by Nick Puleo 10

Gamecom 777 Headset Review

Co-Op gaming is all about communication, and in the age of high speed networks and premium online services it's all about voice communication.  The need for a good headphone and microphone combination for PC gamers is critical not only for cooperative gaming, but for team based gaming as well.  With so many headsets on the market it may be tough to decide where your money should go; thankfully Co-Optimus is here to help with our first hardware review.  Up first is the Gamecom 777 Headset from Plantronics.

by Marc Allie 11

Co-Op Classics: Captain America and the Avengers

It's no secret that I am a comic book superhero fan.  Superhero games, then, are usually quite enjoyable for me.  Lego Batman came out just this past week; we picked it up, and love it.  Over the summer, for a Co-Op night, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance was the game of choice, and I was happy.  Way back in the first Co-Op Classics, we looked at my all time favorite, X-Men: The Arcade Game.   This gem of a game was even mentioned in the most recent Co-Opticast.  Today, we'll dig a little deeper for a title that wasn't quite so memorable, but was still a favorite of mine: Captain America and the Avengers. When I was growing up, I was a bit of a Marvel zombie.  Batman and Superman were just not my cup of tea, and the Marvel books were just way more interesting, during the 80s, at least.  I collected and still own large runs of Iron Man, Thor, the Avengers (East and West Coast!) and all the crossovers I could get my hands on.  So, one day back in 1991, when I saw this brand new arcade game, I just about freaked out and ran to the change machine.

by Loren "AgtFox" Halek 7
  • xbox 360

Beyond Co-Op: Week 3

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 with a subject related to “Beyond Co-Op”.

by Nick Puleo 24
  • xbox 360

Fable 2 Missing Online Co-Op At Launch

In what appears to be another stab to the heart and a growing trend in console games, the Gamerscore Blog has announced that Fable 2 will be without online co-op from day 1.  According to Lionhead the online component wasn't quite ready to go at launch, but the plans are to have a patch out "within the first week of launch."  If you remember, Fable 2 was promised to have a unique co-op mode in which players would see floating orbs representing their friends in the game world.  To start a co-op session they'd simply need to walk up to the orb to send the invite or join their world.

by Nick Puleo 9
  • pc

Sacred 2 Rockin the House

Sacred 2:  Fallen Angel hits the PC next week complete with 16 player co-op!  To celebrate the folks at CDV have teamed up with German metal group Blind Guardian to create an in engine/CGI music video.  What ensues is a rockin good time.  I wonder, can we hold concerts for our friends in the final build of the game? 

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 0
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

The G3 Tour Gives Gamers a Chance to Play Gears of War 2 Early

Gears of War 2 really needs no introduction. The original Gears was a megaton bomb, so multiply that by two (million) for the sequel. Likely, if you are a Gears fan, you cannot wait to play Gears 2. Fortunately, you just might get a chance to play the game early. According to the Gamerscore blog, Best Buy is sponsoring the Best Buy G3 Tour (the three "Gs" are Games, Gear and Gadgets, FYI), which will go on a six week tour of twenty colleges. The tour will be open to the public and will feature a variety of games to play. The games featured include co-op friendly games like Saints Row 2, Rock Band 2, and Halo 3, as well as Gears of War 2.

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