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A few titles you may have glossed over, but that deserve your attention

Top 5 Underrated Co-Op Games of Last Gen

With every new generation of hardware that launches there is always a lull in content to enjoy. Many times we get prettier versions of games we’ve already played, and most launch titles aren’t what they’re cracked up to be. You’ve probably played the “best co-op games of last gen”, so instead of telling you ...

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Dead Rising and Lost Planet Almost Never Came to Be

In a recent lecture at a Kyoto University, former Capcom studio head and game design legend Keiji Inafune revealed just how close we came to missing out on the Dead Rising and Lost Planet franchises.  Apparently, Capcom's sequel-itis wasn't due to a lack of creativity, it had to do with banking on a sure thing.  Everyone knows we are actually on the 14th or 15th installment of Street Fighter.  Resident Evil has been around forever, and no mortal knows how many Mega Man's exist.  Dead Rising and Lost Planet were rejected outright in the prototype stage.  One would assume that if Inafune would have titled the games "Dead Rising X4" or "Lost Planet Alpha 3: The New Challengers" they would have been green-lit for a dozen games each.

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Steal Lost Planet 2 for $10

Capcom's flop of a third person shooter, Lost Planet 2, is for sale for only $9.99 at Amazon.com.  Why should you care?  Because the game is awesome, especially in co-op.  LP2 got some low review scores when it came out in May of this year, mainly because of the difficulty level and the necessity of relying on poor AI if you were playing single player.  We gave it a co-op score of 4 out of 5 in our review,  because we know better than those other guys.  Capcom even patched some of the difficulty problems, and you don't need to worry about bad AI if you have some co-op buddies.  You can use this link for the Xbox 360 version, or this link for the PlayStation 3 copy, and help support Co-Optimus.

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Lost Planet 2 Coming to PCs on October 15th with 3D Support

Capcom have announced a PC version of Lost Planet 2 is on the way and will be out this Fall on October 15th.   The port of the popular four player co-op console game will be getting a few new bells and whistles - namely upgraded graphics and 3D support.  In fact, Capcom has partnered with NVidia to create a Lost Planet 2 benchmark utilizing new assets from the game to measure your graphics card performance - it's out now and you can download it here.

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Boss Survival Mode Invading Lost Planet 2

Ever wanted to play as a Lost Planet 2 data post? Yes, you in the back - today is your lucky day! Capcom is slating a new data post character outfit for the "end of July", tentatively. Joining the downloadable "Post Modern" outfit  is a new cooperative mode called Rush Arena, which pits up to four players against every boss in the game in succession.

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Lost Planet 2 Patch Addresses Player Concerns

Lost Planet 2 is a fine experience in most respects; as our review points out, it has some epic monster-munching moments that are truly memorable.  But there are also some things about the game that will have you tearing your hair out in frustration.  The biggest problem, in my opinion, is the awkward checkpoint/respawn system.  Many times, we'd fight our way to a giant Akrid, die horribly, and respawn not at the beginning of the Akrid fight, but several maps previous.  It's terribly frustrating, and makes the game artificially difficult, especially when you consider how brainless your AI allies are most of the time.  These two needs are being addressed in a patch, available today on PSN and soon for Xbox 360 users.

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