by Nick Puleo 0
News

September Co-Op Monthly Round-Up

Wow!  What a busy month at Co-Optimus HQ.  We launched a podcast, our Co-Op Couples series had three new stories, and launched Beyond Co-Op.   In total there were 7 reviews, an interview, 3 co-op classics, 2 podcast episodes, and 9 co-op game releases.  In fact, there's so much content we can't post it all on the front page...so hit the Read More link to find out what you may have missed this month.

by Nick Puleo 0
Screens
  • xbox live arcade

Duke Nuke 3D Unlocks Duke Nukem Forever Screens

If you are like us, then you've been re-living your earlier years replaying a great conversion of Duke Nukem 3D for the Xbox Live Arcade.  I've been playing co-op all the way through, and I believe we are just shy of the infamous Football Stadium level.  But if you go outside your cooperative comfort zone and play some Duke Match amassing 500 kills and finally earning all achievements in the game you'll be rewarded with something special.  There's a hidden gallery that is unlocked that reveals two hi resolution Duke Nukem Forever screenshots.  Yes...THAT Duke Nukem Forever. 

by Nick Puleo 462
News

The Bag-O-Swag Giveaway

They always say one person's loss is someone else's gain - and in this case that will be one lucky Co-Optimus member!  I can't even begin to describe everything in this bag of swag, but there's at least a half dozen t-shirts, a couple dozen stickers, hats, action figures, cases, notebooks, games, dvds and more.  A lot of this stuff is rare promo materials...other stuff is just plain cool. 

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 19
News
  • pc
  • couch
  • online

Real Left 4 Dead Specs Revealed

Recently, we revealed what were rumored to the specs for Left 4 Dead. However, the real specs have been recently revealed. HalfLife2.net has posted the specs, taking them from the box itself. Unfortunately, the real specs require a better computer than the rumored ones. The game will require a more powerful CPU to fun it; either a "3.0 Ghz P4, Dual Core 2.0, or AMD64X2 (or higher)." Full specs after the jump.

by Nick Puleo 0
Video

Valhalla Knights 2 Co-Op Trailer

Valhalla Knights 2 hits the PlayStation Portable this week, and if you are in the mood for some co-op RPG goodness on Sony's portable, look no further than this game.  Now I'll admit, the "co-op trailer" isn't so much of a trailer as it is some actual gameplay footage.  And by gameplay we mean two people running around opening up treasure chests - but we'll take what we can get. 

by Nick Puleo 18
Editorial
  • pc

The Co-Op Games of Steam

We'll be honest, a lot of the co-op games we cover are on consoles.  The truth is that there's also plenty of really good co-op games out on the PC.  Some of the all time classics like Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, and Diablo are all PC franchises.  As digital distribution gets more and more popular, it's becomes easier to find, purchase and play these games.  One of the most popular and well received of these platforms is Valve's Steam.  Today, we bring you the list of some of the best co-op games available on the Steam.

by Marc Allie 3
News

New Guitar Hero:World Tour Mini-game:

If you've been listening to the Co-Opticast, you know that we are big Rock Band fans, and I personally am having serious fun (is that possible?) playing Rock Band 2.  We're equal opportunity rockers, though, and look forward to the upcoming release of Guitar Hero: World Tour as well.  However, it seems the most highly anticipated feature of GH:WT, sharing user created content, is going to be effectively neutered.  Check out this quote from 1UP's interview with two of the bigwigs over at Neversoft.  1UP asks what happens when some fan creates the guitar track for "Stairway to Heaven" (and you know they will):

by Nick Puleo 10
Review

Gamecom 777 Headset Review

Co-Op gaming is all about communication, and in the age of high speed networks and premium online services it's all about voice communication.  The need for a good headphone and microphone combination for PC gamers is critical not only for cooperative gaming, but for team based gaming as well.  With so many headsets on the market it may be tough to decide where your money should go; thankfully Co-Optimus is here to help with our first hardware review.  Up first is the Gamecom 777 Headset from Plantronics.

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