Nick Puleo - Owner

Owner, creator, and mad scientist of Co-Optimus, Nick spends every spare minute devoted to gaming.

Co-Op gaming has been in his blood since the days of Sega Genesis playing Streets of Rage and Golden Axe. Of course the fond memories of the boardwalk arcade and Raiden II, Aliens vs. Predator, and Ninja Turtles didn't hurt either.

Nick's resume includes over 6 years of gaming coverage experience, including leadership roles at many prominent gaming outlets. He has created numerous websites to feed his insatiable appetite for world domination, of which, is coming along nicely.

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Wiggle it, just a little bit.

Classic SHMUP XIIZEAL Hits Steam

If you're looking to take a history lesson in SHMUPs, you probably won't want to pass on XIIZEAL, a recent re-release from developer Triangle Service on PC. The Steam version of the game is from the same studio founded by Toshiaki Fujino, a programmer from Konami and the now defunct Oriental Soft Japan Studio. The hook here is the arcade style gameplay with the ability to build combos by deflecting bullets and chaining kills.

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E3 EXPLOSION

[E3 2015] - Witness 25 New Halo 5: Guardians Screens Plus Two New Gameplay Videos

We recently were detailed Halo 5: Guardian's four player co-op mode,  sadly as we learned it's the first Halo shooter that won't have couch co-op game play. Instead the game is going back to a split perspective campaign approach similar to Halo 2. Players will drop into the shoes of two main characters - Master Chief and John Locke, who by each of their sides have three Spartans or soldiers. Now straight out of E3 we have a ton of new content to see what that looks like.

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No need to steal this game.

PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition - PlayStation 4 Giveaway

Not to be lost in the E3 2015 shuffle, PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition is out now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The new version of the game comes absolutely loaded to the brim with almost two years worth of DLC and lots of tweaks and balances to the co-op shooter. Plus you get that next-gen goodness with all of the "P's" included.

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Full "Campaign" Info too.

[E3 2015] We Finally Have some Co-Op News for Rainbow Six: Siege

After some speculation earlier today, Ubisoft delivered on their promise and unveiled one of the co-op modes for Rainbow Six: Siege. The infinitely replayable terrorist hunt mode is back with five player co-op through randomly generated missions. The Operator mechanic which was showcased in the game's PvP mode is also in play for co-op, with players taking on special roles in missions.

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Far Cry meets Ghost Recon

[E3 2015] Ubisoft Reveals Ghost Recon: Wildlands for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

Ubisoft's E3 2015 press conference just wrapped up and there was a few surprise reveals. The biggest one for co-op fans is a return of the Ghost Recon franchise, this time to next-gen platforms. Revealed was Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, a four player co-op tactical shooter that looks equal parts Ghost Recon as it does Far Cry. 

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Possible campaign details coming at Ubi Press conference today

[E3 2015] - Division Beta Inbound, Rainbow Six Siege includes Vegas 1 and 2 on Xbox One

During Microsoft's E3 2015 Press conference today, Ubisoft took the stage to announce some exclusive details for Xbox One owners. While we've seen The Division delayed until 2016, Xbox One owners will be able to get their hands on the co-op shooter this winter in an open beta test. 

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It's not quite what you think.

The Steam Summer Sale is Here, And it Features the Biggest Co-Op Game Ever

At this point the Steam Sale has gotten so large, it's almost impossible for us to wrangle our heads around the daily deals on cooperative games. There are literally hundreds of games on sale everyday and your best bet is to simply add what you're looking for to your wish list and check that everyday at 1PM Eastern when the new daily sales trigger.

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Uh oh Couch Co-Op Fans...

Halo 5: Guardians Co-Op Details Revealed

Game Informer has the exclusive reveal on Microsoft's upcoming Halo sequel. From the preview it sounds like Halo 5: Guardians will combine many of the best aspects of the series' previous games. Borrowing some non-linear gameplay from Halo 3: ODST, the four unique spartans of Halo: Reach, and going back switched perspective gameplay of Halo 2 as you control the Master Chief and John Locke; Guardians sounds incredibly ambitious and risky.

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