by Marc Allie 0
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Best Thing Ever, or Sad Parody of Cool?

Co-Optimus readers: DjinniMan has been unavailable for a few days due to some unforeseen circumstances.  In place of his usual article, we present the following transcript, which was sent to us anonymously.  Thank you.

by Nick Puleo 0
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New Prince of Persia "Probably" Flying Solo

Ubisoft recently announced a brand new Prince of Persia title, following on the success of their previous three games.  The new game is said to be a "reboot" of the series with a brand new illustrative art style, a more focused combat mechanic, and the addition of a companion for the new prince to assist him on his quest. 

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

This Week In Co-Op: GTA IV

Co-Optimus has recently launched it's new classic game column, "Co-Op Classics." Well, that's not the only new column we are debuting. This week marks the debut of "This Week in Co-op," a sort of summary of my co-op exploits and experiences. This column will give the Co-Optimus fans a chance to see what is enjoyable about the co-op games through the eyes of a regular gamer, which is to say me. Each week, I will detail what I liked and or disliked about my co-op experience that week. Most weeks I'll play a variety of games, but this week I focused on one newly-released game. This week's game should be no surprise: GTA IV.

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 2
News
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online

Left 4 Dead To Have Demo, Release Date?

Left 4 Dead has a soft spot in the hearts of the team here at Co-Optimus. Maybe it is because of the four-player co-op, maybe it's the ability to play as zombies. No matter the reason, we have given the title a good deal of interest. So has Shacknews, which recently featured an interview with Valve's Doug Lombardi. The interview does not just concern Left 4 Dead, but there are some good tidbits of information. First, the game has a probable release date: November 2008. Secondly, the game will likely have a demo, though of course details in the interview are scarce.  There is more in the interview, which you might want to check out.

by Marc Allie 0
News
  • nintendo wii

World of Goo: Mode for Two!

We've had our eye on 'World of Goo' for some time now, and the latest revelation about the upcoming WiiWare title has us even more excited.  Though the game will be released for PC, Mac, and Linux, as well, the Wii version will have an exclusive two player co-operative mode!  You and a buddy will be able to sling goo to overcome all sorts of obstacles together.  'World of Goo' still has no release date, and no details of the co-op have been released, whether it be split screen or online.  Either way, we're eagerly anticipating this one!

by Nick Puleo 0
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  • playstation 3

Haze Review Roundup

Haze was released last week and featured an integrated 4-player co-op mode.  And while normally this would excited us greatly, it appears as though the reviews have been less than favorable. 

by Nick Puleo 1
Review
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360

Grand Theft Auto 4 Co-Op Review

We review the biggest game of the year in a way only Co-Optimus can. So what's the low down on the co-op modes of GTA IV, and just how do you get to said modes? We let you know what they are and where they are in our co-op review of Grand Theft Auto IV for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

by Marc Allie 0
News

Guitar Hero: World Tour Bits Revealed

We hate to use Gamestop as a source of information, but news is news.  The preorder page for the fourth Guitar Hero title, World Tour, is up.  Several interesting details are revealed.  First of all, the release date is listed as October 27th.  This might be accurate or it might be totally made up, knowing Gamestop's track record.  It sounds about right, though, given the history of the series.  The price is listed as $190, a full twenty bucks more than Rock Band's bundle.  I guess those cymbals cost a lot more to make?  Most interesting is a screenshot showing the game's "create a song" mode.  It looks to be pretty deep, maybe even too deep for the average user, or the above average user who is lazy (that would be us).  Still, the thought of playing the theme song from the old Transformers cartoon in Guitar Hero is very tempting.  (What?  I'm the only one to think of that?)

by Marc Allie 4
News
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

Too Much 'Too Human'? Not Too Likely!

We've had several stories regarding the long delayed Too Human, but forgive us if we are excited about any news about the title.  After all, we've been looking forward to it for almost a decade!  IGN has posted a video preview for the game, showing off some truly impressive co-op gameplay.  The trailer is narrated by a talking head who explains the reasons why the team dropped co-op from 4 to 2 players.  While this is disappointing, for sure, it will likely not bother players too much.  It's hard to be angry when you are burying your lance in a giant mech's head and exploding it into smithereens (2:30 in the video).  Is it August yet?

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