The stories for this week:
The stories for this week:
LittleBIGPlanet is a natural choice for Co-Op Casual Friday.You'd be hard pressed to find a game more fun, enjoyable, and still appropriate for everyone, from the very young child who's never held a controller before to a seasoned gamer who has played it all.
Despite the plethora of games, everyone seems to want to get back into some Firefight action in Halo 3.
In our review of Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising this week, we made mention of some glitches and the lack of weapon customization, and also the scarcity of multiplayer maps (only two maps per each of two modes). Codemasters is working on all of these bullet points already, citing title updates and planned downloadable content.
Dead Space Extraction takes you on a wild and creepy ride in a co-op on rails shooter for the Wii, that's anything but the norm for the system. Deep with Dead Space lore, extraction is violent, bloody, creepy and intense. But is it fun?
If you've been wondering when the DLC for Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers is coming, wonder no more. Next Wednesday, October 21, new cards, new decks, new puzzles, and new opponents are all coming your way. Three new playable decks, including the AI-only "Relics of Doom" will be available. Each of the original decks get new cards to unlock, and new single player and co-op levels are included. Famous planeswalking dragon Nicol Bolas makes an appearance, too! Sadly, only three new puzzle levels make it in the expansion; I really enjoyed these, and thought far more should have been included. All the card-slinging fun can be had for a mere 400 MS points. If only they'd add in online co-op!
One of these ads are exciting, one of them, not so much. The 15 second TV spot commercials for DJ Hero don't show a whole lot of the game, but they do have a glimmer of style to them.
I'm pretty sure Zombies are like some fashion trend that just won't go away, something akin to witty t-shirt. The Borderlands discs aren't even cool yet from manufacturing, or in gamers hands for that matter, but the first DLC pack has been announced.
This week we found out about Carnage as the first downloadable character for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, and Gamespot's latest video confirms the next character as Psylocke for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. But it's what appears at about 6:40 into the video that really caught our eye when characters Magneto, Cable and Black Panther are clearly visible of those available to place in your team.
Let's face it, it's been a long time since we've known there wouldn't be campaign co-op in Modern Warfare 2. We got a short quote about how it didn't fit into the single player campaign, and that was that. We argued, and kicked dirt at the umpire, but really it didn't solve anything. But now we get a little more detail behind the decision from Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling.
The much publicized, discussed, and debated (at least over the Internet) Left 4 Dead 2 boycott has finally come to end; not with a Tank roar, but a flood of self-congratulations and back patting it would seem. Ars Technica reported yesterday on the forum post that brought the boycott to an end by the two members of the Steam community that began it all, Agent of Chaos and Walking_Target. You may remember that it wasn't that long ago that these two gentlemen also snagged themselves a special trip to Valve, courtesy of Valve. So what does this mean for all the L4D fans out there? Well, it's ok to buy and enjoy the co-op goodness of L4D2 because L4D will still be supported... you know, like Valve talked about months ago.
Tekken 6's viral campaign, What Will You Fight For, has taken an interesting and titillating turn. While the first video was a bit more philosophical, the 2nd video is a bit more, shall we say - visual?