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by Marc Allie 6
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Co-Op Casual Friday: Defenders of the Realm

It's time once again for more board game coverage for Co-Op Casual Friday. Today, we take a look at Defenders of the Realm, an excellent co-op game that blends concepts from Pandemic with fantasy characters who would be very much at home in any D&D campaign.

by Marc Allie 8
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  • xbox 360

Co-Op Casual Friday: A Young Man and His Halo

This week we look at the bonding of a father and his son over a series - Halo. Sure Halo might not be the most family friendly game, after all, its rated M, but Marc will make the case on how it'll promote a healthy relationship in your family - and best of all - some great co-op play.

by Marc Allie 4
Editorial

Co-Op Casual Friday: Playing Farmville... With My Mom

I was really quite shocked at the quality of FarmVille. I felt many of the same urges that kept me playing World of Warcraft and other similar games for so long. The social elements, the desire to keep up with the rest of your group, and the feeling of ownership were very powerful.

by Marc Allie 8
Editorial

Co-Op Casual Friday: Shadows Over Camelot

It's time once again for a board game edition of Co-Op Casual Friday. Today, we'll discuss one such game as we take a journey back to the time of King Arthur and Merlin; can you work together to overcome the Shadows Over Camelot?

by Marc Allie 5
Editorial

Co-Op Casual Friday: Champions Online

For Co-Op Casual Friday this week, we turn our heroic gaze to Champions Online, a super-hero MMO that recently adopted the free to play model. Read along as we detail the first adventure of our family's father-son team, which has now been officially dubbed "The Dark Duo".

by Marc Allie 13
Editorial

Co-Op Casual Friday: Forbidden Island

While the focus here at Co-Optimus has been and always will be on video games, we reserve the right to cover other cooperative gaming experiences as well. Today, we’ll take a look at Forbidden Island, a delightful co-op board game.

by Marc Allie 8
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • nintendo wii
  • couch
  • online

One LEGO To Rule Them All - Round 1

What's this?  A new LEGO video game based on the Lord of the Rings series?  Unfortunately, no; at least, not to our knowledge, though it sounds like a good idea to us.  We here at Co-Optimus have long been fans of the LEGO series, which has included co-op from the very beginning.  From Star Wars to Harry Potter, and everywhere in between, the LEGO games have provided hours of fun for gamers of all ages through the years. 

by Marc Allie 0
Editorial
  • couch
  • online

Co-Op Casual Friday: Murky Horizon

The formula for Murky Horizons is something like this: take a healthy dollop of twin stick shooter, mix thoroughly with a "build your own maze" tower defense game, and add in a hint of the "stay in the light or die" mechanic from Gears of War. It may sound like an odd conglomeration, but it works.

by Marc Allie 1
Editorial

Co-Op Casual Friday: Up

Up is one of the best games I can think of for an older gamer to play with a child; after all, it's a game about a grown up and a kid teaming up for an adventure! With a high interest subject, forgiving difficulty, and a whole heap of charm, Up is quite a lot of fun for young and old alike.

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