what to expect.First up, co-op. Exactly as we expected, Yooka-Laylee will allow two players to play through the campaign mode together. Player two controls the Bee Team to stop traps and collect things like quills and butterflies. It's limited to couch co-op only, but that's ok, because it's going to be grand. Alongside co-op are a handful of competitive mini-games that support up to four local players:The Playtonic Games team is made up of developers who worked on both Banjo-Kazooie and the Donkey Kong Country games. The goal of Yooka-Laylee is to bring back the best of those games in a brand new setting, complete with tons of areas to explore, items to collect, and abilities to unleash.

Orcs Must Die! Unchained - Beta 1.7 Co-Op Stream Recap

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Last night we went back and checked out the recently updated Orcs Must Die! Unchained, which is now up to beta version 1.7.  If you missed the news, the game has recently retooled itself dropping all PvP elements and strictly becoming a co-op (PvE) affair. One part of the changes we weren't quite ready for was a drop in co-op count, from five to three players. While it's a bit disappointing in the fact that more of your friends won't be able to play together, the experience feels a bit tighter and more controlled. We checked out three levels of the game, which you can check out the recaps below. One area we didn't get to dive into too deeply is the actual economy. Most of the characters can be unlocked via earned in game credits or actual money, and there are tons of skins to go along with each character as well. Winning matches earns you cards - both limited and permanent. It's unclear yet on how this ties into the economy.

Co-Op Twin Stick Shooter Circuit Breakers Teases New Screens

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Co-Op Twin Stick Shooter Circuit Breakers Teases New Screens

Circuit Breakers is a classic twin stick shooter that belongs in an upright cabinet with a ring of snot-nosed kids yelling at the screen. (That's a compliment.) Since we no longer live in the age of big hair, we get to experience the same arcade awesomeness at home. Where it's quiet. And joysticks aren't covered in unidentified sticky substances.Circuit Breakers hit Steam at the tail end of 2015 with a frantic local co-op mode in tow. Shortly afterwards an Xbox One release was teased for the future. Developer Triverske has finally earmarked that window for February 2017, unleashing a few screenshots to remind us how insane this game truly is.Circuit Breakers plays on the old arcade formula of shooting all the things until they're dead. You and the other local players sit down and fire away in a series of intense, enemy-filled settings tuned to keep you on the edge of death. Endless arcade and score-based modes give the action a little variety, as does a core customization feature and a handful of upgrades. But really, it's all about the shooting.