by Katrina Pawlowski 7
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[PAX-E] Two Worlds 2 Demonstration

If you're anything like me, you took a look at the title Two Worlds 2 and went "Whaaat? Two Worlds 2? Gross." remembering the disaster that was sold to us not long enough ago. We at Co-optimus went behind closed doors to see what Southpeak has in store for Two Worlds 2 with the desperate hope they either learned from their mistakes, or we could make fun of them for making a sequel to that very borked game.

by Marc Allie 16
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  • xbox 360

Fable III Goes Episodic

The hype machine for upcoming release Fable III is in full force.  Spinmaster Supreme Peter Molyneux has given a few more details about the sequel to a fun, albeit flawed, co-op title.  The first tidbit?  Fable III will be episodic in nature.  What exactly does this mean?  Molyneaux compares is to the work of Charles Dickens, of all things.  Apparently, the big retail release, on disc, will include the first few episodes.  The story will continue in the planned DLC installments.  Let's hope those first few episodes are worthwhile on their own, or many folks will not be happy.

by Nick Puleo 4
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Red Dead Redemption is a Daisy if There's Co-Op

After our PAX East preview, I've been itching for more Red Dead Redemption news, specifically the co-op type. I nearly jumped out of my saddle when I saw that Rockstar Games has announced that Red Dead Redemption will get full multiplayer support, but the details aren't going to be unveiled till April 5th.  The PR speak has it "setting a benchmark" for multiplayer in an open world game.  

by Katrina Pawlowski 5
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[PAX-E] Ska Studios Shows Off Vampire Smile And Charlie Murder

About a year ago, Dishwasher: Dead Samurai intrigued our artistic co-op interests. Now that Ska Studios has gotten a bit of a handle on what to do, a sequel has been born. Dishwasher Dead Samurai: Vampire Smile was on display at this years PAX East, and we got to try out how it plays, how it looks, and ask a few questions about how co-op is. We also took a look at Charlie Murder, which is a 4-player co-op beat-em-up for the Indie community of Xbox.

by Nick Puleo 4
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[PAX-E] Shoot 1UP Gives You 60 Ships for $1

You'd think with a name like Mommy's Best Games we'd find a plethora of cake baking simulations and daycare running strategy games - you'd be wrong.  Instead Mommy's Best Games is an independent developer of such Xbox Live Indie titles like Weapon of Choice and the recent Shoot 1UP.  The latter is an interesting take on the top down shooter genre that involves players gathering 1UPs that immediately add extra ships instead of a pool of lives to use.

by Jason Love 3
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[PAX-E] Mafia II's Time Period Isn't the Only Aspect That Feels Old

When the first Mafia game was released in 2002, it was easily one of the best PC games I played that year.  The characters and the story were extremely well done and more mature than they had been in other open-world games, and the fictional city of "Lost Heaven" felt like a real 1930s American city.  When the game's sequel was announced, I was eager to once again be taken back to a classical gangster time period and experience this more subversive slice of Americana.  Based on what I played at PAX East, though, it's a disappointing trip.

by Jason Love 7
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[PAX-E] Red Dead Redemption Deals in Lead

Western themed games have been one of the few video game genres that almost seem to be cursed.  Reception to titles like Gun and the Call of Juarez and Desperados series was luke warm at best, and it seemed as though no Western-themed game could ever do justice to the very sources (The Man With No Name Trilogy, John Wayne's films, and others) that inspired them.  After playing the game at PAX East, I feel very confident in saying that Red Dead Redemption may be the first Western-themed title I've ever played that lives up to its source material.

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