We love getting user submissions for Co-Op Couples. There are all sorts of pairs of people out there, with a wide variety of gaming experience (and inexperience). This month, Co-Optimus forum legend "justabaldguy", AKA James, shares a few observations about gaming with his wife.
As I walked to the living room, and called for my faithful ten-year old sidekick to fire up the 360, it occurred to me that a friend had left his copy of Gears of War 3 at our house. I walked back to the kitchen, where super-Mom was dutifully preparing dinner. Grabbing her hand, I put a controller in it, and invited her to join us in some Horde mode. She protested a bit, but I insisted.
At the start of any dating relationship, there are always a lot of firsts. First date; first kiss; first time introducing one another as boyfriend/girlfriend. For a gamer, perhaps one of the more important firsts, though, is first game played together. The question is: which one?
We've got another guest submission from Peter and Ruth for Co-Op Couples this month. There are plenty of great co-op games out there, but sometimes, the well goes dry, and you run out of money for all the latest, shiniest titles. What's a co-op loving couple to do? Get creative and share the experience any way they can, of course!
There are two types of co-op campaigns in this world: one that allows a single player to continue, and one that exacts the same fates to both. Which one is best suited for couples, and why?
Peter and Ruth have been waiting patiently to share their co-op experiences as our run of guest submissions continues! The co-op couple talks a bit about the game's they've been playing lately and why each one is great for a co-op couple.
You've decided to splurge on a second system for that one game you and your spouse just HAVE to play together. You got it. You beat it. Now what are you going to do?
Nancy returns with another World of Warcraft themed tale rife with the charming banter of two gamers each in their own crises - one prepping for a raid...and one prepping for a social evening.
Another guest writer weighs in on his kinship with the Co-Op Couples of the world, and explains why cooperative games benefit two parents who see more than enough adversity in this thing we call...real life .
Ah, marriage. The union that brings two people together...in order to forsake everyone else. Well...maybe that's not the literal truth. But Ian and Angela have certainly put the "cherish" into "kill everything". Wait, what?
Our request for guest entries did not go unheeded! First up is the energetic account of a marriage dragged through three MMOs and still kicking.
Do you enjoy gaming, writing, and spending time with your significant other? If so, Co-Optimus calling on you for help. It seems our usual Co-Op Couples author has nearly exhausted the Co-Op-A Sutra manual, and some fresh insight is needed.
The truly fantastic enabling game Deadspace Extraction is now available on the Playstation network or as an extra in Deadspace Two Special Editions, and is the best reason to own a Move, says our guest writer. Find out how he conjured a basic human instinct and crated a hardcore gamer from scratch.
Someone's gotta do the dirty work. On Tuesday it's taking out the garbage. On Wednesday it's picking up the kids. On Thursday it's playing that backlogged single-player campaign. Where does that leave your partner? Hopefully on the couch next to you with a glass of iced tea.
The most lethal wetwork operators in the world have egos. Spouses who work all day and unwind at night with simulated violence have egos. Even co-op gamers - with no inkling to compete with other gamers - have egos.
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