by Nick Puleo 1
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  • xbox 360

Microsoft Gets Behind the Indie Games Channel with Spotlight Promotion

At the end of last year, a group of independant developers for the Xbox Live Indie Channel banned together to help promote some quality titles including a few co-op ones like Hypership Out of Control and Alpha Squad.  We had pointed the promo out in an effort to help with exposure.  There's been a lot of back and forth with the XBLIG channel devs and Microsoft, many wondering just how supportive the company really is of these titles.  For some, they simply felt ignored.

by Marc Allie 5
Review
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

X-Men Arcade Co-Op Review

Though the gameplay is repetitive, and the challenge level is minimal, X-Men Arcade is still a lot of fun to play. It is certainly not the greatest co-op beat-em-up ever, but it's one of the few that allows more than four players, even when compared to other modern downloadable games.

by Nick Puleo 5
News

Our Weekend in Gaming - Party Like It's 2011 Edition

2010 is coming to a close and it was another great year for co-op gamers.  2011 looks to continue the trend with tons of great big releases.  Whatever you do this New Years weekend, we hope it involves co-op gaming with friends and family - that's what the Co-Optimus staff will be doing. 

by Andrew Gaskill 4
News
  • xbox 360
  • xbox live
  • couch
  • online

Castle Crashers Hits 2 Million Players on Xbox LIVE

The excellently awesome Castle Crashers has reached a gaming milestone.  The Xbox LIVE arcade title hit 2 million players on the leaderboards over Christmas weekend.  That's not including PSN players.  For those of you who don't know, 'excellently' awesome is the sixth highest level of awesome.  It only gets awesomer from there!  Official* Top Five Awesome Rankings from least to greatest: incredibly, fantastically, moderately (weird, I know) , co-operatively, and finally, epically. Awesomely awesome is the worst level of awesome, for obvious reasons (If you're oblivious to the obvious, see inverse ninja thoery.)

by Andrew Gaskill 3
News
  • xbox 360
  • xbox live arcade
  • couch
  • online

Castlevania Harmony of Despair Getting Two More Chapters

More DLC is coming out for the 6 player co-op title Castlevania Harmony of Despair.  We like this game, giving it a 4 out of 5 in our co-op review.  You and five friends can team up to blitz attack maps inspired by levels from previous titles.  Two new chapters are due out in January.  The first chapter will be based off of the Catacombs level of the classic Castlevania Symphony of the Night.  Details will be coming soon on the second level.

by Marc Allie 3
News
  • pc
  • couch
  • online

In Diablo 3, Monsters Co-Op Against You!

It's been almost a year and a half since Diablo 3 was announced, and in all these months, our desire for the game has not lessened one bit.  The previous Diablo games were amazing to play through in co-op, and we're sure that trend will continue for the upcoming sequel.  Of course, we're talking about players cooperating and working together through teamwork.  But wouldn't it be something if the monsters used cooperative tactics against players?

by Andrew Gaskill 2
News
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

New Info for Gears of War 3 Beta, Brighter Maps, Epic Unlocks

Earlier this month we brought you news about the Gears of War 3 beta.  If Xbox 360 owners buy the Epic Edition of Bulletstorm, you can can get early access to the Gears 3 multiplayer beta.  Co-founder and president of Epic Games, Mike Capp, recently talked to Gamespot about the tie-in.  He said the beta would be released "sometime around April or so."  Attentive gamers may note that April was the planned release date for Gears 3 before it got pushed backed. to autumn 2011. Looks like Microsoft and Epic want some of that gargantuan holiday sales money games like Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops earned this year.

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