I've always wanted to invest in the massive fictional universe of Warhammer 40,000. I mean, you've got your gun-toting orks, space marines, massive derelict spacecraft, and best of all...chainsaw-swords. Jumping into such an expansive universe could be downright daunting for a newbie, and might require reading, like...actual novels. We're in the digital age, people! Do you suffer violent allergic reactions when holding books (like myself)? Why not check out a sliver of such a universe by playing Spacehulk: Deathwing?The game's new trailer features some of the fancy melee weapons and boomsticks that'll be at your disposal along with your fellow marines. Also on display are the Genestealers, a hostile alien species that you and your team will be battling time and time again throughout your perilous journey. Warning: this footage contains flamethrowers, thunder hammers, plasma cannons, explosions, and the death and dismemberment of countless alien bad guys. Viewer discretion is advised.There's no specific release date nailed down for Spacehulk: Deathwing just yet, but you should expect to see the title available sometime this November.
It's been over 5 years since we last asked for our awesome readers to participate in a survey, so we figured, now might be a good time to do it again! Co-Op gaming has changed quite a bit since 2011, and it's time to understand what cooperative gaming looks like as we enter into the varsity years of the latest gen of consoles. Our survey is short and sweet, with only 13 short questions to answer. For your time you'll be entered to win one of our various prize packs. We'll be sending out our own little Lootcrates loaded up with goodies from LootCrate, LootGaming, and other misc goodies that get sent to Co-Optimus HQ. We also have a bunch of great codes to give away for games as well.So head on over here to this Google Survey and fill it out. It'd be much appreciated. And thank you for reading Co-Optimus all these years and making it your prime source for co-op gaming.
For the fifth straight year, Co-Optimus is gathering a team of co-op fans, and making a difference for kids across North America. We're participating in Extra Life, a charity that benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and we need everyone's help to raise donations. The annual Game Day celebration is on November 5th, so the time to sign up is now!This year, we're adding incentives for team members and donors. All team members who sign up will receive a $5 donation. In addition, we will be giving away game codes for all team members AND all donors!It's easy to sign up. Just head over to our team page and click "JOIN OUR TEAM" near the top of the page. They'll ask you if you want to be a Classic or Platinum participant. If you choose Platinum, you'll donate $15 to be eligible for cool prizes, like T-shirts and medals depending on how well you do with your fundraising. Classic membership is free, but doesn't offer as many incentives. Both memberships include a warm fuzzy feeling knowing that you've helped the kids and families who visit the hospital you choose during registration.
Well crap. October totally snuck up on us and we missed our normal September round-up. Better late than never, right? Those pesky news stories, game releases, and features simply got away from us. It was a jam packed month with almost a dozen co-op game reviews!
Ninjas. Exactly what's not to love about these dark, cunning warriors of the night? They scurry along rooftops making nary a sound, slice and dice with surgical precision, and poof into thin air leaving ninja-smoke in their wake. You can partake in these wholesome activities and many more in Aragami, an action stealth title from developer Lince Works.The game bears a resemblance to PS1 classic Tenchu: Stealth Assasins and takes inspiration from other titles like Okami and Journey, according to the developer. Those who have been longing to dispatch a countless barrage of unsuspecting foes with a dear friend can take comfort in knowing that the entirety of Aragami's campaign can be played co-operatively. See just a taste of what the game has to offer in the video below:So what do you guys think? I for one wouldn't mind giving something like this a go. Those interested won't have long to wait, as Aragami will be released on October 4th for PC and PS4.
Racing's on the mind this weekend, folks. The Co-Opticrew has gotten a taste of the latest in the Forza Horizon series, and now we just can't get enough. It's like they say: Once you pop, you become addicted to cruising the Outback in pursuit of growing your brand and enticing more fans to join your absurdly destructive car festival until you're a dust-covered husk of your former self.Between the new Destiny expansion, DOOM, and Eternal Crusade, it looks like the staff's Adventures In Space will continue for yet another week as well. Here's hoping everyone returns in one piece.Nick Puleo (@NickPuleo) - "Forza Horizon 3 for me. Sounds like we need to get some Co-Optimus folks together. Who's going to make the official livery for our cars? :)"
The list of Xbox One Backwards Compatibility titles continues to grow. The latest addition? Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War.If you already own the title (either digitally or on physical disc), you can now hop back into the game to play through the entire campaign with a friend. Once you're done, you can team up with three other players to see how long you can survive against an unrelenting tide of Nazi zombies.You can now do a search for all co-op Backwards Compatibility title over in our Xbox 360 Game Search page. Just check the "Xbox One Compatible" box and then the "Find Games" button to see the list.
It's time for something that resembles a roguelike! Lost Castle shoves a random character in your hands and turns you loose in a world full of enemies and treasure. No puzzles, no platforming, just a lot of hacking and slashing followed by looting and upgrading. It's a sweet throwback to some classics in the genre, complete with local co-op for two.