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Co-Op Critics Podcast: Dark Souls II

In the latest episode of the Co-Op Critics podcast, Brian is joined by Nick Merritt to discuss Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. It’s Nick’s first Souls game, and they talk about the game’s learning curve, the risk-reward nature of its systems, and the joy of multiplayer.

You can listen to the episode right here in the player above, and don’t forget to visit out YouTube page, for the Dark souls 2 videos we’ve put up over the past month.

For our June podcast, we’ll be doing a special episode on E3 2015, so look for that mid-month.

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Check Out Our Dueling Dark Souls Let’s Plays!

This is a very exciting month for me. For those of you that follow the blog and our Co-Op Critics podcast, you know we spotlight one game a month for the show. This month’s game is Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and I could not be happier.

I am a HUGE Souls games fan. I’ve put over 400 hours into the first three games, and I’m currently making my way through Bloodborne (in a Let’s Play series you can check out here). I’m also an evangelist for the games, so when Nick agreed to take the Souls plunge and play Dark Souls II, I was ecstatic. I’d played through once on the PS3, but with the Scholar of the First Sin¬†edition, there are some changes that make the game challenging even for returning players.
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LEGO DIMENSIONS is Going to Completely Redefine the “Toys to Life” Genre

Today Warner Brothers and LEGO and TT Games unveiled their next big thing–LEGO Dimensions, a “toys to life” game like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, where players will be able to play through all of the different licensed LEGO worlds using a portal, toys and figures they assemble themselves. Here’s the reveal trailer:

Now you might be thinking that since the addition of Nintendo’s Amiibo, the toys to life genre is a bit over-saturated right now. And that might be true, but LEGO is about to completely transform this genre, because they are adding an element that the other have not and cannot (at least to the same degree).

Building.

As you see in the trailer, Joel McHale actually builds the portal that is then used to activate figures and vehicles. He also uses pieces of the Batmobile to create an entirely new type of vehicle. And while we really don’t see much in the way of gameplay in this trailer, I believe those things are shown for a reason. With that in mind, imagine an expansion set for the game where you’re building the vehicles, weapons and structures yourself, and then porting them into the game. I’m sure there will be limitations as to what you can actually do, but even just building the Batmobile and porting it in is pretty darn sweet.

I have an eight year old son, and I can tell you he is going to lose his mind over this. We already have Skylanders and Disney Infinity, which we both play together. He is also a huge LEGO fan, as evidenced by the thousands of LEGOs we have and his LEGO Club membership. This game will be a day one purchase for us.

The potential of LEGO Dimensions is endless. And I’m sure everyone has their ideas of what sets they want to see in the future, so allow me to make a suggestion. If Microsoft is smart, they will find a way to make a LEGO Minecraft XBox exclusive set happen. Not only would it make the Xbox One the lead platform for LEGO Dimensions, it would sell gangbusters. I cannot wait to get my hands on this game.

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Co-Op Critics Podcast: Dragon Age

The latest episode of the Co-Op Critics podcast is available for your listening pleasure!

Each episode of Co-Op Critics we take a game or series and have a long-form group discussion about it. This month’s game is Dragon Age: Inquisition, and I was joined by Nick Merritt and Jeff Rodgers to discuss their previous experience (or lack thereof) with the series, the campaign, the multiplayer mode and more.

You can listen to the episode right here in the player above, and in the next week we’ll have a version up on our YouTube channel as well, featuring some of this month’s gameplay highlights. In the meantime, you can check out our Dragon Age playlist, which features missions and gameplay from both the single player and multiplayer modes.

Our spotlight game of the month for April is going to be Battlefield: Hardline, so we’ll be putting up videos all month and then cap things off with the podcast the last Wednesday of April.

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Co-Op Critics Podcast: Dying Light

The latest episode of the Co-Op Critics podcast is available for your listening pleasure!

Each episode of Co-Op Critics we take a game or series and have a long-form group discussion about it. This month’s game is Dying Light, and I was joined by Nick Merritt and Josh Edmiston to discuss our experiences after spending dozens of hours with the game over the course of the month. We talked about the Dead Island series’ evolution into Dying Light, the game’s superb traversal mechanics, the fun we had with dropkicks and so much more.

You can listen to the episode right here in the player above, and in a few days we’ll have a version up on our YouTube channel as well, featuring some of this month’s gameplay highlights. In the meantime, you can check out our Dying Light playlist, which features everything from gameplay tips to some hilarious montages of zombie carnage.

Our spotlight game of the month for March is going to be Dragon Age: Inquisition, so we’ll be putting up videos all month and then cap things off with the podcast the last Wednesday of March.

Dying Light Funny Moments! (FUNTAGE)

Dying Light is a hilariously fun co-op experience. If you’ve watched any of our “Co-Op Plays: Dying Light” series, you’ll notice that we often get sidetracked for hours impaling zombies, exploding zombies, and let’s not forget dropkicking zombies. You’ll see all of that and more in the video above, as well as ANY video you watch of Dying Light. We hope you enjoy this montage of funny moments, fails, and kills.

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