Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Camo is one of the few prints that works for every season, and Nike is using a special rendition of the design to construct a clean pair of Roshe Runs. These incorporate a tiger camo print over ripstop nylon, giving the look a thicker feel than the original fabric you may be used to. Pick these up from CNCPTS right now if you're looking to cop a pair.
Chilled out freestyle on a mellow track by Sango one of the best remixes I've heard of cry me a river so far therefore this had to be recorded . shout out to jay for the filming Bookings and infos : firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @shaadowtrilla Instagram : @ShaadowSefiroth
Joey Bada$$ - "Christ Conscious" (Prod. by Basquiat) Joey Bada$$ releases his second single "Christ Conscious" off his debut album "B4DA$$" which will be in stores soon. Buy "Christ Conscious" on iTunes: smarturl.it/christconscious Watch the official music video on MTV: on.mtv.com/1nCGhpi #B4DAMONEY www.facebook.com/fckingbadass twitter.com/joeybadass_ instagram.com/jozifbadmon B4DA$$ Tour Dates 10/1: Barrymore - Madison, WI: bit.ly/1oNmrRz 10/2: Metro - Chicago, IL: bit.ly/1BPZDuJ 10/3: Mill City - Minneapolis, MN: bit.ly/Vki7T3 10/4: Granada - Lawrence, KS: bit.ly/1t0qr7o 10/5: Slowdown - Omaha, NE: bit.ly/1AjKqk6 10/7: Gothic - Englewood, CO: bit.ly/1pcn9MK 10/8: Complex - Salt Lake City, UT: bit.ly/1qBRNMy 10/10: Showbox - Seattle, WA: bit.ly/1oNuPWl For all of the B4DA$$ tour dates, visit theproera.com/tour/
Monday, September 29, 2014
Jamal Crawford Has The BEST Handles In The WORLD! OFFICIAL Mixtape Vol 2! We got the pleasure of cover the Seattle Pro Am for the second straight year and we proudly present Jamal Crawford's mixtape volume 2. He's just ridiculous!
Exclusive in-depth interview with Jhene Aiko. In part 3 Jhene talks to Nick Huff Barili about why she chose to only have one rap feature in her album as opposed to her ep which featured many rappers. Jhene details that the only rap feature on Souled Out was Common on the albums final track Pretty Bird. After talking about how she made Pretty Bird, Jhene goes on to share her thoughts of Childish Gambino's recent statement that Rap is done. "I just fell like the lines are being blurred. There is no such thing as a rapper any more. Every rapper sings now. Every singer raps now. They play the guitar. I think everyone is just experimenting and sort of drawing from all the things that we are exposed to which is everything." While stating that she doesn't find herself in competition with any other artists in particular, Jhene states that she is inspired by male rappers like Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Jay Z more so than R&B artist. "I consider myself a lyricist and so I am definitely inspired by a lot rappers because all they have is their words.... The lyrics are the most important thing to me." When asked about the current state of R&B Jhene states "Specially with female artists it's all about selling sex and selling your body. The emphasis is not on the music or what you are saying." The interview ends with Jhene sharing her experience of touring with Nas and Drake. Make sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/hardknocktv for our latest videos, including more with Jhene Aiko. You can also follow us at www.facebook.com/hardknocktv and @Hardknocktv
Cassidy: 50 Cent Should Put Up Money on Me vs. Eminem Cassidy shared his thoughts on Keith Murray vs. Fredro Starr and the lyrical talent of Eminem in this clip from his exclusive interview with VladTV. Cassidy likes the fact that Keith and Fredro have the courage to step into the ring, however, he doesn't like the fact that they are going to be battling over beats. He thinks that battles should be conducted without any musical help, and referenced his past battle with Freeway and how he defeated him while Freeway was asking to put a beat on. Cassidy then addressed the idea of Eminem stepping back into the ring and whether or not he views him as one of the best lyricists in the world. Cassidy has never seen Eminem battle outside of the movie "8 Mile," and doesn't necessarily think that he is as "unbeatable" as many people believe he is. He would be willing to battle Eminem and have 50 Cent put up money on the battle - money that Cassidy is confident he could take.
Joell Ortiz chopped it up with VladTV correspondent Jenny Boom Boom and shared his love for Bobby Shmurda, mainly because he feels Shmurda's video, "Hot N****" showed the real daily life of a kid from Flatbush. When Jenny compares Ortiz's group Slaughterhouse to Yonkers spitters The Lox, Ortiz can see the similarities, and says he loves running into to those guys because they are genuinely great people that he can talk to about real life situations. Ortiz is then asked who his favorite female rapper was coming up, and he responds with Lauryn Hill, saying she was rhyming just as well as her male counterparts in an era where everyone had skills. http://www.vladtv.com
Coast 2 Coast LIVE | Chicago Edition Recap 9/22 Artists sign up to perform at the next mixer: http://www.coast2coastlive.com Featuring Special Guest Judges: MUSIC MYSTRO - PRODUCER FOR MARY J. BLIGE, LL COOL J, CAM'RON, JIM JONES, JUELZ SANATANA, JR WRITER, THE CLIPSE, FAT JOE, REMY MA, KURRUPT, BARRINGTON LEVY, NORE, BLACK SHEEP & MORE DJ AVERI MINOR - CORE DJS/SHADE45/COAST 97.3/POWER 96.5 DJ GREEN EYEZ - CHICAGO CORE DJ HITTINHARDRADIO.COM DJ SHADE 45 DJ CORE DJ RADIO
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Jam-Rock & Joey Kaotyk vs Morris & Kareem | Illest 2v2 BBOY Finals | UDEF&Silverback | Strife.TV Gorilla Warfare/Beatz N Pieces(Jam-Rock & Kayotik) vs Fallen Kings (Morris & Kareem) Winner: Fallen Kings Subscribe! www.youtube.com/strifetv Like us on Facebook! : www.facebook.com/strifetv Follow us on Instagram! : www.instagram.com/strifetv Follow us on Twitter! : www.twitter.com/strifetv Buy some Merch! : www.strife.tv
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Music Video for Wish I Could Sing performed by Apollo The Great. Copyright (C) 2014 AubGreen Collective.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Listen to Dej Loaf "Try Me" on soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/moaninmonkeys
The Nike SB Stefan Janoski Max looks good in basically any color imaginable, and “Cool Grey” is definitely not a bad choice to rock with. With the exception of a speckled white Free/Max Air sole unit, the entire sneaker is dressed in the grey hue and constructed from a suede and mesh combination. Get these now for $110 over at Premier.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Atmosphere | My Lady Got Two Men | Official Music Video iTunes: http://bit.ly/South_iTunes CD/Vinyl: http://bit.ly/Southsiders Amazon: http://bit.ly/Southsiders_amz Subscribe for more: http://bit.ly/RhymesayersYT Shot by Adam J Dunn Directed by Adam J Dunn and Anthony Davis Styled by Jen Yumang and Mandy Johnson Catch Atmosphere on the North of Hell Tour: 10.02.14 - Glasgow, Scotland - 02 ABC 2 10.03.14 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy 10.05.14 - London, UK - Koko 10.06.14 - Birmingham, UK - The Library and The Institute 10.07.14 - Bristol, UK - Trinity Centre 10.08.14 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2 10.10.14 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg 10.11.14 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik 10.12.14 - Paris, France - La Machine du Moulin Rouge 10.14.14 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefahrlich 10.15.14 - Brussels, Belgium - VK 10.16.14 - Cologne, Germany - Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld 10.17.14 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club 10.20.14 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Hornstulls Strand 10.21.14 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik 10.22.14 - Malmo, Sweden - KB 10.23.14 - Oslo, Norway - Vulkan 10.24.14 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset 11.02.14 - Iowa City, IA - Blue Moose Tap House 11.04.12 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note 11.05.14 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom 11.06.14 - Little Rock, AR - Juanita's Cantina 11.07.14 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues 11.10.14 - Houston, TX - House of Blues 11.11.14 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's 11.12.14 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage 11.14.14 - Richmond, VA - The National 11.15.14 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live 11.16.14 - New York, NY - Terminal 5 11.17.14 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place 11.18.14 - Providence, RI - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel 11.20.14 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue Theater 11.21.14 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection 11.22.14 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom 11.23.14 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
JAY Z's Life+Times and vitaminwater® present a new documentary series called "Where I'm From." The series premiere follows producer extraordinaire Hit-Boy, detailing his journey from starting out by making beats on FruityLoops to hustling past his opposition to become the inspiring super producer he is today.
We teamed up with Ploom for a unique event and content series profiling & celebrating Chicago-based artists. The "Chicago Creative Series" features pop-up art installations and behind the scenes photos & documentaries showcasing immensely talented artists in the Windy City. Here, participating artist JC Rivera is profiled in this short video by Andrew Zeiter. Shot at JC's studio, take a look at his art, his process and daily efforts to do something different. Look for more videos & photos from the series coming soon. #ArtMusicPax @Ploom @JcRivera @ClosedSessions @AndrewZeiter
From the MZRT album exclusively available here: http://goo.gl/WS419t Executive Producer: Ryan Leslie Directed & Edited by: Ryan Leslie Cinematographer/DoP: Adam Ardekani Steadicam Op: Dalton Price Producer - Geneva: Rafik Djerbi Producer - Cannes: Alice Bertrand DMM Application Voice: Maria Papathanasiou
ThatsEnuff.com own Jameer took a trip around Brooklyn on the 20th anniversary of Biggie "Ready To Die" album. He spoke with a couple of locals on the historic album and how it influenced their upbringing. Check out the video and make sure to share some of your moments.
For this installment of Rhythm Roulette, we linked up with the man who tears down shows in Teva sandals, Stones Throw Records Producer/rapper Jonwayne. We took Jonwayne to Poobah Records in Pasadena, CA to pick out three records while blindfolded. The fun begins once we start to witness what he came up with. Out of the three records, he ended up going drawing joints from The Ritchie Family's Give Me A Break, as well as The Stylistics' Sun & Soul record he considered using to be "cheating," because it's a given that there is good shit on there. Nonetheless, your boy crafted two joints back-to-back for your listening pleasure.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Please help our good friend Mc JUICE. He is in a situation many of you are not aware of. Check out our Indiegogo campaign below. Please help us reach our goal by funding and sharing! Donate now and help the legendary rapper avoid ten years in prison for a crime he did not commit. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-mc-juice-clear-his-name
Visit us @ www.Facebook.com/HelloHipHop We want to see all of our people come out and celebrate 3 years of supporting local and touring artist. All past artist, regulars and friends come out! 9.24.14 At Subt Lounge 2011 W. North ave. 9pm-2am Performances by: MC Juice 21H2 Phor Goni Perfect Magix King Only $5 LADIES FREE 9pm-2am Music by DJ's Shon Roka, DJ Illanoiz & Bvax Our mission is to re-introduce you to a sense of culture in the Hip Hop scene in Chicago by bringing you events that feature polished veterans, up & coming talent & everyone in between. We are dedicated to connecting a diverse crowd of people, so we can all build ... Oh yeah and we wanna party! If you would like to perform or DJ at a future event we would prefer that you come out to one of our events and experience what we do but you can also send an email with a press kit or links to music video to HelloHipHop@ymail.com Visit us @ www.Facebook.com/HelloHipHop
Newcomer Greighwolfe gave us a beautiful and uh, sultry stripped down version of his song "I Still" with Basil Wajdowicz on piano. Full story: http://bit.ly/stillgr3igh Producer: Allison Swank Director: Sean Phazes Videographers: Sean Phazes + Eddie Grams Sound Engineer: Robert Lux Editor: Sean Phazes Location: Engine Room Audio (http://engineroomaudio.com/) Okayplayer http://www.okayplayer.com http://www.facebook.com/okayplayer http://www.twitter.com/okayplayer
Sun Down' feat. Tirzah is taken from the new Tricky album 'Adrian Thaws' - Out Now! iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TrickyATI • Amazon: http://geni.us/TrickyAdrianThaws With his latest album Adrian Thaws, out now on his own False Idols imprint, Tricky unveils the striking music video for the single 'Sun Down', which features guest vocals from Tirzah. Actor Norman Reedus of the hit television show 'The Walking Dead' co-stars with Tricky, along with actress Mizuo Peck (Night At The Museum, A Case of You). The music video, which Tricky directed himself, was shot in Brooklyn and features Reedus and Tricky playing fictionalized versions of themselves dealing with the ugly fallout of a domestic dispute. The introduction to the video is soundtracked by the Young Fathers remix of Tricky's "Nicotine Love." Video credits: Director: Tricky / Adrian Thaws Co-Starring: Norman Reedus, Mizuo Peck Camera: Jay Sprogell, Lee Jaffe, Patrick Carroll, Jordan Levine Production: Risa Knight, Lee Jaffe, Stephen Bolles Production Assistant: Marrissa Williamson Editing: Patrick Carroll, Mike Macalincag Post Production: Jordan Levine, 11th Dimension Media Club scene interiors shot at Cameo Gallery, Brooklyn: http://www.cameony.net/ • https://www.facebook.com/cameony -- Subscribe to this channel: http://bit.ly/trickysubscribe Follow Tricky online: Facebook: http://po.st/trickyfb Twitter: http://po.st/trickytwitter Soundcloud: http://po.st/trickysc Website: http://www.trickysite.com Instagram: http://po.st/trickyinstagram
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Lecrae's seventh studio album "Anomaly" is now available for pre-order! Featuring Andy Mineo, Kari Jobe, for King and Country and Crystal Nicole. The album drops 9.9.14. Facebook: http://lecrae.cta.gs/007 Twittter: @Lecrae Instagram: @Lecrae
Buy Tickets NOW!: http://bit.ly/HAFHdates Subscribe for more: http://bit.ly/RhymesayersYT Listen/Download "Home Away From Home": http://bit.ly/HFAHaudio "The first week on The Home Away From Home Tour was incredible. So many great shows, so much love. This week we hit the North West. Here's why Seattle is one of my homes away from home. We're headed to a city near you so get you tix now and we'll SEE YOU SOON. " -Ali Song Produced by: Brother Ali Directed by: 1Light Films Home Away From Home Tour Feat. Brother Ali w/ Bambu & DJ LAST WORD Hosted by: MaLLY Full list of remaining dates: September 23 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile September 24 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret September 25 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub September 26 - Bellingham, WA - Wild Buffalo September 27 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne September 28 - Eugene, OR - WOW Hall September 30 - Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst October 1 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill October 2 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour October 3 - Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar October 4 - Santa Barbara, CA - Velvet Jones October 5 - San Diego, CA - Porter's Pub October 8 - Tucson, AZ - Congress October 9 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red October 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad October 11 - El Paso, TX - Sector 7 October 14 - Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ October 15 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live October 16 - Dallas, TX - HOB Small Room October 17 - New Orleans, LA - HOB Parish October 18 - Birmingham, AL - Workplay October 20 - Orlando, FL - The Social October 22 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall October 23 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5 October 24 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle October 25 - Richmond, VA - The Broadberry October 27 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer October 29 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory October 30 - Providence, RI - Met Cafe October 31 - Boston, MA - Middle East November 1 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground November 4 - Montreal, QC - Phi Centre November 5 - Toronto, ON - Tattoo November 6 - London, ON - London Music Hall November 7 - Ithaca, NY - The Haunt November 8 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop November 10 - Columbus, OH - Skully's November 11 - Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig November 13 - Madison, WI - High Noon November 14 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Connect with Brother Ali: facebook.com/brotherali twitter.com/brotherali instagram.com/brotheraliisblind rhymesayers.com/brotherali brotherali.com
T.I. ft. Skylar Grey | New National Anthem Music Video by T.I. ft. Skylar Grey performing New National Anthem. (C) 2014 Grand Hustle, LLC under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
FREE DOWNLOAD (extended version) - https://soundcloud.com/onlyfuturistic... Futuristic: http://www.onlyfuturistic.com https://twitter.com/OnlyFuturistic http://www.facebook.com/Futuristiciha... Directed by: @JakobOwens https://twitter.com/JakobOwens DP: Tom Taugher https://twitter.com/Tom_Taugher Produced by @ThisIsTwigg
With only a few days left on their European tour, the lack of sleep begin to take effect on the crew. The antics carry them along until a slight fright in the sky on their way to Moscow. Catch the drama as they wrap up the tour and head home but only for a few weeks.
DJ SKEE reviews FIFA '15 and shares the game improvements, new features and more. Follow Us On Twitter http://twitter.com/DJSKEE http://twitter.com/SKEE http://twitter.com/dash_radio Follow Us On Instagram http://instagram.com/DJSKEE http://instagram.com/skeetv http://instagram.com/dashradio Like Us On Facebook https://facebook.com/DJSKEE Subscribe to our channel! http://youtube.com/SKEETV Download the DASH Radio app - Free radio. More Variety. Zero commercials. http://bit.ly/dashiphone
The Story is deep the message is clear and the artist is 20Grand Pikaso. The Brooklyn Emcee drops his new Visual Smoke and Mirrors produced by Banga and Throow and directed by Joe Cap. Stay tuned for NO NAPOLEON this year its worth the wait... www.20grandpikaso.com email@example.com
Freestyle Session: Las Vegas Recap | udeftour.org | Stance | Silverback Bboy Events 2014 Sponsored by udeftour.org and Silverback Bboy Events Filmed and Edited by Anderson Ko
Monday, September 22, 2014
Kanye West Aahh! Fest FULL SET in Chicago (Scroll below for songs/timestamps) Common put together the first annual Aahh! Fest in Chicago promoting peace, love, and prosperity with a lineup of some of the city's finest artists. Kanye was the special surprise guest artist, and here's his full live set filmed on the iPhone 6+ 1080p HD! Kanye also brought out Common to conclude the fest with a special performance of "Get Em High". *** 0:00 "All Falls Down" 0:52 "Can't Tell Me Nothing" 2:10 "Power" 3:49 "I Don't Like" 5:40 "Mercy" 7:33 "New Slaves" 10:27 "All of the Lights" 11:40 "Good Life" 13:32 "Gold Digger" 13:59 "Homecoming" 15:25 "Blood on the Leaves" 16:42 "N****s In Paris" 18:00 "Get 'Em High" with Common
Nemo Achida | Come Alive | Official Music Video Directed by Nemo Achida & Levon Trip Edited by Levon Trip Music produced by Pinky Liberachi Song written by Nemo Achida
The Foreign Exchange ft. Carlitta Durand "DREAMS ARE MADE FOR TWO" Directed by Kenneth Price Love in Flying Colors + FE Music Buy Love In Flying Colors on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lov...
AAHH! Fest | Common x Kanye West x Twista x Lupe Fiasco x Dave Chappelle | Live Video (Pursuit of Dopeness)
AAHH! Fest http://www.pursuitofdopeness.com/ Dave Chappelle Lupe Fiasco | "I Don't Like Lupe Fiasco | "Next To It" Lupe Fiasco | "Kick, Push" Common ft. Vince Staples & Jay Electronica | "Kingdom (Remix)" Common | "Freestyle" Kanye West | "Power" & "I Don't Like" Kanye West | "Jesus Walks" & "Touch The Sky" Twista | "Overnight Celebrity"
YAK to the BAY All Styles Dance Battle 2014 | ART + SOUL Oakland Music: "TUT" by SoundSnobz http://soundcloud.com/soundsnobz More about the ART + SOUL Festival, happening every year in Downtown Oakland, California: http://www.artandsouloakland.com Dance battle hosted, deejayed and filmed by YAK http://www.YAKFILMS.com © YAK FILMS 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
BEST Basketball Vines Compilation Vol. 11 Submit vines to @EliteMixtapesNC for a chance to be featured in the next video!
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Video games were designed to be experienced with a crowd. Sure, depending on the title and its genre, there is much fun to be had from a single-player, narrative-driven campaign, but most of us find more amusement when socializing and teaming with others for some multiplayer mayhem. Whether its Call of Duty, Gears of War or World of Warcraft, everyone has a favorite cooperative game they’re constantly dragging friends online to play. While expanding their horizons, they’re noticing the wider selection of IPs out on the market delivering the same addictive and entertaining gameplay. Do you seek a new multiplayer fix? Here are 15 online co-op games you need to be playing with your friends. 1. ARMA III Do you really want to put a friend’s loyalty to the test? Place them on the battlefield of this open-world, tactical shooter and see if they’re capable of lying down cover fire. Arma III is arguably the most extensive and realistic war simulator out, presenting an in-game editor and custom mission creator that allows up to 16 players to partake in it. Go mod crazy and invite friends to join your infantry to take out enemy threats. 2. GRAND THEFT AUTO V Everyone’s favorite addiction became even more serious once Rockstar introduced the online component of its open-world action shooter dubbed GTA Online. Upon creating a character, you’re thrown into a random server with 16 other maniacal gamers, who most likely share the same affinity for causing havoc on the streets of Los Santos. Recruit robbers on the go and loot stores, or take on rival gangs by forming your own. The developer has plans to release a new Heists mode sometime in the coming weeks, but at this point, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see it bundled with the upcoming PS4, PC and Xbox One versions slated this fall. 3. PATH OF EXILE One of the few PC titles to support six-play online co-op, the dark fantasy RPG joins gamers together through party invites. From there the gang can seek out adventures and enter combat zones. Having the option to join a party at any given moment is a sweet deal. Although the game’s biggest selling point is in its six optional classes — Duelist, Marauder, Ranger, Shadow, Templar and Witch — where anyone can go buck wild customizing their characters. 4. DESTINY (BETA) If you ask a real gamer what they’re playing at the moment, and nine times out of 10, the response will be Destiny. Not the full-length version, but the actual beta. It’s crazy. With access to a co-op Strike mission that welcomes fireteams of up to three players and a Crucible competitive multiplayer component, the alpha offers enough content to keep you hooked for hours on end. There’s a reason why the forums are calling Bungie’s shooter frontrunner for Game of the Year. 5. MONACO: WHAT’S YOURS IS MINE Working with others is a challenge, but in the case of this stealth action title, it can be fun and rewarding. Be paired with three other robbers online, each boasting a special trait, and plot Ocean’s 11 to pull off a successful heist. Players can choose from a list of eight different classes, including a locksmith, pickpocket, mole, hacker and more. Sneak past alarms and armed guards with a little teamwork, stealing everything in sight. Show that there is an honor amongst thieves after all. 6. CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS For the one percent of gamers out there who haven’t succumbed to the hype of Activision’s shooter, it’s okay to give in at this point. We say that because you can only take so much Battlefield 4 multiplayer before the feeling of loneliness strikes. Ghosts has a variety of co-op modes to engage in from 6-player teams fighting against bots on multiplayer maps to 4-player squadrons creating defenses against an alien invasion. The fast-paced action forces players to collaborate as a unit, something most BF4 conformists might need some adjusting to. 7. MERCENARY KINGS A modern throwback that borrows cues from past classics like Contra and Metal Slug, this side-scrolling shooter invites players to engage in some chaotic run-and-gun action. The gun-crafting system is insane to say the least with a variety of different weapons made available through the use of acquired resources dropped by enemies. Assault rifles, machine guns and pistols can basically be matched with barrels, magazines, and scopes to assemble even heavier firepower. Link up with four players to run through over 100 levels and eliminate baddies along the way. 8. DARK SOULS II It’s time you come to terms with reality. Dark Souls II is impossible to beat solo. However, with a group, you stand a fighting chance. Gluttons for punishment can team up together and experience the same spirit-crushing torment through 4-player co-op, calling on each other through the use of white summon stones and receiving souls as a reward for assisting in boss battles. Just know there is a limit on summons, which is reflected by the amount of enemies defeated. Play it smart and save the backup for serious encounters. Oh wait, that’s every time. 9. KILLZONE: SHADOW FALL The PS4 exclusive might be limited on multiplayer modes, but the content found in its latest Intercept expansion makes up for any co-op shortcomings. Sony fanboys can join a team of four to set out and intercept intel transmitted by the Helghast military. Each player has the luxury of choosing from four new character classes — Medic, Marksman, Tactician and Assault — while tasked with separate duties to help complete the mission. It’s all about scoring kills and teamwork. 10. IRONCLAD TACTICS The card-based strategy game is awesome as a standalone title, but it works better as a competitive multiplayer game. Whether it’s through the story campaign or unique game modes, Ironclad Tactics lets you engage in seamless co-op play without any restrictions. Options to build collaborative decks or go at it with separate ones are at your disposal. The more players involved, the more addictive it gets. 11. PORTAL 2 Some co-op titles just have infinite replay value. Portal 2 just happens to be one of them. Valve’s first-person puzzler requires two minds to get past a series of mental-grieving challenges, placing responsibility on each player to move through their respective portals. Drop your guard and it’s only a matter of moves before one or the other is trapped in an endless wormhole. The campaign is short, but ridiculously enjoyable. 12. DIABLO III: REAPER OF SOULS The first official expansion for Diablo III addresses the numerous issues present in the standalone title by adding new content and improved gameplay features. Blizzard opens up the virtual domain to join one of six different classes and tackle Act V of the Diablo III story. In co-op mode, you can earn bonus XP while balancing the difficulty level depending on the number of players present onscreen. Adventure mode manages to extend the multiplayer experience, letting everyone split up to complete bounties solo, earning credit and rewards for the entire team in the process. 13. HOW TO SURVIVE How to Survive is a different style of zombie game, one that plays more like a crossbreed of Dead Island and Diablo. Join other survivors in the online multiplayer story and challenge modes to fight off the undead in hopes of surviving another day. The character skill trees are similar, but each one carries a unique trait that others in your party can’t use, forcing players to implement group strategies when swarmed around infected bodies. While lacking the wide array of gameplay found in most other survival-horror titles, How to Survive has enough substance to satisfy crowds until The Walking Dead comes back on the air this October. 14. PAYDAY 2 Heist fanatics looking to recreate infamous burglary scenes from pop culture classics like Heat or Point Break can live vicariously through the co-op FPS. Payday 2 succeeds at putting together well-planned bank robberies, letting teammates assign roles, scope out targeted joints, and strategize raids. The game stresses organization and preparation, as the slightest slipup will leave your entire team sitting in the back of a SWAT van. Don’t let it be you who takes the fall. 15. AGE OF WONDERS III Don’t sleep on turn-based strategy games. With the right group of people, games like Age of Wonders III prove to be more entertaining than expected. The PC title throws a number of playable options at you like 8-player battles that divvy players up between humans and the AI to standalone scenarios with everyone on the same team. Execute attacks simultaneously via “adjacent hex rule” and fight against the same enemies on the tactical map.