by Marc Allie 7
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  • xbox 360

Too Human Demo Available... Your Thoughts?

As of today, the demo for Too Human is available on Xbox Live.  It weighs in at just over a gig.  I had the chance to play through it this afternoon; the demo, unfortunately, has no co-op, just single player campaign mode.  That was disappointing for sure, but the demo itself was impressive.  There's a real God of War feel to it, in that you are hacking through hordes of enemies with crazy weapons.  However, RPG elements like leveling up and gaining equipment add quite a bit of depth.  The cut scenes were well done, though at times it was unclear when you were actually in control.  The "cyberspace" wells are quite interesting, giving the game a feel a bit like Metroid Prime 2, where actions in one world effect the other.  My final playtime was around 50 minutes or so.  Now that you have my thoughts, why don't you tell us what you thought of the demo?  Awesome?  Boring?  Let us know!

by Loren "AgtFox" Halek 12
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Microsoft Co-Op News from Presser

  Quite a bit of co-op news from the Microsoft Presser today. Gears of War 2 will have a 5-player co-op multiplayer game mode called Horde.  Unfortunately, the main game will only see 2-player co-op.  Game is coming November 7th, 2008. Resident Evil 5 will have 2-player co-op.  Game is coming March 13th, 2009. Fable 2 will...

by Nick Puleo 3
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E3 is Upon Us! What are your Co-Op Predictions?

E3 kicks off tomorrow at 10:30 AM Pacific Time with Microsoft Press conference.  While a price cut is imminent for Microsoft, we also hope we'll hear a bit about some new and interesting titles that feature co-op play.  In fact, one thing I personally hope for throughout the whole show is to see some new franchises, not just sequels, that have a great focus on co-op. 

by Marc Allie 0
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March To The Beat Of Co-Op In Patapon 2!

PSP owners have probably heard of the quirky rhythm/RTS/puzzler/whatever Patapon.  As you can tell from the above screenshot, it's a rather... unique game.  Gameplay is rhythm based, and by giving your little dudes different orders with your drums, they act differently.  It's hard to explain, for sure.  In any event, a sequel to Patapon has just been announced, as you can read at 1Up.  Of note to Co-Optimus readers is the inclusion of co-op multiplayer!

by Marc Allie 0
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360

50 Cent: Blood On The Sand Trailer Is... Bloody

I must admit I know next to nothing about 50 Cent.  His name came up in the Transformers movie, that's about all I know.  Well, that, and that there is a co-op game featuring 50 Cent on the way.  (The extent of my knowledge then, is probably a couple steps away from nothing, I guess.)  A new trailer for 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand has been released on Youtube.  I particularly enjoyed the movie trailer style narration!  Check out the video after the break.

by Marc Allie 0
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Co-Op Classics: Diablo II, Lego Indy, and Ben 10 ("This Week" Edition)

Earlier this week, you got a taste for classic co-op in Broodax's column, featuring ToeJam and Earl.  I felt it would be a good idea then, to discuss co-op games I played this week in my column.  As it turns out, I played one classic co-op game, one that will be a classic, and one that isn't a classic at all, but was a decent way to spend an hour or two.  I'll leave it you to decide which was which from this list: Diablo II, Lego Indiana Jones, and Ben 10.

by Nick Puleo 0
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  • nintendo wii
  • couch
  • online

Co-Op Zombie Slaying for the Wii in Bikini Zombie Slayers

Sometimes you just know the title of a game is going to sell it.  Carmageddon for example.  Yeah, I'll buy that.  Doom.  Yup, sign me up.  Blades of Steel.  I'll take two please. But when a game is called Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers we can't help but think they are going about this the wrong way.   Sure there's nothing wrong with women in bikinis slaying zombies.  In fact, we encourage it.  But something tells me the hardcore Nintendo fans of Mario and Zelda combined with the "non traditional" Wii-Sports gamers aren't your best target market.  You see, this is a Wii title.  Not a 360, not a PS3, not a PC...but a Nintendo Wii title.  Just think of the waggling possibilties for this one! All joking aside the game does promise players the ability to use the Wii-mote "swinging and thrusting into zombie enemy hordes."  And of course we wouldn't be talking about the game if there wasn't some promised co-op feature, which there is.  It looks like two players will be able to play through the story mode each utilizing their "own unique fighting style."  Bikinis optional.

by Marc Allie 4
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  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

Too Human Demo Coming Next Week!

The Pre-E3 deluge of information continues, this wave bringing news of Too Human.  Some love it, some hate it, but it looks to us like some great co-op fun.  A press release from Microsoft about their coverage of E3 reveals that a demo for Too Human will be made available for download next week!  No exact day is given for the availability of the demo, however.  That's not a huge deal, since you'll likely be logging in often to check on the E3 coverage offered over Xbox Live.  We certainly hope that co-op will be included in the demo, so keep your fingers crossed.

by Marc Allie 1
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  • xbox 360

Gears of War 2 Coming November 9?

Gears of War is one of the best co-op titles on the 360 right now, and the upcoming sequel looks to be more of the same (in a good way, of course).  Over at the official Gears of War forums at Epic Games, a thread with some interesting speculation is found.  Apparently, a hidden message can be found on the GoW2 main page, if you hold your mouth just right, let your eyes unfocus, and say a few magic words.  In any event, the message, "ESC NOV 9", is speculated to refer to the release date for the game.  (November 9 is a Sunday, for what it's worth.)  The title is expected sometime around the holiday rush, so perhaps November 9 is correct.  We'll keep you posted when an official release date is given, but since the method for finding the message was so interesting, and Gears is so awesome, we thought our dear readers would want to know!

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