by Marc Allie 7
  • nintendo wii

Co-Op Casual Friday: Super Mario Galaxy

The new column has a name!  It seems totally obvious in hindsight, but what better title could there be for a series dedicated to the casual gamer that happens on Fridays?  Congratulations to Co-Optimus reader "roland", who won our "Name the New Co-Op Column" contest.  He'll get a brand spanking new copy of casual-friendly title Rock Band 2 for the Xbox 360 and a set of the critically acclaimed Co-Optimus stickers!  Read on to find our thoughts on a colorful, family friendly title for the Wii! It was a bit difficult to pick the first game to cover for Co-Op Casual Friday.  When I was writing the review for Mortimer Beckett, I thought perhaps that game would be appropriate.  But it's too close to the date of the review, and I know you want new content.  I even thought about Lips, which was a huge hit with non-gamers in my family.   However, I really wanted to cover something for the Wii , the system that has earned the casual console crown this generation.  I decided to save it for later, so for now, the Lips are sealed.  (Ba domp BOMP!)  I wanted something big, surprising, and still appealing to the kiddies as well.  So, I chose one of the finest titles available for the Wii, Super Mario Galaxy.

by Nick Puleo 7

Layoffs are NOT Co-Op

I'm going to officially declare January as the worst month in the history of the gaming industry in terms of employment.  By my count there have been over 10 separate instances of job loss with over 30,000 people having lost or about to lose their job.  

by Nick Puleo 5
  • couch
  • online

This Week in Co-Op: Lord of the Rings Conquest

This week I attempted to trudge through the recently release Lord of the Rings: Conquest.  I say trudge because in single player it's an incredibly frustrating experience.  The constant knock downs, pinning against the environment, and the constant rain of enemy arrows really rub my hobbit feet the wrong way.  Thankfully the game supports co-op, and jumping into a session of that helps alleviate the pain.

by Marc Allie 3
  • xbox 360

All Lips Are Not Created Equal...

You might have noticed something a bit unusual about the songs recently released for Lips, the Xbox 360's answer to the Singstar series.  It appears that some songs are just a bit more expensive than others.  Here's an example:

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