As Co-Optimus celebrates its one year anniversary today, we thought we’d expand upon our “2008 Co-Op Year in Review” and our tenth Co-Opticast to look at just how much co-op has grown recently and what people inside the games industry think about it.
Back in May of last year, the word got out the Bionic Commando: Rearmed would lack online play despite sporting both multiplayer and co-op modes. Obviously this disappointed us, as it seems to be the case all too often these days, developers get things almost right in terms of a fully featured game.
If haven't had a chance to check out the Dawn of War 2 Multiplayer beta - well now is your chance! The beta is available to download via Steam or Games for Windows Live Marketplace and allows players to battle it out online in five different maps.
This week's co-op gaming took place in the zombie filled world of Africa. With no lions in site, the zombies roamed free in the "Shanty Town" of this random village. Teamed up with my trusty yet attractive partner Jason (Sheva pictured above) it was a kill or be killed scenario. In our case...mostly be killed.
I have a confession: I owned one of those clear green Nintendo 64s. It was hideous, but I still loved it. It seems I will be tempted again by a colorful console, and this time it comes with one of the AAA co-op titles of the year. Ars Technica is reporting that a limited Resident Evil 5 Edition Xbox 360 will be released. The bundle will include a copy of the game, a purty red Xbox 360, a red controller, a premium RE5 NXE Theme, and a coupon to download Street Fighter II Turbo HD.
A large content patch for LittleBigPlanet was supposed to have been released last week. To the chagrin of adorable Sackfolks everywhere, it wasn't. However, to help ease your suffering, there are some free costumes that will be available to download between now and the end of next month.
It's an action packed X rated episode of the Co-Opticast. Don't worry, we're still kid friendly.
Insomniac has just released a new patch for the 8 player co-op shooter Resistance 2. The patch is version 1.40 and it should be available by the time you read this. What does it fix? Lots of stuff, but the most important being the restoration of any character resets you may have had. Some folks have reported issues with level progression and found their character data reset to level 1. The good news is this patch should not only restore your previous character state, but tack on any progression you've gained since. So your level 20 medic for co-op that should have been a level 40 medic will really be a level 40! Very nice!