by Nick Puleo 2
News

Our Weekend in Gaming - Happy New Year 2012 Edition

Welp folks, this is it. It's been a good run but this weekend turns the year 2012 and that means it's the end of the world.  It's been fun and all that, but I don't think I'm going to be able to finish my backlog in time for the apocalypse.  It looks like most of the staff will be doing it's best to celebrate our impending demise though.

by Marc Allie 0
Editorial
A co-op gem from the dawn of the video game era

Co-Op Classics: Rip Off

One of my greatest pleasures is reading about the classic arcade titles from the Golden Age of video games, from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. Unfortunately, cooperative gameplay, which we love so much here at Co-Optimus, was largely absent from games of this time period. In the latter half of the 80s, the co-op floodgates would open, but before then, teamwork was incredibly rare. Today, we'll look at a very early and unique example of co-op, from way back in 1980: Rip Off.

by Andrew Gaskill 1
Video
  • xbox 360
  • xbox live arcade
  • couch
  • online

BattleBlock Theater Offers More Prisoner, Gameplay Videos

Developer The Behemoth has been churning out new  BattleBlock Theater prisoner profile videos for a few months now.  We've already included some of the inmates in several previous posts, but it appears there's no rest for the wicked, and even less rest for those falsely imprisoned and then forced to perform bizarre plays/battles "for a bunch of deranged cats."  

by Andrew Gaskill 5
Video
  • playstation 3
  • couch
  • online

Twisted Metal First Run Editions Grant Access to Twisted Metal: Black

David Jaffe, Co-Director of Twisted Metal and founder of Eat Sleep Play, took some time out of his busy day to make a special video announcement to fans of the vehicle combat series.  Gamers who get first printings of Twisted Metal (2012) will also receive a voucher/coupon for a free copy of Twisted Metal: Black.  Yay, free bonus game!  In case you didn't know, TM: Black has two player split screen co-op throughout the entire campaign.

by Nick Puleo 19
Editorial
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • xbox live
  • playstation network

The 2011 Co-Op Game of the Year Awards

2011 was an incredible year for co-op gamers. We saw 100s of releases of co-op games. When we started this site, co-op was barely a bullet point on the back of a box, now it’s a standard feature in many AAA titles. After sifting through all the titles we've weighed in, discussed and voted on our favorites for the year. Here are is the 4th Annual Co-Op Game of the Year Awards.

by Andrew Gaskill 0
Video
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • nintendo wii

Two Great Trailers, Countless Co-Op Games

As you may have noticed, it's been a slow month for gaming news. Many of us are on vacation. Some of us are dutifully sitting in empty offices, our vacation days already spent on gaming conventions.  Others still are visiting friends and family, trying to load this page using their parents' crappy internet connection. As you sit there at home with family, or in your office getting scared by a rogue cleaning lady, or at your parent's house trying to guess the neighbor's Wi-Fi password, we offer these two videos for your viewing pleasure.

by Andrew Gaskill 3
News
  • xbox live arcade
  • pc
  • playstation network
  • couch
  • online

Co-Op Release Alert for the Week of 12.26.2011 (Downloadable Backlog Edition)

While the new co-op releases are slim this week (only one title), there has been a huge amount of downloadable co-op games that have come out over the past few months.  Similar to our retail co-op game backlog list from a few weeks ago, today we offer you the best downloadable content from the past few months.  First, this week's one, brave, co-op release:

by Nick Puleo 6
News
  • pc

Fus Ro Co-Op! Modders Create Skyrim Online Mode

Skyrim might be one of the biggest games of 2011, but it was missing one key ingrediant, co-op.  The game is still epic in it's own right, but being able to slay dragons with some friends or showing off viking shaped snow angels would be an absolute blast - sadly - we couldn't do that until now.  Skyrim Online is a new fan made mod that adds an MMO aspect to the game, allowing players to login and enter the world of Skyrim together.  

by Nick Puleo 2
Video
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc

First Battlefield 4 Co-Op Footage from freddiew

So it might not be real gameplay footage, but Freddie Wong of YouTube fame is back with another great gaming related video.  This time it's his take on the Battlefield franchise - and I don't mean this take.  Titled Battlefield 4 Co-Op the video looks at a pair of soldiers working together to take down some enemy combatants.  There's some slick nods to things you'd only see in Battlefield games and the audio and look of the video is pretty spot on.  

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