There was a lot of fuss last year when Left 4 Dead was released for the Xbox 360 and PC. So much so that rumors consistently flew around that a PS3 version was in the works. Yet, despite the strong rumors, the game never saw the blu-light of day.
The new Dallas Cowboy's stadium sports a state of the art 72x160 FOOT screen. To put it another way, in say - living room HDTV terms - that's a 864" by 1920" television. The Cowboys monitor though is no ordinary HDTV, it's a state of the art LED screen capable of displaying instant replays, concert footage and now Xbox all in glorious hi-definition.
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If you read our review of Killing Floor, you know it's a pretty damn good co-op game. But like any game of its type, you are limited by the amount of maps available. Tripwire intends to do something about that, no - not by making maps themselves. Instead they have launched the "Grindhouse Map Making Contest" with winners pulling in prizes worth a total of $20,000.
The recent news of a remake of TMNT: Turtles in Time has us all shell-shocked here at Co-Optimus. Turtles in Time may be the greatest Turtles game, but it wasn't the first co-op TMNT title. That honor belongs to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game. It was first released in arcades in 1989, and ported to the NES a year later as TMNT II: The Arcade Game. Back in 2007, the game hit Xbox Live Arcade, this time called TMNT 1989 Classic Arcade. For Co-Op Classics this week, we'll kick some shell and take a look at this version of the game. My love for Ninja Turtles is fairly well documented on this site, and when a new movie based on the franchise came out in 2007, I was definitely excited. As a parent, sharing things with my kids that I enjoyed when I was their age is one of my greatest pleasures. The older, live action Turtles movies were cheesy fun, for their time, and the boys and I were all excited to see the new movie. When we saw it, I was a bit disappointed. It was a decent movie, but a bit more serious and dark in tone than I was expecting. The kids liked it just fine, and the next time we went to the store, they begged for the Xbox 360 version of the movie tie in game. Imagine our shock upon learning that TMNT the game was single player only! No co-op in a Ninja Turtles game? Inconceivable!
That damn thing song keeps playing over and over in our heads. And you know what? It never gets old.
Ready, aim, co-op! Lost Planet 2 is taking co-op to new places in this sequel, starting from the ground up with co-op at its core. Lost Planet 2 will be mixing team based strategy with co-op specific classes and challenges, to keep the team working together. Gametrailers.com has the exclusive E3 interview that covers the basics of co-op for Lost Planet 2.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game is one of my favorite games, currently. I'm not sure if nostalgia has blinded me, but that's very likely. This game does not seek to change the face of gaming -- it was created to appease Ghostbusters fans, and it does so very well. The big question here at Co-Optimus is: does it give us the stellar co-op that a Ghostbusters game of this generation should provide?
I think that this is a first for game videos: the new Monster Hunter Freedom Unite tutorial video features four simultaneous PSP screen feeds at the 2:21 mark. Teaching newcomers to the series how to most effectively hunt and embark on quests, the video wraps up a four-part series with this little gem.
Metal Slug 7 for the DS lacked co-op, but thankfully the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade version won't. Announced some time ago Siliconera got to wondering just what happened to the game, and whether or not it's still coming.
$299. That's how much that Diablo III statue will cost you. You might need a friend to help pay for it, but, from the looks of it - it'll be worth every penny. At 18 inches tall and weighing 15 pounds, this is no small statue of Diablo's Barbarian class.
In Japan, the Dragon Quest series is as big - if not bigger - than the Halo series is here in the United States. The next game in the series is coming from famed developer Level 5 and is set to be released in Japan on July 11th on the Nintendo DS. One of the most touted features of the game is a new cooperative mode.