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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Ear Sex

Astro A40 TR Headset, ModKit and MixAmp Impressions

Astro Gaming has long held a a reputable place in co-op gamer's library of devices. Their headsets and mixamps make communication during gaming a breeze and the sound quality top notch. We've seen the A40's for consoles, A38s for portables, and the A50s for PC. But today we're looking at an evolution of their A40 lineup - the A40 TR which works for just about everything. An enhanced "Tournament Ready" version of their best selling headset.

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A fairly quiet month

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for January, 2016

January is typically a quiet month in the game industry following an insane couple of months leading up to the holidays, and 2016 holds true once again. We saw only a handful of co-op releases and a trickle of news of what's coming down the pipe. Here's the stories, games, and features you may have missed from Co-Optimus for January, 2016.

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Every Now and Then, We Fall Apart

Turn Around and Watch This Co-Op Trine 3 Stream of Chapter 6

There's something to be said about the physics based puzzles in Trine. When they work, and the solution is somewhat obvious, it can be satisfying. But sometimes the game's physics simply don't cooperate, or the solution to a puzzle may not be easily seen. Soon you find yourself over-thinking Newtonian equations when really all the game wants is to have you jump on a box. Sometimes your co-op partner simply wants to troll you by dropping boxes on the wrong side of a see-saw. Whatever the game tends to throw at you it's as equally entertaining as it is frustrating.

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Rats.

The Co-Op Game of the Year for 2015

Honestly, the Co-Op Game of the Year for 2015 was one that I don't think any single staff member would have picked at the beginning of the year. It simply came out of left field, snuck up on us right before the busy fall gaming season, and surprised everyone with it's fun gameplay. In a year that saw a new Halo as well as Call of Duty&...

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Continuing the legacy of beautiful games

Trine 3: Artifacts of Powers - Levels 4 and 5 Play-through Video

It was almost two years ago we did our complete play-through of Trine 2, streaming the entire game from start to finish in co-op. Last night, we started our play-through of Trine 3: Artifacts of Powers doing the same. The latest game in the series continues the legacy of extremely gorgeous art design and graphics, but changes one key component, it adds a third dimension to the game allowing the players to go back into the rich environments.

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What did the year bring?

The Review of Co-Op Videogames in 2015

 With 2015 in the books we thought we'd look back at the year and see what the most popular highlights were for our readers. Looking over the top stories it's surprising to see some things in the list, namely Rock Band 4, Warhammer: End of Times Vermintide. We all but thought that the music genre was dead but Rock Band 4 proved to us otherwise, folks still enjoy their fake plastic instruments with friends. And Warhammer: EoTV came out of nowhere to be one of the best co-op games we played this year.

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Goodbye 2015

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for December, 2015

2015 is in the books people. It was a somewhat quiet year for co-op games until the Fall season in which we saw Battlefront, Call of Duty, Halo 5, a Gears of War remake and much more. We had a ton of contests to give away stuff and played a bunch of great games.

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I'll take the space burger with a side of OH NO WE'RE GOING TO DIE

Space Food Truck Stream Recap - A Co-Op Deck Building Roguelike

For last night's co-op stream we checked out Space Food Truck, an indie game that's out on Steam right now in Early Access. The four player co-op game is a deck builder, that is, the game is played through a deck of cards that are acquired during a playthrough. With four unique characters each with their own cards, and several situations that require multiple players to solve, this is a very unique co-op experience.

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