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by Danny Cowan 0
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Shmup Compilation Shooting Love 200X Out Now on Xbox 360

If you're a fan of arcade-style scrolling shoot-'em-ups, you may already know that the Xbox 360 was a bastion for the genre over the past several years. The platform hosted ports of popular Cave-developed games like DoDonPachi Resurrection, Mushihime-sama Futari, and Akai Katana, along with other notable import-only releases like Eschatos and Bullet Soul.

by Nick Puleo 0
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RESOGUN is the PlayStation 4's Super Stardust HD

Super Stardust HD was one of my favorite titles on the PlayStation 3, it was easily the PlayStation equivelent of the Xbox's Geometry Wars. Its developer Housemarque have been making solid twin stick shooters for Sony, including the excellent Dead Nation. Now the PlayStation 4 will get a title from the Finnish developer called RESOGUN and it looks like a spiritual successor to SSHD.

by Nick Puleo 0
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Sharpen Your Skills On These Two Akai Katana Trailers

Believe it or not, there ARE other games coming out today besides Diablo 3.  One of those is called Akai Katana, a side scrolling shooter from Japanese developer Cave and published by Rising Star Games for the Xbox 360. The game features two player local co-op in an industrial inspired Japanese setting with slick HD visuals and gameplay.  The good news is the game is priced at a budget friendly $40.

by Jason Love 3
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Indie-Ana Co-Op and the Joys of Co-Op Nostalgia

This week we add two shooter-type games to the ever-growing co-op collection in our new XBLIG database. The first, JoyJoy, draws upon the spirit of Geometry Wars, but adds its own flair. The other, Decimation X3, comes from a studio that focuses on recreating nostalgic co-op gaming experiences.

by Marc Allie 1
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Classic Cave Shooter Guwange Hits Xbox Live Today

If you are reading this news bit in anticipation of a new cowboys vs. dinosaurs game, well, I'm sorry, you're out of luck.  That would be Gwangi, not Guwange.  The latter, released today on Xbox Live Arcade, is a port of a 1999 shooter.  The game was developed by Cave, a company legendary among shoot-em-up afficianados.  (Deathsmiles, released on XBLA a few years back, is another Cave title.)  Guwange is set in fuedal Japan, and the heroes travel on foot, rather than flying around in a spaceship as is typical of the genre. 

by Marc Allie 2
Editorial

Co-Op Classics: R-Type

I've always had a love/hate relationship with shoot-em-ups (otherwise known as shmups). R-Type is one of the oldest series of shooters, and it has everything I love (and hate) in spades.

by Nick Puleo 0
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This Week in Co-Op: Kino One

 While we tend to cover a lot of popular co-op games on Co-Optimus, there's a whole indie scene where cooperative gaming is just as popular.  Xbox Live has their Indie Channel, we're starting to see iPhone titles pop up as well, but the place where this movement is most evident is on the PC.  This week we take a look at a small title from developer ItBGames called Kino One.

by Marc Allie 0
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  • xbox 360
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Treasure Considering Radiant Silvergun for XBLA

Fans of Ikaruga, which we reviewed here, will find this news interesting.  It appears that Ikaruga is not the only acclaimed shooter from Treasure that Microsoft wants on Xbox Live Arcade.  Radiant Silvergun, which many feel is the best shoot em up of all time, is on Microsoft's wish list.  (Ours too, for that matter; copies of the game are quite pricey on Ebay.)  MS approached Treasure CEO Masato Maegawa about porting the Arcade/Sega Saturn title over to their service.

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