by Nick Puleo 5
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Diablo 3 in the "Home Stretch"

That sound you can almost hear is the millions of Blizzard fans quietly jumping up and down in excitement at the same time.  Giddy as a bunch of Japanese school girls these fans are a fluster for good reason - Diablo 3 producer Jay Wilson has gone on record to say the game is nearing completion.

by Katrina Pawlowski 2
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CCV Blogs - April Week 4, an Elite Blogger and a Great Off-Topic

Since this months blog topic seems to have gone AWOL a little early in the month, we've been checking out some other great blogs we've got going. In the name of community, here are the promoted blogs for the final week in April. Keep an eye out tonight or sometime early tomorrow for the Co-Optimus Community Blog topic for May. It's a collaborative effort by myself and Nick, hope you dig the topic.

by Tally Callahan 0
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Civilization V Continues to Evolve: AI Improvements and Gameplay Fixes Abound

Firaxis continues to tweak and fix their popular strategy game Civilization V. Just a few days ago a pretty hefty patch was released for the PC version which touches on many areas of the game. Probably the most interesting changes are the AI improvements which will likely make you grit your teeth a little harder as you're dealing with that jerk Montezuma. Other changes address some unit and city management issues and fix some problems with game's UI. The full list of changes are as follows:

by Marc Allie 4
Editorial

Co-Op Casual Friday: Playing Farmville... With My Mom

I was really quite shocked at the quality of FarmVille. I felt many of the same urges that kept me playing World of Warcraft and other similar games for so long. The social elements, the desire to keep up with the rest of your group, and the feeling of ownership were very powerful.

by Andrew Gaskill 2
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  • xbox 360
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New Screens and Videos for Anarchy Reigns, Sega's Online Multiplayer Fighting Game

Platinum Games, the makers of such over-the-top titles as Mad World, Vanquish, and Bayonetta have a new action extravaganza coming our way this fall.  Anarchy Reigns will feature of the return of Mad World's ultra-violent protagonist, Jack, in glorious living color.  We originally announced Anarchy Reigns, then known as Max Anarchy, this past January.  We haven't covered the game much, mainly because we didn't know how the co-operative elements would play out.  Some developers consider team-bases-versus modes "co-operative," but it appears that Anarchy Reigns will have an actual co-op versus AI mode.  

by Nick Puleo 7
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Our Weekend in Gaming - Blue and Orange Edition

As Andrew pointed out there's a distinct theme in box art and game's primary colors these days - just look.  Coincidentally all three of those titles will be on the staff's gaming queue this weekend in Outland, Mortal Kombat and Portal 2.   And as diverse as that lineup is in terms of gaming genres, the staff is just as diverse - I mean one of us is doing something called "a royal wedding."  

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