by Marc Allie 0
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Link, Mario No Longer Guitar Heroes

Echoing our earlier post about LBP levels being pulled, it appears the first round of user created songs has been pulled from GHTunes in Guitar Hero World Tour.  A few songs that were made available shortly after the games launch, such as the Legend of Zelda theme, and some music based on Super Mario Bros. tunes, are now gone.  We all knew this would be happening, as we were warned about it before the game was even released.  It's still sad, however, and I'm glad I was able to download a few cool tunes before they were pulled.  I still don't think cell phone ringtone style music makes for good rock and roll, but it was fun while it lasted.  Isn't it too bad that we live in such a lawsuit-prone world?  We hope to have a nice interview and editorial about user created content up soon here at Co-Optimus, so keep your eyes peeled for that.  In the meantime, download what tunes you can!

by Nick Puleo 2
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  • pc
  • couch
  • online

Left 4 Dead Split Screen Play Coming to PC, Kinda Already There

Co-Optimus reader roland sent us a tip about the PC version of Valve's 4 player co-op zombie shooter Left 4 Dead.  In fact, we almost missed the tip because we are all so busy knee deep in zombie guts.  It appears, at least at some point, the PC version of Left 4 Dead will support the same split screen option has the Xbox 360 counterpart.  In fact, it's already there - just disabled.

by Nick Puleo 0
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  • xbox 360

GTA IV DLC Coming February 09, No Word on Co-Op

USA Today has reveled the long awaited details on the exclusive Xbox 360 DLC that's coming to Grand Theft Auto IV.  Launching in February 2009, the pack is called "The Lost and the Damned" and features a character named Johnny Klebitz, a member of Liberty City biker gang The Lost.  That's right, no Niko Bellic here, though Rockstar's Dan Houser assured us we haven't seen the last of him.

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 15
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Great Features in Co-Op Gaming: Open World/Sandbox Gameplay

As you can see, this is not "This Week in Co-Op." Today marks the debut of a new column, "Great Features in Co-Op Gaming," that will alternate with This Week in Co-Op. So, this week you get our new column, next week it's back to This Week in Co-op. Well, with that clarified, let's get on with the column. This column is dedicated to discussing fun features that make co-op games worth playing. Everyone has played a co-op game and (to themselves or aloud) said "Oh man, 'feature x' is so cool" So, what feature is the focus for this week? Open world/sandbox gameplay.

by Jim McLaughlin 1
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First Week World at War Sales Set a Call of Duty Record

  The first week sales of Call of Duty: World at War have outsold Call of Duty 4's debut by more than 2 to 1.   This new info comes from gamesindustry.biz, who claim that 4-player co-op title World at War is also currently the top seller overall in the United Kingdom. This makes perfect sense to us! Games with online co-op requi...

by Marc Allie 2
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Co-Op Release Alert - Shaun White Snowboarding

I went to school with a fellow named Austin Rushing.  That'd be a perfect name for a football player, wouldn't it?  Almost as good as a snowboarder named Shaun White.  Speaking of Shaun, his games have just been released.   The 360 and PS3 versions are basically the same game, but the Wii version is a totally different experience, and supports the Wii Balance Board.  Buy using the links below to support Co-Optimus.com!  You'll be dreaming of a (Shaun) White Christmas, for sure!

by Nick Puleo 3
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  • playstation 3

LittleBigPlanet an Example of Why The Fall is Too Crowded

I've ranted about it before, but wow is the fall gaming season a busted mess.  Publishers insist on releasing way too many titles before the holiday hits in an effort to get a piece of the consumer pie.  Sure it's a nice problem to have, you know, having too many games to play.  But when it all comes down to it, the publishers are only hurting themselves.  Gamers only have so much time and money to go around, and eventually someone is going to miss out.

by Marc Allie 0
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Guitar Hero/Rock Band Instrument Compatibility Chart - Yanked?

Just a few days ago, the folks over at the Guitar Hero World Tour community site posted a set of charts.  The charts show which instruments work in which games, for both Activision's offerings, and those of competitor Harmonix.  (It'd be better for gamers if there was no need for such a chart, but I digress.)  Obviously, knowing which instruments to buy for maximum compatibility is important this busy, hit-packed season.

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