by Nick Puleo 37
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Introducing the Co-Opticast

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the new era in podcasting - the co-op era!  Today is episode 1 of our brand new podcast called...The Co-Opticast.  I will wait while you sit in awe of the name.  Good?  Ok then.

by Nick Puleo 10
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  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online

Left 4 Dead Demo Announced, Won't be Left Without Co-Op

VideoGamer.com is reporting that Valve has confirmed a Left 4 Dead demo is in the works for both the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the title.   Valve president Gabe Newell commented that most likely the demo would be the first part of the 4 part story, which is the hospital level.  If you played the game at PAX or Leipzig then you'll be familiar with this level as it was the one on display.  While this might disappoint some, I can tell you from personal experience that after watching dozens and dozens of gameplay sessions, no two ever go the same.

by Nick Puleo 0
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online

Saint's Row 2 Co-Op Trailer Brings McCain and Obama, Ninjas and Pirates Together

If you've turned on any television in America in the past few weeks, you've undoubtedly seen the mud slinging ads from John McCain or Barack Obama on their quests for the office of the president.  The first Tuesday in November can't come soon enough to put an end to these ads.  But the developers at Volition ask, "Why can't we all just get along and co-op together?"

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 2
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  • couch
  • online

This Week in Co-Op: Mario Power Tennis

Some people cannot stand casual games, while other people only play casual games. Many hardcore gamers don't like the casual games because they believe the casual games could spell doom for hardcore games. However, I tend to disagree. I am a hardcore gamer, but I've been on a several month old casual game love-fest. The fact is that as a busy college student, they are the only way that I can co-op with my buddies. That's why this week, continuing the Mario trend begun last week, I played Mario Power Tennis.

by Marc Allie 0
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  • pc

The Next Volley in the DRM Wars: Red Alert 3?

DRM, for all sorts of media, is a bit of a mess right now, and that's putting it delicately.  How many times can you move that song to a new Ipod?  Your 360 died; now you can't play XBLA games unless you're connected to the internet?  These are worst case scenarios, but the problem is there, for many legitimate consumers.  The most recent flaming has taken place over Spore, and it's Amazon reviews

by Marc Allie 3
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  • playstation 3

Sign Ups for the Resistance 2 Beta Open

Resistance 2 is likely the most anticipated game for the PS3 this holiday season.  The promise of 8 player co-op earned it a respectable #4 on our own list of hot upcoming releases.  Oh yeah, and it features up to 60(!) players at once competitively.  It is for these reasons, then, that today's news regarding the beta for the game is noteworthy.  Shacknews reports that the online application form for the Resistance 2 beta is now available.  You can guarantee a spot in the beta by preordering, or subscribing to Qore (Sony's downloadable video magazine), but what about the more economically minded?  Just diddy-bop on over the the official Resistance 2 site and apply.  The beta will test multiplayer, including the previously mentioned 8 person co-op.  This sounds like a good way to spend some time until the games release on November 4!

by Mike Katsufrakis 2
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  • pc

Good Old Games? More like Good Old Co-Op Games!

The preview beta for Good Old Games started this week, and after combing through their list of available (or soon to be available) titles,  we have discovered several classic PC titles with co-op modes!  All games on the service are sold DRM-free at very reasonable prices, and have been updated to work with XP and Vista. Co-Op Titles:  

by Nick Puleo 4
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Ensemble Studios Shutting Down After Halo Wars

Being a game developer isn't all that glamorous.  Take Ensemble Studios.  These folks have developed top tier titles like the Age of Empires series and the Age of Mythology series.  They've sold millions upon millions of copies of their games.  They are developers of the co-op friendly Halo Wars title coming out early next year.   And now, what started as a rumor has been confirmed.  After the completion of Halo Wars the studio will shut down.

by Marc Allie 1
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  • playstation 3

Psst! Hey Buddy? Wanna Read the LittleBigPlanet Manual Early?

Just look at those little sack people!  Aren't they adorable?  Would you like to read all about them, even before the official release of LittleBigPlanet?  Sure you would.  Kotaku reports that a PDF of the manual was made available at SCEA, but it got yanked very quickly.  However, you can be sure of a few things: you can't hurry love, you gotta know when to hold 'em, and you gotta download this kind of stuff before it gets pulled.  Thankfully, someone did nab the LBP manual, and you can download it right here.  There's a fair bit in there about co-op play; it looks like the implementation of co-op will be pretty smooth.  We like that!  Just be sure you don't do anything "that would offend your granny", as seen on page 15 of the manual.  That's some good advice for real life, too, I suppose.

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