Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with ebook A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with ebook http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Don't Stop the Geekin'Marc Allie

Don't Stop the Geekin' is very similar in tone to my first book. It's full of stories from my childhood in the 80s, growing up in a world that was much less friendly to geeks than it is now. There are some funny moments, some cringey moments, and plenty of pop culture references that 80s kids will appreciate. Here's an excerpt that Co-Optimus fans might enjoy, from the second chapter, "The Summer of Ms. Pacman".

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I Was Geeky When Geeky Wasn't CoolMarc Allie

It's called I Was Geeky When Geeky Wasn't Cool, and it's an honest autobiographical account of what it was like to grow up as a nerd in the 1980s. Throughout the book's 30,000 words, there are things that will make you laugh, things that might make you cry, and a host of 80s pop culture references. From Star Wars and Dungeons & Dragons to Transformers and beyond, there is plenty here for nerds and geeks to like, but anyone who ever felt awkward growing up will find the book compelling.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12718/i-was-geeky-when-geeky-wasn-t-cool.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12718/i-was-geeky-when-geeky-wasn-t-cool.html Pocketwatch Games Updates Us on Monaco's XBLA ReleaseChristopher Metz

Many of us here at Co-Optimus were very excited to play Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine this past weekend, writing about our plans to begin co-op games straight away. However, we quickly discovered that Monaco’s initial release was retracted off of XBLA rather quickly by developer, Pocketwatch Games. Many gamers are eager to begin playing as well, so here’s an update on the whole situation from last week.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10096/pocketwatch-games-updates-us-on-monaco-s-xbla-release.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/10096/pocketwatch-games-updates-us-on-monaco-s-xbla-release.html New Impressions of KingsRoad, Now LaunchedNick Puleo

It was a little over a month ago I gave some impressions of KingsRoad - a free to play game from Rumble Entertainment that's playable through Facebook or Rumble's own online service. The browser based game is an action-rpg in the same vane as Diablo or Torchlight but is designed to be played in shorter sessions. Since last month, the team has added a new class, the Wizard, and made several enhancements to the game world. Today the game is available for anyone to try - though it's still technically in beta - and the team is treating it as a KingsRoad's coming out party.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/9821/new-impressions-of-kingsroad-now-launched.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/9821/new-impressions-of-kingsroad-now-launched.html Kinect Party Co-Op ReviewPaul Acevedo

Last year's Happy Action Theater wasn't exactly a traditional game, but that's one reason why it succeeded with the Kinec's non-traditional controls. Less than a year after the first installment, Double Fine returns with the more understandably titled Kinect Party. We can safely assume that just about every Kinect owner grabbed it for free oover the holidays, so the question becomes: does Kinect Party provide a better co-op experience and improve on its predecessor's handful of shortcomings?

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/review/1178/page/1/kinect-party-co-op-review.html http://www.co-optimus.com/review/1178/page/1/kinect-party-co-op-review.html Resident Evil 6 Receives a Call of Duty Elite Style, Stat Tracking WebsiteChristopher Metz

It seems as though the gaming industry is truly digging the Call of Duty Elite and Diablo 3 Character Profile style of online stat tracking features, taking notice of how the modern world is truly and frequently on the move. Following in Activision’s footsteps, Capcom has recently announced that their upcoming title, Resident Evil 6, will offer its own version of a free, online, stat-tracking service for all players.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/8767/resident-evil-6-receives-a-call-of-duty-elite-style-stat-tracking-website.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/8767/resident-evil-6-receives-a-call-of-duty-elite-style-stat-tracking-website.html Gunshine.net Out of Beta and Into our FacebooksNick Puleo

Online co-op game Gunshine.net is out of beta after months of testing from users.  The four player game ties into Facebook and offers a slick RPG/Action experience that's a bit like a modern day remake of Syndicate - no... not that Syndicate.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/7202/gunshine-net-out-of-beta-and-into-our-facebooks.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/7202/gunshine-net-out-of-beta-and-into-our-facebooks.html Civilization World Focuses on Co-Op, Civilization V Adds Hot-Seat MultiplayerNick Puleo

I fear the day Civilization World launches on Facebook.  As if the Civ games aren't already enough of a time sink, now Firaxis and Sid Meier plan to make it accessible just about anywhere and everywhere.  In an interview with CNN, "The Sid" as I like to call him, discusses the upcoming Facebook title which plans to launch this summer on the social networking service.  What's on tap for fans of the series?  How about cooperative gameplay.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/6022/civilization-world-focuses-on-co-op-civilization-v-adds-hot-seat-multiplayer.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/6022/civilization-world-focuses-on-co-op-civilization-v-adds-hot-seat-multiplayer.html PAX East 2011 Quick News BitsNick Puleo

This year's PAX East 2011 show floor was jam packed full of gamers and gaming goodness.  The show saw a record breaking 69,500 atendees - the biggest PAX convention on any coast to date.  Despite that many people the new convention center was wide open with plenty of space.  With that many people and that many things to see we don't always get a lot of in depth time with soemthing.  Still, there were plenty of things we saw that we want to share with you.  

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The Total War series has been in the business of combining turn-based strategy and real-time strategy action for over ten years. A recent addition to the series has been full campaign co-op (found in Napoleon Total War and the upcoming Shogun 2: Total War), a phrase we here at Co-optimus find truly delectable. Many of our readers, however, may be missing out on this series as it been almost entirely exclusive to the PC. For those of you who enjoy strategy games but aren't into PC gaming, hope may be on the horizon. Developer Creative Assembly says they are not opposed to the idea of bringing Total War to consoles, iPad, and/or Facebook.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/5066/total-war-series-to-be-on-consoles-ipad-and-facebook-in-the-future.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/5066/total-war-series-to-be-on-consoles-ipad-and-facebook-in-the-future.html Growing Up 8-Bit at Amazon/Barnes and NobleLoren "AgtFox" Halek

Nick (bapenguin) has been nice enough to let me promote the ebook I published close to 2 months ago called Growing Up 8-Bit.  The book is available for download from Amazon as well as Barnes and Noble for $2.99.  You do not need a Kindle or Nook to read the book, both sites have clients available for a variety of computing and mobile platforms.  There is also an 8-page PDF sample I have put online for people to look at. It contains the early pages of the book after the Table of Contents.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4758/growing-up-8-bit-at-amazon-barnes-and-noble.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4758/growing-up-8-bit-at-amazon-barnes-and-noble.html Halo Reach Meets Facebook in the New Bungie.netNick Puleo

Bungie's web prescence with their Halo titles have always been a step above the competition.  When Halo 2 launched detailed matchmaking stats and history available online within minutes of your match completion it set a new precident for console games.  Many years later Bungie is about to unleash it's 3rd major iteration of the website for Halo Reach and as usual - it's loaded with some slick new features.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4452/halo-reach-meets-facebook-in-the-new-bungie-net.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/4452/halo-reach-meets-facebook-in-the-new-bungie-net.html Co-Optimus Presents our 1000 Co-Op Games ContestNick Puleo

We're pretty proud of the face we just reached a major milestone for the website - over 1000 co-op games in our database! To celebrate we're having a monster giveaway with almost a dozen prizes including a new Xbox 360 Slim console, Copies of Crackdown 2, T-Shirts and more!

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