by Jason Love 4
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Gearbox Still Developing Colonial Marines, Some Sacrifices Made

Hot on the heels of the success of Borderlands, Austin developer Gearbox hasn't forgotten about another co-op project they've been working on for some time now.   Aliens: Colonial Marines, a 4 player co-op title due for release some time next year, has certainly gone through a rocky development cycle, but in an interview with Game Informer, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford assured fans that the game is still being developed.  

by Nick Puleo 1
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Avatar on the Wii Supports Co-Op

James Cameron's Avatar is supposed to be one of the biggest movie releases this winter.  The concept of the film from the beginning was to create it side by side with the video game.  As December 1st rolls near, more information is beginning to be unveiled about the game.  

by Marc Allie 0
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ToeJam & Earl - Not on DS, Maybe Not On XBLA Either

We've got a bit of bad news for fans of classic co-op.  Remember the Genesis poll from a few months ago?  ToeJam and Earl won that poll, and Sega promised that the alien duo would be headed to Xbox Live Arcade soon.  It turns out that's not the case, according to the couple's creator, Greg Johnson.  Apparently Sega forgot that they don't have publishing rights to ToeJam & Earl.  Awkward, huh?  The two uber-cool aliens won't be making an apearance in upcoming title Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing either.

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This Week in Co-Op: When Co-Op Turns to Co-Mpetitive

As Mike and Nick discussed in the 28th episode of the Co-Opticast, there was a study conducted at the University of Missouri to compare competitive gaming to co-op gaming.  While the study didn’t go to too great depths to test the effects of co-op vs competitive gaming, the summary suggested that aggressive games (and gaming) appeal to young men as it allows them to participate in that primal male-male competition for dominance.  This phenomenon, unfortunately, isn’t always limited to competitive gaming.  There is that occasional aggressive side to co-op, when the co-op experience turns from being a group working together to achieve a goal, to a group of individuals all attempting to achieve or prove something on their own.  It is something that I myself was guilty of not that long ago.

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