by Jason Love 1

Co-Optimus Anniversary: 2008's Co-Op Successes and Failures

As Nick pointed out in his “2008 Co-Op Year in Review” article, there were certainly a lot of co-op titles released last year.  Some of these captured the essence of what a co-op game is all about, and some could have taken a page from those games’ design doc.  While we’ve gone over the general gameplay experiences and specific pluses/minuses for all of these titles in our reviews, it’s worth taking a look back over the successes and failures of 2008’s co-op releases to identify exactly what distinguished a “must play” from a “bargain bin” title.

by Nick Puleo 0
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Co-Op Release Alert: Burnout Paradise Ultimate Box

We've got one co-op release this week and it's a "classic" 360 and PS3 game.  Burnout Paradise hits the PC on February 6th, over a year after its console counterpart.  The good news is - it's cheap and it includes a ton of the downloadable content previously available to console owners.

by Nick Puleo 0

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for January 2009

  Features Co-Optimus 1 Year Anniversary Articles Crossing4Dead Dawn of War 2 Interview with Relic The Co-Op Beat Em' Up Retrospective Co-Op Couples: Uno! Beyond Co-Op Reviews: Fallout 3, Persona 4, Prince of Persia, Metal Slug 7, Skate It Most Anticipated Co-Op Games of 2009 The Co-Opticast Episode 11: The X is for Extreme Co-O...

by Marc Allie 0

Co-Op Classics: Legendary Wings

I'm going to change the formula a bit for Co-Op Classics today.  Typically, the focus is on the game itself.  But as with all things classic, nostalgia and memory play an important part.  Legendary Wings for the NES is a bizarre game, and would have been notable for it's sheer weirdness, but when I consider the circumstances of my first experience with it, the game transcends the merely weird and becomes truly legendary.  Read on to find out what I could possibly mean. It was the summer of 1988.  I was 14 years old, and a burgeoning gamer.  My parents had disappointed me with a replacement Atari 2600 (though admittedly the cooler version ) for Christmas the previous year, though I'd been wanting an NES.  Luckily for me, I was going to spend the day with my older cousin, who was 17, could drive and had a Nintendo.  As soon as I arrived at his house, he decided we'd go rent a game.

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