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Weekend Rant: The seven (or so) deadly sins of cooperative play
7 years ago

Weekend Rant: The seven (or so) deadly sins of cooperative play

Weekend Rant is a non-regularly occurring weekend mini-editorial. In layman’s terms that basically means that if a staff member has something they want to rant about they can do so on any given weekend.

There’s a list of disturbing trends that have developed within the gaming industry this generation, and they revolve around cooperative play. Co-op is nothing new to gaming. It has existed since the earliest days of coin-op arcade machines going back decades. This generation however, co-op has evolved. No longer do we just get to tread through a game’s campaign with a friend, sometimes we get an entire stand alone co-op campaign. In other instances, we get completely unique cooperative modes with their own setup and rules like the highly successful Horde mode in Gears of War, or Zombie mode in Call of Duty. More than ever, developers are taking advantage of the fact that its just plain fun to play games with your friends. The evolution of co-op has also unfortunately created problems. And its about time we start talking about them.

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Chair gathering ideas for the next Shadow Complex

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Eurogamer recently spoke to Chair Entertainment head Donald Mustard about the future of Shadow Complex. Find out what he had to say below. Read More

The Haunted: Hells Reach Could Come to XBLA; Needs Publisher
9 years ago

The Haunted: Hells Reach Could Come to XBLA; Needs Publisher

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The Haunted: Hells Reach is a game that is bloody and a flesh-ripping delight, so it has to be an Xbox 360 title… right? Well, unfortunately not yet. Powered by Unreal Engine 3, this fast paced horror-action third person shooter is only for PC at the moment. But, according to a member of the developing team, Hells Reach could see life on XBLA if they find a publisher.

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