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Helldivers is a smart game about making dumb, dumb mistakes

I'm kind of hopelessly in love with Helldivers, the recently released co-op shooter from Magicka developer Arrowhead Game Studios. It's got a lot in common with the developer's past work, encouraging a team of four to work together without accidentally murdering each other every 15 seconds. What makes that prospect difficult is that there are so many methods for accidental death — standing in front of an active turret, walking into a strafing run, getting smooshed by an extraction shuttle, and so on. Death is really inopportune in Helldivers, but it's also always hilarious.

Check out the Overview above to watch a few grand betrayals take place in Helldivers, and to see how the game smartly handles matchmaking and customization. Helldivers is out now at a 10 percent discount for PS4, PS3 and PlayStation Vita, and is cross-buy between all three platforms.

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