by Loren "AgtFox" Halek 0
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360

Beyond Co-Op: Week 2

Beyond Co-Op is where we talk about other news around the industry that isn’t necessarily tied to co-operative gaming. Each week will see the subjects of the column listed on the front page with more in-depth discussion after the break. If you have any suggestions, please contact us at tips@co-optimus.com with a subject related to “Beyond Co-Op”.

by Nick Puleo 5
News
  • xbox 360

Co-Op with Rockstar Games in GTA IV This Weekend

Did you know developers are more popular than Hollywood celebrities?  The paparazzi that follows these folks around are INSANE.  Denis Dyack can't even poop without it being blogged about.  Ok, so I made that all up.  But developers are pretty cool dudes, and they are all gamers at heart.  And even though Denis Dyack enjoys the luxury of a private bathroom, you did get to co-op Too Human with him last Friday night.   What's that?   You missed it?  Well I've got good news then, there's another co-op title available to play this weekend with its developers, Grand Theft Auto IV.

by Jason Love 2
Review
  • couch
  • online

PixelJunk Eden Co-Op Review

The "PixelJunk" series of titles that have come out on the PlayStation Network have all been truly unique titles.  From a slot car racer, to a different take on desktop tower defense, both Racers and Monsters were solid games; the latter even supporting co-op play.

by Marc Allie 0
News
  • couch
  • online

Grab Your Balance Board for Shaun White Snowboarding

So, you got Wii Fit.  You played it regularly, didn't you?  The Balance Board never collected dust in the closet, or behind the couch, at all.  You're probably looking trim and slim even as you view this news item.  What's that?  You didn't stick with it?  Dust bunnies the size of a small elephant are the only ones using the Board?  Yeah, me too.  It looks like that may change later this fall, perhaps.  Shaun White Snowboarding is coming soon for the Wii, and pretty much all the other platforms, too.  However, it's the Wii version that piqued my interest.  First of all, the game will support the Wii Balance Board.  That seems natural to me, since the skiing minigames were my favorite part of Wii Fit by far.  Of greater importance to Co-Optimus readers is this quote from IGN's preview:

by Nick Puleo 0
News

Rock Band 2 Co-Op Night a Success - Winners

Well another Co-Op Night has come and gone, and this one was a total success.  Rock Band 2 works incredibly well online, and it was a piece of cake to get 4 players in on the musical action.  Our band, Billy and the Bots toured the country picking up a rickety old van, and hiring some staff including our mom and some creepy kid.  A lot of the staff even got to play together including Loren, Marc and myself - and my wife even joined in on the action picking up the vocals.  The ability to mix local playsers and online players seemlessly is a great feature, and Harmonix should be applauded for that!

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 3
News
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online

E3 Left 4 Dead Presentation Unleashed onto the Interwebs

The crew at Left 4 Dead 411 have received a pretty epic (exclusive) video from Valve. The video is a 10 minute HD video about the making of Left 4 Dead. The video was originally only viewable at E3, but fortunately, Valve is deciding to let it loose upon the interwebs. The ten minute video is narrated by Gabe Newell and also features an extended version of the E3 trailer. For those of you looking for the highlights of the video, L4D 411 has kindly located them for you. Some of the more interesting ones are:

by Marc Allie 3
News

Co-Op Classics: A Trip to the Arcade, Part Two

This week, Co-Op Classics is all about our trip to the 1984 ArcadeLast week, we gave you a little preview, and now, the full report.  Which games hold up the best after 20 or so years?  Which are total clunkers?  Could I keep up with four 14 year old boys hyped up on soda pop and cheesburgers?  (The answer to that one: not really.)  Read on to find out!

by Nick Puleo 1
News
  • playstation 3
  • couch
  • online

Little Big Planet Launches October 21st - SackBoy in Space

The fine folks over at the Official PlayStation Blog have brought word that the 4 player co-op game Little Big Planet has GONE GOLD and will be available on North American shelves October 21st.  The game will be available in the rest of the world on the 24th of October.  To celebrate the launch, fans will be able to download a free SackBoy SpaceMan model (pictured above) and a "I was there" t-shirt for their game during the first week. 

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