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by Nick Puleo 11

Another Co-Op Map Pack for GRAW 2 Available

GRAW 2 Co-op Collection 2 brings back some of the greatest maps in Ghost Recon history and let’s you cooperate and compete in exciting new locales. An all new co-op campaign with 5 missions takes you back to some of the greatest locations from the Ghost Recon franchise. Inspired from the original Ghost Recon and remade to the stunning benchmark from GRAW 2. 9 new adversarial maps – 7 inspired from the greatest in the franchise and 2 brand new maps. 8 new Achievements with a total of 125 points. Exciting new challenges that encourage different tactics. The ghosts are back again.

by Nick Puleo 5

Army of Two Co-Op Interview

We've just posted our interview with Army of Two Assistant Producer Matt Turner.  With a game designed from the ground up for 2 player co-op, the folks around Co-Optimus HQ are highly interested in Army of Two.  So what drove EA to create a game based around the cooperative experience?  How difficult is it to make a cooperative game?...

by Nick Puleo 3

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Co-Op Details

In co-op play, the “host” plays as Bishop and handles command of the squad, while the “guest” plays as Knight and rides shotgun (perhaps literally), having limited interaction with the AI squad mates. Of course, full squad control is available, so all the things you can get your AI mates to do in the single-player side—stack up on a door, the various “XX-and-clear” options, toss smoke or frag grenades, etc.—can also be commanded in the co-op component.

As we've said before, it's disapointing because the game has gone from a 4 player to a two player co-op experience. The good news though is everything seems tightly focused now, instead of an afterthought. Some other pluses is that both players get an even share of experience and rewards, as well both players share any unlocks earned in co-op mode. Rainbow Six Vegas 2 hits the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 later this month.

by Nick Puleo 5

Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Co-Op Screenshots

Team Xbox has a handful of screenshots of the cooperative mode for the upcoming Rainbow Six Vegas sequel aptly titled: Rainbow Six Vegas 2.  The game is set to come out for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 later this month and we'll feature a two player drop in/drop out co-op mode through the entire game's story....

by Nick Puleo 0

Co-Op Game Release Alert

It's an exciting week in the co-op world.  We have a game designed from the ground up for cooperative play finally hitting the store shelves.  EA's Army of Two for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 should find it's way to retailers on Wednesday.   We've had plenty of coverage on the game here at Co-Optimus, but we hope to bring you...

by Nick Puleo 7

Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom Review

We've just posted our review for Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom on the Xbox 360.  The game is an action/RPG game that sort of a cross between Dynasty Warriors and Diablo.  The great thing is the game features 4 player drop-in and out co-op action.   But as you will see...that isn't necessarily a good thing.   ...

by Nick Puleo 3

More Army of Two Co-Op Details

From the looks of things the game's AI has been beefed up significantly since journalists previewed the game to mixed reactions last fall.  There's a whole new aggro system in place which allows one player to draw the enemy fire more than another.  The advantage of this is it allows the secondary player to sneak around and take out badguys from the back.  Nice!  Being a co-op game, what would happen if you'd try to leave your partner behind?  Well the WSJ asked the same question.

by Nick Puleo 4

Lego Batman Hands On

The core elements such as co-op gameplay, Lego blocks, and collectible studs remain, but the rest has been refined, polished and tweaked to provide an even more satisfying and solid experience.

by Nick Puleo 5

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We'd just like to take a moment and thank our sponsors for helping to keep the site afloat. With that, why don't you take a look at the deals below and see if anything peaks your interest! And don't forget to check out our Store! We only have co-op games available to purchase there! Super Smash Bros Brawl - Pre-Order the hottest Wii game ever!...

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Rainbow Six Vegas 2: Full, Pure, Uncut Co-Op

I know I'm not the only one excited about Vegas 2, heck it's the second highest in pre-order sales currently. I played a ton of the first Vegas. I played even more of the co-op mode (mostly split-screen). However, there was always something missing. What was it? You can probably say it with me. Story. Where was the story in co-op mode? It w...

by Nick Puleo 4

The Buddy System of Co-Op *NSFW*

There's a commerical for Conflict: Denied Ops which appears to have aired only on the internet.   It shows off some real world Co-Op tactics.  How does it do that?  Imagine yourself at a bachelor party.  Now imagine the stripper comes out on stage but you and your buddy are stuck behind a crowd of people unable to see the show.  What do you do?  Squad tactics of course.

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