by Marc Allie 1
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  • xbox 360
  • xbox live arcade
  • couch
  • online

Co-Op Casual Friday: Space Invaders Extreme

My, how things have changed since the original Space Invaders debuted more than thirty years ago!  Looking back, the game seems so simple, it's hard to believe it was a national obsession.  Move your ship beneath aliens, push the fire button, repeat, that's all there is to it.  When Space Invaders Extreme was released on Xbox Live Arcade, I knew I had to get it for nothing more than nostalgic purposes.  I was curious, too, at how my kids would react to it.  In this era of open world gameplay, realistic 3D graphics, and cinematic storytelling, would young gamers get bored too quickly? The first test was to see if the kids would be interested when I was playing.  After school one evening, we all went our separate ways: one kid to feed the dog, the other to his room to play with his toys.  I fired up the Xbox 360 and started up Space Invaders Extreme.  The walls started pounding in time with the deep bass of the EXTREME techno beat.  I quickly turned it down before things started falling off the walls.  (Anyone else notice thatSIE is louder than most other games?)  Even just a few seconds of the loud music was enough to get my youngest son running to investigate.  He immediately perched on the couch, entranced by the hypnotic action.

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Beyond Co-Op Reviews: June 2009

  This month in our Beyond Co-Op Reviews we take a look at quite a few solid titles. We compare the open worlds of Prototype against inFAMOUS; we look at what happens when Plants and Zombies mix. We also check out Knights in the Nightmare, Bionic Commando and the latest Indiana Jones title. ...

by Marc Allie 9
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  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

Fourth Title Update for Gears of War 2 Is Co-Op Friendly

You have to admire the folks over at Epic.  Already, just over half a year since release, Gears of War 2 its fourth title update.  Not too many games get this level of attention, and we're glad to see that there's a lot of co-op goodness to be had in this latest update.  From Epic's official Update 4 Release Notes:

by Nick Puleo 10
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360

Army of Two: The 40th Day Weapon Design Contest

One of the coolest features in the original Army of Two was the weapon shop.  Not only could you buy new guns to use in your co-op missions, you could upgrade and customize the guns, even add gold plating.  Purchasing and upgrading weapons are cool, but what if you could design one from scratch?  Now you can in the latest contest from EA.

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