by Mike Katsufrakis 0
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  • pc

Painkiller Sequel Offers Exploding Schoolbuses, Co-Op

The original Painkiller is one of my favorite over-the-top, mindless shooters- right up there with the Dooms, Duke Nukem 3Ds and Serious Sams of the world.  So, when IGN UK received word that a new chapter in the series, Painkiller: Resurrection, is being developed for PC (with a later release on 360) and a fourth quarter release this year, my heart went aflutter.  What's more, the lovely developers at Homegrown Games have decided to include cooperative play! To wit:

by Marc Allie 6
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  • xbox live arcade
  • playstation network

Co-Op Classics: Joust

The never ending quest for the earliest co-op video game continues this week.  Coupled with the quest is a touching, heartbreaking story from my childhood.  What more could you ask for?  Grab an ostrich and a lance as we check out arcade golden oldie Joust, this week's Co-Op Classic.  You may recall a previous Co-Op Classic column featuring Mario Bros.  It seems the "true" co-op gameplay of that game was inspired by that of Joust.  Released in 1982, Joust was a real standout from other arcade games of the time.  For one thing, the cabinet had truly distinctive art.  The biggest appeal though was the simultaneous two player gameplay.  Taking turns in Pac-man is all well and good, but sometimes, you and a friend want to play at the same time.  Joust allowed you to do just that.

by Marc Allie 0
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  • xbox 360
  • nintendo wii
  • couch
  • online

Which Guitar Hero Smash Hits Setlist Should Be Revealed First?

The recently renamed Guitar Hero Smash Hits is coming to consoles in June.  Smash Hits is a compilation of songs from previous Guitar Hero games, this time with full four player band support, adding in drum and singing parts.  Tunes from Guitar Hero 1, 2 and 3, plus the Rocks the 80s expansion, will be included.  A total of 48 songs will make their way onto the Smash Hits setlist.

by Katrina Pawlowski 5
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  • playstation network
  • couch
  • online

Burn Zombie Burn Co-Op Review

With a title like Burn Zombie Burn a game immediately has a lot of potential. This PlayStation Network exclusive pits co-op players against hordes of angry zombies with only one goal in mind - burn em all. We'll find out if you should crack open the flamethrower for this one, or if it's only luke warm.

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