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by Marc Allie 0
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New Book Now Available

Don't Stop the Geekin'

I've been a contributor at Co-Optimus since 2008. I can hardly believe it's been that long! Through the years, I wrote dozens of reviews and features, as well as hundreds of news articles. Being a part of Co-Optimus awakened a passion for writing in me, and I took that to the next step last year when I wrote my first book, I Was Geeky When Geeky Wasn't Cool. Now, my second book is available!

by Marc Allie 0
News
New Book Now Available!

I Was Geeky When Geeky Wasn't Cool

In 2008, I was lucky enough to join the Co-Optimus team. I've always enjoyed writing, and the opportunity to write about video games, another passion of mine, was something I couldn't pass up. Almost seven years, hundreds of news articles, and dozens of game reviews later, I have taken the next step by writing my first book!

by Tally Callahan 0
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  • playstation 3
  • playstation network
  • playstation vita
  • playstation 4
Grab some co-op games from PSN's Sale of the Dead to get into the Halloween spirit

PSN Two-Week Sale on Tricks and Treats

Playstation Network has started up a two-week-long sale on spooky games and movies as befits this time of the year. Each week will have a slew of Halloween-esque sales: up to 65% off for everyone, and up to 80% off for PS Plus members. And the good news is that there's a healthy dose of co-op games included in the sale!

by Nick Puleo 0
News
Can video games prepare you for a "real life" adventure?

A Novel Concept - Double Jump

If you are in North America, you may notice that we are running a few ads right now for something called Double Jump. Double Jump is a novel by author Jason Glaser who has writing credits of several dozen books including many kids books. He's also a fan of Co-Optimus, so that of course earns him several bonus points. Double Jump is a novel about Jeremy who suddenly finds himself in a situation that seems all to familiar, one that reminds him of the video games he loves to play.

by Nick Puleo 0
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#3 in the Lexy Cooper Series

Get Griefed - A Video Game Murder Mystery Novel

You may remember Trixie360, former community manager of Xbox Live, host of numerous video shows that were on the console a few years back. She interviewed former editor Jim McLaughlin for a gamer spotlight a few years back as well as helped usher in Xbox Live Co-Op Night. Since moving on from Microsoft, Christa Charter (aka Trixie360) has become a successful author writing several novels. Her series based on a character named Lexy Cooper is particularly interesting for gamers. Why? The stories are murder mysteries set in a universe respectful of gamer culture.

by Christopher Metz 3
News
  • Xbox Live Arcade
  • online
There's much anticipation for this game, if someone couldn't already guess that.

Pocketwatch Games Updates Us on Monaco's XBLA Release

Many of us here at Co-Optimus were very excited to play Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine this past weekend, writing about our plans to begin co-op games straight away. However, we quickly discovered that Monaco’s initial release was retracted off of XBLA rather quickly by developer, Pocketwatch Games. Many gamers are eager to begin playing as well, so here’s an update on the whole situation from last week.

by D.J. Waaland 0
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  • vita
  • couch
  • online
Hitting the books once again

New DLC Available for Silent Hill: Book of Memories

It looks like a new DLC has arrived for Silent Hill: Book of Memories on the Playstation Vita. The game came out in October of last year to lukewarm reviews. Far from the best Silent Hill game in the series, it was more of a radical experiment involving the Silent Hill mythos. We reviewed the co-op experience of the game some time ago, giving the the title an average score.

by Nick Puleo 2
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  • pc
  • online
Wizard class on display

New Impressions of KingsRoad, Now Launched

It was a little over a month ago I gave some impressions of KingsRoad - a free to play game from Rumble Entertainment that's playable through Facebook or Rumble's own online service. The browser based game is an action-rpg in the same vane as Diablo or Torchlight but is designed to be played in shorter sessions. Since last month, the team has added a new class, the Wizard, and made several enhancements to the game world. Today the game is available for anyone to try - though it's still technically in beta - and the team is treating it as a KingsRoad's coming out party.

by Paul Acevedo 2
Review
  • xbox 360
  • Xbox Live Arcade
  • couch
Get up and get silly with Kinect

Kinect Party Co-Op Review

Last year's Happy Action Theater wasn't exactly a traditional game, but that's one reason why it succeeded with the Kinec's non-traditional controls. Less than a year after the first installment, Double Fine returns with the more understandably titled Kinect Party. We can safely assume that just about every Kinect owner grabbed it for free oover the holidays, so the question becomes: does Kinect Party provide a better co-op experience and improve on its predecessor's handful of shortcomings?

by Nick Puleo 1
News
  • xbox 360
A coffee table book for gamers.

Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 Hardcover Book Impressions

As a long time Halo fan the mythology and evolution of the series has fascinated me.  As someone who has been playing video games for the past 30 some years and covering them for the past 10, I've taken a keen interest in the process behind making them - even making one myself.  One of my favorite things to do is to look at concept art from video games, like those we saw at the Into the Pixel Exhibition at E3 this year.  These pieces of art not only serve a purpose for developer, but are most times beautiful masterpieces that can stand on their own.

by Nick Puleo 2
News
  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
A coffee table book for gamers and psycho bandit midgets alike.

Borderlands 2 Sells 5 Million, Art Book Available for Pre-Order

Borderlands 2 has sold over 5 million copies across all three platforms to date, giving publisher 2K Games a very positive quarter.  The company stated it has been one of the most successful games in their company's history, which is impressive considering they publish the Grand Theft Auto series and other Rockstar Games.  Borderlands 2 also received high marks with over a 90 Metacritic average, including our own Editor's Choice Award and a perfect score.

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