by Marc Allie 4
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  • nintendo wii

Breaking Boom Blox Info

Boom Blox may sound like a run of the mill Wii title, but recent details have come forth that may pique gamers' interest.  The title is the first in a series of collaborations between Steven Spielberg and EA.  Considering the success of Spielberg's last foray in to the video game industry, a certain degree of skepticism about his new...

by Nick Puleo 0
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The Co-Op Gaming Bill of Rights

In particular I was particularly stuck by the comment about defining what a gamer considers bedrock functionality for co-op gaming. This sort of thinking is very similar to some of the thinking we do with the industry around platform features, and it got my co-worker Krotus and I chatting about what features might be considered as being the basic "bar" for a co-op title. The industry has come a long way in just a few years, and we wanted to see what we might come up with that we'd like to see in future titles. A little bit of whiteboarding later we came up the list below... and would love your thoughts on it!

by Nick Puleo 2
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  • xbox live arcade
  • playstation network

1942 Remake Announced for XBLA and PSN

1942: Joint Strike is fundamentally the same game we've seen before. It's still a top-down vertical shooter. Only now we get it in true widescreen, sans the "arcade bars" so often seen on digital remakes. And though the gameplay remains two-dimensional, the visuals are actually 3D. 1942 is a gorgeous game, even in its unfinished state. Though we saw a few occasions of slowdown, it's certainly a looker that is only going to get better over the next few months. Surprisingly, the slick new look of 1942 is outdone by the new musical score by Metal Gear composer Norihiko Hibinio. It's contemporary, but doesn't feel out of place amidst the fast-moving arcade action.

by Marc Allie 1
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  • nintendo wii

Get ready to buy Tetris... again

You played it on the Game Boy, downloaded it for the PC, and thought it didn't get any better than Tetris DS.   You may have thought wrong.  Siliconera reports on Hudson's upcoming release of Tetris on WiiWare in Japan.  The standard game modes are all represented, along with a very interesting variation, pictured below.  C...

by Marc Allie 5
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  • couch
  • online

"Aliens: Colonial Marines" Gameplay Details Burst Forth

From the NES to the PC to the arcades, many games have been based on the storied Aliens franchise.  Desperate marines gunning down hordes of slimy xenomorphs in confined spaces make for compelling gameplay.  The graphical firepower and online capabilities of next-gen systems look to continue this trend in "Aliens: Colonial Marines&qu...

by Nick Puleo 17
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What do YOU want in a Co-Op Game?

We've only begun to build a strong community of gamers, co-op fans, and readers who want to know the latest news about their favorite form of gaming.  But now the question is...what makes co-op gaming so much fun?  Is it the teamwork?  Perhaps those "had to be there" moments? 

by Nick Puleo 2
News

Army of Two Co-Op Loses Its Passport

According to Destructoid, Army of Two's online co-op mode is limited by disc region.  What exactly does that mean?  That means if you've got a buddy with the game in England, and you are located in the US of A...well you are SO of L.  The lone clue to this fubar situation came from the PAL version game's manual. "NOTE: The ...

by Nick Puleo 4
Video

Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Co-Op Video

The folks over at GameVideos.com have a brand spankin' new video of Rainbow Six Vegas 2's Co-Op mode.  The game is set to come out in a few weeks for the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. While the previous game had a cooperative mode, the new RB6 title will allow you to play through the entire campaign together in one seamless experience. ...

by Nick Puleo 2
Review
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  • online

Rocketmen: Axis of Evil Review

We've just posted our review of the latest Playstation Network and Xbox Live Arcade from Capcom called Rocketmen: Axis of Evil. The game is based on a popular WizKids card game of the same name and features 4 player co-op in a cell-shaded Smash TV style game. Do the RPG elements add enough depth to make this a must have title? Read our review ...