Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with xbox-live-arcade A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for articles tagged with xbox-live-arcade http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Halloween and Steampunk Texture Packs Available for MinecraftJohn Bardinelli

The Halloween texture pack swaps Minecraft's visuals and interface around to give it a spooky, autumney setting. It happens to be free, so why not, right? The Steampunk pack doesn't have anything to do with the time of year, but it still looks great. Airships, skeletons with brass monocles, zombies in bell diving suits, and plenty of Victorian-inspired block patterns. This pack will set you back the equivalent of 1 USD, depending on region. Both packs can be applied to new or existing worlds in single player as well as co-op, so you don't have to tear down your tree fort just to give it a little Halloween cheer.

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Hands-On with Outland on PCJustin Reynolds

With little to improve on its original release, (see our review of Outland for consoles) the Steam version serves more or less as a port of the same experience console players got in 2011. Housemarque stated that the game received improvements to the campaign co-op mode and checkpoint system, but during my time playing, I didn't notice that much of a difference - not that there were noticeable flaws to begin with. 

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12309/hands-on-with-outland-on-pc.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12309/hands-on-with-outland-on-pc.html Outland Hits PC This MonthJustin Reynolds

We loved Outland when it first launched in 2011 on consoles, and with improvements to the co-op campaign and checkpoint system in its Steam release, we suspect that love will only grow. Outland features stunning graphics with hand-painted backgrounds, and an original soundtrack we don't mind listening to again and again. 

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12286/outland-hits-pc-this-month.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12286/outland-hits-pc-this-month.html CastleStorm: Definitive Edition Releases on Xbox One and PS4 Next WeekChristopher Metz

For those of you have yet to try out CastleStorm, Definitive Edition will be a great way to experience the very best quality the game has to offer. The game is a mashup of tower defense and some brawler action gameplay, all within a medieval setting. We can look forwards to purchasing this new iteration come this September 23rd for just $10; not a half bad deal if you ask us! Mel Kirk, VP of Publishing at Zen Studios had this to say regarding the Definitive Edition:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12266/castlestorm-definitive-edition-releases-on-xbox-one-and-ps4-next-week.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12266/castlestorm-definitive-edition-releases-on-xbox-one-and-ps4-next-week.html Microsoft Purchases Minecraft for $2.5 BillionChristopher Metz

The combination of open world exploration and practically unlimited creative opportunity have firmly stamped Minecraft as one of the most influential titles in the video games industry. Thus, it was a no brainer for Microsoft purchase the IP for $2.5 billion. Microsoft's relationship with Mojang began when they teamed up to bring the game onto the Xbox 360 over 2 years ago. The title's release onto the console has received resounding success  and continues to be one of the most highly played XBLA titles on the console. The community alone surrounding Minecraft is also one of the biggest and most active across the globe; a true testament to the fantastic gameplay and widespread appeal across all age groups and genders this game provides.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12259/microsoft-purchases-minecraft-for-2-5-billion.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12259/microsoft-purchases-minecraft-for-2-5-billion.html Dr. Who Skin Packs Coming to MinecraftJohn Bardinelli

Six of the Doctors from Dr. Who, including the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, will be transformed into square-shouldered Minecraft avatars this September, along with a couple of other characters from the series, including the Daleks. Word around the Tardis is this will just be the first of several Dr. Who skin packs, so no need to start the "but wheres my fav doctor!" arguments on Twitter just yet. The additional packs will release during the show's current run, so you won't have to wait too long.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12186/dr-who-skin-packs-coming-to-minecraft.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12186/dr-who-skin-packs-coming-to-minecraft.html Two 5 Star Games Free this September on Games with GoldSam Tyler

What games you ask?  Well, for Xbox One owners they get another month to get the 3 player co-op Crimson Dragon for free (more cop-out than co-op), but also get the solo experience Super Time Force as well.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12189/two-5-star-games-free-this-september-on-games-with-gold.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12189/two-5-star-games-free-this-september-on-games-with-gold.html Xbox 360 Version of Ascend: Hand of Kul Shutting Down in NovemberJohn Bardinelli

Developer Signal Studios notes that it wasn't exactly their decision to end support. Microsoft passed down the notice while investigating issues players had been experiencing in recent weeks. Estimates place the Xbox Live player base at around 2.5 million, which is no small number. Microsoft or Signal Studios hasn't said exactly why the game is being discontinued, just that, you know, it is.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12167/xbox-360-version-of-ascend-hand-of-kul-shutting-down-in-november.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12167/xbox-360-version-of-ascend-hand-of-kul-shutting-down-in-november.html You Are Groot with the New Minecraft 360 Skin PackSam Tyler

Minecraft 360 has proven very popular over the past couple of years and has seen more skin packs than a dermatologist's in-tray.  The latest is Guardians themed and will allow you to dress your avatars in many of the different characters from the new film including; Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12058/you-are-groot-with-the-new-minecraft-360-skin-pack.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12058/you-are-groot-with-the-new-minecraft-360-skin-pack.html Abyss Odyssey Co-Op ReviewJason Love

ACE Team’s latest, Abyss Odyssey, is a 2D platforming brawler with rogue-like and RPG elements. It’s an interesting mix up of ideas and one that works very well in a single-player session. On the co-op side, it’s more of a mixed bag....

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/review/1391/page/1/abyss-odyssey-co-op-review.html http://www.co-optimus.com/review/1391/page/1/abyss-odyssey-co-op-review.html Skin Pack 6 DLC is Now Available in Minecraft Xbox 360 EditionChristopher Metz

Skin Pack 6 offers quite a number of character bundles from various IP's this time around, such as Mirror's Edge, State of Decay, Dragon Age, and Super T.I.M.E. Force. A bunch of modern day military personnel skins are also available in this one (for all you Battlefield/Call of Duty fans), as well as some wackier ones like the horse wearing a tuxedo. Like all the Skin Pack DLC's before it, Skin Pack 6 is being offered for only $1.99. Do check out the gallery and the preview video (courtesy of Youtuber Bigbst4t2) below:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11970/skin-pack-6-dlc-is-now-available-in-minecraft-xbox-360-edition.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11970/skin-pack-6-dlc-is-now-available-in-minecraft-xbox-360-edition.html There is Gold in Them XBLA SalesSam Tyler

Perhaps you have not heard of all of these games, but for the prices you can get them until July 7th you may want to check them out.  Child of Light is a wonderful RPG-lite with platformer elements, although the co-op is a little too casual.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11962/there-is-gold-in-them-xbla-sales.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/11962/there-is-gold-in-them-xbla-sales.html Terraria Coming to Xbox One This YearTaylor Killian

Granted, Terraria can be played on just about any other device that takes electricity these days, but if you had to sell all of those items to pay for your new Xbox, then you're in luck!

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