by Nick Puleo 5
Interview
  • xbox 360
  • pc
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Red Alert 3 Interview - Greg Kasavin on Influences and Design of a Co-Op RTS

Most people typically think of first person shooters when it comes to cooperative gameplay, but Electronic Arts wants to break that mold with a co-op RTS.  Red Alert 3 has taken on such a task by providing a co-op experience throughout the game's entire campaign.  We sat down with the game's Xbox 360 Producer Greg Kasavin to talk about the challenges of such a task.  

by Marc Allie 0
News

Harmonix: Guitar Hero World Tour Music Studio "Half-Arsed"

The music studio feature was one of the most highly anticipated things about recently released Guitar Hero World Tour.  If you read our review, you know that we found the studio a bit lacking, to say the least.  It may not be quite what we were promised, but hey, the competition doesn't have it at all right?  Videogamer recently spoke to Rock Band 2 lead designer Dan Teasdale about GH WT's music creation tools.  What did he have to say?

by Nick Puleo 0
News
  • nintendo wii
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House of the Dead Overkill Ooozes More Than Just Blood

That's right, the 2 player co-op shooter for the Wii ooozes style.  With a film grain look, pops and scratches, and a new art style, the whole game is a semi-reboot of the series.  Sega created the game from the ground up to take advantage of the Wii hardware,  and while the game is still an on-rails shooter for the most part, there is some freedom in movement of the camera using the Wii-mote.   Unfortunately according to the Eurogamer preview, in it's current state, it's somewhat broken for co-op play.

by Marc Allie 1
News

The Gears of War 2 Lancer: Ripe for Humor

Ahh, the Gears of War Lancer.  As far as weapons go, it's about as good as they get.  Chainsaw + machine gun = it's full of stars.  We've had a few news articles about this legendary weapon alone.  Our own Mike "pheriannath" Katsufrakis has done a particulary nice rendition of the weapon for good ol' Billy in our current banner.  Apparently, other artisitic types across the interwebs think as highly of the Lancer as we do here at Co-Optimus. 

by Jim McLaughlin 7
News
  • xbox 360
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"Big" Fable II Announcement Coming Next Week

  Normally, we don't like to tease too much. Neither us, Sam, but heck, you just couldn't resist, could you? Fable II developer Lionhead Studios has posted on their dev blog that a "big" announcement is coming next week. Now, I can't think of anything that would certainly make the fan base happier than a co-o...

by Nick Puleo 7
Review
  • xbox 360

Gears of War 2 Co-Op Review

It finally happened.  Epic has released the sequel to our most popular co-op game to date.  Gears of War 2 takes players back to Sera to take on the Locus horde.  The best way to vanquish it?  With a buddy.

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