Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for .Dawn of War 2 A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for .Dawn of War 2 http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Play Dawn of War 2, Total War: Attila and Unlock Free DLCJohn Bardinelli

Wins what? Free DLC! All you have to do is rally your fellow fans together and log tons of hours on any of the three games listed above. The game with the most hours after Feb 20 gets the freebie, plain and simple. All titles have some co-op play, but we're a touch partial to Dawn of War 2, as you can see in our Dawn of War 2 Co-Op Review.

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Pick Up the Best Warhammer 40K Games to Date on the CheapJason Love

Ok, in all fairness, the original Dawn of War was, in hindsight, a pretty average RTS game. But the sequel knocked it out of the park. The "Last Stand" mode that was introduced with the Retribution DLC is still one of the best horde modes I've played in any game across any genre. So go buy it, play it, and thank me in the comments later.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13208/pick-up-the-best-warhammer-40k-games-to-date-on-the-cheap.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13208/pick-up-the-best-warhammer-40k-games-to-date-on-the-cheap.html Warhammer 40k Titles 75% Off on Steam This WeekendAndrew Gaskill

While a proper Steam Summer Sale has yet to be announced, gamers can get their Warhammer 40k fix from the latest Steam deal. "Warhammer Weekend" features several 40k games, expansions, and DLCs for 75% off. The entire Dawn of War franchise is on sale, as well as Space Marine. If you're into giant dudes in badass armor spouting nonsensical holy rhetoric while murdering space orks, this is the series for you.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/8545/warhammer-40k-titles-75-off-on-steam-this-weekend.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/8545/warhammer-40k-titles-75-off-on-steam-this-weekend.html DoW2: Retribution's Last Stand Mode Now Purchasable for a Cool $10 Tally Callahan

Do you love survival modes in an RTS setting? Or do you really love heroes in RTS games and would rather focus on playing a hero instead of micro-managing units? Or do you love the idea of DoW2: Retribution, but gosh-darnit, you have two other people you want to play with, not just one? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, then great news! DoW2: Retribution's the Last Stand Mode, the mode that focuses exclusively on co-op, is now available as a stand-alone game for just $9.99 on Steam. This is the mode where you and two other friends try to outlast waves and waves of enemies, each of you only controlling one hero. As you progress in levels, you receive new equipment for your heroes. A recent update also added new achievements to this mode which also unlock new gear. We're big fans of the Last Stand around here, and Mike and Jason even recently did a This Week in Co-op on the DoW2: Retribution flavor of it.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/5906/dow2-retribution-s-last-stand-mode-now-purchasable-for-a-cool-10.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/5906/dow2-retribution-s-last-stand-mode-now-purchasable-for-a-cool-10.html Dawn of War 2 and Chaos Rising Expansion Pack are 50% Off This WeekendNick Puleo

Steam is having a weekend sale on Dawn of War 2 and Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising.  The two player co-op RTS from Relic was one we certainly loved and the expansion pack was equally as entertaining.  If you haven't picked up either yet - you can snag both in a Gold edition for only $20, or you can snag the expansion pack for $10.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4837/dawn-of-war-2-and-chaos-rising-expansion-pack-are-50-off-this-weekend.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4837/dawn-of-war-2-and-chaos-rising-expansion-pack-are-50-off-this-weekend.html Dawn of War II: Retribution Drops Games for Windows Live Support, Gains SteamworksKatrina Pawlowski

The latest expansion for Dawn of War 2, which will be in Beta form early next year, has officially dropped the Games for Windows Live support in favor of Steamworks. Dawn of War II: Retribution will make use of the Steamworks community features such as matchmaking, achievements, guest passes and chat capabilities.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4597/dawn-of-war-ii-retribution-drops-games-for-windows-live-support-gains-steamworks.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4597/dawn-of-war-ii-retribution-drops-games-for-windows-live-support-gains-steamworks.html This Week In Co-Op: Mike and Marc Play Dawn of War 2Marc Allie

We begin a new mini-series of articles today.  The purpose of "This Week In Co-Op" is to rant and rave a bit about what we've been playing, but, oddly, there hasn't really been much about staff team-ups.  That ends today, and for the next few weeks, you'll be finding an article written in true co-op fashion by two of our staff members.  This week, we've got Mike, artist extraordinaire, podcast host, and new daddy, and Marc, senior editor, retro gamer, and a somewhat older daddy.  So what did these two fellas get into this week?  Well, it turns out, being a daddy means it's hard to find free time to play co-op with each other.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4147/this-week-in-co-op-mike-and-marc-play-dawn-of-war-2.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4147/this-week-in-co-op-mike-and-marc-play-dawn-of-war-2.html Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising Video ReviewLocke Vincent

Tomorrow night is our Games for Windows Co-Op Night for Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising.  To get you in the mood we put together a video review of the expansion pack of the RTS game.  The review examines just what's new in the expansion, and gives you a look at the Chaos Marines in a way a video review only can.  

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/3708/dawn-of-war-2-chaos-rising-video-review.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/3708/dawn-of-war-2-chaos-rising-video-review.html Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising Co-Op NightNick Puleo

It's time for another official Games for Windows co-op night, the first we've had in sometime. We'll be playing Dawn of War 2's expansion pack, Chaos Rising. Read on to find out how you can earn yourself exclusive war gear, only available in the game's co-op mode.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/event/439/dawn-of-war-2-chaos-rising-co-op-night.html http://www.co-optimus.com/event/439/dawn-of-war-2-chaos-rising-co-op-night.html Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising ImpressionsJason Love

While there are certainly enough new releases these days, of both the co-op and non-co-op variety, to keep a gamer busy for awhile, some of last year’s best co-op titles are seeing new life these days with expansions.  Chaos Rising, the first major expansion to last year’s excellent co-op RTS title Dawn of War 2, arrived last Thursday and we could hardly wait to check out all of the new features it added.  Those looking for a great add-on piece to an excellent co-op game won't be disappointed by this expansion, but players who are seeking a bit more than a fun diversion may want to think about holding off until the price drops a little.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/3604/dawn-of-war-2-chaos-rising-impressions.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/3604/dawn-of-war-2-chaos-rising-impressions.html This Week in Co-Op: You Don't Have to Run Faster Than the CarnifexJason Love

The first major expansion to Dawn of War 2, Chaos Rising, is just around the corner so now seemed like a good time to hop back into the original as a bit of a refresher and to spend some more quality time with a game that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.  I saw that Jackel was looking for someone to co-op with and thought, “Perfect! What better way to hop back in than through co-op?”  It certainly turned out to be an interesting trip back to Calderis, Typhon, and the Angel Forge.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/3576/this-week-in-co-op-you-don-t-have-to-run-faster-than-the-carnifex.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/3576/this-week-in-co-op-you-don-t-have-to-run-faster-than-the-carnifex.html Co-Op Release Alert: Dawn of War II: Chaos RisingJason Love

You've saved the planets of sub-sector Aurelia from the Ork Hordes and Tyranid Swarms, but are you now prepared to battle with the terrifying forces of Chaos?  You better be.  Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising, the first major expansion to the title that was the runner-up for our 2009 Co-Op GOTY award, arrives tomorrow, and it brings with it a raised level cap, new missions, new weapons and armor, a new corruption mechanic, and new characters for the Last Stand mode.  Steam is still running their pre-order special where you can get the expansion and a free copy of Saint's Row 2 for just $29.99, or you can pick up the expansion for just $2 less (and help support your favorite co-op gaming website) at Amazon.  Rejoice, co-op gamers!  Your journey towards absolution or damnation begins tomorrow!

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