by Nick Puleo 10

Our Weekend in Gaming

It's a snowy weekend here in the Northeast, which makes it perfect for playing games.  Here's what the staff around Co-Optimus HQ will be playing.

by Marc Allie 4

Co-Op Classics: Sunset Riders

For Co-Op Classics today, we dig into the treasure trove of co-op games released in arcades in the 90s.  Sunset Riders came fairly early on, being released in 1991.  It was ported to the SNES and Genesis as well.  Sunset Riders is a charming game, for sure.  The art is bright and colorful, the characters are fun and unique from each other, and the gameplay has enough variety to keep things interesting.

by Nick Puleo 1
  • xbox 360

Gears of War 2 Sells 4 Million Copies to Date

The December NPD numbers are out (posted below) and the data points to some tremendous Gears of War 2 sales.  With almost 750k sales in North America in December, Gears of War 2  has sold over 4 million copies world wide to date.  To put it in perspective, that's almost double the amount of copies sold in the same time frame as the first game.  

by Marc Allie 2
  • xbox 360
  • xbox live

Microsoft Launches Game Safety Site for Parents and Kids

Remember last week, when we discussed the rise of family gaming?  Yeah, we were totally right.  Word has just reached Co-Optimus HQ of a new website dedicated to family video game safety, with tons of resources for both parents and kids.  Microsoft and Best Buy are the key partners behind the website, located at  All sorts of information is available, including how to set up parental controls, a quiz, a blog with ideas from experts, and much more. 

by Nick Puleo 3
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

"Sacred 2" Console Version Preview and Screens

IGN has a hands on preview of Ascaron's console version of Sacred 2, a game we reviewed on the PC last year.  Set to be released on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in March of this year, the game seems to be nearly identical to its PC version in terms of content.  Playability-wise the transition to the controller is surprisingly smooth, with extensive use of radial menus and hot keys.  

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