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The Co-Opticast

Every fortnight (that's fourteen days, biweekly, or every two weeks for those who can only count on one hand), Nick Mike, Locke, and Jason bring you the latest in co-op news, witty banter and the occasional special guest. Download us to the device of your choice, hang on and enjoy the ride.

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  • Co-Opticast Episode 20: The 3 in E3 Stands for Threesome


    Mike and Nick and joined by Kat this week to discuss their pre-E3 thoughts. The plethora of news is broken down, including some Halo Wars DLC impressions, a Warhammer 40k Announcement and many more co-op delicious segments. There's also the great debate of PC vs Console gaming explored, one that you might have thought was beaten to death. But Nick in his infinite wisdom conjured up a new way to look at it, from the co-op perspective. All that and more in our 20th Episode!

  • Co-Opticast Episode 19: Nick Watches Desperate Housewives


    In this installment of The Co-Opticast, we discuss what we've been playing (hint: Hugh Jackman is a hunk), the lack of Campaign co-op in Modern Warfare 2 (with bonus comedy), the fall of 3D Realms, which may or may not actually be a fall, what we think about the state of Rhythm Action (music) games, and what our ideal co-op titles would be. All this, with additional snark, wrapped inside a lovely 45-minute package can be yours- if the price is right!

  • Co-Opticast Episode 18: The Sun, It Burns Us


    The latest Co-Opticast is baked, piping hot, and ready to eat with warm gooey cheese. The latest episode features Mike and Nick examining the bigger stories in cooperative gaming over the past two weeks including Uncharted 2's surprise co-op announcement. Mike gets down and dirty with Earth Defense Force 2017, and the crew examines Innovations in Co-Op Gaming. All of that is packaged in a ready to deliver 45 minute episode.

  • Co-Opticast Episode 17: Army of Two: Army of Three


    In our most action packed episode ever, Mike and Nick are joined by Andrew "TrackZero" Hodder to discuss this week's co-op news, what defines co-op (to us), and the Army of Two: The Fortieth Day Community Day! GTA: Chinatown Wars is reviewed and we wax nostalgic as we discuss remakes we'd love to see happen. What are you waiting for? Hit the podcast page to listen!

  • Co-Opticast Episode 16: 2 Mikes, 1 Jason


    Nick takes a break this episode as Mike takes the reins for the most locally-recorded episode ever! Guest starring Jason "OrigamiPanther" Love, we cover the co-op news of the week, wax nostalgic about Syndicate, review Battleforge and determine which platform is best for your particular brand of co-op!

  • Co-Opticast Episode 15: We've got Family Values


    It's Episode 15 of the Co-Opticast, and we discuss the latest breaking Co-Op news. First up is Bioshock 2 - should it or shouldn't it have co-op. We examine trailer #3 from the Behemoth to determine if this is the next Castle Crashers. Finally we top it all off with some Ghostbusters co-op info and a splash of the new Battle.Net. Marc guests on the show to discuss the sites family oriented features and columns and Mike and Nick review Resident Evil 5. All of that content packed into a 45 minute nugget of audio goodness.

  • Co-Opticast Episode 14: Co-Opticast in Da Club


    In episode 14 of the Co-Opticast we enter uncharted territory - da club. That's right we review 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand as well as talk about all the latest gaming news including the Trade-In Wars, Left 4 Dead DLC, and the Lost Planet 2 announcement. We wrap it all up with a new look at the community feature and the upcoming co-op releases. It's the most thugged out Co-Opticast yet!

  • Co-Opticast Episode 13: The One that Almost Got Away


    Lucky episode 13 is upon us! We dig deep into the news catalog and talk about Left 4 Dead and it's amazing sales, as well as free DLC. Who's that shadowy man in the corner? Well that's our source for Aliens Colonial Marines info - and we've got a bunch for you! We also review Dawn of War 2 and answer reader question. All packed nicely into a easy to digest podcast.

  • Co-Opticast Episode 12: The NY Comic Con or Whatever it is Called


    Co-Opticast Episode 12 is here, and the Co-Opticrew is back from their trip into the Big Apple to bring you coverage of the New York Comic-Con. You'll get the skinny from the show floor on games like HAWX, House of the Dead Overkill, Invincible Tiger and more. So give the show a listen, just go easy on Nick - he's having a hard time remembering where he is.

  • Co-Opticast Episode 11: The X is for Extreme


    It's an action packed X rated episode of the Co-Opticast. Don't worry, we're still kid friendly. Phil Kollar of former 1UP FM and now Rebel FM fame joins us to discuss Part 2 of our co-op games of 2009 list. Ghostbusters, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Phantasy Star 0, Halo 3: ODST and Mad Balls: Babo Invasion...yes balls. I told you this was x-rated. It's our longest, most detailed, and extreme episode yet!

  • Co-Opticast Episode 10: Games of 2009 Part 1


    We have an episode so jam packed full of gaming goodness that we've had to split it! Nick and Mike take you on a journey through the games of 2009 with titles like Sacred 2 for consoles, Lord of the Rings Conquest, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, House of the Dead Overkill and Dawn of War 2. There may even be some bikinis and cowboy hats! Mike also gives us the his review of Lord of the Rings: Conquest. It's a jam packed episode, and a great way to start the year and kick off our 10th!

  • Co-Opticast Episode 9: Rimshot Please!


    It's the last Co-Opticast of the year, and Mike and Nick have decided to do something special. We answer some listener questions regarding the site, the podcast and cooperative gaming in general. Predictions are dished out for 09 and we also name our top co-op games of the year. Thanks everyone for listening in 2008 and we look forward to bringing you more Co-Opticast Episodes in 2009!

  • Co-Opticast Episode 8: We Suck at RTS's


    It's a holiday extravaganza on the Co-Opticast as we chat it up about our holiday gift guides. Not only that we find out what we've been playing lately from the dreaded fall season that's full of co-op gaming goodness. Finally we dive a bit into the uncharted world of user created content. Be sure to give this show a listen, as next episode we want to hear from you! That's right we're taking user questions for the final podcast of 2008.

  • Co-Opticast Episode 7: The Story is Surprisingly Good


    The holiday season is over for buying games, so we discuss playing them. Left 4 Dead, Call of Duty, and others are on the table. We even talk about a surprise single player game, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe. There's even a bit for the developers to listen to about some standards in co-op gaming, what makes the cut and what is simply a shortcut. Ready to test your might against the co-op gods? Listen to Episode 7.

  • Co-Opticast Episode 6: Like, Left 4 Dead...and stuff


    Ok, so I messed up. This is actually the second version of this episode because I fail at recording. That being said, you'll find a tightly packed and content rich episode featuring Call of Duty: World at War discussion, Gears of War 2 Co-OP vs. Single Player Discussion. And of course, a little game we like to call Left 4 Dead.