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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Update #12 Brings Long Asked for Features

PayDay 2: Crimewave Edition Getting DLC, Fixes, and New Content Soon

PayDay 2 saw a release last year on consoles with an edition dubbed "Crimewave" - the game included a ton of content from the PC version all bundled up into a nice package for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 player. Consistent support for the game came in update after update, so much so, we've gone to update twelve.

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Chris Allen apologizes in letter to community

After a Year and a Half of Early Access, Epsilon is Cancelled

Serellen has had a rough go at trying to revive the CQB (Close-Quarters Combat) tactical shooter genre. After announcing, kickstarting and releasing Takedown: Red Sabre in late 2013, it was met with a lot of disappointment. Then in late 2015 the team announced a new take on the genre, a game called Epsilon that was released on Steam Early access.

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Plarium Games continues to deliver countless titles for mobile and pc gamers

Free To Play Games like Throne: Kingdom at War are Driven by Co-Op Elements

Free to play games, specifically those popular on mobile platforms, are growing and an incredible rate. The sheer size and volume of these games are not to be underestimated. The developers behind these games have grown equally as impressive in size, sometimes dwarfing those companies that put out AAA Console and PC games. One of those developers is Plarium.

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Split-screen co-op included

Red Barton And the Sky Pirates Bring Star Fox Like Action to WWI

The style of game that Nintendo's Star Fox or Sega's After Burner has all but been lost. Thankfully some indie developers have been picking up the slack where the AAA devs have left a whole. Red Barton and the Sky Pirates looks like a stylish, kid friendly flight game where you're in control of a bi-place shooting down enemies from the sky set in WWI in the realm of the aforementioned Sega and Nintendo classics.

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..or mess with your friends.

Co-Pilot Your Kids on Xbox One

The latest beta update for the Xbox One has a unique and interesting option in it for parents with younger gamers just learning the ropes of a controller. It's called Co-Pilot mode and it allows two controllers to essentially be recognized as one by the console. While not exactly co-op in the traditional sense, utilizing something like this is definitely a gateway drug into further co-op gaming.

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