by Nick Puleo 3
News

Beyond Co-Op Reviews - February 2012

It's a new year and a new format for our Beyond Co-Op series of non co-op reviews.  The staff has started to post their reviews over in our Blogs section, giving them a little more freedom to write up a review for all the other games we play.  We've also tweaked our scoring to match those of our co-op games, but without a score for co-op.  We simply use the Overall Score scale.

by Sam Tyler 6
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • online
MIcrosoft are offering Silver XBLA members limited Gold access when they try out the Mass Effect 3 demo

Xbox Live Mass Effect 3 Demo to Come With Limited Gold Access

With money currently tighter than a screw after a World's Strongest Man DIY Challenge, a demo is a great way of checking out a game before buying it full price. On the Xbox 360, single player demos can be tried by all (eventually), but multiplayer demos are only accessible to Gold members. No Mass Effect 3 co-op demo for you! That is until Microsoft announced limited Gold access for Silver members who try out the Mass Effect 3 demo.

by Eric Murphy 3
Editorial
What game are you dying to get your hands on?

Co-Optimus Community Voice for February 2012 - Most Anticipated Game

For this month's Co-Optimus Community Voice, we want to hear about your Most Anticipated Game of 2012. Tell us why it's your most anticipated, and convince us to preorder it. Show us the awesome screenshots, videos, or articles that really got you excited. If you have more than one game you'd like to write about, go ahead! After all, it's your blog, anything goes.

by Nick Puleo 0
News

Beyond Co-Op, January 29th through February 4th

Welcome to Beyond Co-Op, a weekly piece that talks about industry stories that may or may not be related to co-op gaming.  We like to take a look around the industry and see what news and links may interest you in the world fo gaming.

by Nick Puleo 4
News

Our Weekend in Gaming - Tricky Controls Edition

Another weekend is upon us...YES!  The staff will finally be able to kick back and relax a bit, enjoying the numerous games on their menu.  The backlog still runs deep among us, as I'm sure it does for you.  Despite that, we see many morsels ahead of us like Twisted Metal and Resident Evil: Revelations.  One of these games requires a special attachment to get the most out of...the other requires another staff member to teach you how to control it.  Quite the coincidence I'd say.

by Andrew Gaskill 2
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • nintendo wii
  • couch

New Figures Released for Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Did you make the mistake of picking up Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure a few months ago?  You did?  My condolences.  Don't get me wrong, the game is a heckuva lot of fun.  It's even better with a friend.  The problem is that procuring the little action figures is akin to a crack addiction, or so I've heard.  The starter kit (which is only like $50 right now on Amazon) comes with the game, the techno-magic portal, and three characters.  This is apparently just enough to get you hooked on spending $10 bucks a pop for additional figurines.

by Andrew Gaskill 0
Video
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • online

New Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Trailer has got Skillz

Ah Mr. X, we meet again.  How many times did you crush Leon Kennedy's skull with me at the controls?  Were there dozens - maybe hundreds, of head squishings?  Seriously, I can't remember.  I played through Resident Evil 2 multiple times, but that was about 14 years and a million beers ago.  I do remember that Mr. X knows how to make an entrance.  I'm glad to see him back in action.

by Guest Author: 3
Podcast

Co-Opticast Episode 80: Revelaiting Skyrim Cats

Join the Co-Optimus crew with Nick, Mike, Jason and Locke as they discuss the following games: Skyrim, RE: Revelaitons (demo), Saint's Row the 3rd, Soul Calibur 5, Fallen Enchantress, ,MGS: Peace Walker HD, Ascension (iPhone). We also touch upon some news items from the last week: Aliens: Colonial Marines delayed again. Rayman Origins coming to PC (with Co-Op) ibb and obb to arrive in 2012 ePawn arena changing the face of tabletop gaming Finally finishing off with a discussion on the topic of: "Should all games require co-op?"

by Jason Love 11
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • online

Syndicate's Co-Op Mode Will Be Available to New Buyers and Used Gamers Alike

There will be no need to "breach" your 360 or PS3 in order to enjoy the 4 player online co-op mode in Starbreeze's upcoming revival of the PC classic Syndicate. In a move that's a bit different from how they (and many other publishers) are currently releasing games, publisher EA has stated that no online pass will be required in order to play the game with friends. This means that whether you buy the game used or new, you'll have access to all of the content that originally comes on the disc.

by Nick Puleo 2
News
  • xbox live arcade
  • playstation network
  • couch
  • online

The Simpsons Arcade Game Out on XBLA Now

The Simpsons Arcade Game is out now on Xbox Live Arcade, ahead of the game's launch next week on the PlayStation Network.  It's an odd day to release an arcade game, typically XBLA gets new releases on Wednesdays.  It's good news though if you are fans of the game, as now, you and your friends and family have weekend plans.  Seems like you'll have something to do just in time for your Super Bowl party.

by Sam Tyler 0
News
  • pc
  • couch
A new co-op game called Oliver and Spike is in development that will cross over several different platforms

Oliver and Spike to Jump Dimensions and Platforms

Cross platform gaming is one potential future for the games industry. Why can't I play a console version of a game at home, pick up the portable version on my journey and play the iPhone version whilst I am on the loo? With newly announced Oliver & Spike: Dimension Jumpers, this may happen. Rock Pocket Games are creating a kid friendly co-op game that will provide a unique gaming experience on different types of media.

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