by Sam Tyler 1
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The upcoming Dragon's Lair on XBLA will allow 2 players to act as Dirk's lives

Dragon's Lair XBLA has Local Co-op (sort of)

Gamers under 25 don't know how lucky they are.  When I was a lad all of this was fields and the arcade was full of games with near impossible difficulty.  A prime example of this was Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair, a spectacular looking game that was harder than Jason Statham holding a diamond tipped hammer.  Now you can relive this glorious gaming torture on XBLA from 18th April.   This time bring a pal in local 2 player co-op, but is it co-op?

by Nick Puleo 0
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Beyond Co-Op - April 22nd through April 28th, 2012

Welcome to another edition of Beyond Co-Op, the weekly piece that looks at some of the more interesting stories around the gaming industry that might not necessarily relate to cooperative gaming.  Up this week we've got several "new game" reveals and a trailer for a game that claims to be co-op...for one player.

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Co-Opticast Episode 86: Free to Play

There are those that said this day would never come. The day that hardcore gamers talk openly about Free to Play games and actually admit to playing them. And that's exactly what happens this episode. Along with the Free to Play discussion the crew discussed the Diablo 3 beta and the slim pickings of other co-op news that is going on.

by Andrew Gaskill 3
Video
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • online

New Video of Mech Mayhem: Armored Core V Online Boss Battles Are Live This Weekend

I've been playing a little Armored Core V lately, and I'm really enjoying my time building, customizing, and fighting with the sleek mechs the series is known for. The other day I logged in and was greeted with a message/warning that Online Boss Battles would be available this weekend. What the heck is an "online boss battle?" I was about to find out.

by Tally Callahan 2
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  • pc
All content will now be purchasable with a currency you get by playing the game

Age of Empires Online to Introduce Payment Method Change

Free-to-play strategy/MMO hybrid Age of Empires Online will be introducing a slight change to its payment method when the game's summer update launches. Currently, players can elect to purchase additional content (such as new civilizations, booster packs, and vanity items) for real-world money. Non-paying customers are, to the best of my knowledge, unable to access this content (though it is by no means necessary to successfully play the game). When the summer update goes live in 5-7 weeks, all the store content will be purchased with Empire Points, not standard credit card transactions.

by Christopher Metz 0
Review
  • xbox 360
  • xbox live arcade
  • couch

World Gone Sour Co-Op Review

What happens when you take a cute candy treat and turn it into a video game? Welcome to World Gone Sour, where the sweet and tasty Sour Patch Kids have turned bitter and nasty. Check out the review if you're itching for a decent XBLA platformer, or just have a hankerin' for some candy at the moment.

by Nick Puleo 5
News

Our Weekend in Gaming - Last Taste of Diablo 3 Beta Edition

Some of the Co-Optimus staff are going to take this chance to get their last few minutes in with Diablo 3 before waiting just TWO WEEKS until the full game is released.  That's not the only beta on tap, some of us will be checking out betas of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.  The rest of the crew's weekend is going to be spent partying it up at a Comic-Con, playing some classic Halo games, or developing their own.  

by Nick Puleo 1
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  • pc
  • couch
  • online

Extensive Ship Customization Featured in Legends of Pegasus

There's a new trailer out for Legends of Pegasus that showcases some of the RTS game's unique features.  The most obvious standout feature is the "unlimited" ship customization that allows you to build up your fleet piece by piece.    Also on display is an impressive terraforming feature, plenty of space battles,  and of course lasers. 

by Paul Acevedo 4
Video
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online
Tinker tailor your guns, soldier spy.

Ghost Recon Future Soldier's Gunsmith Feature So Addictive it Gets its Own Trailer

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series returns after a long absence this May as Ghost Recon Future Soldier. Ubisoft has taken advantage of the copious development time since GRAW 2 by adding lots of fresh ideas such as the new Gunsmith feature. They've even created a humorous trailer just for Gunsmith, which at turns had me either smiling or cringing, but did nothing to lessen my excitement for the game.

by Nick Puleo 6
Video
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360

Rayman Legends Trailer Unveils Unique Wii-U Feature Similar to Skylanders

OOOOOOOOOH YEAH!  These people are super stoked to have found a nifty feature in the upcoming Rayman Legends.  Utilizing the Nintendo Wii-U's controller they are able to "scan" objects into the game to assist on their quest with Rayman.  In this case it looks like they heal each other by placing a heart shaped object on the pad, in another example we see a Raving Rabbid figure placed, and in the final tease....Ezio from Assassin's Creed.  There's absolutely 0 details on how something like this will work, but it's an intriguing concept none the less.  

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