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Undertow Expansion Now Live with New Co-Op Campaign

Can't get enough of the game that "redefined underwater action games"?  Well you are in luck!  The folks from Chair Entertainment have announced a brand new expansion pack for their game Undertow on the Xbox Live Arcade.  It features a brand new 5 mission campaign that is playable via co-op.  It also adds a new race, a...

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Co-Op Gaming Trend Continues to Grow in Popularity

"Competition is fun, but it's just as fun to do teamwork," said Nick Puleo, founder of Co-Optimus, a Web site devoted to cooperative gaming. "Co-op is more of a positive thing than going around and killing the other team. It's built around a story or an objective that you can accomplish together."

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Rocketmen: Axis of Evil Now Live - Gameplay Video

Capcom's newest addition to their arcade lineup is called Rocketmen: Axis of Evil.  The game is based on a popular WizKids product line.  The game is a dual analog shooter with RPG elements.  Think of an RPG version of Smash TV.  You can create and customize a male or female character based on one of three classes (Fighter, Engi...

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Another Co-Op Map Pack for GRAW 2 Available

GRAW 2 Co-op Collection 2 brings back some of the greatest maps in Ghost Recon history and let’s you cooperate and compete in exciting new locales. An all new co-op campaign with 5 missions takes you back to some of the greatest locations from the Ghost Recon franchise. Inspired from the original Ghost Recon and remade to the stunning benchmark from GRAW 2. 9 new adversarial maps – 7 inspired from the greatest in the franchise and 2 brand new maps. 8 new Achievements with a total of 125 points. Exciting new challenges that encourage different tactics. The ghosts are back again.

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Army of Two Co-Op Interview

We've just posted our interview with Army of Two Assistant Producer Matt Turner.  With a game designed from the ground up for 2 player co-op, the folks around Co-Optimus HQ are highly interested in Army of Two.  So what drove EA to create a game based around the cooperative experience?  How difficult is it to make a cooperative game?...

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Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Co-Op Details

In co-op play, the “host” plays as Bishop and handles command of the squad, while the “guest” plays as Knight and rides shotgun (perhaps literally), having limited interaction with the AI squad mates. Of course, full squad control is available, so all the things you can get your AI mates to do in the single-player side—stack up on a door, the various “XX-and-clear” options, toss smoke or frag grenades, etc.—can also be commanded in the co-op component.

As we've said before, it's disapointing because the game has gone from a 4 player to a two player co-op experience. The good news though is everything seems tightly focused now, instead of an afterthought. Some other pluses is that both players get an even share of experience and rewards, as well both players share any unlocks earned in co-op mode. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 hits the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 later this month.

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Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Co-Op Screenshots

Team Xbox has a handful of screenshots of the cooperative mode for the upcoming Rainbow Six Vegas sequel aptly titled: Rainbow Six Vegas 2.  The game is set to come out for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 later this month and we'll feature a two player drop in/drop out co-op mode through the entire game's story....

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Co-Op Game Release Alert

It's an exciting week in the co-op world.  We have a game designed from the ground up for cooperative play finally hitting the store shelves.  EA's Army of Two for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 should find it's way to retailers on Wednesday.   We've had plenty of coverage on the game here at Co-Optimus, but we hope to bring you...

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Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom Review

We've just posted our review for Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom on the Xbox 360.  The game is an action/RPG game that sort of a cross between Dynasty Warriors and Diablo.  The great thing is the game features 4 player drop-in and out co-op action.   But as you will see...that isn't necessarily a good thing.   ...

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More Army of Two Co-Op Details

From the looks of things the game's AI has been beefed up significantly since journalists previewed the game to mixed reactions last fall.  There's a whole new aggro system in place which allows one player to draw the enemy fire more than another.  The advantage of this is it allows the secondary player to sneak around and take out badguys from the back.  Nice!  Being a co-op game, what would happen if you'd try to leave your partner behind?  Well the WSJ asked the same question.

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Lego Batman Hands On

The core elements such as co-op gameplay, Lego blocks, and collectible studs remain, but the rest has been refined, polished and tweaked to provide an even more satisfying and solid experience.

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