by Marc Allie 4
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Wanna Watch a 10 Second Tidbit of Aliens: Colonial Marines?

If you're anything like me, you love the Aliens series of movies.  However, the most recent entries aren't nearly as cool as the first two (or three depending on who you talk to).  It's only natural, then, to be curious about upcoming co-op shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines.  Perhaps in video game form, the Aliens franchise can return to its former glory.  After watching a video showing a quick ten seconds of footage from the game, we think that there is, indeed, hope.  Shacknews has the video, featuring a nice burst of acid blood and the classic handheld motion detector.  Let's hope Gearbox, the developer, does this game up right and we don't have to nuke them all from orbit (it's the only way to make sure). 

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 6
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  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

This Week in Co-op: Castle Crashers

Well, I bet most of you know that Castle Crashers came out today. Like many of you, I booted up my 360 as soon as I woke up. However, I had to wait a while to play the game with my buddies. Sometimes, you just have to go to class (or work). However, once I was done with classes, I asked my buddy to join me for some Castle Crashers. Let me tell you, it was worth the wait.

by Marc Allie 0
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Left 4 Dead Cinematic Trailer Features Zombies, Blood (Duh)

Gamevideos has posted the latest trailer for the highly promising zombie title, Left 4 Dead.  This trailer features a cinematic from the game.  It may not be gameplay, but it sure will get your blood pumping and likely increase your anticipation for Left 4 Dead's release.  I particularly liked the huge sprays of zombie blood from headshots and of course the enormous hulking zombie was awesome too!  The video is available for your viewing convenience after the break!

by Marc Allie 2
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Castle Crashers Connections... erm, Crashing?

Today is the day for the long awaited Castle Crashers for XBLA.  I know Co-Optimus' own Broodax has been especially looking forward to this game, as have many of our readers.  It seems the launch hasn't been flawless, though.  Many eager co-op gamers have been unable to connect online.  Xbox360Fanboy has a poll up which as of the time of this writing, shows that about 15% of voters had some connectivity issues while playing the game over Live.  Is it possible that the game is so good, too many people are trying to connect at once and the interwebs broke in half?  How about you, Co-Optimus readers?  Anyone here had issues trying to play the game with a friend? 

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

Ten Things About Fable II

Fable II is a game with a lot to live up to. It's predecessor, Fable, was a solid game; however  it never lead up to the massive hype by its mastermind Peter Molyneux.  From over hyped features to features that never made the game, it was disappointing to some. 

by Nick Puleo 10
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  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

Too Human Co-Op Review

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?

by Marc Allie 16
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Return of the "Choose Your Own Co-Op Classic"!

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!

by Nick Puleo 3
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  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

Spartans Play Together in Halo Wars Box Art

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. 

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