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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Win a copy of Destiny, and watch some of the game too.

Destiny PS4 Giveaway, Winter's Run Co-Op Stream Recap

Last night we took a run at one of the three player co-op strike missions on Venus in Bungie's Destiny. And of course, since this is 2014, we decided to stream it to the internet for all to see. After showcasing each classes skills and taking down the evil Archon Priest, we decided to head back to the tower for a community Q&A session.

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Vault of Glass

Bungie Reveals September's Content for Destiny

Destiny is finally here and the opinions on whether or not it delivered on what it promised are mixed. The good news is, Bungie is committed to weekly free content updates for players while they wait for the larger premium DLC packs. The first of those content updates have already hit this past weekend, with a new PvP game mode. But what about story and co-op content? That hits today with the game's first raid.

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Still want to hold off on this one.

Dead Rising 3 Receives Patch on PC, Crashing Issues Persist

Dead Rising 3 on PC has the potential to be a really great version of the game. Unfortunately it's been marred with numerous issues since the game launched a little over a week ago. I myself have been unable to play for more than 15 to 20 minutes at a time before the game crashes to the desktop. Capcom assures us a fix will be coming ASAP, but it looks like we're still going to have to wait a bit longer.

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Barely co-op...still fun.

Some Clarification on The Crew's Co-Op Gameplay

A few weeks ago we checked out the closed beta for Ubisoft's, The Crew. While we found the game to be gorgeous and a ton of fun, we pondered exactly how the co-op works within it. Sure we could race together (and against each other) - but none of the objectives themselves required input from both players. We reached out to Ubisoft for clarification and we've finally got it.

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Check out last night's launch day stream

Destiny Sells $500 Million in One Day, We Travel to the Moon

Activision likes to throw big numbers around when its franchises do well, see Call of Duty for reference. One day after their 10 year investment launched, we've found out some preliminary sales numbers. According to Activision, Destiny has sold over $500 million dollars worth of "Destiny" on launch day, "making the game the biggest new video game franchise launch in history. "

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Co-Opticast Episode 130: Our Destiny Episode

It's time to talk about Destiny. The game we've been waiting for, for years, is finally here. On top of that we talk about the Lord of the Rings Card game, Madden 15, and the console version of Diablo 3. Finally we chat about cloud computing and whether or not it'll make a difference for consoles.

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Any game under $60 is yours free.

Buy An Xbox One and Get a Free Game - Including Destiny

Microsoft is really pushing for new buyers this week, especially with Destiny releasing multiplatform. It wants those customers who are considering picking it up on Sony's platform. Right now at participating retailers in North America you can pick up an Xbox One, including the bundles like Madden or the Kinect-less One and you'll get a free game - ANY game.

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