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  • Blog Post: The 15 Best Couch Co-Op Games Of This Generation

    As games like Destiny and Halo 5: Guardians choose to use the full might of the latest console hardware technology on a full screen rather than reallocate resources across divided ones, the split-screen game has become increasingly rare. Many games offer the option to go online and work together with... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime

    Join us as we take a look at Asteroid Base's challenging co-op spaceship shooter simulator that's all about bringing love back to the universe. Myself and Wade Wojcik took a look at the game's opening and tutorial, and then put our friendship to the test to tackle the game's first boss... More
  • Blog Post: The Essentials – Left 4 Dead

    The Essentials is Game Informer's weekly recurring feature that takes a look at the most important games the industry has to offer. These games aren't just a ton of fun: Their quality, innovation, and industry influence make them must-play experiences for anyone who wants a greater appreciation... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Fuse

    Fuse released today, and it maintains the Insomniac legacy of entertaining and unique weaponry. If you've read my review , you know that I found several elements to like despite some disappointments. Check out our new episode of Test Chamber below to hear my talk in more detail about the new release... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Fuse

    Today marks the release of Insomniac's new IP, and you can read my review of it here . Fuse can be a ton of fun when playing multiplayer, and we're hoping to capture some of its craziness during our live stream today. Another Game Informer editor and myself will be teaming up starting at 4pm... More
  • Blog Post: Ready, Player 2: Traveller's Tales And Co-Op

    If a game has split-screen co-op, chances are you’re going to hear comparisons from the dev team to Traveller’s Tales’ co-op heavy gameplay. Unless a producer or game director is working on a game where you move through the world looking down the iron sights, the Lego games are generally... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Outsmarting The Unending Tide Of Giant Ants

    Earth Defense Force 2017 is known for many things: crummy graphics, laughably bad dialogue, and ridiculous numbers of enemies. Every human structure can be destroyed with a single rocket and enemies spring into the air in a cloud of green blood when killed. Needless to say, the game is a blast. When... More
  • Blog Post: Director’s Cut: Gauntlet Creator Ed Logg Talks Co-Op

    [Note: This is an extended version of the interview that ran in the October 2012 issue of Game Informer.] Though today we think of co-op as a primarily online experience, the first game that made cooperative play a mass-market phenomenon was Atari’s Gauntlet. The four-player dungeon crawler offered... More
  • Blog Post: Talk About Terror: Dead Space 3 Video Preview

    During E3 2012, we got pulled into a small dark room and experienced some of the horrors that Dead Space 3 offers. If our early impressions can be believed, survival horror fans have nothing to fear except Dead Space 3. Game Informer editors Andrew Reiner and Ben Reeves sit down to talk about how Dead... More
  • Blog Post: Co-oped Up: A Look At The Best Co-op Games For Every Situation

    It’s a great time to be a co-op gamer. But just because you have a lot to choose from, it doesn’t mean that every cooperative experience is the same. Just like with movies and music, some games fit particular moods better. With that in mind, we’ve broken down a variety of current-gen... More
  • Blog Post: Gearbox On The Past, Present, And Future Of Co-Op Play

    With the original Borderlands, Gearbox presented one of the most seamless, accessible co-op experiences seen to date on consoles. It was great fun playing solo, but the addition of a friend (or three) really served to make it something special. It'll come as no surprise that cooperative play will... More
  • Blog Post: Question Of The Month Reader Responses: Issue #221

    A few months ago we asked our readers whether they prefer competitive or co-op multiplayer. The latest issue of Game Informer contains some of the reasons why our readers enjoy gaming with or against their friends, but that wasn't the end of the debate. Here are some more letters that make good cases... More
  • Blog Post: The Co-op Condition

    In our January issue of Game Informer we examined the current co-op condition, asking vocal gamers what they want to see in future cooperative titles. And what they don’t. We surveyed nearly 8,000 readers to find out if social or solo gaming is paramount, if split-screen play is DOA or if there... More
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