by Marc Allie 2
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Explosive Classic Metal Slug 2 Now Available on PSN

The second installment of a popular 90s era co-op series was released on the Playstation Network this past week. Metal Slug 2, which first hit the arcades in 1998, is available for download for $8.99.  That's a fair price for an excellent sequel, which added a host of new weapons to the formula, including the powerful laser gun and better armor piercing shells for the Metal Slug itself.  A better deal might be Metal Slug Anthology, which is available for Wii and PS2.  If you have a backwards-compatible PS3, you might look into that game, which includes no less than seven Metal Slug titles on one disc, including 2.  In any event, Metal Slug 2 is a great game, and certainly worthy of a playthrough for fans of classic co-op.

by Marc Allie 2
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Dance Central 2 Song Import Details Dropped, Hot

You're pretty much a dancing master at this point.  You've told 'em, plenty of times, alongside Soulja Boy.  You've pushed it... maybe even pushed it real good.  Funky Town has been a frequent destination for you.  Now that Dance Central 2 is on the horizon, you can't wait to play in two player co-op mode with a partner.  Just think of the fun you'll have with all the new routines and songs.  But you'll miss Nelly and Lady Gaga so much!  If only there were some way to get your favorite songs from the original in the shiny new sequel...

by Tally Callahan 3
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Trine 2 will offer a special mode with no class combo restrictions

Trine 2 Announces Unlimited Mode

In the first Trine, as well as the normal mode for upcoming Trine 2, the co-op is class-restricted (by which I mean players can only have one of each class in a game at a time). It makes sense, as the whole magic of Trine is to use the different abilities of the characters to navigate everyone through the various levels. Just this past week, though, developer Frozenbyte announced that Trine 2 will also have a special "unlimited mode." This mode, separate from the main campaign, will allow players to play as any combination of classes they want. Always fighting over who gets to play the rogue? No problem, just bring three in unlimited mode!

by Jason Love 0
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Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One Presents Great Moments in Co-Op

While many gamers out there are doubtlessly sleeping this weekend with visions of a certain caped crusader soon to be swooping through the streets of Gotham again, we here at Co-Optimus are dreaming of a different kind of adventure. One in which four friends can team up to kick some major tail in the world of Ratchet and Clank. After watching the latest trailer for Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, featuring some "big moments in co-op," we feel pretty confident that we won't be the only ones.

by Nick Puleo 2
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Syndicate Hands on Impressions, New Screens and Video

I'll admit, I was one of those disappointed to hear that the classic strategy franchise Syndicate, a franchise I loved so dearly on the PC, was being turned into a first person shooter.  All that changed though once I went hands on with the game at a recent EA event in NYC.  I was able to sit down and play through a level of the game as a member of a corporation, sent in to eliminate a threat and gather intelligence.

by Nick Puleo 3
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NVIDIA and ASUS Launch Improved 3D Glasses and Display

One problem I've always had with the current generation of active 3D glasses is that they just make the image on the screen appear darker.  Today, NVIDIA has launched their 3D Vision 2 glasses for monitors, projectors and TVs that promise to alleviate that issue while also being a lighter and longer lasting pair of 3D glasses.  The glasses are redesigned to be lighter and made from softer materials so wearing them isn't quite a burden, but the really attractive features of this kit is when you pair it with a new Light Boost capable display.

by Marc Allie 3
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Our Weekend In Gaming: Of Gears and Orcs

The lull between major releases gives us a bit of time to catch up on some gaming.  While the Gears of War 3 campaign is finished for most, there's still plenty of co-op killing to be done in Horde mode.  Speaking of killing, we also have a few folks making sure that the Orcs Must Die!  Other monsters, of the warm and fuzzy variety, also make an appearance, as does the soul-sucking Dark Souls experience.

by Jim McLaughlin 4
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LEGO Star Wars III Code Included with HDD

It's No Astromech, But It Does Come With Software

There's a new 320-gigabyte hard disk drive right around the corner for Xbox 360 Slim owners who'd like to upgrade their download capability. The same drive that was included in the recently-released Gears of War 3 edition console and will be included with the Star Wars-themed R2-D2 console available this December, it will be on shelves as a standalone addition to your current Xbox 360 Slim (only) for $129.99 US.

by Jim McLaughlin 2
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And Don't Forget Your Scent Blocker

Stalk This New Content for Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012

It's that time, meat lovers! Fall season 2011 is here, and buck fever has struck. A sure sign of the hunting season, Cabela's has a quick fix on the shelves for those times in between weekends when you just have to stalk something. Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 is available this week, and already three DLC packs are waiting for you to pull the trigger.

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