by Marc Allie 0
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Microbot Cleaning The Insides of a PS3 Near You Tomorrow

Ok, so maybe the title of this news post was a bit gross, but hey, that's what Microbot is all about isn't it?  The twin stick shooter set inside the human body has been available on Xbox Live Arcade for a few weeks, and now Playstation 3 owners can get in on the action.  For a mere $10, fans of Sony's console can help fight off the rogue nanobots infecting humans, too.  The title has been fairly well reviewed, and we hope to have some playtime with it and a co-op review for you soon!  In the meantime, don't forget to wash those hands and use lots of antibacterial sanitizer; you never know when the flu or a pack of killer nanobots might be lurking under your fingernails.

by Andrew Gaskill 4
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  • xbox 360
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Gears 1 and 2 Bundled for 'Ultimate' Retail Re-Release

Continuing the ongoing trend of "now you see it, now you don't" marketing, a newly bundled edition of Gears of War 1 and 2 briefly appeared on the Gamestop website over the holidays.  Titled "Gears of War Ultimate," the bundle features Gears 1 and 2 for $29.99.  A digital copy of Gears 2 alone was priced at $29.99 on Xbox LIVE Games on Demand just a few months ago.  If you bought it then, sorry, suckers.  

by Katrina Pawlowski 9
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  • xbox 360
  • pc

Left 4 Dead Works, Here's Why

When gamers look at a game, one of the things they may overlook is the basics of design - the game's mechanics. Though we notice the potential of how a great game is great, we may not know exactly why a great game works so well. A full analysis of the gameplay mechanics for Left 4 Dead by Full Sail grad student Paul Goodman and course director Adam Greenwood-Eriksen brings to the surface the key design elements. A comprehensive look from Left 4 Dead creators give a solid nod to Co-Op being key to the games success a bit closer to the surface.

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
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  • 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
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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. 

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