by John Bardinelli 0

Where are All the Co-Op Mobile Games?

Does nobody want them, or are we just too polite to ask?

Scroll through the comments page of just about any single player game on Steam and you'll find messages like the following: "game is ok would be better with co-op". Big, impressive titles with hundreds of hours of gameplay are released on a regular basis, but there's still a legion of players out there that refuse to have fun unless they can romp around with their friends. We could even argue that some of the biggest games of the last five years attained popularity largely because of their co-op features.

 
by Christopher Metz 0
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online
Protect me, minions!

Latest Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Dev Diary Shows Off Playable Characters

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is ever-so creeping up on us and we shouldn't forget this great looking co-op title, despite its coming arrival on last gen hardware. The new Dev Diary #3 video discusses the playable characters of the game and what players can expect to see with their personal story lines. If you recall during Borderlands 2, ...

by Justin Reynolds 0
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online
Smokin' Jesus titty cinnamon! That is a monster! That's gonna be sweet!

Borderlands Online Play Is Back Thanks to Steamworks

Borderlands fans rejoice. The original 4-player, vault-hunting shooter has brought back online co-op for PC. Along with Borderlands, several Civilization titles also lost online support temporarily in May 2014. It's been a few months, and while we wait on word for the Civilization titles, Borderlands is back in full force thanks to Steamworks. 

by Eric Murphy 0
News
Play games, heal kids, with Co-Optimus

Join Us for Extra Life 2014!

For our third consecutive year, Co-Optimus staff and community are participating in Extra Life to help raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The past two years, we raised a little over $2,000 each year, and we're shooting for $2,500 this year. You can help us exceed our goal by donating or joining our team.

by Nick Puleo 0
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • online
Win a copy of Destiny, and watch some of the game too.

Destiny PS4 Giveaway, Winter's Run Co-Op Stream Recap

Last night we took a run at one of the three player co-op strike missions on Venus in Bungie's Destiny. And of course, since this is 2014, we decided to stream it to the internet for all to see. After showcasing each classes skills and taking down the evil Archon Priest, we decided to head back to the tower for a community Q&A session.

by Taylor Killian 0
News
  • pc
  • online
Wild Woman Hunter and Silent Cutpurse join the team!

Big Update to Divinity: Original Sin With the Bear and the Burglar

Looking at screens for Divinity: Original Sin, it's hard to tell Larian Studios employs a meager 40 people. The successfully Kickstarted game has gone on to receive high critical acclaim and also sell over 500,000 copies, which probably makes those 40 folks pretty excited. But Larian isn't content merely to feast on their accomplishments, and have already pushed out content for Original Sin with "the Bear and the Burglar" for free.

by Nick Puleo 0
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • online
Vault of Glass

Bungie Reveals September's Content for Destiny

Destiny is finally here and the opinions on whether or not it delivered on what it promised are mixed. The good news is, Bungie is committed to weekly free content updates for players while they wait for the larger premium DLC packs. The first of those content updates have already hit this past weekend, with a new PvP game mode. But what about story and co-op content? That hits today with the game's first raid.

by Nick Puleo 0
News
  • pc
  • online
Still want to hold off on this one.

Dead Rising 3 Receives Patch on PC, Crashing Issues Persist

Dead Rising 3 on PC has the potential to be a really great version of the game. Unfortunately it's been marred with numerous issues since the game launched a little over a week ago. I myself have been unable to play for more than 15 to 20 minutes at a time before the game crashes to the desktop. Capcom assures us a fix will be coming ASAP, but it looks like we're still going to have to wait a bit longer.

Latest Reviews

Destiny
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
4
Sacred 3
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
3
Abyss Odyssey
Co-Op Score:
4.5
Overall Score:
4.5
Contraption Maker
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
4
ZAMB! Biomutant Extermination
Co-Op Score:
4
Overall Score:
4
Sniper Elite 3
Co-Op Score:
4.5
Overall Score:
4.5
by John Bardinelli 0
News
  • pc
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • couch
More guns and gore than tasty pasta dishes, FYI.

Guns, Gore & Cannoli Greenlit, Coming to Consoles in 2015

Crazy Monkey Studios isn't afraid to ask the tough questions, like "What if The Godfather was less like a book and movie series and more like Metal Slug?" Enter Guns, Gore & Cannoli, a sidescrolling arcade action game that shoves you back to the roarin' 20s with a truck load of guns and plenty of old fashioned Italian knowhow.

by Taylor Killian 0
News
  • pc
  • online
Proving once again that old men are scary.

Stronghold Crusader 2 Introduces: the Wolf

Being a medieval Duke comes with a set of unique challenges. When you're not fighting off religious fanatics or the plague, you've got to make sure your peasants can strike a balance between being productive, and also too blindingly inebriated to rebel. Stronghold Crusader 2's newest AI opponent, the Wolf, cuts all that out by running his kingdom through brain-paralyzing terror. 

Latest Podcast

Co-Opticast Episode 130: Our Destiny Episode

Latest Video Feature

Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition Impressions and Video [PT1]

We check out the PS4 version of the game and talk about some of the changes

From Diablo 3

Beyond Co-Op Reviews

by Nick Puleo 0
News
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • online
Barely co-op...still fun.

Some Clarification on The Crew's Co-Op Gameplay

A few weeks ago we checked out the closed beta for Ubisoft's, The Crew. While we found the game to be gorgeous and a ton of fun, we pondered exactly how the co-op works within it. Sure we could race together (and against each other) - but none of the objectives themselves required input from both players. We reached out to Ubisoft for clarification and we've finally got it.

by Justin Reynolds 0
News
  • xbox one
  • online
Challenges, guns, traps, bosses, explosions!

Sunset Overdrive Season Pass Inlcudes Co-Op and Single Player Goodies

Details on the season pass for Xbox One exclusive, Sunset Overdrive have been revealed. For $20, you'll score three DLC packs including new bosses, stories, locations, weapons, Amps, and Traps. Two of the packs are entirely new campaign stories, with new items and challenges to match. The last pack includes four new weapons.

by Justin Reynolds 0
News
  • pc
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
  • online
Get in, get the loot, get out. Don't get caught.

Heists in Unity Bring Stealth Back to Assassin's Creed

One of the selling points of Assassin's Creed Unity is the many ways to take out your targets with friends. In a new video from Ubisoft, we see something a little different; a Heist mission isn't about taking out a target, but instead about remaining undetected while stealing some treasure. Creative Director Alex Amancio takes us to the French Revolution where players are working together to acquire artifacts smuggled into a hospital by the Templars: