PC classic game Duke Nukem 3D is free for 48 hours over at GoG.com as part of their Winter promotion. The game was released in 1997 for DOS and became an instant hit for PC gamers. Duke Nukem 3D supports four player co-op via LAN or Internet through the entire campaign. We've seen a recent release on Xbox Live Arcade which bumped the co-op count from 4 to 8, as well. The version on GoG is the Atomic Edition.
Attention Sega Genesis fans! I know you're out there. There's a new collection of Sega classics available on Steam right now, and the price is hard to beat. You can pick up some good ol' co-op titles like Golden Axe 3 or Streets of Rage 3. If you're in the mood for some old school single player RPGing, Phantasy Star II, III, and IV are available, as well.
The causes of the great video game crash of 1983 were complex, but over-saturation of the market and poor quality game releases were major factors in the outcome. In the past two years, the once thriving music game industry went through a similar downturn. At one point, the genre seemed invincible, and yet it still crashed, hard. The similarities between the great video game crash of 1983 and the demise of the music genre are impossible to ignore.
Is there anything better than a nice evening spent with a friend, revisiting a classic co-op game from days of yore? Well, how about doing that for free? Playstation Plus members will be able to do just that starting next month. To celebrate the Sega Genesis Collection's arrival in the Playstation Store, Plus members will get exclusive early access to titles like Golden Axe, Altered Beast, and Streets of Rage 2. Also, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which just barely has co-op, but hey, it's Sonic, right?
With a new Neverwinter game on the way, you'll probably want to replay some of the classic title. Sure they may not share a lot in common, but we've already seen that the classic Neverwinter Nights is a great co-op experience.
It's round 3 on Sega's release of their classic titles to the PC, including some great co-op titles that we've revered throughout the years. Sega has spent a bit of time compiling their classic titles for release in one place, on the PC, hopefully to be kept, cherished, and relived by many - as well as shared with new generations to come.
This past June, we ran our first Choose Your Own Co-Op Classic event. Co-Optimus readers were presented with three classic co-op games to choose from, and the game with the most votes was featured in Co-Op Classics that week. The previous contenders were Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Contra, and Bubble Bobble. It came as no surprise that the NES masterpiece, Contra, won the contest and got it's very own Co-Op Classics feature. T2: Judgment Day followed, though quite a bit later. Bubble Bobble hasn't been featured (yet) at all. This week, three new classics enter the fray, and we'll do it all again!
Anyone who grew up in the 80s will remember the Choose Your Own Adventure series of books. The books were wildly popular, though frowned on by my school librarian. The hook was that you took the role of the main character, and made choices which affected the outcome of the story. Of course, you could read it again, and make different choices to get a better ending. This week, prepare to relive this experience, a bit, and get ready to...
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