We normally don't cover Rock Band or Guitar Hero DLC on the site, because frankly, there's just too damn much of it. But every once and a while something comes along that simply a crime not to mention. This weeks' Rock Band DLC is such an item.
We, as co-op loving gamers, love a good fight. Especially one where we're pitted against the odds with friends, and the difficulty challenges us with each wave. Horde Mode in Gears of War 2 has kept us busy for months now. After we're done with the new Horde DLC, we'll be ready for more. Halo 3: ODST has it's own variation on Gears of War's Horde Mode, called Firefight. We've had a few minor encounters with what Firefight details, but now Gametrailers.com has a visual aid to help.
There's a new trailer out for the two player co-op RTS/FPS hybrid Raven Squad, and it's done in the style of the Grindhouse trailers of old.
The stories for this week:
For the past few Co-Op Classics columns, I've been trying to hit some of the key co-op games of the past. Double Dragon and the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game are on most people's list of classics. Today, we move on to what many consider to be the most influential game ever. This game spawned hundreds of clones, and almost singlehandedly birthed an entire game genre, the first person shooter. A technical marvel, a violent, intense atmosphere, awesome level design and downright scary foes, all wrapped up in a co-op package, make DOOM one of the greatest co-op games of all time.
Whether it be a new arcade title or downloadable content for your favorite blockbuster, this weekend is hot with great games!
We just snuck this in before end of the month, but we have a fresh batch of Beyond Co-Op reviews for you. Battlefield 1943, Monkey island, and Red Faction: Guerrilla highlight a total of six reviews of gaming goodness.
Could this be one of the first really interesting use of Xbox Live's avatar system? Activision has announced that Guitar Hero 5 will allows rockers to import their avatar into the game. Co-Op just got a whole lot more personal as your mini-me will shred virtual metal next to the rest of your friends and their avatars.
It seems boycotts and petitions are all the rage these days. The latest is occurring across the pond in the UK over the price of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. No, they aren't angry over the edition with night vision goggles, that kind of investment is to be expected.
Not content to spin your virtual records on an ordinary plastic fake turntable? Well then perhaps you need to spring for the more bling-filled Renegade Edition of DJ Hero.
When Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time was announced with a price point of 1200 on the Xbox Live Arcade - a lot of people groaned. Sure everybody loves a good remake of a solid co-op brawler, but at $15 dollars it's a steep price to pay. Thankfully, everyone will soon get a to pay a lot less for their TiT.