by Nick Puleo 1
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  • xbox 360
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  • online

Too Human Pre-Order Details, Armor Screens, Co-Op Info

Continuing our onslaught of Too Human coverage, we've got two tidbits of info today.  The first is a video interview with Denis Dyack where he talks a bit about the game based on community questions, but also talks about what it was like to design the co-op aspect of the game.  Oh, right, and the question was (indirectly) asked by me.  A lot of it is what was already said in our Exclusive Interview, but it's interesting none the less. Next up comes from the folks over at the Gamerscore Blog.  There's a perk for people who preorder the game from various retailers - exclusive armor.  In fact, 5 pieces of exclusive armor, one for each class in the game.  There's new screenshots of the armor and both videos embedded right after the break.

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 1
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  • xbox 360
  • pc

Sacred 2 To Have Two Player Co-op

Please excuse the overuse of the homonyms in the title of this headline, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. Anyhoo, it seems that Sacred 2 : Fallen Angel (a game more known for its PC roots) will have co-op in its 360 version. IGN has a preview of the game, where they detail the game for those who are unaware of what the game is all about. But why should co-op gamers care at all? Well, we will let IGN explain.

by Marc Allie 0
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  • nintendo wii
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'Spyborgs' Infiltrate the Wii in 2009

Capcom has announced the arrival of Spyborgs, coming next year to the Wii.  The Spyborgs are a team of five bionic superspies who work together to save the world (naturally).  The game will have the look and feel of a Saturday morning cartoon, and Capcom promises to use the Wii remote in new and innovative ways.  Of particular interest to our readers will be the featured two player co-op play.  Spyborgs looks to have an entertaining style full of humorous moments as the five team up to beat the bad guys!  Read the full press release after the break.

by Marc Allie 4
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Can Co-Op Convert Skeptic Gamers?

A very interesting article is available over at MTV, of all places.  The article discusses the role co-op can play in getting experienced gamers to enjoy genres they typically dislike.  The article provides some anecdotal evidence that co-op can do just that.

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 11
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  • xbox 360
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This Week In Co-Op: Crackdown

This past week, one game has been on my mind. That game is Crackdown, a great co-op game for the 360. As is my nature, I always find the good games months and years after they come out. However, sometimes being late to the party can be nice, since I was able to discover Crackdown without the pretense of the Halo 3 Beta fury that was associated with Crackdown at that time. So, in the past week, I've been experimenting with the game and thoroughly enjoying the co-op experience.

by Marc Allie 14
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  • playstation 3
  • xbox 360
  • pc
  • playstation 2
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Mercs 2 Delay Used to Improve Co-Op

It's a fine line to walk: no one likes delayed games, and yet, no one likes playing games that are clearly underdeveloped, either.  However, as budgets for games rise, more and more titles are being delayed in order to add features that will make their titles stand out.  As we recently reported, Saint's Row 2 has been moved back to add in 2 player co-op.  Now, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames has been delayed as well, and for similar reasons.  TVG had this to say after talking to developer Pandemic:

by Marc Allie 1
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Getting More Replay Value from Co-Op Games

An interesting article has been posted at Game of Design about procedural storytelling.  That phrase is a mouthful, but what it could mean for co-op fans is that the storyline of a game would alter upon different replays, depending on the players' actions.  The article  springs from a discussion of the AI in the upcoming Left 4 Dead (covered at length here at Co-Optimus) and mentions Diablo 2 in this snippet:

by Blake "V Kulla" Corner 2
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  • xbox 360
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Gears of War Gets Price Drop and 2-Disk Edition

Everyone here at Co-Optimus loves a good discount, particularly when the discount involves a fun co-op game. Well, we are in luck, because Gears of War is getting a price drop. The Xbox 360 version of the game is dropping to $39.99, and the Windows version of the game is dropping to $29.99. However, that's not all. Gamerscore Blog, who were kind enough to officially reveal the the price drop, has released more information. In particular? A two-disk version of Gears of War. Press release after the break.

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