Co-Optimus Feed for Co-Op videogame news for .Skylanders Giants A custom RSS feed on co-op gaming for: Co-Op videogame news for .Skylanders Giants http://www.co-optimus.com en-us http://www.co-optimus.com/images/cooplogo.pngCo-Optimushttp://www.co-optimus.com Skylanders Giants versus Disney Infinity, This is a Sales Numbers War Sam Tyler

From the moment Disney Infinity was announced, Co-Optimus was well aware that this was Disney Interactive's attempt at biting a large chunk out of the Activision Skylander pie.  The release has been a success, not quite critically (we gave the game 3 out of 5), but certainly commercially, wracking up over a quarter of a millions sales in two weeks.

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New Skylanders Giants Figurines Available through Frito-LayD.J. Waaland

The sidekicks available through this promotion include bite-sized versions of Tree Wrex, Thumback, Ninjini, and Eyebrawl. Should you find yourself with a code for a creature, you can follow this link in order to activate them in game. It is important to note that the first time Activision and Frito-Lay ran this promotion, you were not guaranteed the character that you wanted. You listed the ones you wanted and then hoped for the best. Hopefully, things are different this time around.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/10479/new-skylanders-giants-figurines-available-through-frito-lay.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/10479/new-skylanders-giants-figurines-available-through-frito-lay.html Mega-Whale vs. Freaky Eye: New Skylanders GiantsSam Tyler

Skylanders Giants is one of the co-op successes of last year selling more copies than the proverbial hot cakes.  However, 2012 already feels like a long time ago and we need fresh blood.  The fantastic news is that Giants is getting this blood in the form of killer whale Thumpback and "oh no, my eyeball" Eye-Brawl.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/9594/mega-whale-vs-freaky-eye-new-skylanders-giants.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/9594/mega-whale-vs-freaky-eye-new-skylanders-giants.html Skylanders Giants Co-Op FAQAndrew Gaskill

A new Skylanders game has hit the store shelves. Here's everything you need to know to keep your co-op partners happy, be they children, siblings, friends, significant others, or spouses. Co-Op tip: Buy a second "Giant" character immediately. This will preempt a lot of fights.  

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/9277/skylanders-giants-co-op-faq.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/9277/skylanders-giants-co-op-faq.html Skylanders Giants and Just Dance 4 Wii Packs Out NovemberTally Callahan

The Wii U is right on the horizon, which for some probably means finally turning in their old Wiis. For others, though, it might mean trying to score some good deals on the old console before it disappears forever. At least, that's Nintendo's thought, because there's two Wii packs due out early November. Happily, they're both local co-op friendly due to the new releases they come bundled with. The two bunddles are the Just Dance 4 bundle (4-player local co-op) for $130 and the Skylanders Giants bundle (2-player local co-op) for $150. These bundles are due to hit the shelves November 4th.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/9150/skylanders-giants-and-just-dance-4-wii-packs-out-november.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/9150/skylanders-giants-and-just-dance-4-wii-packs-out-november.html Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum, I Smell a New Skylanders Giants Trailer (man) Sam Tyler

In the list of bestselling games of 2011 you would find near the top the family friendly Skylanders.  Activision not only made money from the game itself, but the countless character models they sold to use with the game.  This is one developer that knows a good thing and the latest trailer for Skylanders Giants shows that the sequel will be more of the same, but bigger and brasher.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/8943/fe-fi-fo-fum-i-smell-a-new-skylanders-giants-trailer-man.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/8943/fe-fi-fo-fum-i-smell-a-new-skylanders-giants-trailer-man.html New Characters Revealed in Skylanders: Giants Videos and ScreensAndrew Gaskill

More Skylanders figures are heading our way. The new Skylanders Giants game will be out this October. It will launch on every conceivable system and require parents to buy even more of the lovely little action figures for their children. Okay, you can use your old figures in Giants, but trust me, your kids are going to require you to buy more.

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/8800/new-characters-revealed-in-skylanders-giants-videos-and-screens.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/8800/new-characters-revealed-in-skylanders-giants-videos-and-screens.html Skylanders Giants Screenshots and Pricing InfoNick Puleo

We've got a fresh batch of screens from Gamescom in Germany for Activision and Toys for Bob's upcoming game, Skylanders Giants.  The sequel to last years addictive hit, Skylanders, Giants adds new giant characters to the mix of this two player co-op adventure.  Also new this year are light up figures, called LightCore, which are capable of displaying unique effects in the real world and have added benefit in the game world.  

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/8773/skylanders-giants-screenshots-and-pricing-info.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/8773/skylanders-giants-screenshots-and-pricing-info.html Skylanders Giants Coming This October, New Video Reveals Air GiantAndrew Gaskill

Skylanders Giants will be invading our homes on October 21st. The insanely popular franchise is back with a vengeance this year, and it has been super-sized for our buying pleasure. The action figure-based video game will feature eight new Giant Skylanders, eight new regular sized Skylanders, eight Light Core figures, and an assortment of reposed favorites from the original Skylanders. I've heard (or read) anywhere between eight and all 32 original characters will be getting the "reposed" Series 2 treatment. All that adds up to a lot of broke parents this holiday season.  

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/8671/skylanders-giants-coming-this-october-new-video-reveals-air-giant.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/8671/skylanders-giants-coming-this-october-new-video-reveals-air-giant.html E3 2012: Skylanders Giants Hands-On ImpressionsAndrew Gaskill

Skylanders fans, get ready for more adventures, more figures, and less money in your wallet. Skylanders Giants will introduce over 40 new figures to your plastic powerhouse stable, and you need them all. I spoke at length with an Activision rep while playing the new Skylanders title. Here's what I found out: 

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]]> https://www.co-optimus.com/article/8394/e3-2012-skylanders-giants-hands-on-impressions.html https://www.co-optimus.com/article/8394/e3-2012-skylanders-giants-hands-on-impressions.html Skylanders Giants Coming Fall of 2012Andrew Gaskill

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.  Surprise, surprise, Activision has just announced Skylanders Giants, the follow-up to the incredibly successful Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure.  This new game is offering bigger and better toys, as well as a whole new digital quest.  Before you freak out:  yes, all of your original Skylanders figures will work with the new game, along with all of their upgrades and XP.  No, you don't need a new Portal of Power.  Got it?  Good.

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