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!

by Nick Puleo 1
News
  • xbox live arcade
  • playstation network
  • couch
  • online

1942: Joint Strike hits XBLA and PSN in 2 Weeks

As a long time fan of the top down vertical shooters like Raiden II, Capcom's remake of their classic 1942 title for the Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network really caught my eye.  Titled 1942: Joint Strike, the game has a renewed focus on co-op play as well as adding some new enemies.  Of course the most obvious overhaul is a totally new 3D graphics engine while still maintaining a 2D shooter feel.   Finally, if you are a music lover, the game features a brand new score by Norihiko Hibino, an international composer well-known for his work creating music for the Metal Gear series.

by Nick Puleo 4
News
  • xbox live arcade

Duke Nuke 3D to hit XBLA with Co-Op Soon?

Joystiq got their hands on some rumored pictures of Duke Nukem 3D for the Xbox Live Arcade.  Well not leaked pics of the game so much, but leaked pics of the dashboard into the game.  Exciting, I know.  Listed on the achievement page is a picture of an achievement called "Piece of Cake" which is unlocked by completing the first episode in co-op mode.  Duke 3D was always know for its great co-op play, so it's nice to see that it (allegedly) made its way into the Xbox Live Arcade release.

by Marc Allie 1
News
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

Free Pub Games with Fable 2 Preorder

The Gamerscore Blog has some information about the upcoming release of Fable 2.  Three minigames will be available in the Pub: Keystone, Spinnerbox, and Fortune's Tower.  As you can tell from the screenshot above, these minigames are based on casino games.  These minigames will be released as DLC for 800 MS points ($10).  However, you can get the games for free by preordering Fable 2 from participating retailers.  It's unknown what co-op features will be available in these minigames, if any, but getting content for free is always newsworthy.  More in-game content and other goodies will be available in the collector's edition of the game, but the Pub games are available with even a regular edition preorder. 

by Nick Puleo 10
Review
  • xbox live arcade
  • n

N+ Co-Op Review

 N+ for the Xbox Live arcade is based off a popular internet flash game.  So then why should you spend your 800 MS points on the game?  Simple - online co-op.  Read on for our full review of the game, and stick around for one of our best video reviews ever.  

by Loren "AgtFox" Halek 9
News

Co-Optimus Co-Op E3 Preview

E3 is right around the corner, July 13th through 17th to be exact, and with that comes our first coverage of the biggest show in the games industry.  We'll be onsite to cover all the co-op games that are on hand, and hopefully bring you guys some great exclusive content like developer interviews and in game footage!

by Marc Allie 3
News

Another Possible (and AWESOME) Rock Band 2 Set List

So, we heard some rumors.  This comes straight from the source.  Well, really, it's from Kotaku, and it's more like the source's friend's ex-girlfriend's hairdresser's aunt, who knows this girl who worked at Chuck E. Cheese and found the list on a napkin, then shared it with her roommate's monkey's uncle.  In any event, our love for Rock Band is such that even rumors are worth reporting.  Two versions of a setlist, from different sources, have quite a bit of overlap, which might make them more believable, or might not.  The songs on these lists are fantastic, including some of my favorite bands and tunes ever.  Everlong!  Eye of the Tiger!  Freakin' Battery!  Man in a Box!  And even Dream Theater, a band that is a guilty pleasure of mine.  Take both lists with a whole shaker full of salt, and check them out after the break.

by Nick Puleo 0
Video
  • xbox 360
  • couch
  • online

Playing Too Human with Denis Dyack

No, we didn't get to play Too Human with Silicon Knights president Denis Dyack.  Sure we've covered this game inside, outside, upside and leftside - but this week's 1UP show has a more personal look at the game as the crew from 1UP sit around an Xbox 360 with Dyack and plays some of his game. 

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