by Jim McLaughlin 9
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Departed Infinity Ward Execs Sue Activision

Well, that didn't take long... Jason West and Vince Zampella have filed a lawsuit against Activision, according to 1up. Their lawyer states that the filing will pit 'wrongful termination' and 'unpaid royalties' up against Activision's claim of 'insubordination' and 'breach of contract'. Methinks this will not end well.

by Sam Tyler 14
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  • xbox 360
  • pc
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More Borderlands DLC Planned

Gearbox are hoping that you are not bored of Borderlands yet as they are planning more DLC after the three pieces made available so far.  The recently released The Secret Armory of General Knox  upped the level cap and has received critical praise.  We at Co-Optimus felt that it was perhaps the first piece of DLC for the game that actually felt like a true expansion.  It must be selling well as Take Two CEO, Ben Feder, has been quoted as saying that they, "will continue to support the game with added content".  No news yet of what this will entail, but with the DLC getting better each time, Borderlands is a game that continues to improve.  A retail version of the early DLC is coming to the shelves soon and with over three million copies of the game sold since release there are plenty of people out there who might be interested.  Let us hope that this influx of DLC is an indication that many more future co-op games will be supported after their initial release date.

by Nick Puleo 8
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  • nintendo wii

Co-Op Gaming to Help the Blind

Video games are for the most part a 4 sense experience - touching, feeling, hearing, and seeing.  But not all gamers are so lucky to experience everything a game has to offer, and perhaps the most difficult for those handicapped are the blind.  Without the ability to see they must rely on their other senses to get through the game's they love so much.

by Katrina Pawlowski 7
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  • xbox 360
  • xbox live arcade
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Resident Evil 5 DLC "Desperate Escape" Available Now, Gold Edition Next Week

Round two of the Resident Evil 5 DLC has been released today. This chapter of the Resident Evil 5 addition takes you through Jills survival after Chris rescues her from the clutches of Wesker in the main storyline. You'll play as Jill and Josh to see exactly how Josh assists in her continuation of the storyline and it's bound to be a tense time. The DLC is titled "Desperate Escape," and is available on Xbox LIVE for 400 or the PSN for $5. This pack will also include additional characters and outfits for Mercenaries mode, which is also delectably co-op.

by Jason Love 0
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  • playstation 3

Sony Purchases LittleBigPlanet Developer Media Molecule

Sony announced yesterday, via their Sony Playstation Blog, that they have acquired Media Molecule, the development studio behind the co-op friendly and creative LittleBigPlanet, lock, stock, and sackboys/girls.  Given Sony's previous goodwill in providing LittleBigPlanet with the IP from other games they've published or released on their system, this kind of merger certainly seemed to be one of those "long-time coming" deals.  Hopefully, it will prove to be more co-operative than others.

by Marc Allie 4
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  • pc

Diablo III's Male Wizard is No Gandalf

Anothher month, another reveal for Diablo III that makes us drool.  The male Wizard is on display in all his glory at the official Diablo III website.  A few concept sketches and what appears to be an ingame model show us a spell slinger that's quite different from the fantasy norm.  No floppy hats, long gray beards, or shapeless robes for this youngster!  Instead, he wears some wicked armor, coattails, and a strange but still awesome helmet.  All this, and magic spells too?  We can't wait to use this fellow in a co-op session!

by Nick Puleo 8
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  • xbox 360
  • pc

Action-Adventure Call of Duty Coming in 2011 from Ex Dead Space Developers

In a follow up to a story we posted yesterday, Activision has confirmed that they have let studio heads Jason West and Vince Zampella go from Call of Duty development house Infinity Ward.  In the investor press release Activision also made a surprise announcement, a new Call of Duty game would be coming in 2011.  Not surprised?  What if I told you it wasn't a first person shooter.

by Sam Tyler 8
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This Week in Co-op: Fairytale Fights

I like to consider myself a Master of Bargains.  This is no proud boast, but the label given to someone who spends far too much time hunting around in bargain bins.  I am Samoza, and I am a bargain addict.  I love the thrill of finding a cheap game and taking it home.  Many times these games have been dismissed by the critics, but at £10/$17 who can argue?  With co-op in mind, I have found myself buying two copies of the same game so that I can inflict one on a friend.  The likes of Tom Clancy’s HAWX and Tenchu Z have been bought in duplicate for under £20; both of these were nice co-op titles.  Could my latest purchase keep up the standard for my cheapo buys?  Co-Optimus warned me that Fairytale Fights had its problems – was I right to dismiss them? I have often found that most games are better played in co-op.  Even something as repetitive and dull as the wobbly flesh men in Kingdom under Fire: Circle of Doom, are made amusing by having a pal or three along.  “What’s that?”  You cry in anguish.  “A wobbly fleshman,” is the obvious reply.  With this in mind, any game that is playable in co-op has some merit, even if it is a backdrop for you and some friends to have a chat.  As a man I refuse to speak on the telephone, but over LIVE, its just plain politeness.  Therefore, for a fun co-op experience all I need is a co-op pal and a decent server.

by Tally Callahan 3
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Ragnarok DS Co-Op Review

Ragnarok Online may be incredibly popular in the East, but here on North American shores it's dwarfed by the likes of World of Warcraft. Today we look at a portable version of the game for the DS, though not an MMO, but does indeed offer co-op play. Perhaps this will catch on with western gamers

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