by Nick Puleo 1
News

Even Diablo Himself Has the Holiday Spirit

Even though Co-Optimus is a young site, we've been lucky enough to see a few holiday cards arrive at the HQ.  Today we got a card I just had to share with everyone.  Blizzard's card features original artwork by Sam "Samwise" Didier and showcases a cast of characters across all of their games.  Just look how Lord Diablo spreads the holiday cheer!  If that isn't co-op, I don't know what is!

by Nick Puleo 1
News

Left 4K Dead Forgets the Most Important Feature, Still Fun

I get a kick out of low resolution pixel style graphic games, and the latest one I stumbled upon is no exception.  Called Left 4K Dead, the Java game takes up less than 4KB of memory yet still features some spiffy graphics.  As you might expect from the name, it's a play on our favorite co-op game around this neck of the woods, Left 4 Dead.

by Nick Puleo 4
Editorial

2008 Co-Op Year in Review

   Wow, what a year for co-op gaming!  With over 100 cooperative titles released across various platforms, 2008 was a great year to be a co-op gamer.  We take a look back at some of the stand out trends, games, and stories of the year in our 2008 Co-Op Retrospective.   ...

by Nick Puleo 0
News
  • xbox

Halo 1 Available for Half Price on Xbox Live Marketplace

I bet you didn't know the original Halo had a subtitle of "Combat Evolved" did you?  Well now you can learn all about Master Chief's first mission for only 600 MS Points, that's $7.50 of your Earth money.  The game features 2 player local co-op play through the entire story so you and a buddy can team up to kick some Covenant butt.

by Nick Puleo 1
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360

Guitar Hero Metallica Trailer Melts Your Face...Twice!

Better grab a welding mask, because your face is about to melt.  Activision has released the official trailer for Guitar Hero Metallica and it's not for the faint of heart.  No ma'am, this isn't your average party game.   Promising Metallica's "fiercest songs" I wouldn't expect this game to be for anyone other than the greatest of Guitar Heros.  

by Nick Puleo 0
News

DJ Hero Not Quite Ready to Fly, But it's Hammer Time

Remember when we told you that DJ Tiësto would is on board for a DJ Hero game from Guitar Hero publisher Activision?  Yeah...scratch that.  According to Kotaku, Tiësto's management released an official statement saying the rumors are "fictitious" and "fabricated."  "Tiësto has never given a quote regarding DJ Hero."  It appears the blog that started it simply...well...made it up.  Who would have thought?

by Nick Puleo 15
News

Co-Op Games of the Year

The Co-Optimus staff is working away vigorously to determine the Co-Op Game of the Year, and we'll have that to you shortly.  But while you wait you may want to check out GamesRadar, who posted an article covering the same thing.  I'm not sure what gives them the authority to judge co-op, after all, they aren't the prime source of co-op gaming info - but we'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

by Marc Allie 2
News

Classic Co-Op Games Featured in 8-Bit Jesus Album

If you listened to the latest Co-Opticast, you'll recall us talking about 8-Bit Jesus.  This is a compilation of Holiday Music as it would have been performed on the sound chip from the venerable NES.  It's full of 100% pure win, I assure you.  At the time of the Co-Opticast, only half the full album was available, but now, the whole thing is up for download!  There are a few classic co-op games represented, such as Contraland, Bubbles We Have Heard on Bobble, and We Three Konami.  Anyone who is a fan of classic NES games will enjoy these, so head on over to DoctorOctoroc and check them out!  The (clever) full tracklist is after the break.

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