Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for .Mercenaries 2: World In Flames A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for .Mercenaries 2: World In Flames http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Pandemic Studios Closed, IP Remains IntactNick Puleo

Electronic Arts announced today that it is closing Pandemic Studios, developers of such co-op titles like Mercenaries 2 and Lord of the Rings: Conquest.  With the closure comes around 200 layoffs as well as Pandemic founders Josh Resnick, Andrew Goldman, and Greg Borrud leaving the company.  The studio's last game will be The Saboteur, releasing in December.

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This Week In Co-op: Mercenaries 2Katrina Pawlowski

Some games just seem to be made for messing around. Storyline and missions will be cast aside from time to time, since everyone wants to throw a truck at someone some days. Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is a game perfect for such a day. Sure, the story is plenty amusing. After all, you'll be shot in the gluteus maximus before long. It's just nice to cast all those "mission" responsibilities aside now and then. Especially when some silly person hands you a rocket launcher without the "play nice" disclaimer.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/2154/this-week-in-co-op-mercenaries-2.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/2154/this-week-in-co-op-mercenaries-2.html Mercenaries 2 "Blow it Up Again" DLC is FREE, Out for PS3 now, 360 on 12/16Nick Puleo

Pandemic has announced a brand new content pack for Mercenaries 2: World in Flames called the "Blow it up Again" pack.  The new pack is FREE and is now available on the PlayStation Network for download, with the Xbox 360 version coming out Tuesday, December 16th.  But it will only be free until the end of the year, so make sure you snag it ASAP!

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An impossible duo are going to save the world in Mercenaries 2: World in Flames.  Presidential hopeful Barack Obama is going to be featured as downloadable content.  But what about running mate Joe Biden?  No dice.  What about his opponent John McCain?  Too old.  But McCain's milftastic potential VP, Sarah Palin, well she'll fit into the war torn world of Venezuela just fine.  

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/772/obama-and-palin-coming-to-mercs-2-mercs-sequels-in-the-works.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/772/obama-and-palin-coming-to-mercs-2-mercs-sequels-in-the-works.html Mercenaries 2 Gets Trophy Support in Latest PatchNick Puleo

Good news Trophy whores!  And I mean that in the nicest possible sense.  Pandemic Studios has released a patch for the PlayStation 3 version of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames adding full trophy support!

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/734/mercenaries-2-gets-trophy-support-in-latest-patch.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/734/mercenaries-2-gets-trophy-support-in-latest-patch.html Mercenaries 2 Update ComingBlake "V Kulla" Corner

Mercenaries 2 has been covered many here at Co-Optimus. Having played a bit of the game, it seems like a decent mercenary simulator. Well, for those of you clamoring for an update for Mercs 2, your prayers are being answered. According to Shacknews, an update for the game will be coming out on October 13th for the 360 and PS3 versions of the game. The update will add cheat codes to the game (essential for a game like Mercenaries 2) and several new playable characters.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/598/mercenaries-2-update-coming.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/598/mercenaries-2-update-coming.html Mercs 2 Stunts Video Puts Evil Knievel to ShameNick Puleo

It's no secret that we really like Mercenaries 2: World in Flames.  We've been playing the co-op mode, enjoying blowing things up like it's going out of style.  Dropping a bunker buster on a building (or a teammate) never gets old.  And despite the fact that there's still tons of game to play, the folks at Pandemic have put together a "stunts" video that shows off some other things you can attempt in the game.  A lot of the really cool stunts they show off require co-op play to complete (like above) - and I gotta say, I'm pretty pumped now after watching the video.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/522/mercs-2-stunts-video-puts-evil-knievel-to-shame.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/522/mercs-2-stunts-video-puts-evil-knievel-to-shame.html Mercenaries 2 Co-Op ReviewLoren "AgtFox" Halek

  The folks at Pandemic Studios are back with their sequel to the hit PS2 and Xbox game Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction.  We take a look at the new title on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and give you the goods on the aftermath.  Are you ready to blow stuff up with your friends?  We think this game might be for you. ...

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Pandemic Studios has announced that from September 5th to September 12th you will be able to collect on the 50 point "Everybody Wants Some" achievement by playing with a Pandemic developer.  Here is some of the info below with more after the break:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/460/play-with-the-mercenaries-2-developers-on-xbox-live.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/460/play-with-the-mercenaries-2-developers-on-xbox-live.html Co-Op Release Alert: Viva Pinata and Mercenaries 2 World in FlamesNick Puleo

We've got a double co-op feature this week.  First up is Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise for the Xbox 360.  The title features a recently announced 4 player co-op mode for both online and offline play.  The game is similar to the Animal Crossing series from Nintendo, but has some zany humor and plenty of gardening goodness with pinatas to pop and populate.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/454/co-op-release-alert-viva-pinata-and-mercenaries-2-world-in-flames.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/454/co-op-release-alert-viva-pinata-and-mercenaries-2-world-in-flames.html Mercenaries Pump Gas (For Free!) in Los AngelesMarc Allie

We've been covering Mercenaries 2: World in Flames for some time now, and the wait is almost over.  To celebrate the launch of the game, EA is running a unique and quite memorable promotion.  They have taken over an entire gas station in Los Angeles, and are giving away free fuel to promote Mercs 2's release!  You can even get a mercenary to pump your gas for you, though given the games subtitle, and the above screenshot, you might be risking turning your car into a giant fireball by doing so.  (No real mercenaries will be featured, just actors, but still, it's cool.)  You have to admire the marketing folks who came up with this one.  If you live in LA, hop on over and check it out before they run the pumps dry!  The live feed for the promotion is featured here, and the full press release is available after the break.  

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/446/mercenaries-pump-gas-for-free-in-los-angeles.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/446/mercenaries-pump-gas-for-free-in-los-angeles.html Mercenaries 2 Co-Op Trailer is Explosively AwesomeNick Puleo

The folks at EA have just released a brand new Co-Op Trailer for the upcoming Mercenaries 2 game on the Xbox 360, Windows and PlayStation 3.  The trailer really focuses on all the aspects of co-op play and how there's seemlessly endless possibilities.  The entire single player campaign can be played co-op and it's true drop-in/drop-out support.  At any time you can simply invite a buddy in and away you go off to destruction.

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