by Marc Allie 0
Review

Rock Band 2 Co-Op Review

Rock Band 2 has been out over a week now, and we've got your review.  Should you pick it up?  What has changed for the better?  How about the co-op?  Does the game come with groupies, at last?  Find out the answer to most of these questions in our review!

by Nick Puleo 2
News
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

Fable 2 Has Gone GOLD

There are those that said this day would never come,  and to those Peter Molyneaux says - "Nah nah nah nah na naaaaaaaaaaaaa."  That's right, Fable 2 has gone gold after years in development, and much to everyone's surprise this game hasn't been completely overhyped like its baby brother.

by Loren "AgtFox" Halek 0
News
  • pc

GTA IV Multiplayer uses GFW Live Exclusively

Microsoft announced yesterday that when Grand Theft Auto IV for the PC comes out on November 18th of this year that its multiplayer component will exclusively use Games for Windows Live and include such things as achievements and an off-line marketplace related to the game.

by Marc Allie 4
News

Rockband.com Mega-Update Coming Soon

The Rock Band series is a perennial favorite here at Co-Optimus.  You would think that now that the second game has launched for the 360, news would die down a little.  However, that hasn't been the case.  The latest development is the announcement of a total revamp of RockBand.com.  Among the new features are a new blog and updated song information pages which promise to give new background information and gameply tips for the hundreds of songs available in Rock Band. 

by Nick Puleo 2
News
  • xbox 360

Halo 3 Achievements Reveal "Mythic" Map Pack and 750 Gamerscore

There must be something in the air this morning, because all I can smell are achievements.  The latest achievements to be confirmed are a fairly large set for Halo 3 bringing to light the previously rumored "Mythic" Map Pack.  While it's unknown whether or these are single or multiplayer maps, we are going to lean towards Single Player and Co-Op Maps due to the existence of new skulls.

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 0
News

Call of Duty: World at War 3D Screenshot Released

Strictly speaking, as a co-op centered web site, we should focus as much as we can on the co-op aspect of games that have some form of co-op. Sounds simple enough, right? I mean, yes the odd detail about new costumes or added modes is nice, but the focus of the site should be all co-op all the time.

by Marc Allie 0
News

Battle.net 2.0 Features: It Slices, Dices, and Juliennes

Creatures of the night and rainbow lovers everywhere are all looking forward to the release of Diablo III.  You also might be anticipating another Blizzard title, a sequel to the largely unknown and very obscure title StarCraft.  As you might expect, then, the online backbone supporting both games, Battle.net, will be getting an overhaul soon.  The new features of Battle.net 2.0 sound fantastic.  DIII.net has some of the details, among which are ingame channels and voice chat, ladders secured against cheating, automatic tournaments, and achievements, similar to those in WoW.  In a move sure to cause many gamers to lose jobs, spouses, etc., a "Blizzard Level" system is also planned.

by Loren "AgtFox" Halek 0
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360

Beyond Co-Op: Week 2

Beyond Co-Op is where we talk about other news around the industry that isn’t necessarily tied to co-operative gaming. Each week will see the subjects of the column listed on the front page with more in-depth discussion after the break. If you have any suggestions, please contact us at tips@co-optimus.com with a subject related to “Beyond Co-Op”.

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