Mike Katsufrakis - Artist and Podcast Host

Mike's primary duties include building, maintaining and washing/waxing our lovely cast of robot characters. In the remainder of his time, he co-hosts the Co-Opticast with Nick.

A gamer since he discovered manual dexterity and the myriad uses an opposable thumb provides, Mike is a proponent of PC gaming and the proud owner of every major console and handheld release since the NES. He also won't shut up about his cats.

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Review
  • pc
  • online
A Glorious Second Chance.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Co-Op Review

Diablo 3 was a game I greatly enjoyed, but it wasn't without its flaws. The Auction House was a failed experiment, the loot system seemed tuned entirely to fuel said auctions, artificial gating of difficulty modes was an anachronistic concept, and the storyline was met with much derision. With the Reaper of Souls expansion, Blizzard has fixed m...

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Review
  • couch
Pouncing its way into your heart.

Super Mario 3D World Co-Op Review

If you told me earlier this year that in the midst of two next-gen console launching, my favorite game of the fall was going to be from Nintendo, I would have called you insane. This is the game that the WiiU should have launched with. I know, hindsight is 20/20, but Super Mario 3D World is Nintendo at the top of its game, filled with vibrant, crea...

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Editorial
  • pc
  • online
Hmm. Needs more skill trees.

Path of Exile Co-Op Impressions

As the resident Action-RPG expert around these parts, I felt it was my duty to cover Path of Exile during Free to Play Week, so here we are. Grinding Gear Games, an independent outfit from New Zealand got tired of the dearth of ARPGs being released at the time (back in 2010) and decided to put together one of their own. Of course, the moment they s...

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News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
Roll for Initiative (and phat loot)

E3 2013 - Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep Hands-On Impressions

If nothing else, the DLC for Borderlands 2 has been uneven in quality. After a strong start with Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate's Booty, the next two installments, Mr Torgue's Campaign of Carnage & Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt didn't click with us quite as much. Fortunately, after putting about a half hour into the upcoming Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, it seems like Gearbox may be delivering the best expansion to the Borderlands world yet.

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News
  • xbox 360
  • xbox one
Harmonix Gets Experimental

E3 2013 - Fantasia: Music Evolved Impressions

After my Disney Infinity preview, I was treated to an in-theater demo of Harmonix' upcoming Fantasia: Music Evolved. Now, I had heard that this was going to be a game based on the classic Fantasia films, but with the inclusion of modern music, which seemed to clash with the theme. I went in skeptical, but Harmonix decided to get experimental on me and now I'm warming up to the idea.

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