Nick Puleo - Owner and Managing Editor

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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Howdy flower.

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare Heads West

Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare has done well for itself since it launched on Xbox One back in February. An Xbox 360 version launched shortly afterwards and for the most part, both version seem to have a solid following. The multiplayer game focuses on co-op and versus play set in the Plants vs Zombies universe making it a family friendly "shooter" on both platforms available for under $30.

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PAX East Edition

Beyond Co-Op - April 6th through April 13th, 2014

Welcome to another edition of Beyond Co-Op, the weekly news pieces that takes a look at interesting happenings around the video game industry that may or may not pertain to cooperative gaming. It was a surprisingly quiet week, most likely due to PAX East happening right now in Boston. While a few announcements have come out of the show, Borderlands being the biggest, there are some others that flew under the radar for us.

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Can video games prepare you for a "real life" adventure?

A Novel Concept - Double Jump

If you are in North America, you may notice that we are running a few ads right now for something called Double Jump. Double Jump is a novel by author Jason Glaser who has writing credits of several dozen books including many kids books. He's also a fan of Co-Optimus, so that of course earns him several bonus points. Double Jump is a novel about Jeremy who suddenly finds himself in a situation that seems all to familiar, one that reminds him of the video games he loves to play.

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Consoles are Dead. Long live the game.

The (De)Evolution of Video Games

It all started with an article from TechCrunch called “The Console Market is in Crisis.” The quick of it is this - comparing this generation of consoles to last in terms of raw sales numbers shows a steep decline in total sales when looking at the North American market. All console sales combined were down almost 60% with the market shr...

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Beta Test My Beats

Astro A38 Beta Headphones Are a New Approach to a Crowded Market

Let's face it, if you're in the market for a gaming headset there are literally hundreds of choices. And in my personal opinion, there are very few "wrong" choices to make if you are willing to invest in a pair. Some folks will balk at $100 or $200 pair of headsets, but if you use them daily they are well worth the price you pay. We've been a longtime fan of Astro's headsets on this site, reviewing numerous pairs over the years. But their latest endeavor is a bit different than their last, and it might be an industry first.

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