by Marc Allie 1
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  • couch
  • online

Co-Op Release Alert: Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball

Some questions will be hotly debated throughout time.  Which came first, the chicken or the egg?  Who was a better Starship captain, Kirk or Picard?  But possibly the most important question of all can be answered tomorrow: which are better, pirates or ninjas?  Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball hits XBLA for 800 points in just a few short hours.  As if pirates and ninjas weren't good enough, you can also choose to play as robots and zombies!  (Sounds like the last level in Too Human, eh?  Sorry, been playing that a bit as of late.)  The Gamecock developed title will feature 4 player local co-op, and up to 8 player co-op online, plus some versus modes as well.  I'll definitely be grabbing the demo; let's hope it plays as fun as it sounds.

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 9
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  • xbox live arcade
  • couch
  • online

The Behemoth Working on Castle Crashers' Online Problems

Well, as some people have noticed recently, Castle Crashers some online issues. This is a shame, since the game is really a fun game. But for some people the game is just local-only for now. Thankfully, The Behemoth is aware of the issues and is addressing it. Joystiq interviewed The Behemoth's lead programmer, Tom Fulp and their art director, Dan Paladin. Amongst the myriad of topics discussed, including popularity and pricing, they also addressed the online issues. When asked about a patch, Paladin replied:

by Nick Puleo 12
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • playstation 2

Co-Op Release Alert: Viva Pinata and Mercenaries 2 World in Flames

We've got a double co-op feature this week.  First up is Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise for the Xbox 360.  The title features a recently announced 4 player co-op mode for both online and offline play.  The game is similar to the Animal Crossing series from Nintendo, but has some zany humor and plenty of gardening goodness with pinatas to pop and populate.

by Nick Puleo 0
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August Co-Op Monthly Round-Up

Co-Op Classics Serious Sam - Why So Serious? Vendetta - Not based on the movie. Area 51: Site 4 - Shouldn't it be area 55 then? TMNT IV: Turtles in Time - Cowabunga This Week in Co-Op LEGO Star Wars II Geometry Wars 2 Alien Hominid Castle Crashers Reviews, Previews, and Features Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 Review - High scores like crack Get your Co-Optimus Shirts and Buttons! - Gets you women...for realz. Wild West Guns Review Co-Op Couples Part 1: How to Cope with Loss Co-Op Couples Part 2: Introducing Gaming into Your Relationship Too Human Review - time to finally see how it rates The Good Gears of War 2 Family Friendly Mode - no blood, no swearing, still fun! Fable 2 Release Date and Collectors Edition Info - October-ish Crackdown 2 a Possiblity - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Duke Nukem 3D XBLA Has 8-Player Co-Op - you'll need a whole pack of gum for this one Fable 2 to Feature Master Chief, Chicken Kicking and Orgies 4 Player Co-Op for Viva Pinata Confirmed (also only $39.99) New Diablo 3 Screens The Bad No Story Co-Op In Ghost Busters - Yes, someone isn't the brightest. Nevermind Never Officially Confirmed for Rock Band DLC - boooooooooo Releases Monster Madness: Grave Danger Space Siege Bionic Commando: Rearmed Too Human Castle Crashers

by Nick Puleo 3
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PAX 2008 In Pictures

PAX 2008 has come to a close, and the entire event was a total rollercoaster ride.  We'll be posting some coverage from the event all this week, our first piece went up last night with our Left 4 Dead Preview.   But now as my body attempts to recover from time changes, lack of sleep, and a lack of any healthy food I thought I'd...

by Nick Puleo 6
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  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online

Left 4 Dead Hands on Preview from PAX 2008

"Close the god damn door!" shouts a character from Valve's four player co-op zombie shooter Left 4 Dead.  Frantically the players scramble towards a safe house before it's too late and they are overrun by the zombie horde.  As the last player gets inside his team mate closes the door as the line of zombies behind him slam into it snarling.  At this year's Penny-Arcade Expo, that's exactly what the line looked like at the booth for the game.  Long lines of zombie gamers pounding on the doors eager to get their hands on the thrilling shooter.  When they finally got there?  Simply sitting back and watching them play the game it was easy to tell one thing; this shit is fun.

by Marc Allie 0
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Co-Op Classics: TMNT IV: Turtles in Time

Earlier this week, you, the Co-Optimus readers, voted among three games to be the topic of this weeks Classic Co-Op.  The result was a tie!  So, I was forced to make a decision myself, and I voted for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time.  Next week, we'll take a look at Altered Beast, I promise.  However, the cheesy voice samples and awesome weredragon action will have to wait.  For now, our focus is on an iconic co-op title, and one of, if the THE best TMNT game of all time.

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 0
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  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

Dedicated Servers for 360 Version of Left 4 Dead

The crew at 1up have spent some time at Valve's offices playing Left 4 Dead. I know, I'm jealous, too. The crew has played the game and walked away with some interesting information, such as the fact that two of the game's levels are based on real-life cities (Philadelphia and Pittsburg). However, a more interesting tidbit of information was revealed to them. According to 1up, Left 4 Dead will have dedicated servers for the 360 version.

by Marc Allie 0
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Co-Op Classics Delayed Until Saturday

I just wanted to let everyone know that Co-Op Classics will go up Saturday, not Friday, this week.  The wife is out scrapbooking and us guys in the family are gonna beat Castle Crashers tonight before bed, no matter what!  Until then check out all the news from the past few busy days! ...

by Marc Allie 0
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Mercenaries Pump Gas (For Free!) in Los Angeles

We've been covering Mercenaries 2: World in Flames for some time now, and the wait is almost over.  To celebrate the launch of the game, EA is running a unique and quite memorable promotion.  They have taken over an entire gas station in Los Angeles, and are giving away free fuel to promote Mercs 2's release!  You can even get a mercenary to pump your gas for you, though given the games subtitle, and the above screenshot, you might be risking turning your car into a giant fireball by doing so.  (No real mercenaries will be featured, just actors, but still, it's cool.)  You have to admire the marketing folks who came up with this one.  If you live in LA, hop on over and check it out before they run the pumps dry!  The live feed for the promotion is featured here, and the full press release is available after the break.  

by Marc Allie 4
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  • pc

Stardock Drafts "The Gamer's Bill of Rights"

In this election season, political fervor has gone through the roof.  I know I personally love to turn to gaming as an escape from all the hullabaloo.  However, sometimes, politics and gaming mix to great effect.  You may recall our coverage of the "Co-Op Bill of Rights" earlier this year.  A similar document has been created by the folks at Stardock.  The focus here is not on co-op, but rather on PC gaming.  Without further delay:

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