by Nick Puleo 4
News
  • xbox 360

Earth Defense Force Sequel Teased

One of the highlight co-op games this generation was a budget Xbox 360 title called Earth Defense Force 2017.  It looked and felt like a B movie of the 1950's with giant ants and bugs, huge flying saucers, and big robots that unleashed destruction on the cities of the world.  It was a two player local co-op game with plenty of laugh out loud moments - and it was also a ton of fun.

by Marc Allie 2
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

Second Transformers War for Cybertron DLC Pack Rolling Out Now

Like a Robot In Disguise, this one sort of snuck by us undetected.  The second DLC pack for Transformers War for Cybertron is now available.  This pack is headlined by the inclusion of two new characters for competitive multiplayer and co-op friendly Escalation mode: the Decepticon speedster Dead End, and fallen Autobot champion Zeta Prime.  The pack also includes five new maps, two of which are for Escalation mode, "Pulse" and "Static".  Though there are fewer characters in this new content than the first pack, it will sport the same price, costing roughly $10.  You can check out the trailer to decide whether this DLC pack will stand or fall on its own merits.

by Marc Allie 0
News
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

DJ Hero 2 and Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock Demos Available on Xbox Live

It's a good time to be a frugal music game fan with an Xbox 360.  Not one, but two demos are now available on Xbox Live for upcoming rhythm game releases: DJ Hero 2 (hitting retail on October 19) and Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock (coming to stores September 28).  Each demo has four tracks for you to check out, ranging from The Pussycat Dolls and Kanye West to Black Sabbath and the Foo Fighters.  Check them out now, and decide if either game is deserving of your gaming dollar this crowded gaming season.

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Podcast

Co-Opticast Episode 50: It's Only 83 Cents

50 Episodes. 50 friggin episodes. Can you believe it? After almost two years we finally hit Episode 50 of the show! Mike and Nick go all out this episode with a jam packed 100 minutes of co-op game coverage. Can you say Duke Nukem Forever, Halo Reach, PAX 2010, and tons of other goodies? Of course the crew has to give their 83 cents on the Xbox Live price increase. After the news and commentary we preview this fall's co-op games and give our take on what you should be spending your money on. That is, if you have any left over after the price increase.

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by Nick Puleo 3
News
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

The Halo Reach Countdown Begins Now as Co-Optimus Joins Invasion Week

It's hard to believe, but Halo Reach is only a week away.  Millions of gamers will be getting their copies of the prequel to the one of the biggest selling and most popular video game trilogies of all time on September 14th, 2010.  Many places are having a midnight launch - including two special launches in New York City at Best Buy in Times Square and in Seattle at the Experience Music Project near the Space Needle.  

by Nick Puleo 2
Preview
  • pc
  • couch
  • online

Alliance of Valiant Arms - Death Valley Preview

Alliance of Valiant Arms is a free to play first person shooter on the PC by publisher ijji. Launching this week is the game's next co-op mode called Death Valley. This unique mode will challenge players and give the chance to earn some unique goodies. We have the exclusive first look and screens

by Marc Allie 8
Contest
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • nintendo wii
  • couch
  • online

One LEGO To Rule Them All - Round 1

What's this?  A new LEGO video game based on the Lord of the Rings series?  Unfortunately, no; at least, not to our knowledge, though it sounds like a good idea to us.  We here at Co-Optimus have long been fans of the LEGO series, which has included co-op from the very beginning.  From Star Wars to Harry Potter, and everywhere in between, the LEGO games have provided hours of fun for gamers of all ages through the years. 

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