by Tally Callahan 6
Review
  • xbox 360
  • xbox live arcade

ilomilo Co-Op Review

ilomilo from SouthEnd Interactive and Microsoft Studios is a cute puzzler kicking off the new year on Xbox Live Arcade. Featuring two-player local co-op where players guide protagonists Ilo and Milo through complex cube worlds, does ilomilo live up to expectations or is it just for squares?

by Katrina Pawlowski 2
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc

Co-Op Gaming Has a Bright Future

Over the years Co-optimus has seen the co-op gaming industry expand to include some unlikely sequels (Dead Rising 2) some new takes on old co-op (Gears of War 2's Horde mode) and all kinds of unique ways to bring gamers together. We know it's the co-op that gives these creations life, but what is it about the co-op that really makes it something that developers look forward to sharing with us? IGN chatted the co-op topic up with developer Jason Rohrer (of Sleep is Death) to discuss what makes co-op continue to bring us together.

by Marc Allie 0
News
  • playstation 3
  • couch
  • online

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
News
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

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
News
  • 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.

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