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Prepare to hate your co-op partner in Project Totem photo
Prepare to hate your co-op partner in Project Totem
by Brett Makedonski

Even though I wasn’t optimistic about the prospect, I wanted to put my best foot forward. With a cheery tone to my voice, I affirmed the stranger’s request to play Project Totem cooperatively with me. The entire meeting he had seemed so eager, feverishly scribbling down notes as the Press Play developers explained their unabashedly simple, yet deviously difficult game. I was the one playing and talking, but he probably deserved a shot too, right?

“Damnit, he’s going to suck, and it’s going to piss me off,” I thought.

And, I was right. Well, sort of. Project Totem’s co-op play is designed in such a way that you’ll probably come to this conclusion about your partner regardless of their skill set. Failures by me? Temporary miscue, sure to never happen again. Failures by him? Does this dolt even have opposable thumbs, or does he simply mash the controller against his forehead?

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1:15 PM on 08.13.2014

See some new screenshots for LittleBigPlanet 3

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Alessandro Fillari

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Mega Man 5 hits Wii U, Mega Man StreetPass puzzle hits 3DS

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Steven Hansen

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Brittany Vincent

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Velocity 2X looking to melt your eyeballs on September 2

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Shovel Knight team muses on Kickstarter, platform sales post-launch

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Chris Carter

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Teslagrad is heading to retail, also the PS4

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Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 08.01.2014

Flappy Bird returns as a multiplayer console game

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Ride hard and crash harder in the new Trials Fusion DLC

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Brett Makedonski

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LittleBigPlanet 3 out on PS3, PS4 this November

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Jordan Devore

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Trine overhauled with new Enchanted Edition

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Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 07.23.2014

The Deer God funded, now coming to Wii U and Xbox One too

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Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 07.23.2014

Canabalt 2.0 brings more modes and multiplayer to iOS

For the most part, I'm over endless runners, but I'll always have Canabalt. It hit at the right time and holds up well. Matter of fact, it's gotten even better with age: there's a free new update for the iOS version, out now,...

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7:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Platformer Freedom Planet borrows from the Sega Genesis greats

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4:30 PM on 07.22.2014

Aegis Defender is a sweet looking 16-bit tower defense platformer

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