Konami Making Metal Gear Co-Op Game

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After the events of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, I didn't think the game series could get any weirder. Turns out, it can. Konami revealed Metal Gear Survive at Gamescom today, a four-player cooperative action title that takes place in an alternate universe after you get sucked through a wormhole... Yep.Aside from the setting, details about the title are sparse for now. The brief press release Konami released stated that the game will feature four player co-op and "survival done the Metal Gear way." From the video, we get a glimpse at some of that in action as the four characters seem to be scavenging from the remains of the former Mother Base, which was also sucked through the wormhole, and using a weird bow/arrow not previously seen in any other Metal Gear game. The last little bit of the video also hints that the biggest threat in that other place may not be the zombie creatures...Metal Gear Survive is slated for release on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in 2017. 

Farming Simulator 17 Gamescom Trailer Shows Off New Environment

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The United States isn't the only place for video games related events. Gamescom kicks off today in Cologne, Germany, and the development team behind Farming Simulator 17 brought a new video with them that shows off some of the new features of the game.If you love farming equipment, then this may be the video for you. I mean, at right about the 40 second mark, this video shows all kinds of things unfolding and threshing and doing things that farming vehicles do. It then culminates with a fading shot of the ultimate showdown: truck vs tractor.Aside from that, it does highlight some of the new things that will be part of this iteration of the game, including new Goldcrest Valley environment, and a new railway system with trains you can conduct yourself.

Shank 2 Was Added to Backwards Compatibility List

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We're getting caught up on a few stories here and there, so apologies for the late posting. In case you missed Major Nelson's blog post last week, Shank 2 is the latest title to be added to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List.Klei's follow-up to the original title was a little disappointing as the co-op campaign feature from the first was removed in favor of a co-op survival mode. That said, the game has a lot of style and is worth a play through again if you already own it. 

Snag Rayman Origins for Free Today on PC

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Ubisoft is continuing their 30th anniversary celebrations this month by giving everyone Rayman Origins for free! All you have to do is launch the Uplay application on your PC, click over to the "Ubi 30" tab, and claim it.The relaunching of the Rayman titles back in 2011, starting with Origins, marked a great period in Ubisoft's platforming history. It was the first title to use the newly developed UbiArt Framework, which was also used for the follow-up, Rayman Legends, as well as Valiant Hearts and Child of Light, and really showed off what modern platformers could do. Michel Ancel, the Creative Director for the game, even worked in a message into the whole thing that he wants you to discover.Rayman Origins will be available for free until September 14, 2016, so be sure to log into Uplay sometime before then to snag a copy.

Dead Rising Re-Releases Hitting Consoles Next Month

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The remastered versions of Dead RisingDead Rising 2, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will be hitting the PlayStation and Xbox store next month for the current gen consoles. The digital versions will be available prior to the retail disc versions, which will be available a little later.You'll be able to buy each game individually for $19.99, or you can pick up all three at a slight discount for just $49.99 if you pre-order it now (the pack jumps back up to normal price of $59.99 after release). Regardless of how you purchase the titles, each one should include all DLC costumes that were released for the games during their original run, but the additional DLC expansions of "Case West" and "Case Zero" will not be re-released. On the PC side, you can already pick up Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record on Steam, but the original Dead Rising will be available for the first time starting September 13.

Brut@l Co-Op Review

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Brut@l Co-Op Review

Between its history, artstyle, and title, Brut@l is a unique game. With these features, it’s certainly a head-turner, but initial impressions can only get a game so far. As a rogue-like (in a time where gamers are flooded with rogue-likes), it needs to impress mechanically. It has to be addicting, egging the player to play one more level, or ...Read More

Mother Russia Bleeds Gets A New Gameplay Trailer And Release Date

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I'll be honest, I don't know a ton about the actual U.S.S.R.  It seemed like it turned out okay for some folks and really, really badly for others.  Overall, though, I can certainly think of worse places to spend a few years.Mother Russia Bleeds' version of the U.S.S.R., though?  That place needs to be surgically removed from the face of alt-Earth.  I haven't seen a single clip of MRB so far that doesn't include some combination of facial reconstruction, used needles, and hulked-out lackeys.  Luckily, none of us have to live there, we simply have to guide four drug-addled prisoners on some sort of vengeance quest through it and its hordes of angry, similarly drug-addled antagonists.  The game is out on September 5th for PC, Mac, and Linux, so developer Le Cartel decided to commemorate the announcement with a 64 second video of its pure, unfiltered violence.MRB sports four player local and online co-op, which you and your crew can utilize to brawl through the game's Campaign and Survival modes.  Sometime after launch, a Boss Rush mode will join the fray as well, something the press release assures us we "are not prepared for in any meaningful way".

Take to the Stage in Talent Not Included

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One of my favorite local co-op titles is the physics-based platformer, Chariot. It had all the elements of a good couch game: charming characters, easy to learn controls, and chaotic fun waiting to happen. Therefore, I'm very interested to see what Frima Studios is able to pull off later this month when their next title, Talent Not Included, arrives on PC.The play is the thing in this co-op platformer. Three monsters are in the mood for a little entertainment and its up to you and your friends to do your best to not only entertain, but bring down the would-be directors as well. The action all unfolds on cylindrical platforms that rotate as you play, thereby changing not only the scenery, but the dangers you'll face as well.Talent Not Included supports two player local co-op and launches on August 30, 2016 for PC and Mac OS via Steam

Changes on the Way for Necropolis Prior to Console Release

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Changes on the Way for Necropolis Prior to Console Release

Harebrained Schemes' cooperative rogue-like Necropolis made its debut on the PC last month, and the initial reception was rather mixed. The developer listened to all of this feedback and came up with a plan to address it over the course of the next few months. The latest patch hit a couple weeks back, but there's more in store before the console release.Patch 1.03 added one of the most requested features, better descriptions for weapons so you'd know why one would be preferable to another, along with a handful of other fixes, and this is only the beginning. Over the next several weeks, Harebrained Schemes will add new enemies, a new playable character, new weapons and armors, and a new environment. All of this will be free and should, depending on when the game "goes gold," be available in the console versions when they're released later this year.The full plan is detailed in a Steam community post here. Based on the plan, it's likely we'll see some new enemies and new weapons/armor sometime within the next couple weeks.