by Marc Allie 0
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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
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  • 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?

by Marc Allie 12
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Co-Op Classics: X-Men: The Arcade Game

We here at Co-Optimus.com are always on the lookout for content for our users.  This article is the first of a new column, "Co-Op Classics", that will come your way every Friday.  The focus of this series is great co-op games of the past.  We'll be looking at all sorts of older games that featured co-op, from the golden age of the arcades up to the last generation of home consoles.  Some of the titles we feature might be available today, perhaps on XBLA or Virtual Console.  For those games we feature that aren't available, well, perhaps we can get the powers that be to do something about it!  As soon as I knew I'd be writing this weekly column, my favorite arcade game came to mind instantly.  I knew I had to use it for the first Co-Op Classic!  Older gamers likely have fond memories of video arcades.  Back in their heyday, arcades were wildly popular, filled to the brim with video games of all types.  These days, there are few arcades, and those that remain are focussed on DDR, Claw machines, and light gun games, for the most part.  But back then, it was different.  There was no feeling like walking into an arcade with a pocketful of quarters, and spending an afternoon with a buddy trying to beat high scores and talking trash to each other.  In all my time in the arcades, though, there was no other experience like that of X-Men: The Arcade Game.

by Nick Puleo 5
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360

Resident Evil 5 to have True Co-Op Play

Every once and a while we get a nice surprise announcement.  Today that comes from this GamesRadar preview of Resident Evil 5.  So what's the surprise?  How about the fact that a franchise that has been traditionally single player and about lone survival will add full featured cooperative play!  Yup - drop-in/drop-out support, full integration of the 2nd character into the story, and all playable online with the AI taking over if your buddy runs away from the game in terror.

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 1
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  • xbox 360

Fable 2 Co-op In Motion

We've covered Fable 2 in the past, what with the revelation that the game would feature co-op of some sort. However, video proof of said co-op gameplay is always nicer than just discussion about co-op gameplay. Thankfully, the team at Xbox360 Fanboy have discovered a Peter Molyneux interview (on Gamespot) where he discusses various aspects of the game. The relevance? In between Molyneux discussing Fable 2, there are gameplay snippets featuring two characters fighting together.

by Marc Allie 1
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  • nintendo wii

'Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked" Found on Wii

The 'Lost in Blue' games have had some success on the Nintendo DS.  This fall, the survival adventure series will make the jump from handheld to home console with 'Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked" for the Wii.  The game sounds like a mix of Survivor, Lost, and the Harvest Moon titles.  Players are stranded on a mysterious island, and must learn how to survive.  The Wii remote will be used for all sorts of survival related tasks, such as making weapons, and constructing a shelter.  Of course, there is a whole island to explore, and players may eventually discover a way to escape the island, if they choose not to stay permanently.  Co-op details are very, very sparse as of yet:

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