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by Nick Puleo 17
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
Does brand loyalty even matter?

Resetting the Console Wars - Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Get a Fresh Start

The upcoming generation of consoles, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 specifically, feel a bit like an old school console war. The mud slinging, slight of hand, and jabs between Sony and Microsoft remind us of Nintendo and Sega from the Genesis and SNES era. But are fans sticking in the corner of their favorite console manufacturer?

by Nick Puleo 9
Editorial
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • playstation 4
  • xbox one
PR, Digital, Indie, Media, and the Changing Console

Generational Swap: How Sony Learned from their Mistakes and Why Microsoft Should Take Notice

We are in one of the longest "generations" of consoles to date and a lot can happen in 8 years. We've seen trends come and go, PR change, companies rise and fall. In this editorial we look at Sony and Microsoft and how they handled their consoles up until this point along with their announcements on what's next. Could one company be learning from the other?

by Nick Puleo 4
Editorial
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
And the golden Fitty goes to...

The 2012 Co-Op Game of the Year Awards

Looking back at 2012, it was a bit of a downer overall for co-op gamers. Not that we didn't have a lot of great co-op games, but it just seems that the field of truly standout games was a lot thinner than previous years. This year we're doing our awards a little different - awarding just two winners in two categories - Indie and AAA. Let's see who is up for the coveted Golden Fitty award.

by Nick Puleo 18
News
  • pc
  • online

Single-Player, Not Co-Op, "Is The Clear Choice" of Diablo 3 Players says Blizzard

It may seem odd that we're covering a story that puts co-op in a negative light, but I think that's only true at first glance.  To truly understand what's going on with Diablo 3 and just how over 10 million people are playing the game requires a look at the history of the franchise.  It's easy to have a knee jerk reaction to a quote, but sometimes it's better to sit back and examine the full picture.  First, lets start at the quote in question.

by Nick Puleo 2
Editorial
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc

The Co-Op Terminology Guide 2012 Edition

Co-Op games have come a long way since our first terminology guide. We've seen hundreds of new titles appear offering unique ways to share the gaming experience in a non-competitive way. We thought it was a good time for a refresher and a good time to tweak some of the terminology used around the site to avoid confusion. With a database of over 2000 cooperative video games, there's something for everyone.

by Nick Puleo 17
Editorial
  • xbox live arcade
  • playstation network
Developers Struggle to find the Demand that Once Was

On the Download Issue 36: The Decline of XBLA

Over the years Xbox Live Arcade has gone through an evolution. While it started as remakes, re-releases, and every so often an original title it’s now evolved into something different. It’s now a service filled with games that aren’t quite big enough for a full retail product. It it feels like XBLA has lost its identity.

by Staff 2
Editorial
  • pc
  • couch
Final Form Games Shares Their Story of How Co-Op Came to Be in Jamestown

Indie-Ana Co-Op and The Dev Stories - You're All In This Together

When the Indie-Ana Co-Op feature first began, I always intended to one day extend this space to the indie development community to share their trials and tribulations in game making. Today marks the first of what I hope to be many such pieces as Final Form Games, developers of our PC Co-Op GOTY winner Jamestown, share their story of making a four player 'shmup, and the challenges they faced along the way. This is a must read!

by Nick Puleo 7
Editorial
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online
Who deserves your gaming dollar?

Battlefield 3 vs Modern Warfare 3: The Co-Op Showdown

Before this fall started there was a battle heating up on the gaming front. It was a battle of military shooters - Modern Warfare 3 vs Battlefield 3. Activision entered the contest as the reigning champion, their franchise selling millions of copies each year across all three platforms; Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. But EA wanted to challenge the dominance with their own storied franchise with BF3. We take a look at both games and ask - "Did their co-op promises deliver?"

by Staff 20
Editorial
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
Exploring the myths, culture, benefits and downfalls of couch co-op.

Is Couch Co-Op Gaming Dying?

We've all heard it before - "Couch co-op gaming is dying." Most of us simply shake our head and nod in agreement, but perhaps it's not doing quite as bad as we previously thought. Today we bring you an editorial that focuses on the myth and explores some avenues around it. We also explore the benefits of couch and online co-op as they compare to each other.

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