by Nick Puleo 15

Co-Op Games of the Year

The Co-Optimus staff is working away vigorously to determine the Co-Op Game of the Year, and we'll have that to you shortly.  But while you wait you may want to check out GamesRadar, who posted an article covering the same thing.  I'm not sure what gives them the authority to judge co-op, after all, they aren't the prime source of co-op gaming info - but we'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

by Marc Allie 2

Classic Co-Op Games Featured in 8-Bit Jesus Album

If you listened to the latest Co-Opticast, you'll recall us talking about 8-Bit Jesus.  This is a compilation of Holiday Music as it would have been performed on the sound chip from the venerable NES.  It's full of 100% pure win, I assure you.  At the time of the Co-Opticast, only half the full album was available, but now, the whole thing is up for download!  There are a few classic co-op games represented, such as Contraland, Bubbles We Have Heard on Bobble, and We Three Konami.  Anyone who is a fan of classic NES games will enjoy these, so head on over to DoctorOctoroc and check them out!  The (clever) full tracklist is after the break.

by Marc Allie 5

Co-Op Classics: Dungeons and Dragons Tower Of Doom

This week's Co-Op Classics features a couple of games that are near and dear to my heart.  I've been looking forward to writing about them for quite a while!  In my opinion, you will find no better examples of the four player co-operative beat 'em up than this series, especially the second title.  Grab some quarters, set down your soda, and pull up a chair, it just might be a long evening of crawling through the Dungeons and Dragons arcade game series!

by Nick Puleo 4

Win Rock Band 2 in the Goozex and Co-Optimus Holiday Promotion

You may have noticed that our games pages are now sporting spiffy links to something called Goozex.  To help celebrate our new partnership, we're excited to announce a brand new promotion that we are running with video game trading site  Starting today and ending on January 9th, anyone that registers for Goozex using the coupon code co-optimus will be automatically entered to win a Rock Band 2 Xbox 360 Special Edition Bundle (MSRP $189.99) for free!  One lucky winner will be drawn on January 9th, so act fast!

by Nick Puleo 10

Our Weekend in Gaming

It's a snowy weekend here in the Northeast, which makes it perfect for playing games.  Here's what the staff around Co-Optimus HQ will be playing.

by Nick Puleo 2
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More Crackdown 2 Rumors Surface

We sparked some rumors a few weeks ago in regards Crackdown 2, and now Gamasutra has thrown some fuel on the fire.  Key members from the original Crackdown team have formed a new studio in Scotland called Ruffian Studios.   In fact, Crackdown lead designer Billy Thompson, is part of the trio of founders and the unconfirmed rumors state a sequel is already in development.

by Marc Allie 0
  • xbox 360

Create Your Own Winter Wonderland in Viva Pinata 2

It may have been lost in all the fall release shuffle, but you'll recall a nice little game called Viva Pinata: Trouble In Paradise.  As we stated in our review, it's the perfect sequel to a fantastic game, and greatly benefits from the addition of co-op, both online and even local.  One of the new features in VP2 was the availability of snow for your garden.  Why not use that to make your garden the perfect Winter Wonderland?  Here are some tips, straight from Rare.

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