by Nick Puleo 11
News
  • xbox 360
  • xbox
  • xbox live
Voice Chat made the difference

Xbox Live Turns 10, Looking Back at how Multiplayer Gaming Changed

In 2002 Microsoft launched an ambitious service to bring multiplayer online gaming to the console masses.  Requiring a broadband connection, which at the time seemed like a bad decision, Xbox Live launched with built in voice chat across every game.  This ladies and gentlemen was the best possible decision and clearly it had a large effect on how Xbox grew in the years to come.  

by Sam Tyler 0
Screens
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • nintendo wii
  • couch
Images and a trailer to celebrate the launch of the latest LEGO game

LEGO: LotR - The Fellowship of the Launch Trailer

Greetings Stranger.  You have come far to listen to my tale; a tale of intrigue, adventure, LEGO and incorrectly printed discs on 360.  Now my adventure is ready to play as LEGO: The Lord of the Rings has been launched in the US (EU will have to wait until November 23rd), and with it a series of new screens and a launch trailer.  Good journey to you all!

by Nick Puleo 6
FAQ
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online
Zombies, Tranzit, Bots, and more - detailed in plain English.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Co-Op FAQ

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 ushers in the return of the cooperative Zombies mode.  This time they are on a bus.  Well, you are on a bus, the zombies are trying to get a free ride.  We've compiled a handy FAQ as a compendium to our database entry.  This is everything you need to know about Call of Duty: Black Ops 2's cooperative experience spelled out in plain English.

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Podcast

Co-Opticast Episode 96: The Halo 4 Episode

Locke and Nick have a problem. He's 6 foot 7, green, and weighs 400 pounds. His name is Master Chief. There's plenty of Halo 4 talk to go around as we dive into the campaign, Spartan Ops and yes even the competitive multiplayer. We also dive into some news story - including several high profile titles dropping competitive to focus on co-op as well as one company's troubles. Finally we wrap up with some healthy discussion of the Wii U - which launches this weekend. What, you didn't realize that either?

by Andrew Gaskill 3
Review
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • online
A bloated, buggy mess

Assassin's Creed 3 Co-Op Review

Assassin's Creed 3 is a milestone for the open world stealth franchise. Desmond's journey through the Animus takes us to an entirely new historical era: Colonial America. Here we will live out the memories of his Native American ancestor, Connor, as the Assassins and Templars do battle in the throes of the American Revolution. There's also a new cooperative Wolf Pack mode, a first for the series. Find out how the franchise embraces co-op in our review.

by Nick Puleo 14
News
Big Money! Big Prizes! I LOVE IT.

Co-Optimus Presents our 2012 Child's Play Charity Raffle

The Child's Play Charity, created by Mike and Jerry of Penny-Arcade, has been something I've personally supported since it's inception.  Like Extra-Life, it's a charity drive that's used to benefit sick children and children's hospitals around the world.  Child's Play has grown from humble beginnings of toy donations to an epic undertaking collecting toys and money for over 70 hospitals worldwide in an effort to give these children an amazing holiday.  Last year Child's Play raised over 3.5 million dollars.  That hopefully brought a lot of smiles.

by Nick Puleo 2
News
  • pc
  • online
A loot chest full of fixes

Borderlands 2 Receives Huge Patch on PC

Gearbox have just released a huge patch for the PC version of Borderlands 2.  The automatic update is applied by restarting Steam.  Various bugs have been fixed, including connectivity issues for co-op, UI issues exclusive to the PC, and several balance issues including some controversial ones to "The Bee."  There's also several enhancements for physics and graphics rendering improving performance for players.

by Sam Tyler 1
News
  • pc
  • couch
  • online
The new Warface video highlights the co-op play

Warface: It's Good for a Co-op Trailer

Some basic gaming mathematics: Crytek plus Free plus Co-op = Joy!  Warface is the gamefication of this joy, as the free to play 5 player co-op shooter is currently in Beta, but should be on PC for all to play very soon.  The game is designed to reward players for individual skill, but also for teamwork.  Check out the new trailer that highlights the co-operative elements.

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