by Nick Puleo 4
Editorial

The 2008 Co-Op Game of the Year Awards

 It's been a crazy and interesting year.  We launched Co-Optimus.com some 11 months ago with two goals in mind - promote co-op gaming and provide co-op gaming information.  Since that time co-op gaming has gone from a bullet point on the back of a box to the main feature promoted by publishers at press conferences.  In total there were over 100 co-op games released this year,  and that my friends is pretty damn awesome.  As the staff looked back over the list it was pretty clear what the standout titles were, but that didn't make the decision any easier for choosing our Co-Op Game of the Year.   

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Podcast

Co-Opticast Episode 9: Rimshot Please!

It's the last Co-Opticast of the year, and Mike and Nick have decided to do something special. We answer some listener questions regarding the site, the podcast and cooperative gaming in general. Predictions are dished out for 09 and we also name our top co-op games of the year.

by Nick Puleo 2
Video
  • xbox 360
  • pc

Left 4 Dead DLC Incoming...You May Be Incoming too thanks to this Glitch

The folks at 1UP did their homework in gathering some information about upcoming downloadable content for Left 4 Dead.  Valve writer Chet Faliszek discussed the future of Left 4 Dead on a recent Kotaku podcast and revealed that an announcement and details on L4D's DLC should be coming soon.  In fact, soon was said to be around Christmas, which has since come and gone.  So like everything Valve, it appears that announcement has gone late.  We expect to hear something soon on some juicy co-op content.

by Nick Puleo 4
Review
  • xbox live arcade

Puzzle Arcade Co-Op Review

Sometimes you find a co-op game when you least expect it, and such was that with Eidos's Puzzle Arcade for the Xbox Live Arcade.  With seemingly no hype this game hit Microsoft's online service in what could possibly be a game that has the broadest appeal of any XBLA game to date.  Best of all it's easily playable in co-op with four players both locally and over Xbox Live.

by Nick Puleo 7
News
  • xbox 360

Halo Wars Achievements Revealed, Co-Op Included

Achievements are all the rage these days.  All the cool kids are getting them, so you probably don't want to feel left out, do you?  Luckily Halo Wars for the Xbox 360 includes these little doohickeys at no cost to you...and best of all?  You'll spot some co-op friendly achievements upon entering the battlefield.

by Nick Puleo 1
Screens
  • xbox 360

Halo 3: ODST Concept Art

The folks at Bungie have released some concept art for their upcoming Halo 3 "sequel" called Halo 3: ODST.  The game puts players in the role of an Orbital Drop Ship Trooper, and is set between the events of Halo 2 and Halo 3.  The game is said to be darker and grittier style Halo game, but still retain that familiar Halo feel.  Whatever it is, I hope I get to shoot grunts in the head and they explode like a confetti filled balloon.   Only, instead of confetti, it's brains.

by Nick Puleo 0
Video
  • pc

Dawn of War 2 "Enemies" Trailer

A few weeks ago we revealed to you the Dawn of War 2 "Space Marines" trailer.  It showcased "the good guys" in the upcoming RTS from Relic which will feature a co-op campaign.  Today we reveal the "bad guys" in the enemies trailer.  And while that may sound cliche, the enemies in Dawn of War 2 are anything but.  On display are the enemies of the Imperium, including Orks, a giant tank like vehicle called the Deff Driva and members of the Tryanids (think ). 

by Nick Puleo 0
News
  • playstation 3

A Pair of LittleBigPlanet Updates Bring Welcomed Changes

Well Christmas is over, and hopefully a lot of you folks got a copy of LittleBigPlanet under your tree.  If so you may have found an update or two upon putting the disc in.  But what did said update do?  Well there was actually two updates.  Version 1.06 added better level moderation, which, in our estimation was much needed.  What this means is your hard work will no longer be in vain.  If your level is removed for some reason, not only will you get an explanation of why the level was removed, but you'll still be able to play it locally. 

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