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Surgeon Simulator 2 is coming to Steam in September

Medical malpractice physics box Surgeon Simulator 2 is finally making its way to Steam. Having served its residency on the Epic Games Store, Surgeon Simulator 2 Access All Areas will be returning the series to Steam in September, with a story mode, four-player co-op and a lot more head bowling than the last game. Read more

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Phasmophobia update adds two ghost types, Willow Street House map, more

By Stephany Nunneley 18 June 2021 20:38 GMT Phasmophobia’s latest update has moved out of the beta phase and is now live.Today’s Phasmophobia update has added two new ghost types, two more daily challenges, the Willow Street House map, and some changes and bug fixes.Watch on YouTubeSpeaking of the new ghosts, it’s worth noting that they will have 3x higher spawn rate until the next update, so just know that going in.Alongside the aforementioned, the update also added a way to reset corrupt save files, a sell button in the item store, a profanity filter, and a confirmation timer when changing the…

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It Takes Two has sold over 2 million copies

By Stephany Nunneley 18 June 2021 18:29 GMT Well done, Hazelight.It Takes Two, the coop adventure from Hazelight Games and EA, has moved over 2 million copies since its March 26 release.Watch on YouTubeOne month after release, it was announced the game had sold 1 million copies, so in between April 25 and today, it has shifted another million. Developer Hazelight shared news of the game’s milestone on Twitter, where the developer said it was “amazed by the Passion” players have shown for the game. It also said it “couldn’t be happier” seeing so many fans of co-op.The game co-op…

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Check out Wasteland 3’s ‘The Battle of Steeltown’ DLC trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 24 May 2021 19:18 GMT inXile Entertainment’s first Wasteland 3 narrative expansion, The Battle of Steeltown, is almost here. To welcome us to the new area, the developer has shared a new video.We’ve previously been introduced to Wasteland 3’s upcoming location – a new area that’s located in the southwestern portion of Colorado. The factory complex called Steeltown is where all of the tech that keeps Colorado running is manufactured. But there’s a dark side to the hub, too.Steeltown keeps the Patriarch in power and builds trucks, armor, weapons, and robots – but something’s wrong. Rangers have…

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Sony temporarily disables LittleBigPlanet servers due to offensive messages

By Stephany Nunneley 22 May 2021 20:03 GMT Sony has disabled LittleBigPlanet servers due to ongoing attacks.Recent attacks on the LittleBigPlanet servers have led to the disabling by Sony, which said there was no other option.Watch on YouTube“Due to the severity of the recent attacks we have no other option than to temporarily disable the game servers,” reads a tweet from the LittleBigPlanet Twitter. “We do not take these attacks lightly especially when they target our loyal community members. Thanks for understanding.”Yesterday, Sony acknowledged the community was “experiencing issues with the servers,” and that it was investigating “these new attacks.”It appears the attacks…

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Outriders cross-play now working as intended across Xbox, PlayStation and PC

It’s been a rocky road for Square Enix and People Can Fly, but cross-play in Outriders is finally working as intended across all platforms.Though People Can Fly pushed out the games’ latest update on Friday (April 9), the game still hasn’t quite been playing ball over the weekend.PC, PS4, and PS5 players have been able to play with each other for the last few days, but as of today (April 12), the Xbox servers are working properly, too, and cross-play is now once again fully operational.Watch on YouTube“We’re a little bit delayed on the Xbox version of this patch, but…

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It Takes Two reviews round-up, all the scores

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 24 March 2021 15:50 GMT It Takes Two reviews have landed and we’ve rounded up the scores for you.It Takes Two reviews have cropped up ahead of its March 26 release and the general consensus is it’s rather good.Hazelight Studios’ game is an adventure co-op following Cody and May, a couple on the brink of divorce. In the game, they will need to learn how to overcome their differences and work together as one.The two humans have been turned into dolls by a magic spell, and trapped in a “fantastical world,” they will face unpredictability and challenges…

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Gotham Knights delayed to 2022

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 March 2021 16:21 GMT WB Games Montreal has delayed Gotham Knights to next year.Originally slated for release sometime this year, Gotham Knights will instead arrive in 2022.“We are giving the game more time to deliver the best possible experience for players,” reads the notice. “Thank you to our amazing fans for your tremendous support of Gotham Knights. We look forward to showcasing more of the game in the coming months.”The game was announced back in August 2020 during DC FanDome, and stars Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood. In the game, Batman is no longer…

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Co-op adventure game We Were Here Forever coming to PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 13 March 2021 16:07 GMT Co-op adventure game We Were Here Forever has been announced by Total Mayhem Games.We Were Here Forever will arrive in Q4 2021 on Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X / S.In the latest entry in the We Were Here series, you can expect all-new challenges and puzzles with a new story and areas to explore.The game is all about cooperative puzzle-solving through communication and observation. In it, you and your friend will explore Castle Rock areas such as King’s Keep, a graveyard by night, and more.Managing Director Lucia de Visser says:…

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Check out more co-op It Takes Two gameplay in a brand new trailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 8 March 2021 18:09 GMT Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Hazelight have released a new, co-op-centered trailer for the upcoming game, It Takes Two, and it shows off why “We’re Better Together.”The director of the upcoming co-op title It Takes Two, Josef Fares, might be best-known for being an outspoken and outrageous creative director, but it’s safe to say he knows how to make an eye-catching game.As well as declaring publicly that he’ll give you $1,000 if you become tired of It Takes Two, the confident director has also been showing off more gameplay lately. After…

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Remedy wants to overcome co-op problems for upcoming game Vanguard

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 5 March 2021 17:00 GMT The studio is best known for its single-player titles, but its next release is something outside its comfort zone.Finish games firm Remedy wants to try and address some of the issues that face co-op games with its upcoming Vanguard.That’s according to the company’s CEO, Tero Virtala, who told GamesIndustry.biz that one of the problems facing co-op titles is making sure that games last long enough. Though Remedy is best known for its narrative-driven single-player games like Max Payne and Control, one of the studio’s upcoming releases is Vanguard, a free-to-play co-op…

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Overcooked 2 is free to play on Switch for the next week

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 17:08 GMT Want to try out Overcooked 2 on Switch for nada? You’re in luck if you have a Switch Online account.Just in time to celebrate Valentine’s Day, you can play Overcooked 2 for free on Switch for the next week with a Switch Online account.Starting today through February 16, you can team up your loved one for some chaotic cooking action in the full version of the game. Because couples that can survive Overcooked 2 without breaking up can outlast anything, right?If you are unfamiliar with the game, know going into it…

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Kinetic is making Phasmophobia even scarier

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 20:34 GMT As it couldn’t get any scarier.Ghosts in Phasmophobia can now hear you, thanks to the latest update to the game by Kinetic Games.Now, when talking or taunting the ghost before a hunt, it will now appear and interact in the game. Plus, the ghost can now locate you via your own microphone sound. Yikes. Basically, the Ghost can now hear non-VR players when hunting in single-player without you using push to talk. And, it can now open locker doors similar to normal doors.So much for hiding in a locker. Well, you…

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Gotham Knights’ combat has been ‘entirely redesigned’ to suit co-op

Developer WB Games Montreal says that it has completely redesigned the Arkham Knights’ combat to ensure the game works better in co-op.Gotham Knights was formally announced back in August, and during the official reveal at the DC Fandome, we saw some trailers that sort-of let us know what to expect from the title.We know that Gotham Knights does not take place in the Arkhamverse and that it is not a game-as-a-service. As per a new interview with GamesRadar, executive producer Fleur Marty has shared even more information about the game and explains that – whilst the new title will follow on from the Arkham games mechanically…

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Rain’s moveset revealed in latest Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate trailer

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 15 October 2020 16:14 GMT Publisher WB Games and developer NetherRealm Studios have released the first gameplay trailer for the new characters arriving in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Edition: Rain.The Edenian demi-god – dressed in the purple robes of his nation’s royalty – is finally returning to the Mortal Kombat world after a brief cameo back in MKX.Rain was originally introduced into the franchise back in Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, where he endeared himself to many of the series’ loyal fans as another addition to the crew of masked ninja that made the franchise so iconic.“As the…