Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with classics A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with classics http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com [E3 2017] - AtGames Re-Releasing Sega Genesis Classic Gaming HardwareNick Puleo

Sega Genesis Flashback, Classic Game Console, and the Ultimate Portable Game Player. Each console and portable system includes a selection of built-in Sega Genesis games, HD support for output, and in one case - even supports classic Sega Genesis cartridges. The Sega Genesis Flashback is inspired by the original console and includes 85 ...

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Play the NES Co-Op Classics All Over AgainJason Love

There's no need to worry about trying to track down some kind of RF box adapter in order to try and get this thing to work with your modern HDTV, this NES redux comes with a built-in HDMI port and an HDMI cable. You'll also get an NES Classic Controller to use with the system so you can really relive all of that 1980s glory.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14348/play-the-nes-co-op-classics-all-over-again.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/14348/play-the-nes-co-op-classics-all-over-again.html The Holy Grail: Searching for the Oldest Co-Op ClassicMarc Allie

I have been writing for Co-Optimus for just over six years now. My personal interest in classic video games led me to work on this very column from early on in my tenure as a Co-Optimus editor. For the first couple years, there were plenty of games that I could cover that I had vivid memories of playing, such as Diablo, X-Men, and Turtles in Time. ...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1377/page/1/the-holy-grail-searching-for-the-oldest-co-op-classic.html http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1377/page/1/the-holy-grail-searching-for-the-oldest-co-op-classic.html Co-Op Classics: Battle CircuitMarc Allie

After a lengthy hiatus, it's time once again for another Co-Op Classics. In this feature, we cover the great (and often not so great) co-op games from the past, with a special emphasis on arcade games. Today, we are taking a look at an obscure game that is unique enough to get the spotlight as a Co-Op Classic: Capcom's Battle Circuit....

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1329/co-op-classics-battle-circuit.html http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1329/co-op-classics-battle-circuit.html Co-Op Classics: Space DuelMarc Allie

During the heyday of the arcade game in the early 1980s, video game companies cranked out clones of popular titles, in the hopes that lightning might strike twice. 1979's Asteroids was a smash hit, one of the greatest video games ever, and thus it spawned all manner of copycats and sequels. Space Duel may not be a sequel in name, but improves upon the hallowed Asteroids formula in unique and entertaining ways, enabling it to stand on its own as a Co-Op Classic.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1239/page/1/co-op-classics-space-duel.html http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1239/page/1/co-op-classics-space-duel.html Co-Op Classics: Alien Vs. PredatorMarc Allie

Way back in the early history of Co-Optimus, my first news article was a story on Aliens Colonial Marines. I have had today’s game in mind for a Co-Op Classic ever since the beginning, but wanted to tie it in to Colonial Marines’ release. So I waited, waited, and then waited some more. Colonial Marines has arrived, and the bad news is, it’s pretty bad. The good news is, almost five years later, I can finally talk about one of my favorite co-op games ever: Alien Vs. Predator.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1202/page/1/co-op-classics-alien-vs-predator.html http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1202/page/1/co-op-classics-alien-vs-predator.html Co-Op Classics Video Edition: Aliens and Alien Vs. PredatorMarc Allie

After a lengthy hiatus, we are back with another video edition of Co-Op Classics. I've been looking forward to featuring this pairing of games for a long time, and as the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines looms, it's finally time. Come celebrate two arcade classics from the golden age of the brawler, all featuring the famous xenomorphs of the Alien movies: Aliens and Alien vs. Predator.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1187/page/1/co-op-classics-video-edition-aliens-and-alien-vs-predator.html http://www.co-optimus.com/editorial/1187/page/1/co-op-classics-video-edition-aliens-and-alien-vs-predator.html Total Carnage's End Screen Bug Revealed 20 Years LaterNick Puleo

If you've never heard of Total Carnage, it's the sequel to the co-op arcade game Smash T.V.  It's also one of my favorite co-op games ever.  It takes the twin stick formula of Smash T.V. and adds in heavy doses of comedy and continued over the top violence.  I've logged countless hours on this game over many different versions since it was released to home consoles on the SEGA Genesis.  One thing that's always bugged me, at least I thought, was that I never received the true ending to the game.  It turns out that's the result of a bug that's been there since the game was in the arcades in the early 90s.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/9506/total-carnage-s-end-screen-bug-revealed-20-years-later.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/9506/total-carnage-s-end-screen-bug-revealed-20-years-later.html Duke Nukem 3D is Free for 48 Hours at GoGNick Puleo

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.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/9396/duke-nukem-3d-is-free-for-48-hours-at-gog.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/9396/duke-nukem-3d-is-free-for-48-hours-at-gog.html Co-Op Classics Video Edition: Xybots and XenophobeMarc Allie

Last time on Co-Op Classics, we brought you two extreme games from 1987. The first was Xybots, an unusual third person shooter taking place in a series of mazelike, isometric view levels. The second, Xenophobe, was just as unusual, with three player co-op allowing each player their own section of the screen for maximum freedom. Today, we've got gameplay videos for these... er, excellent titles.

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I'm always amazed by the sheer number of video games that are out there. This weekend, I had some friends over, and we spent some time playing games on my arcade cabinet. While scrolling through the list, one buddy was overjoyed to find Xenophobe, a game I was previously unfamiliar with. Later on, a different friend was similarly thrilled to find Xybots, one of his favorite games from many years ago. Today, we'll take a closer look at these twin X-titled classics.

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