Co-Op Mode Added to Evolve Stage 2

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Co-Op Mode Added to Evolve Stage 2

With the whole rebranding/relaunch of Turtle Rock's Evolve - now called Evolve Stage 2 - last month, the one feature we noticed that was missing was any option to play the game purely cooperatively. The most recent update has rectified that by adding a co-op option back into the game.With update 2.05, there's an option now to queue up for Co-Op vs AI matchmaking, similar to what Blizzard's Overwatch does. This new queuing option will allow you and up to three other players team up to hunt and take down an AI controlled beast. Characters will still earn experience in this mode, and you'll also be able to earn Silver Keys, so if you prefer playing this way instead of against another person, it's a completely viable option.The full patch notes can be found over on Steam. One quick noteworthy bullet point that's hiding in there is this little gem: "This is just our first step into Co-op with Evolve Stage 2." Hopefully that means they'll be bringing back some of the other co-op modes found in the legacy version of the game.

Fight Your Way Through Ragnarok in Vikings - Wolves of Midgard

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Kalypso Media, best known for publishing the Tropico series, has teamed up with developer Games-Farm to put out an action RPG title set within the Norse mythology. Vikings - Wolves of Midgard puts you in the shoes of a Viking or a shieldmaiden as you combat fire and frost giants and try to save the world from utter annihilation.The main campaign will take you from the shores of Midgard to the frozen wastes of Niflheim and the blistering landscape of Balheim. Defeating foes in combat nets you their blood, which you'll collect and sacrifice to the gods for gifts. You'll also be able to specialize in different weapon types, like swords, bows, and spell staves, to further customize your character to be the killing machine you want him or her to be. The campaign is cooperative throughout and will support two player co-op throughout via online play. Local co-op is mentioned on the game's Steam page, though it is not mentioned anywhere else, so we're waiting to confirm that before putting that feature into our database page.Vikings - Wolves of Midgard will arrive next February for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It's available for pre-order via Steam for 15% off.

Just Sing Arrives September 6 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

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Ubisoft's "Just" series continues with Just Sing, hitting the current gen consoles next month. No need for any special peripherals this time around, however, as it will use an app that you can just download to your phone to sync up with the game.The companion app that will be available for iOS and Android phones will act as both your camera and microphone for Just Sing. Just turn the phone around like you're taking a "selfie," and then perform away! There are filters you can use to add cats, robots, and other effects. In the "Party Mode" you and up to three of your friends take turns performing whatever song you've selected, by either singing along or lip syncing to it, and getting rated based on your performance.Just Sing will be available for $29.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2016.

Just Sing

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Buy Just Sing @ Amazon to support Co-Optimus.Buy Just Sing @ Amazon to support Co-Optimus.

Time to killallzombies on Xbox One

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Isn't the zombie species extinct by now?  Beatshapers finally want to put an end to the undead by releasing killallzombies on Xbox One today, August 10th.Kill is a twin stick shooter with a difference, the community can get involved and make your chances of survival worse:Xbox Live and Twitch spectators can vote upon how many zombies they want to uncage to make staying alive all the more difficult, or trigger perks and pickup drops to help out if they admire your courage and skill.

Sumo Air Impressions

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Sumo Air Impressions

Gather round friends, for it's time to check out another offering from the lounge scientists at Sumo. We recently received a test unit for the new Sumo Air, which is an inflatable offering, instead of their traditional beanbag lounge. As a chronically lazy person, I am always willing to flop onto something comfortable and report my findings. After using it in my living room, and at two outdoor events, I shall present my impressions.Though inflatable, the Sumo Air doesn't require any kind of pump - it's actually two open ended, inflatable bladders stitched together. Initially, it took some time for me to figure out the best way to inflate it. If you're indoors, you'll probably want to have access to some kind of fan. Believe me, I tried without one and nearly destroyed my living room. Once you get air in one of the bladders, you close it up, fill the other side, then roll the ends together until the Air is nice and firm, then buckle them shut. Figuring out how to best fill the thing has a bit of a learning curve, but once you've figured out what works best for you, it only takes a minute or so to do.

Overcooked Co-Op Review

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Overcooked is one of the best cooperative games I’ve played in some time. It’s a chaotic bundle of friendly shouting, laughs, and high-fives wrapped in a bundle that seems all too simple. But buried within all of that is a deeper understanding about what makes for a quality co-op experience.