Co-Optimus is in the news today, though not necessarily making news. Our very own Jim "txshurricane" McLaughlin is being featured on Xbox.com in the Gamer Spotlight on Xbox.com and the Xbox Dashboard.
I'm not quite sure what to make of a game with the title Killing Floor. Is it a psychotic floor gone bad, hellbent on the destruction of humanity? Perhaps a freak dance floor accident? I'm really not sure. Whatever the Killing Floor is, it's co-op, and co-op for six players at that.
Received well by the general gaming population (and earning a Silver Billy in our Beyond Co-Op Review), Dead Space was no slouch of a game. To be brutally honest, another single-player-only affair would afford the series well.
Not since the age of Arcades, standing shoulder to shoulder in a local mall or shop, has co-op been so popular. With the arcade generation gamers growing up and moving away from each other, co-op went into a bit of hiatus. Now new innovations in co-op technology are bringing these gamers back together, and bringing co-op back into the spotlight. In this article we will take a look at ten things we think that have helped propel co-op gaming back to the forefront. Above and beyond that, these are things every co-op gamer needs or wants in their experience.
Things are going to work a little differently with this edition of This Week in Co-Op. Every now and then, I get writer's block, and I just can't seem to get everything typed out.
One of the top metal bands of all time has entered the rhythm game wars. Guitar Hero Metallica is set to kill 'em all, and we've got your review. Does Metallica seek and destroy the competition, or do they merely fade to black? And what about the co-op? Would you be better off playing as one? Don't get frantic, just read the review!
Capcom's Dead Rising 2 is not only proposing to show you 6,000+ characters onscreen at the same time...they're suggesting that at least two of those characters will be players.
It would be cliché of me to say I adore Fairytales, simply because I'm female. So, in order to balance that stereotype, I'll be encouraging the general abuse of Fairytale characters and woodland creatures in Fairytale Fights with enthusiasm. Playlogic Entertainment, Inc announced the Hack and Slash style Fairtytale Fights, where players don the role of their favorite Fairytale character to bloody up some bad guys.
Details are beginning to trickle out today about Lost Planet 2 from Capcom. The current Xbox 360 exclusive features a four player co-op mode that numerous members of the media got to check out last week at Capcom's Captivate event.
The first Marvel Ultimate Alliance game had comic book fans absolutely giddy. So many classic characters, a huge variety of settings, and stellar co-op gameplay made for a great experience. If there was one weakness, it was the somewhat random nature of the plot. Then again, it's hard to argue with a game that lets you use a SHIELD Helicarrier's anti-air cannons against an ancient green dragon named Fin Fang Foom.