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 The Necromancer Joins the Gauntlet Crew; New Arena ModeTaylor Killian

On top of training an army of mindless skeletons, her "Ghost Walk" ability lets her traverse through groups of enemies for a limited time. Since Gauntlet is nothing but a colossal amount of baddies on screen wanting to carve you up, Lilith's Ghost Walk can poof her out some sticky situations.

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Mobile Version of Terraria Catches Up to the OthersJohn Bardinelli

Just in time for the season where that fat guy in the red suit comes 'round, Terraria mobile gets its share of goodies thanks to the new release. Tons of tweaks, updates, additions and extras have been added in the 1.2 update, including over 1,000 new items, 100 new enemies, four new bosses, and something about a gun that shoots rainbows. Yeah, the extras are way too big to list, but this handy bullet point thingie should get you started:

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12606/mobile-version-of-terraria-catches-up-to-the-others.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12606/mobile-version-of-terraria-catches-up-to-the-others.html Terraria Announced for PS4 and Xbox OneEnoch Starnes

If, for some bizarre reason, you haven't heard of Terraria, let me paint you a word-picture.  Imagine that you and a couple friends have spent the last few hours attempting to summon to your realm a floating, eldritch eye.  Some of your comrades had doubts about constructing the demonic altar necessary to persuade the creature to cross paths with your dimension, but you were relentless.  At long last, the forbidden task is complete, and the glowing eye lies staring at you.  One of your group, a dissenter from the start, grabs the eye from atop the altar and rushes out into the darkness of night, determined to destroy it.  Your attempts to stop him fail.  Standing there, alone, he raises a fist to the twilight sky, and crushes the nether-being in his palm.  A rumble in the distance startles you.  The ground begins to quake.  You know that the hour for battle has arrived.  Your party retreats to its fortress, a towering iron behemoth constructed through your own sweat and tears.  A gigantic eye, not unlike the one destroyed moments ago, emerges from somewhere in the earth.  Yngwie Malmsteen is also there, and he's playing a ripping solo.  Your showdown begins.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12489/terraria-announced-for-ps4-and-xbox-one.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12489/terraria-announced-for-ps4-and-xbox-one.html How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition Available Now on Xbox One and PS4Christopher Metz

Halloween may be past, but that doesn't mean the horrors of the holiday can't still be experienced on all the current gen consoles! New versions of the popular, downloadable twin-stick shooter How to Survive are now available on the PS4 and Xbox One platforms! Bring a friends along on your quest to escape the zombie filled island paradise o...

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12479/how-to-survive-storm-warning-edition-available-now-on-xbox-one-and-ps4.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12479/how-to-survive-storm-warning-edition-available-now-on-xbox-one-and-ps4.html 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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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12462/halloween-and-steampunk-texture-packs-available-for-minecraft.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/12462/halloween-and-steampunk-texture-packs-available-for-minecraft.html 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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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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