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SPECIAL - Looking Back Fondly

Since Cesar was the only one at TGS this year, we asked him to do some light documenting of Japan for us so that we could live his experiences vicariously.

The new stuff this week consists of Cesar's pretty sweet travel log of his time in Japan during TGS. Japan is certainly unique and here within are some of the primary reasons why.

Since we're on vacation we were struggling with what to put in a show when we're not even supposed to have a show and the idea came up to post something most of you probably haven't seen. Prior to CO-OP being part of the Revision3 family of programming, Area 5 produced the show solely for your YouTube channel. 

CO-OP 0004 was a test-bed show for Revision3 where we actually produced the entire thing in HD so that they could try out their compression settings and what not in advance of our first, actual premiere on the network. Here, for the first time anyway, are the two game segments from CO-OP 0004 in HD.

GTA4 THE LOST AND THE DAMNED

Dan Hsu may no longer maintain the Sorethumbsblog, but yeah, that's what the titles for that section say in this episode because back when this segment was shot that was still before the launch of the awesome BitMob. Ryan and Cesar are also in this segment that talks about what makes this bit of DLC a definite must-have.

STREET FIGHTER 4

Miguel Lopez now works for GameTrailers, but back when he and Ryan had this chat about Street Figher IV he was still going strong at GameSpy. In a an excelleng segment that is prat reminiscing about past SF glory days and part review of the latest incarnation, it's one of the segments we are most proud of from our "Season 0" time period.

 

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SPECIAL - A Foreign Affair

Only one of us got to go to TGS this year, but that doesn't mean we didn't get to bring home the goods! In this special episode of CO-OP we round up the big announcements as well as dive into two games: Deadspace Extraction and Scribblenauts.

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0215 - Making Camp

Camping. It's cheap, easy, and thanks to the DS and the PSP we can bring our games with us! It's an all-portables week as the gang goes primal.

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0213 - Dreamcast: Ten Swirling Years

It's been 10 years since the launch of the much-beloved Dreamcast and as such we had the perfect excuse for a retrospective. Multiple blasts from the past combine with a bunch of memories our fans at PAX shared with us.

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0212 - Devoted to Mode 7

There's been a lot of Metroid in the gaming world lately. Games that are inspired by and a resurfacing of the classics. We all know how JayFresh was introduced to the Super Nintendo versions last week and now, it seems, the Super Nintendo has sunk its claws into him and won't let go.

BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM REVIEW

In a near-perfect representation of the Batman universe, Arkham Asylum offers up far more game than anyone thought possible. Ryan, Matt, and JayFresh have, admittedly, a bit of a love-fest over what's really the best Batman game to date.

GANGSTAR: WEST COAST HUSTLE REVIEW

The iPhone may very well be more powerful than developers realize. This game proves that not only can you bring a near-GTA experience to the iPhone, but that it can be done with controls that are fairly intuitive and with gameplay straight out of the early PS2-era. It was a surprise to both Jason and Cesar that such a game even existed, but, as they mention, it's not without its flaws.

METROID PRIME TRILOGY REVIEW

Perhaps it would have been more awesome to have a new Metroid Prime, but re-releasing the entire trilogy, complete with improved, Wii controls a la Corruption is nothing to sneeze at. Ryan and special guest Torrey Holbrook Walker (you may recognize that name from our music credits) step out into the depth of night in order to discuss the finer points of what makes this series so particularly special.

 

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0211 - 1994 Part 2

To know the future you must know the past and we prove it this week by delving into a classic. We keep it current thanks to some Nazi-Zombie killing and insect-adventure on the iPhone.

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0210 - Laundry Day

Little King's Story provides an adorable grind to world domination while Shadow Complex and Wolfenstein takes old ideas and adds a new coat of paint

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0209 - The Jason Show

HALO may be famous for bringing the big guns (in terms of sales and in  the more literal sense), but Facebook and the iPhone are 800 pound gorillas all their own.

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0206 - The City Always Wins

Hands On Reviews of Battlefield 1943, including lots of gameplay footage and commentary.  Also a review of the full version of Wii Sports Resort, which unfortunately isn't as good as we hoped.  Plus Rob gets yet another lesson in San Francisco parking procedures.

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0204 - Big Brother, Little Brother

Rolando 2 for the iPhone, reviewed by the Co-Op crew and Tif Chow.

Hands on with Cellfactor: Psychokinetic Wars,an unabashed homage to the FPS, multiplayer experiences of yesteryear.  BitMob's Dan "Shoe" Hsu talks it up with Ryan and Jason on how the experience measures up.

Plus an interview with  Gaijin Games founder Alex Neuse to talk at length about the 100th WiiWare title, the excellent second-part in the ongoing Bit.Trip series, Bit.Trip Core. It's out now, so go download it already!  It is one of the top WiiWare titles

 

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0203 - Gamer Cribs: Cesar Quintero

Video Game Reviews: So, here's something that was kind of a shocker for some of us: Wii Sports Resort is genuinely awesome. Yeah, a few of us are kinda cynical when it comes to the Wii "waggle," but the addition of Wii motion plus impressed Cesar, Matt, and JayFresh show much after our hands-on time down at Nintendo of America HQ that we just had to share.

 

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0201 - The Only Way to Fly

Video game previews of three brand-new, open-world games.  Our comparative review lets Prototype, Infamous, and Red Faction fight it out in a cage match of awesome!

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0116 - CO-OP @ E3 2009 Part 4

Our last, final, incredible day at E3 - where we saw all the coolest new games and amazing booth bimbos.  Includes previews of Left 4 Dead, Mass Effect 2 and Dragon Age: Origins.  Plus interviews with the creators of Star Wars: The Old Republic and much more.

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0115 - CO-OP @ E3 2009 Part 3

Check out the best games, biggest booths and baddest displays from the big E3 video game show in LA.  We found all sorts of wacky things lurking in all kinds of weird corners of the show.

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