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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Ultimate fun.

Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition Impressions and Video

Diablo 3 has hit next generation consoles, and if you've been watching our Twitch.tv channel where we've been streaming in since Friday, you've seen the improvements in action already. What may be surprising for those of us who have played the PC or previous console versions are just how many small changes Blizzard have made to the game to really "tighten up the graphics on Level 3". Seriously though, there's a lot of positive changes in Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition.

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Co-Opticast Episode 129: The Dark Fantasy (Game) Episode

There's a solid group of fantasy games out, and Mike is playing everyone of them. Dark Souls 2 once again is talked about, including the expansion and we dive into a few early access and beta games like Warmachine Tactics and Shadowrun Online. After that it's onto the news and chatting about Free to Play games. Finally it all wraps up with a greater listener voicemail.

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Or beach. Or camping. Or lovin.

Sumo Omni Reloaded is your Flexible Gaming Chair

Sumo is a brand of furniture that's been around now for almost ten years. They are famous for their line of giant bean bag chairs. We've looked at both their Couple and Emperor lineup, and it's easy to see how a giant overstuffed "bean bag" chair could make a nice addition to your gaming room. These aren't the kind of bean bag chairs you'd find in Wal-Mart, they are quality pieces of furniture made with furniture grade stuffing. Today we're looking at their latest product, one of the few that isn't a bag style chair. It's called the Sumo Omni Reloaded and the idea behind it is versatility.

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1080p 60FPS

Elgato Game Capture HD60 Impressions

A few years ago Elgato released a device called the Game Capture HD. The small device allowed gamers to capture video from their Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or other HDMI device right into their PC. Today the company have released a new version of it, the Elgato Game Capture HD60. It's a minor update to an already great product with the biggest improvement being the ability to capture 1080p 60fps video.

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Co-Optimus Launches New T-Shirt Store with TeePublic

We've had a handful of t-shirts over the years, but today we're launching something a bit different. In a partnership with TeePublic we're launching a T-Shirt store with carefully curated designs that promote cooperative gaming. Whether the theme is Borderlands 2, Dark Souls or Ninja Turtles, if we think a t-shirt exudes the idea of "playing together" we'll feature it in our TeePublic Store.

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Coming from New Label Sierra, Old Bizarre Creations Devs

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Brings Back the Classic Gameplay

Activision has rebirthed the Sierra brand, a classic PC publisher name from the 1990 to 2000s. The goal is to push unique and smaller titles to the masses. The first game that will be published under that label is Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions, a sequel to the popular franchise that was birthed inside a racing game on the original Xbox. 

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Gorgeous.

Gather Together Around These new Assassin's Creed Unity Screens and Videos

Straight out of Gamescom 2014, Ubisoft has released a fresh new trailer for Assassin's Creed Unity and a handful of screenshots. The assets certainly showcase a beautiful game, with 19th century Paris recreated in stunning detail. While the screenshots certainly look pretty enough, it's when you see the game in motion that you truly appreciate everything that's happening in the brand new game engine.

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