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Pre-order Zombie Army Trilogy on PC for just £17!

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
Deals
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Co-op, Games deals, PC games, Rebellion Games, Zombie Army Trilogy

Looking forward to Zombie Army Trilogy? Perhaps you want to brush up on your zombie killing skills ahead of the release next month? Well, here's a sneaky way of doing so while making a tidy saving. Gamersgate are currently doing a weekend sale on all things sniper related, which includes Nazi Zombie Army 1 and Nazi Zombie Army 2. You can grab both of them for a total of £5. Doing so will give you codes to redeem on Steam, which will in turn will reduce the pre-order price of Zombie Army Trilogy by 60%, making it a total spend of £17 overall. Considering how much fun I had with it with the recent hands-on event, I'd say it's a fantastic deal at £17 for a copy.

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Fuse is only £4.85 on PS3 at ShopTo

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
Tags:
Action Games, Co-op, Fuse, Insomniac Games, PS3 games

Fuse is only £4.85 on PS3 at ShopTo

Fuse | ShopTo | £4.85 (save £5) | Price ComparisonReview

Fuse is considerably more enjoyable than the Army of Two or Kane & Lynch games, but still somewhat lacking by Insomniac’s high standards set in other genres. The weaponry doesn’t quite pull it off this time, with the combined reactions of team-fire failing to live up to expectations. However, play the game in co-op as it was intended and there's undeniably fun to be had. And at less than a fiver, it's worth convincing a few mates to pick up a copy too.

Thanks to Jas10 At HotUkDeals.

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Extinction Mode Gets Official Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Activision, Call Of Duty: Ghosts, Co-op, Extinction Mode, Infinity Ward, multiplayer, trailer

Following some extensive leaks and a soupçon of teasing, Activision has officially confirmed that Call Of Duty: Ghosts will include a 1-4 player cooperative mode wherein players fight off hordes of ravening aliens. See it in action by way of this brand new trailer.

Also, can we please stop ripping off the Inception soundtrack now, videogame marketing departments? It's getting a little embarrassing now.

Forced Review | ARPG: Arena Replay Puzzle Gauntlet

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Action Games, ARPG, BetaDwarf, Co-op, Forced, Games reviews, multiplayer games, PC games, Time attack

Forced Review | ARPG: Arena Replay Puzzle Gauntlet

Platform: PC | Mac | Linux

Developer: BetaDwarf

Forced is a simple and satisfying little game, but tying it down to a genre feels like pulling teeth.

It looks like an Action RPG à la Diablo and its ilk. Steam's store description explicitly describes Forced as an "action RPG." The opening cinematic and formative first few minutes give you little reason to doubt it, introducing you to a colourful fantasy world where gladiators are bred from birth to fight and die for their gods' sadistic amusement... before unceremoniously punting you straight into the pit clad solely in a fashionable loincloth. A hovering (and pleasingly sardonic) spirit guide, Balfus, assumes the role of your coach, putting you on the road to defeating numerous demonic guardians and finally escaping the nightmarish realm into which you've been forced. A strong setup for an RPG, no?

But it's absolutely not an RPG, at least not in the traditional sense. Rather Forced presents you with a totally compartmentalised series of arenas full of mobs to kill and puzzles to complete against the clock, and replay over and over again for leaderboard times. I suppose you could call it an ARPG... if that stands for Arena Replay Puzzle Gauntlet. BetaDwarf's Kickstarted effort is an intriguing fusion of different genres that, in multiplayer, works rather well indeed.

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PayDay 2 Sells 1.6 Million Copies

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Co-op, FPS, multiplayer, Overkill Software, Payday 2, PC games, PS3 games, Seriously use a headset, Xbox 360 games

PayDay 2 Sells 1.6 Million Copies

The heist couldn't have gone better, and despite some rocky logistical issues, Overkill Software have managed to sell 1.58 million copies of PayDay 2 since launch. Positive reviews, dedicated community and thrifty marketing lead to the project breaking even solely due to pre-order sales, an impressive feat considering the glut of games that released last month. Most copies were sold digitally, unsurprising since rare boxed copies were like gold dust for several weeks.

"A full year of DLC" has been planned, but we reckon that Grand Theft Auto Online might slightly cut into the multiplayer heist 'em up space. Either way, be sure to read our PayDay 2 review for our final (and very complimentary) verdict.

PayDay 2 Review | Four Score

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Co-op, FPS, multiplayer, Overkill Software, Payday 2, PC games, PS3 games, Seriously use a headset, Xbox 360 games

PayDay 2 Review | Four Score

Platforms: PC | PS3 | Xbox 360 (version tested)

Developer: Overkill Software

Publisher: 505 Games

The quality of PayDay 2 depends on the company you keep.

It's a blank canvas for riotous cooperative shenanigans, a selection of unpredictable randomised heists hewn out of an eccentric engine that's never quite fit for task. Your four-man crew will case banks, jewellery shops, art galleries, FBI headquarters and more in search of the big score; planning the perfect silent hit that, nine times out of ten, goes all to hell in the space of a single gunshot. Pure stealth descends into madcap improvised defence as you wait for a thermal drill to finish its interminable task, SWAT teams breaching through the windows and civilians screaming in the thick dust, followed by a breathless dash to the getaway car as bullets thud into your immaculate two-piece suit. Equal parts stealthy planning and insane fun factory, no heist is ever the same and tight teamwork is rewarded with a big fat payout.

PayDay 2 Review | Four Score

Conversely, you'll need to roll the dice if you decide to team up with randomers - and played solo it's akin to purgatory. In effect, PayDay 2 will either be the best or worst game you'll buy this summer.

Or more accurately: it will be the best game that you and three friends buy this summer.

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Ravensdale Kickstarter Interview | “Metal Slug Meets Left 4 Dead Meets A Nuclear Pinball Machine!"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Features
Tags:
Black Forest Games, Co-op, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, multiplayer games, PC games, Project Ravensdale, Ravensdale, Singleplayer

Ravensdale Kickstarter Interview | “Metal Slug Meets Left 4 Dead Meets A Nuclear Pinball Machine!"

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams was one of the first Kickstarted games to release to the waiting hordes, and proved that crowd funding is capable of getting utterly fantastic projects off the ground. As we stated in our 8/10 review: "the brothers are history." Flushed with success, Black Forest Games have launched a new, and infinitely more ambitious, Kickstarter campaign for Project Ravensdale.

This "fuel fantasy" cooperative shooter promises to give us a fresh new take on classic sidescrolling gameplay, delivering deep dynamic multiplayer, strong singleplayer and a radical selection of insane weapons and jetpacks alongside knights and orcs.  To learn more, I caught up with Black Forest Games and grilled them extensively about the project - and why it deserves your money.

If the idea of "Metal Slug meets Left 4 Dead meets a nuclear pinball machine" in a dieselpunk fantasy setting (featuring a gun that fires flaming beach balls) gets you hot under the collar, your mind is about to be thoroughly blown. With a fortnight left on the clock, it's time to see what this raucously inventive proposition is all about.

Ravensdale Kickstarter Interview | “Metal Slug Meets Left 4 Dead Meets A Nuclear Pinball Machine!"

Jonathan Lester (Dealspwn.com): Thanks for talking to us! First things first: could you introduce yourselves and your role at Black Forest Games?

Hello, I’m Jean-Marc Haessig, creative director at Black Forest Games. I’m responsible for the overall vision of our products, which means shaping ideas and enabling the team to bounce on them and going crazy within the given frame. This includes very rough gameplay goals that need to be worked out and polished, the overall look and feel intentions, nailing down the setting with the team, getting feedback to readjust the vision and so on. Most of the time I use visual language as I figured out that sometimes a picture is better than thousand words…

Hi, I’m David Sallmann! I’m the senior game designer in the team, and it’s my job to make sure that all the designers are pushing in the same direction. Apart from providing feedback and making judgment calls, I also do normal design work. My most recent contribution to the Ravensdale prototype is the design of a modular system for weapons that allows all designers to quickly script and tinker with crazy concepts without bugging our programmers every five minutes. The wackier player weapons in the prototype so far include an explosive “beach ball” you and your buddies can kick and bounce around, a rolling ball of fire that leaves a sea of flames in its wake and erupts like a volcano when you hit it, and ricochet bullets that transform into bouncing shrapnel bombs when they hit an enemy. We also have more sedate designs like black hole bombs, lightning that forks whenever it hits an enemy, and a slinky-like projectile that crawls along walls and ceilings. OK, maybe they’re not that sedate.

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist - Spies vs Mercs Video Rings The Changes

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Co-op, multiplayer, PC games, PS3 games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, trailer, Ubisoft, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Splinter Cell: Blacklist - Spies vs Mercs Video Rings The Changes

Ubisoft has posted nearly nine minutes of narrated footage to explain how the new Spies vs Mercs multiplayer mode works in Splinter Cell: Blacklist. Oh, and I do mean "new Spies vs Mercs," because this latest video shows off the Blacklist-exclusive 2013 gametype that features more players and extra gadgets compared to the classic version. Which is also playable if you're a purist.

It's the perfect accompaniment to our Spies vs Mercs hands-on preview, and extensive Splinter-Cell Blacklist hands-on. Game's out next month on PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.

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Undead Labs: State Of Decay Multiplayer Patch "Unlikely"

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Co-op, Microsoft Studios, multiplayer, State Of Decay, Survival games, XBLA, Xbox 360 games, Zombie Labs

Undead Labs: State Of Decay Multiplayer Patch "Unlikely"

Though State Of Decay is a phenomenal singleplayer experience, its open world and multiple characters have caused many players to wonder whether cooperative multiplayer will be patched in after the fact. Don't hold your breath.

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Details Spies vs Mercs

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Co-op, multiplayer, PC games, PS3 games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, trailer, Ubisoft, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Trailer Details Spies vs Mercs

Splinter Cell: Blacklist will herald the return of the much-loved Spies vs Mercs multiplayer mode. If you're new to the series or want a refresher, developer Zack Cooper is on hand to explain the basics and share some tips in this new community video.

Blacklist promises to be the "biggest Splinter Cell ever," offering players a second-by-second choice of whether to use pure stealth, lethal tactics, gunplay or situational advantage. It's out on August 22nd, with more details in our Splinter Cell Blacklist preview.

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Studio Reveals Ravensdale

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Black Forest Games, Co-op, Indie Games, Ravensdale, Steampunk

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Studio Reveals Ravensdale

"Fuel Fantasy" Game In Development For Years

Black Forest Games, the outfit behind the superb Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, has finally revealed a title they've been working on for many a long year. Described as a "fuel fantasy" game, Ravensdale is a sidescrolling steampunk co-op title that tasks players with brawling over a "medieval oil rig city."

Sounds like a blast. More details below.

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Dev Diary Expands On Co-Op Modes

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Action Games, Co-op, PC games, PS3 games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, trailer, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Dev Diary Expands On Co-Op Modes

Ubisoft Toronto have released a new developer diary for Splinter Cel: Blacklist that details two of the four cooperative modes on offer. Grimm's missions will focus on pure stealth, while CIA operative Isaac Briggs will develop as a character throughout multiplayer and singleplayer encounters. 14 maps were recently confirmed in a debut trailer.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist releases on August 22nd. Check out our Splinter Cell Blacklist preview for more intel.

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Splinter Cell Blacklist Co-Op Trailer

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Action Games, Co-op, PC games, PS3 games, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Stealth Games, trailer, Wii U games, Xbox 360 games

Splinter Cell Blacklist Co-Op Trailer

Sam & Isaac Hit The Road

Ubisoft have sent over a new trailer for Splinter Cell Blacklist's co-op campaign that sees Sam Fisher team up with CIA agent Isaac Briggs. Apparently 14 maps and four modes will be available, both online and splitscreen, with players able to coordinate stealth takedowns or boost each other to high places.

It looks rather fun, actually, and with luck the levels will be wide and tall enough to provide plenty of strategic opportunities. Blaclist releases on August 22nd; check out our Splinter Cell Blacklist preview for more intel.

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Techland Announce "First Person Co-Op Slasher" Hellraid

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Co-op, hack and slash, Hellraid, PS3 games, Techland, Xbox 360 games

Techland Announce "First Person Co-Op Slasher" Hellraid

The studio behind Dead Island seems to be pushing the creative boat out with Hellraid, a newly-announced title that lets players team up to defeat hordes of zombies with melee weapons, from a first-person perspective.

Luckily, Hellraid promises to be different from Dead Island beyond the medieval setting. We've got details and screens after the break.

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Sony Hints At Offline Co-Op For Diablo 3

Author:
Carl Phillips
Category:
News
Tags:
ARPGs, Co-op, Diablo 3, Geoff Keighley, John Hight

Sony Hints At Offline Co-Op For Diablo 3

No Internet Connection Needed?

Remember all that rage that was shown towards Blizzard for requiring players to have an internet connection to play Diablo 3, regardless of whether they were playing solo or not? Well, the recently announced console version may well be scrapping that requirement, if an interview with Sony’s John Hight is to be believed.

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Dynasty Warriors 8 Will Have Online & Offline Co-op, New Characters

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
News
Tags:
Action Games, Co-op, Dynasty Warriors 8, hack and slash, Tecmo Koei

Dynasty Warriors 8 Will Have Online & Offline Co-op, New Characters

The Dynasty Warriors series occupies a special place in my heart, reserved for the laziest of rainy days, when you don't really want to have your dexterity put to the test or nerves stretched, but rather feel like decimating armies of hundreds of worthless peons with your masterful swordplay.

Of course, it's always better with a chum, so we're rather glad that news has hit declaring that Dynasty Warriors 8 will be bringing back story co-op.

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LEGO Lord of the Rings Review | Of Orcs And Tiny Plastic Men

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Reviews
Tags:
Co-op, LEGO Lord of the Rings, Traveller's Tales, Warner Bros. Interactive

LEGO Lord of the Rings Review | Of Orcs And Tiny Plastic Men

Platforms: PC | PS3 | Xbox 360 | Wii | PS Vita | 3DS

Developers: Traveller's Tales

Publishers: Warner Bros. Interactive

It's a testament to the development skill of Traveller's Tales and a measure of their clear adoration for the source material that forms the focus of their games, that the reduction of modern epics such as Star Wars and Harry Potter, not to mention the plethora of rich lore  in the DC universe, to games involving cutesy plastic characters in worlds made from colourful bricks is an absolute joy to behold. The in-jokes, the slapstick humour, the whimsical atmosphere that permeates every single one of these games, these are the tools with which many an afternoon has been whiled away in co-operative bliss. We laugh, we forage, we collect.

Of course, bizarrely perhaps, the richer the world, the better the game, it has seemed. LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Batman (especially the second title) offered superlatively crafted homages to their cultural namesakes, serving up banquets of fun, frivolity, and detailed fan service. Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean, though amusing and enjoyable for the most part, arguably didn't really have the rich, dense depth to match the others in the series.

LEGO Lord of the Rings Review | Of Orcs And Tiny Plastic Men

That's not a problem that Lord of the Rings has.

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PixelJunk 1-6 Snubs PS3 For PC

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Co-op, PC games, PixelJunk 1-6, Q-Games, SHMUP

PixelJunk 1-6 Snubs PS3 For PC

"Probably Like A Gajilion" Robots Slated For "Totally Co-Op" Shooter

Q-Games has announced that their next PixelJunk title won't be headed to PS3. Instead, PixelJunk 1-6 is taking aim at Steam with the full force of many, many robots.

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Free Krater Co-Op Patch Out Today

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Co-op, Fatshark, Indie Games, Krater, Patch, PC games, RPG, Update

Free Krater Co-Op Patch Out Today

Krater's long-awaited cooperative update releases today, adding the ability to play Fatshark's colouful RPG with friends and a slew of singleplayer content for the bargain price of absolutely nothing whatsoever. Trailer and details after the break.

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Co-Op Coming To Krater This Month

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
Tags:
Co-op, Fatshark, Krater, Patch, PC games, RPG

Co-Op Coming To Krater This Month

"We Have Listened To Player Feedback"

After several months of rigorous testing, Fatshark has finally announced that the long-awaited cooperative patch for post-apocalyptic RPG Krater will be released on October 23rd. The weighty update will also tweak several elements of the singleplayer campaign, and herald the arrival of some character customisation DLC packs.

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