You...no...to the left, no behind the man with the feath...yeah you! Insomniac wants YOU to choose the cover for the upcoming 8 Player Co-Op friendly Resistance 2 Special Edition (regular edition will have co-op too).
And so finally we come to this. Our review of Too Human's co-op mode. Can it live up to the hype? Can it overcome the disappointment of losing 4-player co-op? And the big question - is it fun?
This past June, we ran our first Choose Your Own Co-Op Classic event. Co-Optimus readers were presented with three classic co-op games to choose from, and the game with the most votes was featured in Co-Op Classics that week. The previous contenders were Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Contra, and Bubble Bobble. It came as no surprise that the NES masterpiece, Contra, won the contest and got it's very own Co-Op Classics feature. T2: Judgment Day followed, though quite a bit later. Bubble Bobble hasn't been featured (yet) at all. This week, three new classics enter the fray, and we'll do it all again!
Ping....ping....ping. That's INSIDE THIS YEAR! Game OVER MAN...GAME OVER!
Feast your eyes upon the recently revealed box art for the 2 player co-op RTS game set in the Halo Universe - Halo Wars! While we still don't know too much on the details of the co-op I do know that there will be at least co-op skirmishes. As for a co-op campaign, something that's been the staple of a Halo game since Halo 1 - that is yet to be seen. We are keeping our hopes high and our ears to the ground.
The Penny-Arcade Expo starts this Friday and we'll be there to cover it bringing you all the latest co-op game impressions from the show floor. The folks over at Epic Games have unleashed the schedule on the latest Gears of War title that will be on display at PAX. The goods? Gears lead writer, Joshua Ortega and the game's Senior Artist, Pete Hayes will be on hand to sign whatever you want them to sign...ANYTHING.
As if the wait for Left 4 Dead's previously announced November 4 street date didn't seem long enough, now there's even more bad news. Kotaku reports that Valve's Gabe Newell declared the game's release has been pushed back to November 20. We're unsure of the reason for the delay. Hmm. November 4th is Election Day, and the 20th is one week before Thanksgiving. Both of these dates involve turkeys! (Insert rim shot here.) You heard it here first, folks. It's a conspiracy by feathered and unfeathered turkeys alike to deprive us of our much anticipated co-op zombie slaying action!
Today we have some good news and some bad news. The good news is we can confirm most of this story. Duke Nukem 3D for the Xbox Live Arcade will indeed have added rewind options as well as saved film options. Now you can share all your trip mine deaths with your friends - and rewind and do them over and over again too!
Welcome to our second part of our introduction to our Co-Op Couples series we are beginning here on Co-Optimus.com. In the first part we looked at breaking down traditional barriers and overcoming any personal shortcomings that may happen. Next we look at a few or our reader's examples of how they got their significant other involved in their gaming habits. Above and beyond that, we look at how they began to play co-op games together.
The game up for discussion today is the very definition of a co-op classic. Two players can play together, working toward a common goal. In this case, that goal is whacking bad guys on your way to putting the smack down on the big boss, Death Adder. The game is an absolute classic, as well; it spawned several sequels, and its influence can be seen even in upcoming games like Sacred 2 and Diablo 3. In honor of the Olympics, then, I bestow a gold medal on the undisputed Co-Op Classic: Golden Axe.
Resident Evil 5. Left 4 Dead. Dead Rising. Bikini Zombie Slayers. Even Diablo III features zombies. I can't think of a time when the genre has been more popular. Yet another new zombie title is coming soon, this time headed for the Wii, home of a remake of the arcade shooters House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return . This time, though, it's not a lightgun style game, but a more action-oriented one: House of the Dead: Overkill. Siliconera has a few details about the title. Wagging around the remote will be featured, letting players pistol whip zombies. Sounds like fun to me! The protagonists of the game will have interesting abilities, like slowing down time, Matrix-style, and the Evil Eye, which sounds awesome but really just lets you see destructible parts of the environment. A sweet, campy trailer and a couple more screenshots are also available for your viewing enjoyment. Few details about the co-op have been revealed, though it seems likely that two zombie slayers will be able to play together. The pistol whipping will commence when the game is released in "half a year".