Big news for Burnout Paradise fans and wannabe fans alike today: Criterion Games has posted the PC version release date on their official blog, as well as dates for the next free update and downloadable content!
A collector and custom figurine creator at Sideshow Collectibles has crossed his "it's-not-a-doll" hobby with his apparent love for unforgettable shooter Left 4 Dead...and the end result is uncanny.
I wonder how the co-op mode works? The Guitar Hero MUD?
The December NPD numbers are out (posted below) and the data points to some tremendous Gears of War 2 sales. With almost 750k sales in North America in December, Gears of War 2 has sold over 4 million copies world wide to date. To put it in perspective, that's almost double the amount of copies sold in the same time frame as the first game.
If you haven't tried Call of Duty: World at War's crazy fun Nazi Zombie mode, then chances are it's because you haven't unlocked it. That's understandable -- the lack of saved progress for the co-op campaign makes it less appealing to trudge through single-player for just the Nazi Zombie survival mini-game.
Remember last week, when we discussed the rise of family gaming? Yeah, we were totally right. Word has just reached Co-Optimus HQ of a new website dedicated to family video game safety, with tons of resources for both parents and kids. Microsoft and Best Buy are the key partners behind the website, located at GetGameSmart.com. All sorts of information is available, including how to set up parental controls, a quiz, a blog with ideas from experts, and much more.
IGN has a hands on preview of Ascaron's console version of Sacred 2, a game we reviewed on the PC last year. Set to be released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in March of this year, the game seems to be nearly identical to its PC version in terms of content. Playability-wise the transition to the controller is surprisingly smooth, with extensive use of radial menus and hot keys.
Previously, the Playstation 3 version of real-time strategy title Red Alert 3 was put on "indefinite hold" by Electronic Arts. In November, it was revealed that a potential Playstation 3 version was in the works, and would include special features not seen on any other platform.
Co-Optimus reader rafoca comes through again with a great find of this Aliens: Colonial Marines preview from GamesRadar. The new Aliens game from Gearbox is penned by some veteran writers of film and TV, with credits like Battlestar Galactica under their belt, so you know there's an excellent story here. In fact, throughout the single player campaign the player will take the role of one of six space marines and their perspective on the post Alien 3 events.
Perhaps there's something more to co-op other than just games. Perhaps games help facilitate cooperative aspects in life. Sometimes you have to give before you can take, and as sappy as that may sound, that's what our latest Co-Op Couples feature is about.
This release just about slipped past us, but better late than never. We have another entry into the shooter/platformer/pachinko/co-op genre. Actually, I'm pretty sure it's the only game in that genre. Planet Pachinko was released to Nintendo's WiiWare service earlier this week. Two players control a family of robots, exploring the inside of a gigantic temple dedicated to Pachinko. Of course, there are pirates looking to loot the treasures, too, so it's a good thing you have an array of weapons including rockets and slime launchers. Planet Pachinko is priced at 500 Wii points (pennies). At that price, it might be worth checking out for the novelty factor alone. More screenshots and information are available at the link below.