by Jason Love 6
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Interview With Crackdown 2 Developer Discusses Co-Op Play

Computerandvideogames.com posted an interview with James Cope yesterday in which the Ruffian Games producer, and former employee of Crackdown dev Realtime Worlds, discussed what players can expect from the four player co-op in the upcoming Crackdown 2.  James' description is very similar to what he stated in a previous interview, so it's good to know they're still focused on this idea of allowing you and your buddies to tackle a much larger goal by simultaneously working on different missions.

by Jason Love 0
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Indie Strategy Bundle Includes AI War Plus Zenith Remnant Expansion

As the weekend approaches and you're wondering what you might be playing, three indie developers are offering up each of their strategy-based PC titles in a bundle deal that will run you just $49.99 (as opposed to the regular $90 price for all three).  This deal runs from now until March 9th, so you have a couple days past the weekend to pick it up.  One of these titles is the co-op RTS title, AI War: Fleet Command, and its recent expansion, The Zenith Remnant.  In our review of the game, we felt that the co-op portions of AI War worked really well and the different AI foes, which The Zenith Remnant expanded upon, you could select kept the game interesting.  Each of the titles includes a demo, so you can check each title out before committing to anything.  While we haven't had a chance to play the other two titles being offered, PC gamers that are fans of the Sins of a Solar Empire series should definitely give AI War a spin.

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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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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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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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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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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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!

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