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by Andrew Gaskill 3
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Co-Op Heavy XBLA Deal of the Week

There's a lot of co-op love in XBLA's Deal of the Week sale!  Four out of the five games feature co-op.  Hard Corps: Uprising, X-men Arcade, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Reshelled are all 50% off.  These four games have an average score of 4 out of 5 in our Co-Op reviews. Comic Jumper, and excellent single player game, is also for sale for half price.

by Nick Puleo 9
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TMNT: Turtles Running Out of Time, Being Pulled from XBLA and PSN

It seems that Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo and Leonardo are running out of time.  Like other digital content, it seems that the game isn't meant to live forever.  According to Ubisoft, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Reshelled is being pulled from the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network on June 30th due to an "expiring license."  This only appears to affect the US region.

by Katrina Pawlowski 3
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Splinter Cell Conviction's Co-Op Design: Core Principles To Encourage Co-Op Behavior

When looking at game design, a few things are necessary in order for co-op to work properly. Most of these things gamers don’t think about on a day to day basis - and it’s not covered in our Co-Op Terminology guide. It’s the core principles for getting players to work together, which Ubisoft designer Patrick Redding disclosed at GDC. He talks about moments where he is very satisfied with during the co-op test phase, and things that every developer (should) think about during co-op development.

by Marc Allie 0
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XBLA Deals Include Star Trek and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

You've gotta love the weekly sales for Xbox Live Arcade Gold members.  Well, to be precise, if you have a Gold account, you have to love them, I guess.  Generally, the deal of the week is well advertised, but sometimes, games are discounted without much hoopla.  That is the case today with a few movie-related games, three of which feature co-op.  These hidden deals are Turtles in Time: Reshelled for 400 points (totally worth it), TMNT The Arcade Game for 200 points (definitely worth it), and Star Trek D-A-C for 400 points (probably still not worth it).  Both Turtles games are excellent examples of brawlers, and the graphic overhaul on Reshelled is quite nice.  The Star Trek title, on the other hand, leaves much to be desired, as you can read about in our review.  There's no telling when these deals will expire, so grab them now while you have the chance!

by Katrina Pawlowski 12
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Microsoft Celebrates E3 2010 With Some Sweet Deals

This week during E3, Microsoft is releasing some great downloadable deals for those of us who can't attend the show. Starting Monday, June 14th through the week, Xbox Gold members will have access to a variety of downloadable titles, avatar items, and games on demand at price reductions as much as 50%. Quite a few titles appear on this list, and some of these are hard to pass up.

by Jason Love 13
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Turtles in Time Reshelled and Invincible Tiger on Sale This Week

It seems as if this is the week for some good co-op deals.  Major Nelson posted on his site that this week's "Deal of The Week" includes not one, but two (!) co-op titles - TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled and Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han TaoTurtles in Time will run you just 400 Microsoft points, while Invincible Tiger will be a little more at 800.  We took a shine to the co-op experience in both games, and both can be enjoyed locally and/or on-line with friends.  So if you're in the market for a couple of fun, digital co-op titles that won't break your Microsoft space bucks bank, then hop on your 360 and give them a spin.

by Katrina Pawlowski 9
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Microsoft Game Room Re-Charging For Arcade Games?

At the recent CES convention, Microsoft unveiled their new retro-arcade social channel called the "Microsoft Game Room" which will allow players to play original gaming titles (many of which were co-op in their original state) together on the Xbox 360. This Game Room will have original, unaltered arcade classics at your disposal. However, if you were one of the many people interested in the retro arcade titles available on Xbox LIVE Arcade, including Turtles in Time: Re-shelled, Bionic Commando: Rearmed, or Contra, when the new "Microsoft Game Room" launches you'll be re-buying those titles.

by Marc Allie 3
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Co-Op Classics: TMNT 1989 Classic Arcade

The recent news of a remake of TMNT: Turtles in Time has us all shell-shocked here at Co-Optimus.  Turtles in Time may be the greatest Turtles game, but it wasn't the first co-op TMNT title.  That honor belongs to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game.  It was first released in arcades in 1989, and ported to the NES a year later as TMNT II: The Arcade Game.  Back in 2007, the game hit Xbox Live Arcade, this time called TMNT 1989 Classic Arcade.  For Co-Op Classics this week, we'll kick some shell and take a look at this version of the game. My love for Ninja Turtles is fairly well documented on this site, and when a new movie based on the franchise came out in 2007, I was definitely excited.  As a parent, sharing things with my kids that I enjoyed when I was their age is one of my greatest pleasures.  The older, live action Turtles movies were cheesy fun, for their time, and the boys and I were all excited to see the new movie.  When we saw it, I was a bit disappointed.  It was a decent movie, but a bit more serious and dark in tone than I was expecting.  The kids liked it just fine, and the next time we went to the store, they begged for the Xbox 360 version of the movie tie in game.  Imagine our shock upon learning that TMNT the game was single player only!  No co-op in a Ninja Turtles game?  Inconceivable!  

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