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 Deals with Gold with Lara and that Spear GuyJohn Bardinelli

From now through July 20th, Xbox Live Gold members with their Xbox 360 systems can pick up Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light for 75% off. It may not have four player co-op like its surprise sequel, but the puzzles are arguably better and the gameplay a bit more focused since it's only Lara and her spear-chucking friend. Xbox One owners will have to settle for some Battlefield 4 add-ons and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition. No spears for you, sorry.

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Gauntlet: Slayer Edition Coming To PS4 This SummerEnoch Starnes

Arrowhead, who you may know as the developers of Magicka or the more recent Helldivers, has become quite adept at introducing new content to their games far past release.  In fact, to say they support their games well is an understatement akin to describing Dennis Rodman as "quirky".  This new edition will see both visual and mechanical improvements ranging from character and environment assets to more fully realized hero abilities.  A new game mode enters the fray as well, which Arrowhead's own Emil Englund proclaims will give players a chance to cement their status as the scourge of monsters everywhere.  It isn't explicitly mentioned, but I'm kinda hoping it involves a lot of the heroes calling out the monsters' fat mommas.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13316/gauntlet-slayer-edition-coming-to-ps4-this-summer.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13316/gauntlet-slayer-edition-coming-to-ps4-this-summer.html Castle Crashers Remastered Coming to Xbox One This SummerChristopher Metz

Among the new games and content being revealed during E3 this year, we heard some exciting news regarding one of our personal favorite co-op beat-em-up titles, Castle Crashers! This summer, fans of the smash hit indie title will be able to grab the remastered version of the game on Xbox One! That's right, Castle Crashers will once again ...

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Tons of new items, features and fixes make an appearance in this latest update. Wanna drink some Terraria sake? Now you can! How about pad thai? Or maybe you'd rather put on your magic hat and kimono, pick up a water gun and head outside to shoot some ducks and worms? Hey, it's your world. We only judge you if you happen to be playing co-op with us.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13226/terraria-for-consoles-finally-catches-up-to-pc.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13226/terraria-for-consoles-finally-catches-up-to-pc.html Updated Version of Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Heading to PS4John Bardinelli

The nine word primer for the beat-em-up incarnation of Phantom Breaker is this: combo-heavy strategic fighting in a colorful anime world. The series started out as a traditional one on one fighting game but soon morphed into the Battle Grounds story brawler we have today. Co-op has been an integral part of the experience since the early days. Online co-op has been buggy and unreliable (or non-existent in the case of the PC version), so with any luck the PS4 release will fix things once and for all.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/2/updated-version-of-phantom-breaker-battle-grounds-heading-to-ps4.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/2/updated-version-of-phantom-breaker-battle-grounds-heading-to-ps4.html Iron Brigade Gets A Patch Nearly Four Years After ReleaseEnoch Starnes

Now, I'm a man of humble upbringing.  I'm not normally one to go all hootin' and hollerin' about some judicial rulings, but between this and the news about the FIFA officials getting arrested on corruption charges, I'm more than willing to make an exception (for the time being).  What this boils down to is that the game itself is receiving a long overdue patch to deal with a number of bug fixes and an overhaul of its matchmaking system.  Those feeling especially nostalgic can now dive back into the game's four player online co-op using the Steam matchmaking system, which replaces the defunct Games For Windows Live.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13191/iron-brigade-gets-a-patch-nearly-four-years-after-release.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13191/iron-brigade-gets-a-patch-nearly-four-years-after-release.html Indie Gala Steam Sale Features Double Dragon: Neon, Pixeljunk Shooter And MoreTaylor Killian

While there's more than a handful of games (including the ever amusing Mount and Blade: Warband), they've got two notable co-op games for us on the lineup.

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CastleStorm is a slick tower defense game from the developer's behind Zen Pinball.  It mixes the physics of that game with some fun typical tower defense action.  Co-Optimus enjoyed the solo element of the game, but the co-op was a little lacking.  The Definitive Edition does not change the 2 player local co-op on offer, but does provide more of it, as well as additional campaign elements.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13097/storm-the-castle-with-games-with-gold-may.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13097/storm-the-castle-with-games-with-gold-may.html Happy Wars To Come Out April 24th On Xbox OneEnoch Starnes

Listen.  Listen to me.  Happy Wars has fifteen player online co-op.  Fifteen!  Not counting that one time that we were caught up in a Paraguayan turf war, when's the last time you were able to cooperate with that many people towards a common goal?  All I'm saying is that you should give it a shot.  It'll be out in a couple more days, and it's free.  Did I mention that it's free?

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13070/happy-wars-to-come-out-april-24th-on-xbox-one.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13070/happy-wars-to-come-out-april-24th-on-xbox-one.html Happy Wars Pulled From Xbox One After an Accidental ReleaseChristopher Metz

While Toylogic has returned again to bring us all another helping of crazy epic battles that will take place on the Xbox One version of Happy Wars, they definitely made a mistake in accidentally releasing the unfinished game to the public a few days ago. What's even worse is that this version has inadvertently prevented players from accessing their Xbox 360 versions of the game, if they wish to go back to play. By playing the unfinished title, Xbox 360 players find that their XBL accounts will not allow their game to work properly. Sadly, at this time, there is no way for players who've already downloaded the Xbox One version to return their Xbox 360 versions back to normal. However, Toylogic is working to remedy the issue and officially release the game in the near future. Happy Wars on Xbox One has yet to receive an official release date, however.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13047/happy-wars-pulled-from-xbox-one-after-an-accidental-release.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13047/happy-wars-pulled-from-xbox-one-after-an-accidental-release.html Metal Slug 3 gears up for PSN release tomorrowDanny Cowan

Arguably the best and most feature-filled entry in the Metal Slug franchise, Metal Slug 3 was the last series entry developed by creator Nazca, prior to SNK's collapse and sale to current IP owner Playmore. Built off the success of its predecessors, Metal Slug 3 packs a ridiculous amount of content, boasting four selectable characters, a destructive arsenal of weapons and mechanized mounts, numerous secrets and hidden areas, and a memorable final stage that's longer than all of the game's previous levels combined.

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With the invading swarms to fend against comes loads of other bug fixes, new items, new enemies, and gameplay tweaks. A lot of the extras are Christmas themed, such as the Christmas Tree Sword or Razorpine weapons and elf hats. New enemies include Present Mimics, Yetis, Nutcrackers, Zombie Elves and Gingerbread foes. Yes, the release is 10 months away from Christmas. Moon invaders are apparently that cruel.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12896/console-versions-of-terraria-get-invaders-from-the-moon.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12896/console-versions-of-terraria-get-invaders-from-the-moon.html Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Co-Op ReviewJohn Bardinelli

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is a co-op beat-em-up game that hit Xbox Live Arcade in 2013. A year later it found more fans when it moved to PlayStation Vita. Now, the PC release is finally here, so we can all stand for applause. Think of PBB like River City Ransom, Scott Pilgrim or Double Dragon, only a little more on rails and a little mor...

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