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 February's Games with Gold Include Two Co-Op TitlesJason Love

Sacred Citadel is a side-scrolling beat 'em up set in the same universe/lore as the Sacred series of games. Players can choose from four different characters - warrior, ranger, shaman, and mage - and can level up these characters and acquire new equipment for them as you progress through the story. The title supports three players either locally or online.

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Contra Action Figures Take Aim for NostalgiaJohn Bardinelli

The Contra figures form a two pack of Bill and Lance, each standing seven inches high and holding a standard rifle with bullet-spraying shotgun. Detachable blast effects make your pew pew sounds look a little more realistic, but the pixelated paint jobs remind you that these are just video game dudes, not your IRL friends. The packaging emulates the game cart's look and feel, and there's even a floating power-up capsule with clear stand,

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13768/contra-action-figures-take-aim-for-nostalgia.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13768/contra-action-figures-take-aim-for-nostalgia.html Castle Crashers Remastered on Xbox One; Free for 360 OwnersTaylor Killian

I won't mince words here: I love Castle Crashers. The controls are tight, the visuals are crisp, the enemies are varied, and the combat is a fun-filled bash fest. Maybe the game happened to come out in a beat'em'up drought, or maybe because it harkened back to the days of Double Dragon, but this game stands out as one of my favorite Xbox Live Arcade titles. This definitive edition locks the framerate at a smooth 60 fps, comes with all the DLC, and adds a new minigame entitled "Back Off Barbarian." Remastered is the premier version of Castle Crashers.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13510/castle-crashers-remastered-on-xbox-one-free-for-360-owners.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13510/castle-crashers-remastered-on-xbox-one-free-for-360-owners.html Happy Wars Adds Weekly Missions, Teases Co-Op ChallengeJason Love

The biggest addition to the game is the inclusion of weekly missions, which players can go through to earn additional happy points and other rewards. Weekly challenges are always a good way to add some legs to a game and get players in for at least a couple hours each week (isn't that right, Destiny?) Aside from the weekly missions, there are some new items you can buy and the Happy Lite card packs can now be acquired in bundles of 10 so you don't spend all day opening those things.

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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13479/happy-wars-adds-weekly-missions-teases-co-op-challenge.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13479/happy-wars-adds-weekly-missions-teases-co-op-challenge.html 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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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13350/deals-with-gold-with-lara-and-that-spear-guy.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13350/deals-with-gold-with-lara-and-that-spear-guy.html 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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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13263/castle-crashers-remastered-coming-to-xbox-one-this-summer.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13263/castle-crashers-remastered-coming-to-xbox-one-this-summer.html Terraria for Consoles Finally Catches up to PCJohn Bardinelli

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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]]> http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13123/indie-gala-steam-sale-features-double-dragon-neon-pixeljunk-shooter-and-more.html http://www.co-optimus.com/article/13123/indie-gala-steam-sale-features-double-dragon-neon-pixeljunk-shooter-and-more.html Storm the Castle with Games with Gold MaySam Tyler

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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