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Possible Left 4 Dead PC Specs

Everyone loves a good rumor, particularly considering that sometimes they end up actually being true. This rumor is considering a very popular game here at Co-Optimus. According to GameXtract, Left 4 Dead will have specs that open up the game to a wide variety of PCs. The supposed minimum specs are:

by Marc Allie 24
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Whatever Happened to Split-Screen Co-Op?

Remember when co-op meant split screen, by default?  Way back in the stone age, when folks were sending smoke signals to communicate, playing co-op meant playing in split screen.  Classics like Goldeneye 64 (pictured above) used this method to great effect.  We love online co-op just as much as the next guy (actually, we probably love it a whole lot more), but it's worrisome that many games are abandoning split screen local co-op in favor of online only.  This interesting post over at Kwanzoo laments the loss of split screen for many of today's best co-op games.  But what current game really gets it right?

by Nick Puleo 0
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Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer Provides Co-Op Side Scrolling Action, Tongue Twisters

While top down shooters seem to be a dime a dozen these days, fans of side scrolling shooters like the classic game Gradius or the more recent Omega 5 haven't been so lucky.  Enter Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer.  I can't even begin to understand how to pronounce that, but my guess is it sounds something like saying Soldier Him Less Storm with a mouth full of bratwurst and beer.

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 1
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"Make Your Own Sackboy" Contest Announced for LittleBigPlanet

Maybe a few of you have heard of LittleBigPlanet. We've covered the game quite a few times, and the game looks like a unique take on the idea of co-op. The game's all about customization and building things as a team, so it's unsurprising that Media Molecule (the dev team behind LBP) is doing all it can to get the fans involved. This time, they're holding a contest to create a skin for SackBoy, the main character of LittleBigPlanet.

by Nick Puleo 3
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Castle Crashers DLC On the Way, Patch Still Coming Too

If you read our Castle Crashers Review, and have been following the game's release, you know things haven't exactly been smooth.  The good news is, they are working on a fix, but you already knew that.   If you followed the game as closely as we did before launch, you may have noticed a few characters and weapons were missing.  Where is the Chainsaw?  What about the Necromancer?  What about the King?

by Marc Allie 7
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Castle Crashers Co-Op Review

Castle Crashers has finally arrived, and we couldn't be happier.  Is the game worthwhile?  Do the network issues break the deal?  Or does the appeal of hilarious hacking and slashing knights swinging swords and slinging spells overcome these obstacles?  Read our review to find out!

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Co-Op Classics: Altered Beast

As promised in our last column, we'll take a look at Sega's Altered Beast this week.  First gaining fame as an arcade hit, Altered Beast eventually got released for the Sega's classic Genesis system.  Back before Sonic (it's hard to remember back that far, isn't it?), Altered Beast was the pack-in game for the Genesis.  You'd better hope you sprang for the extra controller, because Altered Beast was a co-op fan's dream.

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