It's a case of timing is everything. If only the Left 4 Dead DLC was announced and released before E3 this year, the Left 4 Dead 2 announcement wouldn't have been met with such resistance, at least, that's what Valve thinks.
It's our first sports game review of the site, and up for grabs is Madden NFL 10. The game promises an online co-op mode for two players. We promise our review isn't filled with too many football cliches, but really, how could we not at least use some? ...
Last week, we covered the 20th birthday of the Sega Genesis. The Genesis is one of the best vintage systems there is, and remains popular even now. Sega ran a poll to decide which Genesis game would be released to Xbox Live Arcade, and the poll is over, with ToeJam and Earl the clear winner. It's good to know we have some alien two-player co-op in our future. But let's not forget some other quality Genesis co-op titles of the past.
We're only a few weeks away from Halo 3: ODST's September 22nd release date, and Microsoft and Bungie are taking the game on tour around the country. They've created the official ODST Truck and are making 22 stops across the entire country. Want to play early? We've go the dates and locations posted right below.
Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao hits the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this week. The game is a two player co-op beat em up set in 70's kung-fu style action. Blitz games has unleashed a new trailer showing off some gameplay from the game. Sadly there's no co-op to be seen in the trailer. It's ok, they make up for it. Oh yes - that's a Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique you spot.
Welcome to Beyond Co-Op, the weekly feature where we look at gaming news around the industry. Here are this week's stories for August 16th, 2009 through August 22nd 2009.
Poor, poor Wii gamers. There's much to love about Nintendo's system, but when it comes to multi-console franchises, the Wii just falls short (with a few notable exceptions). The fabled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is headed to the Wii this fall, and it will be quite different from its brothers on more powerful consoles. All is not lost, however; there will be co-op in Modern Warfare, which was lacking from the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. Great news, right?
The latest class for upcoming co-op blockbuster Diablo III has been revealed. The Monk joins Barbarian, Witch Doctor, and Wizard to take down Diablo's minions. Gotta love the nice nod to the monk class inclusion in the expansion for the first Diablo, Hellfire. The monk is pretty good with a bo staff, so you might want one in your co-op gang. Two more words: reflecting fireballs. Woot!
It feels like a good weekend to catch up on some missed gaming.
Undoubtedly the most asked for feature on our site when a game is announced is "couch co-op." Couch Co-Op or split screen co-op allows two or more players to play in the same room on the same console with one copy of the game. It used to be the only way to play a co-op game until online modes came around, but thankfully it's not a complete lost art.