Fable III Co-Op: Better Late Than Never?

With a some extra time on our hands over the recent holiday weekend, my household dug a little further into some multiplayer options through Game Pass. We steered clear of MMOs and looked for local multiplayer and co-op options. In doing so, a huge surprise rose to the top: Fable III. “Wait, WHAT?” was my…

It Takes Two is an Incredible Game, and I Never Want to Play it Again

Though both my husband and I are lifelong gamers, we’re only a few years into our own “co-op mode” renaissance. Before just a few years ago, the vast majority of our “together” time playing games was spent playing very separate games. With the exception of fighting games, we learned long ago that we weren’t compatible…

Co-Op Comes to Tomb Raider with ‘The Forge’ Challenge Tomb

Tomb Raider games have always been solo experiences, and that’s held true with the most recent entry in the reboot series: Shadow of the Tomb Raider. However, it appears that’s changed with the arrival of the game’s first DLC challenge tomb: “The Forge.” In this new challenge tomb, two players can work together to solve…

Hategame: The Adventures of Cookie & Cream

(This article was edited from the original, How Two Bunnies Nearly Ruined My Life, which appeared on Recollections of Play, 11/29/11.) Thinking back on the video games I’ve played, I realize that “hate” is a pretty rare and strong word in my gaming vocabulary.  I’ve played bad games, uninteresting games, and great games that just…

Community Post: Dogs, Tails, and Co-op

Dogs. We use them in metaphors, often negatively. Granted, there’s the whole “man’s best friend” business, but otherwise we’re wading through piles of thoughts like “sick as a dog” or “puppy love.” They aren’t necessarily the most flattering of comparisons. Among this stack of idioms is the well-known “like a dog chasing its tail.” When we…

Community Post: Siblings as Perfect Co-Op Partners

Despite never inviting anyone in my family to actually read my blog, Pixel Bubble, they all found it eventually. The blog was originally intended for me to get rants out of my system and allow me to have the sort of anonymous freedom of speech that a personally can never really enjoy in real life….