by Andrew Gaskill 1
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Gears 3 Special Unlocks Not So Unlockable

Remember back in December when Epic's Cliff Bleszinski tweeted there would be special unlocks in Gears of War 3 "for those of you who have played other Epic games such as Shadow Complex, UT3, Gears, and Bulletstorm." No? Same here.  Bad news for gamers who do remember that 140 character nugget of unlockable expectation.   The good folks over at TrueAchievements.com spotted this tweet from Gears 3 lead programmer, Joe Graf:

by Jim McLaughlin 0
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Canceled Mission - Bad Company 2's Onslaught Mode for PC Canned

Shazbot. Battlefield: Bad Company 2's co-op afterthought mode, Onslaught, will not be coming to PC, after all. Althought DICE has claimed that they are working too hard on making Battlefield 3 "the biggest launch in DICE's history", I wouldn't be surprised if Onslaught's somewhat low profitability was a major factor. The download-only title Battlefield 1943 has also been canceled on PC, which is no surprise; the hype for it is pretty much dead in the water now that Bad Company 2 has been on shelves for nearly a year.

by Nick Puleo 1
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Latest Dynasty Warriors 7 Trailer Unveils the Historically Accurate "Arm Cannon"

Prepare to put down the Yellow Turban Rebellion in 15 seconds flat thanks to some new weaponary in Dynasty Warriors 7 - most notably - the  arm cannon.  The latest trailer for the game gives us a really good glimpse at the gameplay  - which - mostly looks the same as the other six Dynasty Warriors titles.  Ok, so that's not completely fair - there is some real time weapon switching for massive damage, body surfing, and perhaps some co-op maneuvers.

by Andrew Gaskill 6
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New Pics Illuminate Demon Souls' Spiritual Successor: Dark Souls

Gluttons for punishment rejoice!  Hardcore title Demon's Souls is getting a sequel, or at the very least, a soul-crushingly difficult spiritual successor.  Dark Souls is being developed by From Software, the same company that created the original Demon's Souls.  It appears that the world will be a single sprawling area, instead of using a "hub" as in the previous title.  Characters will not be shoehorned into a class upon creation, allowing for gamers to explore different play styles.  It appears that the messaging system and co-op style of Demon's Souls will be intact, while the story from this game is unrelated to the previous entry.  How many players will be supported is still unknown.

by Andrew Gaskill 0
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New Darkspore Videos Display Co-Op Character Abilities

Last week we brought you a video showing off the new Hero Editor for the multiplayer Spore spin-off, Darkspore.  Today we have two new "Hero Spotlight"  videos focusing on character abilities and co-op. These new videos showcase Zrin and Andromeda, and their special moves are put on display.  Both have move sets that are specifically designed for co-op play.  

by Andrew Gaskill 31
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BYU Study Concludes Parent - Daughter Co-Op Gameplay Beneficial to Young Women

A new study from BYU's School of Family Life has come to the conclusion that co-op gaming between parents and daughters has beneficial effects for the daughter.  The study is titled "Game On. . . Girls: Associations Between Co-playing Video Games and Adolescent Behavioral and Family Outcome."  287 children and their parents were given questionnaires focusing on gaming-, behavior-, and family-related issues.  The doctors concluded that co-op gaming did have a positive effect on girls.  

by Nick Puleo 3
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This Week in Co-Op: A Magicka Journey

This Week in Co-Op Tally and Nick ride a magical mystery ship into the world of Magicka - the recent 4 player spell casting co-op game from Arrowhead Studios and Paradox Interactive.  If there's lessons to be learned they are: wizards a clumsy, their robes are flammable, water and electricity don't mix, and blowing up friends is often hilarious.  

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