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

New Video Displays the Many Ways to Beat Rayman Origins

Have you checked out the demo for Rayman Origins?  Did you know it supports four player local co-op?  I just  signed in three other controllers and gave it a whirl, and it appears to be a worthy co-op platformer.  I'll have to try again with three other people.  A one-year-old and two pugs do not make good co-op partners.  Check out this video and see all the different ways you can beat the game.  You can expect our Co-Op Review soon.

by Andrew Gaskill 1
Screens
  • xbox 360
  • couch

Once Upon A Monster Getting UFO DLC Tomorrow

Sesame Street: Once Upon A Monster is getting some out-of-this-world DLC.  The Unidentified Furry Objects  pack will be out on the Xbox LIVE marketplace tomorrow.  Cookie Monster, Grover, Elmo, and the gang spot a light in the night sky and are soon visited by new furry friends.  You can check them out in the attached gallery.  Expect more of the great local co-op gameplay that earned the kid-friendly title a 4.5 out of 5 in our Co-Op Review.

by Paul Acevedo 4
News

Amazon Offering Skylanders for $50 and Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster for $25

As mentioned in our List of Black Friday Co-op Deals, Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure will be on sale at Kmart and Hastings for $49.99 this Friday. But the crowds will be thick on that Blackest of Fridays, and maybe you don’t have one of these stores nearby anyway. Thankfully Amazon has come to the rescue, offering Skylanders at the same price all week long. But that's not all...

by Guest Author: Josh Miller-Watt 20
Editorial
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
Exploring the myths, culture, benefits and downfalls of couch co-op.

Is Couch Co-Op Gaming Dying?

We've all heard it before - "Couch co-op gaming is dying." Most of us simply shake our head and nod in agreement, but perhaps it's not doing quite as bad as we previously thought. Today we bring you an editorial that focuses on the myth and explores some avenues around it. We also explore the benefits of couch and online co-op as they compare to each other.

by Sam Tyler 7
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • nintendo wii
  • couch
Activision have released a limited number of rare silver Skylanders onto shelves

Rare Silver Skylanders Appear - Gotta Collect Them All?

The line between toys and computer games has been well and truly blurred with the arrival of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.  There are loads of the little heroes to buy in toy stores.  To add to the woes of compulsive collectors everywhere, Activision have gone and released a limited number of rare silver Skylanders into the wild - can you find one?

by Marc Allie 2
Editorial
  • xbox
  • xbox live
Microsoft's first home console turns ten

Co-Op Classics: Happy 10th Birthday, Xbox!

This past week marks the tenth anniversary of the release of two co-op consoles. On November 15, 2001, Microsoft entered the video game hardware market with the original Xbox. Just three days later, the veterans at Nintendo released their offering, the GameCube. Besides very similar names, the two systems shared at least one more attribute. They both brought new innovations to our favorite aspect of video gaming: cooperative play. This week, we'll cover the first of these systems, the Xbox.

by Paul Acevedo 10
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • online

18 Minutes of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Footage Escape from the UK

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City won’t be out until March, so series fans will have to make due with a steady stream of news and media until then. Speaking of which, GameSpot UK has recently revealed a whopping 18 minutes of gameplay footage, complete with delightfully-accented commentary. If you haven’t wrapped your head around the new co-op-oriented third-person shooter take on Resident Evil – and you’ve got plenty of time to kill – the video provides a clear impression of what to expect.

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