A couple of days ago, Turtle Rock Studios surprised everyone with the announcement of Back 4 Blood, a spiritual successor to Left 4 Dead that promises to move the co-op zombie shooter genre forward. While Back 4 Blood is clearly looking to fill the void left by the lack of Left 4 Dead 3, it remains to be seen just how similar it will be to the franchise that inspired it, and it’s unclear exactly which features will carry over. One such feature that’s up in the air is couch co-op, which was a staple of the Left 4 Dead games. The Left 4 Dead games notably supported couch co-op as well as split-screen online functionality, giving gamers a wide range of options when playing with friends. We asked Turtle Rock Studios community manager Miss Murder if Back 4 Blood would have similar couch co-op features. “No word on that yet,” she said on Twitter, “but happy to hear the suggestion!” It seems as though Turtle Rock … [Read more...] about Will Back 4 Blood Have Couch Co-Op?
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The PS4 has a lot of multiplayer games in its catalog. From raucous first-person shooters to colorful cartoony platformers, there’s a wide range of genres to choose from on the system. This includes titles that can be played physically alongside family and friends. Each of our picks for the best PS4 couch co-op games are guaranteed to entertain guests of all ages over the holidays. Just don’t let them distract you too much from your grandmother. Best PS4 Couch Co-Op Games – Overcooked 2 If anyone you know is a foodie, Overcooked 2 may be the perfect game for them. As adorable little chefs, players are tasked with cooking as many dishes as they possibly can before time runs out. They’ll be involved in all aspects of the process, including preparing the ingredients, serving the food, and cleaning all the plates once patrons are done eating. The challenge lies in the layouts of the kitchens, as each changes every level. Stations may be hard to find and … [Read more...] about The Best PS4 Couch Co-Op Games So Far
*Queue old lady voice* I remember in my day being so excited when the weekend came because that meant heading to my local arcade with a pocket so full of coins, I could barely keep my pants up. There I would see all my friends happily playing Mortal Kombat or The Simpsons among a cloud of cigarette smoke – yes kids, back then you could smoke inside because we were that badass and also quite stupid – waving me over to join them and partake in some two-player action for the next six to seven hours. Other than the electric atmosphere felt by playing games in the arcade with your friends, there will never be anything that comes close to true co-op gaming other than sitting on the couch with your close buddies. Some of my favorite nights were the combination of pizza, gaming, and a room filled with laughter. Although I completely appreciate and love the fact that we can game online with friends — or even people we’ve never met to then make a stranger into a … [Read more...] about The Importance of Couch Co-Op Games and Why We Still Need Them Today
Although he was an established filmmaker in Sweden, you may not have heard of Josef Fares until he made Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The 2013 game has become known for its innovative use of single-player gameplay, as you control two brothers seeking a cure for their father's illness, and cemented Fares as a viable director in the video game sworld. With his upcoming game A Way Out, however, Fares hopes to innovate on the couch co-op formula. We recently sat down with him to play his next game, chat about his relationship with publisher EA, ask him about his thoughts on loot crates, and what was going through his head on The Game Awards stage. For more on A Way Out, keep an eye out for our review when the game releases on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on March 23. … [Read more...] about A Way Out Could Be The Next Great Co-op Game
If a candlelit dinner isn’t you and your significant other’s style, why not prove your love this Valentine’s Day by gathering around your console to solve a tricky puzzle or explore a dangerous dungeon? Your partner both takes the edge off a crushing defeat and makes a victory all the more sweeter. Playing games together is both a bonding experience and a way to work out each other’s communication and decision-making styles. My partner and I call it co-oples therapy (literally — we host a Twitch stream of that name) because it’s a neutral space to learn about how we work together while also smashing up monsters for fun. We’ve rounded up our favorite local co-op games to add to (or replace) your Valentine’s Day plans. Whether you want to do a deep inquiry into your relationship style or you’re just looking for a fun, low-key activity, co-op games are an at-home date night that can feel as intimate as a moonlit walk on the beach or … [Read more...] about Here’s why couch co-op games are the perfect Valentine’s Day date