Mike Katsufrakis - Artist and Contributor

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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Say 'Mars Aeternum' one more time. I dare you.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Co-Op Review

For the past few installments, the Call of Duty series has been flirting with near-future military technology. That's nice and all, but what I really want are some gosh darned Space Marines. Luckily, someone at Infinity Ward was listening. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare firmly plunges the series into a future where mankind has not only colonize...

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  • xbox 360
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  • couch
Exploring the limits of your creativity... and guacamole.

Skylanders Imaginators Co-Op Review

Kaos is back (again), wreaking havoc in the Skylands (again)! It's up to you and your gigantic Rubbermaid bin of figures from the last five years of Skylanders games to stop him! Oh, who am I kidding. You're going to shell out a couple hundred bucks on the new hotness that is Skylanders Imaginators. Perhaps you'll also invest in a nice ...

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Editorial
I hope you like hunting demons!

MMO Co-Opportunities Volume LXIX - WoW Legion

For this installment of MMO Co-Opportunities, I'm hijacking Tally's column to talk about World of Warcraft - Legion. Sorry about that! I haven't seriously played WoW since the Cataclysm days, though I did dip my toes into Mists of Pandaria. I also played around with the Warlords of Draenor content in the weeks leading up to Legion's launch, and a lot has changed. Considering many people who have lapsed on WoW seem to be interested in Legion, I'm going to briefly talk about some things that have changed in recent years before I get to what's completely new.

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Lounge anywhere. On air.

Sumo Air Impressions

Gather round friends, for it's time to check out another offering from the lounge scientists at Sumo. We recently received a test unit for the new Sumo Air, which is an inflatable offering, instead of their traditional beanbag lounge. As a chronically lazy person, I am always willing to flop onto something comfortable and report my findings. After using it in my living room, and at two outdoor events, I shall present my impressions.

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  • playstation 4
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Praise the Soup!

Dark Souls 3 Co-Op Review

The Souls series has had a lot of digital ink spilled over it in these parts. I was the lone fan of Demon's Souls until our good friend Andrew Gaskill came along and penned tens of thousands of words about that game and Dark Souls for us. His enthusiasm snared our editorial community, drawing in our own Locke Vincent and eventually Jason Love j...

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Video
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  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
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It's time to die....again

Dark Souls 3 Pre-Release Stream Recap

The Souls series isn't stressful enough, so we decided to stream our copy of Dark Souls 3 from moment one. With the rest of the Co-Opticrew watching, I take a bit of a tour of the introductory areas, fight a boss, and try to make heads or tails of the new mechanics. I think this is how Nick would prefer to experience the game - by watching the rest of us screw up.

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Hey! You got Mario Kart in my Skylanders!

Skylanders Superchargers Co-Op Review

Crank up your Portal of Power, kids. The loudmouth villain Kaos has managed to lock all of the Skylanders out of the Skylands, and you'll need join up with some familiar friends to find a way back to the Skylanders Academy, rescue Master Eon, and launch a counterattack against the Darkness. Oh, and you'll probably have to buy a few extra to...

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Treat yourself to comfort, fend off children and pets

Sumo Sultan Impressions

Sometimes writing about games gives you the opportunity to write about other things. We regularly receive PC and console peripherals, and we've racked up quite a few headphone reviews over the years, but furniture? That's new to me. Recently, the folks at Sumo sent Co-Optimus HQ their Sultan, a large, stylish beanbag chair meant to be the ultimate place to relax in your home while you game, watch TV, or generally be as slothful as possible. I've had it for about two weeks now, and have put it through just about all the paces.

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