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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Horrors and Tea

Monsters and Monocles Hits Early Access Today, View our Stream Recap

I must admit, I'm sort of surprised to see so many co-op twin-stick shooters lately. It's a good thing, don't get me wrong, it's one of my favorite genres of games - after all I created one myself. It's just surprising because they always seemed sort of niche. Perhaps Monsters and Monocles, launching today on Steam Early Access, is the very embodiment of that. Combining steampunk, horror, and retro goodness into a four player twin-stick game.

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well, watch the recap

Watch us Live Stream Livelock...

Sorry, you actually missed the live stream of Livelock (it was last night on Twitch), the upcoming twin-stick shooter from developer Tuque games . Not to be confused with 2K Games, publishers of Battleborn. Livelock was actually supposed to be released today on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 but it's been delayed for an undetermined amount of time as the team polished off a few minor things.

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Calm before the storm?

Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for July, 2016

Hard to believe that July has come and gone. Traditionally the quietest month of the year for gaming, July 2016 pretty much followed suit. A handful of releases, mostly re-releases and indie; and teases of what's to come this fall. August should heat up a bit more before we get into our proper gaming explosion this fall. 

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Chaotic Fun

Halo 5's Warzone Firefight Co-Op Mode Impressions

Halo 5: Guardians launched as what was arguably the weakest co-op experience for the series. Despite supporting four player co-op in the campaign, the game lacked local couch co-op for the very first time in any Halo game on Microsoft's console. Combined with the missing Firefight or Spartan Ops co-op mode, players were very limited in the time they could spend with their friends in a non-competitive setting.

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Game out in Alpha, Early Access Soon

Gunnihilation Is Part Contra, Part Broforce - All Bullet Hell.

If you're looking to get a classic gaming fix on, but with a modern day edge, the upcoming game Gunnihilation by Robopixel Games should fill the void. Heavily inspired by classic arcade games like Contra and Smash T.V., you're dropped into a 16-bit world filled with enemy soldiers, mechs, and other baddies as you jump, shoot, and dodge your way through the gunfire. 

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No time for eggs.

Our Breakfast Buffet includes Blood and Bacon

Sometimes you have to dig deep...very deep into the Steam sales to find a gem. Sure it's easy to recognize the AAA titles and their 30% off values, but finding something that provides a real bang for your buck type scenario can be challenging amongst the thousands of titles. We did the work for you and found your next co-op game.

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