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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The Winching Hour has Arrived

Co-Op Comrades: Two Player Spintires Stream

Sometimes, you come across a game you're not sure how it came to be, but you're glad it happened. In this case, a successful Kickstarter campaign gave us the gift of Spintires. Spintires is a driving game where the primary goal is to not get your vehicle stuck in the mud while trying to brave Russian wetlands and deliver logs. The terrain deformation is just about the best I've ever seen, and trust me, you're going to fall victim to the mud early and often. Luckily, you can winch your way out, or even get a "gentle" push from other players.

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What immortal hand or eye dare frame thy fearful asymmetry?

Child of Light Co-Op Review

Child of Light is the videogame embodiment of a children's book. Utilizing the Ubi Art framework that powered Rayman Origins and Rayman Legends, it is gorgeous to behold, with a whimsical fantasy art style. The dialogue in the game is presented entirely in verse, which works thematically, but it's rarely as clever as it seems to think ...

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Review
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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
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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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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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