by Marc Allie 2
News
  • ipad

Grab Tweet Defense For Free Today Only

We've covered Tweet Defense a couple times here at Co-Optimus.  It's an odd blend of Tower Defense, zombies, and social networking via Twitter.  These are three things I generally enjoy very much, but I never took the plunge and checked it out.  Today, there's no excuse, as Tweet Defense is available at no charge for one day only.  The game is available for the iPhone/iPod here, and for iPad users right here.  Since your effectiveness in game is boosted by your Twitter stats, why not go ahead and follow Co-Optimus on Twitter, if you haven't already, and check out the staff page and follow us there as well!

by Nick Puleo 5
News

Our Weekend in Gaming - Someday We'll Finish the Backlog Edition

The summer heat continues to beat down on us in the North East, but relief is in site.  June was a particularly busy month for gamers and most of the staff is still playing catch up with the likes of Transformers, LEGO Harry Potter, and others.  Of course with Crackdown 2 being a recent release you can bet we'll be collecting those little glowing green orbs.

by Nick Puleo 5
Review
  • xbox live arcade
  • couch
  • online

Earthworm Jim HD Co-Op Review

Everyone's favorite worm is back in HD in Earthworm Jim HD for XBLA. We take the colorful remake for a spin and check out the brand new cooperative mode and levels. Is this game full of that awesome plasma, or should we launch it into space along with some cows?

by Jim McLaughlin 12
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360

Red Dead Gets Undead

My irresponsibility knows no bounds. There are actually four downloadable packs to announce here, but I've titled this post based on my excitement for the last one, titled the "Undead Nightmare Pack". There is some really good content preceding it, and it's not fair to you all that I promote my own personal hype here on this news page. But, tarnation - it's zombies, okay? That warrants a crafty, biased title.

by Nick Puleo 11
News
  • xbox live arcade
  • couch
  • online

Monday Night Combat Will Offer Split Screen Co-Op Robot Smashing

Monday Night Combat was recently announced as part of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion with an August 11th launch date.  We looked at the game during PAX East back in March and enjoyed the game's Crossfire versus mode - but didn't get a chance to play the Blitz co-op mode.  The four player co-op Blitz mode  has players taking on a series of challenges defending the Moneyball against wave after wave of various robots.  Money earned from destroying the robots is used to upgrade your character or to build different turrets around the base for additional defense.  It's a mix of tower defense and a survival mode from something like Gears of War.

by Nick Puleo 0
News
  • pc

Blizzard's Real ID System Breaks Down Walls of Anonymity *UPDATE*

When Blizzard announced its Real ID system months ago - it didn't seem like that big of a deal.  You'd be able to friend people in one Blizzard game and then all future games in which they own you'd see the same person under the same name - that name being their real name.  The goal of the system was to create more meaningful online relationships for all kinds of gaming while giving Battle.net a social networking flair.  Most agreed it sounded like a decent decision, but the latest decision involving Real ID has people in a bit of an uproar.

by Nick Puleo 9
Screens
  • xbox live arcade
  • couch
  • online

Castlevania Harmony of Despair's 8-Bit Co-Op Vampire Hunting starts August 4th

Konami has just announced a release date for Castlevania Harmony of Despair on Xbox Live Arcade.  The six player co-op game will launch on August 4th and feature online co-op play through a brand new Castlevania story utilizing assets and enemies from all previous games.  The levels themselves are inspired by Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow, Portrait of Ruin and Order of Ecclesia.

by Nick Puleo 6
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online

Discover the Secrets of Dead Rising 2 and Gaze at the Boxart

Capcom has just unveiled the official box art for Dead Rising 2, the upcoming two player co-op zombie slaying game set to hit the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC this September.  As you can see the customizable weapon system is front and center with a chainsaw boat oar kind of thing that's sure to make a mess of some poor zombies head.   There's also a guy in a tuxedo wearing a Servbot helmet.  So awesome.

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