by Nick Puleo 4
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • couch
  • online

Left 4 Dead Preorders Surpass Orange Box, $10M Advertising Campaign Underway

Need proof that co-op gaming is on the rise?  How about the fact that pre-orders for Left 4 Dead, the 4 player co-op shooter from Valve Software, is selling about 60% higher in preorders than the insanely popular Orange Box did.  Impressions for the game have been nothing short of outstanding, ours included, so it's no surprise the pre-sale hype is strong with this one.

by Nick Puleo 2
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360

50 Cent Game Picked up By THQ, Rap War Can Ensue

Oh dear, has gone all thug this morning.  First Soulja Boy and now 50 Cent?  Yes my find friend, all in the great name of co-op.  According to Kotaku, the co-op friendly 50 Cent: Blood in the Sand has been picked up by games publisher THQ.  There's no word on a release date or a status, in fact there hasn't even been an official announcement, but we'll keep our eyes close to the blinding desert on this one.

by Nick Puleo 6

Soulja Boy Doesn't like Co-Op

Sometimes in this wide world of web information, there's a video game related piece of news or video that simply too good to pass up and not share with you fine folks here at Co-Optimus.  Even though this video has nothing to do with cooperative gaming, perhaps in some twisted sense, it shows just why we all love to play co-op more than competitive.

by Marc Allie 4

Co-Op Classics Community Edition: Diablo 2

This week, we'll mix up the Co-Op Classics formula just a bit.  It has certainly been a huge news week, particularly today with the announcement of another class, the Wizard, in Diablo III.  Much as the original announcement of the game did this past summer, this got me to thinking about the original Diablo games.  Obviously, co-op was a huge factor in the success of these games.  So which class combinations are the most effective?  I'll give you my take on a combo from Diablo 2, and we'd love to hear from the Co-Optimus community as well.  Which class combinations do you feel are the best?

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