Attack on Titan Co-Op Review

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Attack on Titan Co-Op Review

Omega Force has done something with Attack on Titan that surprised me. Rather than apply the rote formula of their Dynasty Warriors franchise to yet another IP, they’ve focused on creating a gameplay experience that does its best to mirror ideas of the property itself; and for the most part, it works.

Don't Starve Together Coming To PlayStation 4 On September 13th

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Don't Starve Together Coming To PlayStation 4 On September 13th

Klei Entertainment, the Champions of Malnourishment, the Princes and Princesses of Famine, the Defenders of Deprivation, have finally gifted PlayStation 4 users with an embarrassment of riches.  That's right, everyone!  Come September 13th, the Don't Starve Mega Pack will be available for purchase on Sony's flagship console.  Included in that pack are the following items:For the very first time, PS4 gamers will be able to cooperatively stave off their ever-present hunger pains.  Not only does Don't Starve Together: Console Edition allow for co-op play, it also boosts the number of online players to six and adds split-screen usage for a bit of the ol' couch co-op.  Should you and your local partner decide that your efforts alone aren't enough to keep those poor, famished avatars alive, you can take your game online as well.  If you've already picked up Don't Starve: Console Edition, fret not, as the Mega Pack is 60% off for current owners of the base game, allowing you to add both co-op play and the two expansions to your library at a reduced price.  

Ironward's Next Title is Solstice Chronicles: Missing in Action

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Regular fans of our Monday night co-op streams may remember seeing us check out Red Solstice a couple times. It's a pretty interesting squad-based tactical shooter that requires a great degree of cooperation. The development team behind it, Ironward, is setting their sights on bringing some of that same tactical thinking to a twin-stick shooter with Solstice Chronicles: Missing in Action.Set within the same universe as Red SolsticeSolstice Chronicles: MIA puts you in the shoes of a "corporate grunt" that must fight off hordes of mutants infected by the STROL virus in order to track down a cure. At your side is a drone that can you can use to stem the tide of enemies. The title is currently aiming to feature a "skill tree system with Diablo 2 style progression, featuring 4 classes" and local co-op for two players, each of whom will be able to customize their own grunt however they see fit.Solstice Chronicles: Missing in Action will support two players locally throughout the campaign and will be released for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One sometime in 2017.

New Content, Free and Paid, Out Now for Alienation

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New Content, Free and Paid, Out Now for Alienation

Housemarque continues to support twin-stick shooter Alienation with some additional content today. As with the previous content patch, which added local co-op and new difficulty levels, this update features free content and content for which you'll need to pay.On the free side, Weekly Missions are being added to the game. These special assignments will task you and up to three of your friends with completing some familiar goals with unusual modifiers. If you succeed before the next mission drops the following week, you'll get some special rewards, like some new armor (a new loot option added as well) with different modifiers. Finally, a new difficulty level has been added and the Hero level cap has been increased,On the paid front, you can buy two new weapons, the secondary Devastator and the heavy Collapser, for $4.99, and a new Armor Paint pack for $0.99. If you're new to the game, then you can get a little boost by buying the Veteran Heroes pack for $4.99, which lets you start characters at level 15 and unlocks world level two. Season Pass holders will automatically get all of this without having to spend another dime, of course.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Is Headed To Steam Early Access On September 15th

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Anyone creating a product for mass consumption will tell you how important it is to "test the waters" before presenting their creation to the world.  Sometimes, it's showing a friend a poem before submitting it to a literature magazine.  Other times,  it's giving a room full of Durham residents twelve different versions of the new "Glorpberry Prime" flavor.  Occasionally, it's letting thousands of CRPG fans ransack your fantasy playground, as is the case for Divinity: Original Sin 2.Divinity: Original Sin was a hit when it was released back in 2014, due in large part to the extent of freedom granted to its players, who subsequently found tremendous ways to "break" the game.  As our friends over at Rock Paper Shotgun have pointed out, the sequel looks to further improve on that formula.  In order to verify that they're headed in the right direction, however, the folks over at Larian Studios have decided that, on September 15th, they'll let anyone willing to plop down the required dough have a chance to provide a bit of feedback before the game's planned December release.

Star Citizen Gamescom Gameplay Footage Highlights Co-Op Ship

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I'll be honest, I feel like Star Citizen has grown so large that it now encompasses all games. Like, that game you just played last week? It's actually part of Star Citizen. But the dev team at Cloud Imperium Games certainly has a vision and plan for their title, and they showcased some of that at Gamescom last week.The latest gameplay footage is from the 3.0 Alpha build that will be out later this year. In it, we see two players working together on a ship (one as the pilot, the other as the "gopher," for lack of a better term) to undertake a couple of missions. This is done within the open-world module of the game, which allows up to four players to work together on one ship and take on various missions/bounties.It's worth nothing that all of the footage shown off here is separate from the Arena Commander mode - the multiplayer side of things that supposedly will support co-op comp stomp - and also Squadron 42, a single-player only campaign that will have some co-op specific missions.

Enjoy Gears of War 4 in 4k

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At Gamescom last week, Microsoft unveiled a new gameplay trailer for Gears of War 4 that shows off the game running in 4k. There doesn't appear to be any story spoilers in this gameplay footage, just a big beefy dude shooting big beefy creatures.We've embedded the trailer here in the post to watch, but keep in mind, it's limited in what it can display. Click through to YouTube and change the settings to 4k if you want to watch it in the higher resolution.The footage actually shows off one of the interesting issues with gaming these days. As I alluded to in the subline, you'll only be able to get the full effect of the higher resolution if your monitor (or whatever you're viewing this on) supports 4k. If you're watching on anything that only goes up to 1080p, then that's the max you'll be able to see it in.

Lion Quest Offers Local Co-Op in a Puzzling 2D/3D World

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Sometimes the world needs a little bit of calmness. Lion Quest is a puzzle platformer starring Jethro (who's a lion) attempting to save the universe (which qualifies as a quest). He'll do this by solving puzzles in a stark block-filled world. By which we mean you'll solve the puzzles while Jethro sits there and looks cute and pixely.Lion Quest bends the definitions of 2D and 3D by incorporating objects that straddle planes of existence. The environments are visually three dimensional, meaning you'll see cubes fly up, cast shadows and all of that, but you'll only interact with them in a two dimensional environment. Use the power of your mind to control falling objects as you carve a path through each stage. You'll even get to stop blocks cold and pretend like you're in that one scene in The Matrix with the bullets.Another of Lion Quest's mechanics centers around controlling other animal characters to help clear a path to the exit. Your pals chip in using their own unique abilities, so it's not all zen mind control or anything. This feature quite neatly plays into the game's simple couch co-op mode that lets a second person sit down and help out. There's also a four player competitive mode with its own set of stages, just in case that calm puzzle solving experience drives you mad.

Lion Quest

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