Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for .DOOM A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for .DOOM http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Watch us Play this Brutal Version of DOOM in Co-OpNick Puleo

Last night utilizing a new custom engine, we played through the classic game's first episode. Supporting full 1080p, new weapons, animations, and plenty of gore - our co-op escapade was fast, efficient and of course...brutal.

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John Romero Releases New DOOM MapJohn Bardinelli

E1M8 is technically a remake of the old map, but it's backed by two decades of game design experience, so the changes are anything but subtle. The level is long and brutally difficult, with paths that loop back on themselves and force you to make smart item pick-ups so you aren't left hanging later on. Enemies are suitably placed to keep you pulling the trigger, and there are a few surprises to stumble across, as well. Feels just like the old days.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13821/john-romero-releases-new-doom-map.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13821/john-romero-releases-new-doom-map.html Grab a Mop, We're Looking at Brutal DOOM v20Nick Puleo

One of the things we saw in the videos were finish moves, almost fatality like combat in first person - likely a gameplay mechanic to conserve ammo. If you've followed the development of a mod for DOOM called Brutal DOOM, you know this has existed for some time. So I did what any good gamer would do, I installed Brutal DOOM and checked it out...for science!

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13277/grab-a-mop-we-re-looking-at-brutal-doom-v20.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13277/grab-a-mop-we-re-looking-at-brutal-doom-v20.html DOOM Celebrates 20 Years of GamingNick Puleo

I still remember when my father brought home the shareware copy of DOOM from his office. Someone had made a copy of the floppy disk and passed it around to friends. Installing it on my old 386 and seeing the dimly lit world of the game for the first time, that opening guitar riff, and the gentle head bob has you ran - it was magical. Things got even better the day I bought a 14.4 BAUD modem and was able to play cross town multiplayer and co-op with my friend a few streets over. DOOM set the bar for gaming for a lot of people during my generation and it's influence is still felt today.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11204/doom-celebrates-20-years-of-gaming.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11204/doom-celebrates-20-years-of-gaming.html Bethesda Releases Doom Classic Complete Bundle on PlayStation NetworkChristopher Metz

Are you a huge fan of Bethesda? Then this bit of news will make you happy. You can now download and play all three of the classic Doom games on your PlayStation 3’s through the Doom Classic Complete bundle!

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/9327/bethesda-releases-doom-classic-complete-bundle-on-playstation-network.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/9327/bethesda-releases-doom-classic-complete-bundle-on-playstation-network.html Doom Returns to the Xbox Live ArcadeAndrew Gaskill

Back in October of 2010, Doom was pulled from the XBLA due to licensing issues.  The title is a grandfather of the modern first person shooter, and it should be experienced by, well, everyone.  It's been over a year since the game was pulled from the Arcade library, but today marks its triumphant return.

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One thing that's become increasingly apparent in today's age of digital downloads - they can disappear at anytime.  Most times this happens because of expiring contracts between content providers.  Such is the case with DOOM on Xbox Live Arcade.  The game was originally released before Zenimax Media actually owned id Software.Once that contract expired there was no place for your money to go when purchased, so the game has been pulled.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4812/doom-pulled-from-xbla-will-be-back-soon.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4812/doom-pulled-from-xbla-will-be-back-soon.html Doom Classic Now Available for iPhone. Has 4 Player Co-Op!Nick Puleo

id's timeless classic DOOM game has found it's way onto another platform, the iPhone/iPod Touch.  I believe this makes it the game's 4,371st different platform - including the calculator, handheld, console, downloadable, web, java, and toaster based versions.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/2896/doom-classic-now-available-for-iphone-has-4-player-co-op.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/2896/doom-classic-now-available-for-iphone-has-4-player-co-op.html Co-Op Classics: DOOMMarc Allie

For the past few Co-Op Classics columns, I've been trying to hit some of the key co-op games of the past.  Double Dragon and the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game are on most people's list of classics.  Today, we move on to what many consider to be the most influential game ever.  This game spawned hundreds of clones, and almost singlehandedly birthed an entire game genre, the first person shooter.  A technical marvel, a violent, intense atmosphere, awesome level design and downright scary foes, all wrapped up in a co-op package, make DOOM one of the greatest co-op games of all time.  

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/2291/co-op-classics-doom.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/2291/co-op-classics-doom.html Doom Coming to iPhone Next Week, Lacks Co-OpNick Puleo

Classic co-op game Doom is coming to the iPhone next week, though the version is actually based on the Doom III game.  Titled Doom: Resurrection, the game is rebuilt from Doom III assets and code - no small feat.  

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It looks like I spoke too soon, another great co-op title just popped up on Amazon.com for a discounted price.  Doom, sporting four player split screen and online co-op, is available for less than $3 on Amazon's website.  

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Fifteen years ago a legend was released upon PCs.  I still remember the day my father brought home the shareware disks from a guy at work.  DOOM.  It was gory, it was dark, it was intense and it was 3d!  It was my excuse to buy a 14.4 modem.  Why?  It had co-op. 

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