November 4 has come and gone, and yet, the free twenty song Rock Band 2 DLC hasn't been made available yet. Rock Band 2 has been out a couple of months now; perhaps you've beaten World Tour mode, and are looking for more cool stuff to play beyond the weekly DLC offerings. So what's with the delay? Harmonix community manager Sean Baptiste gives you the 411:
What does John DiMaggio, Zachary Levi, Luke Walton, Aisha Tyler and Lester "Terry Tate" Speight all have in common? They're all pimpin Gears of War 2 on the Sci-Fi channel! In the latest short in the Sci vs Fi series, the game's team and several hollywood personalities weigh in on the biggest sequel to hit consoles this year. Sadly, none of them mention the cooperative experience.
It looks like Microsoft might need to find a new packaging and distribution company. Much like Fable 2 before it, it appears as though the bonus codes for downloadable content that was supposed to be included with Gears of War 2 are missing for some folks. According to some posts on the official Epic Forums, people with copies in hand are already seeing this problem. While the game doesn't officially hit the retail streets until tonight, a lot of folks have managed to get a copy early via a certain online retailers as well as a certain Slushi selling mini-mart.
Well, after a two week hiatus, This Week in Co-Op is back. Since Gears of War 2 has been quite the popular game recently, I decided to play the original Gears of War. Gears 2 has received pretty good reviews, much like it's predecessor. Also, (unsurprisingly) Gears of War 2 is much like it's predecessor as far as gameplay goes, though there are some fun additions (Horde Mode, enough said). So, with all this in mind, I decided to play the original Gears of War in order to see why Gears 2 has captured my attention so much.
It's day 2 of our Gears of War launch giveaway. That means there are 3 more COG tags hidden around Co-Optimus.com in Gears of War related articles and content. That means there's a total of 6 COG tags hidden around the website.
We take you on a tour of the New Xbox Experience, letting you know the little things you may have missed. There's even an included video that shows off the new Events channel which features things like Co-Op Night - an official event from Co-Optimus.com and Xbox!
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is most notable here at Co-Optimus for its tightly integrated co-op campaign, but you must admit the celebrity involvement is unique, as well. Well known actors like Tim Curry, George Takei, and even Jenny McCarthy play characters in the game. However, even a Playmate, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu and Rocky Horror's Dr. Frank N. Furter can't hold a candle to the incredible brilliance that is David Hasslehoff. You heard that right, the Hoff. He's driven a sweet talking car, jogged in slow motion on a beach, and now he's featured in an over-the-top website promoting Red Alert 3, Conquer This Life. It's totally bizarre, done in infomercial style, and includes some hilarious bits like "Dolphin vs. Bear" and "It's Braintastic". The site is definitely worth checking out, for the sheer crazyness factor alone.
If this doesn't reaffirm the fact that cooperative gaming is getting more popular, I don't know what is.
The first Guitar Hero: World Tour commercial (seen here) featured the game's new 4 player co-op feature with such stars as Kobe Bryant, Michael Phelps, Tony Hawk and A-Rod. While I'm not one for men in PJs, the commercial does an admirable job of catching the fun to be had in cooperative rhythm game festivities.
Oh snap - look up! That's one badass banner Mike made for us. It's all about Gears of War 2 this week as the mayhem starts this Friday, November 7th. To celebrate we've got some REALLY cool exclusive goodies to help promote the co-op title.