Welcome to Beyond Co-Op, a weekly piece that looks at stories around the gaming industry that might not necessarily have to do with cooperative gaming.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gets patched to remove the infamous Javelin Glitch
- Zombie Driver reviewed over at Colony of Gamers
- Dante's Inferno: Divine Edition exclusive to the PlayStation 3
- Mass Effect 2 Star Studded Voice Cast Announced
- Gears of War Movie's Producer Talks his Vision for the Film
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gets patched to remove the infamous Javelin Glitch
If you don't know what the javelin glitch is, you'll never get to experience it first hand. Thankfully Modern Warfare 2 has been patched on all platforms to remove this multiplayer exploit which allows players to blow themselves up, quite spectacularly, on death without any reprocussions. If you really need to see how bad it is, there's always this YouTube video.
Zombie Driver reviewed over at Colony of Gamers
The concept is simple, you get in a car and you drive over some zombies. The execution on the other hand adds some depth. Different vehicles and upgrades, 17 maps, and lots of blood make this a nice excuse to spend $10.
You start off with a humble taxi cab, but you won't be stuck in it for long as you'll soon have a stable of bad ass rides to choose from. After all, what makes a zombie apocalypse without a 48 passenger bus mounted with rail guns? Driving is fun and easy to master with the addition of a hand break that will allow you to spin donuts and swoop sideways to inflict more damage. The game does a great job of quickly teaching you what items you can collide with and thankfully, though the environments are crowded, few things impede you progress and only enemies can actually damage your car. It's truly a satisfying experience to have the road to yourself and run down anything that gets in you way.
Source: Colony of Gamers
Dante's Inferno: Divine Edition exclusive to the PlayStation 3
Dante's Inferno may be EA's answer to Sony's God of War, but they are giving special treats to PlayStation 3 owners in the way of an exclusive edition of the game at no extra cost.
In addition to the game, all those who purchase Dante’s Inferno on the PlayStation 3 will receive this special edition which includes developer commentaries, a Wayne Barlowe digital art book, the soundtrack to the game and a digital version of the complete Longfellow translation of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno all for the standard retail price of $59.99.
There's a demo out as well exclusively on the PSN to check it out for yourself.
Source: Colony of Gamers
Mass Effect 2 Star Studded Voice Cast Announced
Somewhere I missed the memo, but suddenly it's become cool and awesome to do voice over work in video games. Perhaps it's a "Nerd following" of some sort, but the cast of Mass Effect 2 stars favorite actors and actresses from the likes of Battle Star Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Chuck.
Martin Sheen (“The West Wing”, “Apocalypse Now”) - The Illusive Man
Shohreh Aghdashloo (“House of Saddam”, "24") - Admiral Shala'Raan vas Tonbay
Seth Green (“Austin Powers”, "Buffy The Vampire Slayer) - Joker
Yvonne Strahovski (“Chuck”) - Miranda Lawson
Adam Baldwin (“Chuck”) - Kal ‘Reegar
Keith David (“Crash” "Every Game You've Played the Last 10 Years") - Admiral David Anderson
Michael Dorn (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) - Gatatog Uvenk
Tricia Helfer (“Battlestar Galactica”) - EDI (the voice of the Normandy)
Michael Hogan (“Battlestar Galactica”) - Captain Bailey
Carrie-Anne Moss (“The Matrix”) - Aria T’Loak
Mass Effect 2 is out on the Xbox 360 and PC in January.
Gears of War Movie Producer Talks Style
Marcus and Dom may not be the focus of the upcoming Gears of War movie, instead we may see a Cloverfield style "first 48 hours" look at emergence day.
More in the video interview at Kotaku.