by Andrew Gaskill 1
Video
  • xbox 360
  • xbox live arcade
  • couch
  • online

BattleBlock Theater Presents: Even More Prisoner Profiles

Last week we brought you copious amounts of videos from BattleBlock Theater, The Behemoth's follow up to the fantastic Castle Crashers.  This week we have four more prisoner profiles.  These dastardly villains have been convicted of heinous crimes including, but not limited to: "Necromancy," "Attempted planet wide takeover," "Too much sadness," "Plastybolsaphobia," and "Existence."  Terrifying, I know.

by Paul Acevedo 5
News
  • iphone
  • android
  • playstation network
  • Xbox Live Arcade
Probably not, but let's hope.

Sonic 4: Episode II to Feature Tails. Could Co-Op be in the Cards?

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, the long-awaited return to 2D gameplay for the Sonic series, met with a mixed reception when it debuted on consoles in 2010. Part of its back to basics approach included ditching longtime partner Miles 'Tails' Prower, the flying fox with a voice that makes you just want to smack him. And of course, this guaranteed that Episode I was a single-player affair. But SEGA has recently released a teaser trailer for Sonic 4: Episode II that promises the return of Tails, along with classic nemesis Metal Sonic. Dare we hope that Tails' presence means that Sonic 2-style co-op will return as well?

by Andrew Gaskill 20
News
  • playstation 3

God of War IV Rumored to Have Co-Op

It's Twenty Twelve, the future is now, and the rumors are flying!  The fact that God of War IV is happening should come as a surprise to no one.  Game franchises never die so long as they're popular profitable (sorry, Shenmue).  I don't care how may Greek gods you kill off or how little sense it makes, Kratos is coming back.

by Paul Acevedo 0
News
  • xbox 360

Ready to Stretch Your Legs? Dance Central 2 DLC on Sale Again This Week

The Xbox Live Deal of the Week that kicks off today features tons of Dance Central 2 downloadable content. Sure, it's an identical repeat of last October's sale, but Microsoft and Harmonix are surely banking on many new players thanks to Black Friday sales and Christmas gifts. Do you need this DLC? DC2 has plenty of songs on-disc to keep Kinect gamers busy - 45, to be precise. Still, part of the fun of music games in general is being able to play to your favorite songs (or at least more of them), so it wouldn't hurt to pick up a song pack or two.

by Eric Murphy 1
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CCV Blog Wrap-up December 2011

December is a great time to pick your game of the year since everything is still fresh in your head. That's why we've been writing about them for this month's Co-Optimus Community Voices. We heard from two members a couple weeks ago, and we also heard what the staff and community voted for, but we have to members left who would like their voices heard.

by Paul Acevedo 2
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • wii
  • couch
  • online
You can't keep a good mouse down.

Rumor: Epic Mickey 2 to Debut in 2012 with 2-player Co-op

If Warren Spector’s Epic Mickey did one thing wrong, it was appearing exclusively on the Wii console. That made it essentially unavailable (or at least unappealing) to at least two-thirds of the videogame buying public. We at Co-Optimus might also suggest that it should have been a co-op game. Now don’t get too excited, but if a recent rumor/leak is to be believed, both of those issues will be rectified in the sequel, Epic Mickey 2. The game has yet to be officially announced, but it’s looking like a sure bet.

by Nick Puleo 2
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Our Weekend in Gaming - Happy New Year 2012 Edition

Welp folks, this is it. It's been a good run but this weekend turns the year 2012 and that means it's the end of the world.  It's been fun and all that, but I don't think I'm going to be able to finish my backlog in time for the apocalypse.  It looks like most of the staff will be doing it's best to celebrate our impending demise though.

by Marc Allie 0
Editorial
A co-op gem from the dawn of the video game era

Co-Op Classics: Rip Off

One of my greatest pleasures is reading about the classic arcade titles from the Golden Age of video games, from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. Unfortunately, cooperative gameplay, which we love so much here at Co-Optimus, was largely absent from games of this time period. In the latter half of the 80s, the co-op floodgates would open, but before then, teamwork was incredibly rare. Today, we'll look at a very early and unique example of co-op, from way back in 1980: Rip Off.

by Andrew Gaskill 1
Video
  • xbox 360
  • xbox live arcade
  • couch
  • online

BattleBlock Theater Offers More Prisoner, Gameplay Videos

Developer The Behemoth has been churning out new  BattleBlock Theater prisoner profile videos for a few months now.  We've already included some of the inmates in several previous posts, but it appears there's no rest for the wicked, and even less rest for those falsely imprisoned and then forced to perform bizarre plays/battles "for a bunch of deranged cats."  

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