Missouri wants to bring Hyperloop to the midwest

The state of Missouri has signed a deal with Virgin Hyperloop One to investigate if it's worth building a high-speed link between three of its biggest cities. A team of interested parties will examine the feasibility of constructing a route between K... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

VR runner ‘Sprint Vector’ launches on February 8th (updated)

Ever wanted to run in virtual reality without smacking into a real wall? You'll have a chance shortly. Survios has revealed that its VR foot racing game Sprint Vector launches February 8th for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and the 13th for PlayStation VR... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Hasbro’s viral video-inspired headgear scores your mood for lulz

Teen YouTube is a strange place to the over-30 set, populated with pranks, game streams and possibly most inscrutable of all, challenge videos. YouTube challenges basically ask people to film themselves doing some hard or ridiculous thing, like flipp... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Samsung sets record Q4 profits ahead of Galaxy S9 launch

Samsung's head honcho was found guilty of bribery last year and its vice-chairman stepped down due to "unprecedented crisis," but that didn't affect the Korean conglomerate's cashflow at all. In fact, the company did very well in the fourth quarter o... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Alexa can send SMS messages using your voice

To date, messaging with Alexa has meant sending screeds using Amazon's in-house system, which doesn't do you much good if your recipient doesn't have an Echo speaker. You won't have to be quite so selective from now on, however, as Amazon has added... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Humble is selling Rockstar Games on the cheap to save the rainforest

Want a way to pick up a bulk of Rockstar Games' back catalog and help a good cause? Then head over to Humble where donating $1 or more will get you Grand Theft Auto III, GTA: Vice City and the grisly stealth game Manhunt. Bumping up your pledge to $8... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Grave Danger: The Ultimate Edition Coming To Consoles Later This Year

It's been a long, lonesome few years for Lost Vikings fans since the last relevant entry was released. Sure, they have an emulated version available through Blizzard, as well as the ability to play as the wandering trio in Heroes of the Storm, but when was the last time they could guide three characters to safety using their own unique skillsets? Well, they may not have noticed it, but a little game called Grave Danger popped out on Steam at the end of 2016. It's been a while since [Read Entire Story]

August’s smart lock links up with Protect America’s security systems

You'd think that smart door locks and home security systems would regularly work in harmony, but that's not really the case. More likely than not, you'll have to remember to check the lock after the fact. Not so if you have August's Smart Lock Pro... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Microsoft’s Slack rival helps you find and use apps

Microsoft is determined to make Teams a strong alternative to collaborative chat apps like Slack, and it's now targeting one of Slack's strong points: apps. The company is rolling out a major update whose centerpiece is a new app store that lets you... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Razer Phone now streams Netflix in all its HDR glory

Looks like Razer's latest update for its first smartphone should be worth installing. The new software enables support for Netflix HDR videos as well as Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, so you can better immerse yourself in your favorite fictional u... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Sony patents detail VR motion controller concepts

Earlier this week, the eagle-eyed VR Focus caught wind of two patents filed by Sony Interactive Entertainment, which look suspiciously like motion controllers. It's too early to tell whether these are our first looks at an entirely new one for PlaySt... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition Coming February 6th

Look at you, sitting at home like a dunce, thinking you're all done with loot-based shooters. You'll never be done crafting parts, collecting materials, and shooting bad folks. You hear me?! Never. To really drive that point home, Tribute Games has announced that Mercenary Kings Reloaded Edition will be available on February 6th. For PlayStation 4 and PC, it'll arrive in the form of a completely free update for current owners, but this will be the first time the game's [Read Entire Story]

Ten Years of Co-Optimus.com

It was 2008. George Bush was president, banks were being bailed out, the Xbox 360 was the dominate console despite a red ringed crisis, and co-op gaming was getting a resurgence thanks to the mainstream adoption of online services like Xbox Live. The same year we launched Co-Optimus, an idea I had while struggling to find co-op games to play with my best friend who lived a handful of states away. A lot happens in 10 years, and the industry has definitely changed. But Co-Optimus is still here to [Read Entire Story]

Star Citizen’s CitizenCon Starts Tonight!

If you know me, then you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of Chris Robert’s Star Citizen. Part of that has to do with the fact that I feel that there isn’t nearly enough large-scale space games, games that let you either be a combat pilot looking to take out your enemies in a rain of gunfire, or that let you ply the trade lanes taking materials to a desolate backwater planet. But what really makes Star Citizen, and Cloud Imperium Games in particular stand out is how it’s [Read Entire Story]

Google completes its $1.1 billion HTC deal

Google's billion-dollar deal to acquire a part of HTC (along with a non-exclusive license for its intellectual property) is done. The two companies announced its completion tonight, and the details appear to be the same as originally announced. While... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Join the Co-Optimus Discord Server

Alongside our 10th anniversary celebration, we're doing something new today. We've opened up our private Discord server for the masses, making it a dedicated space for co-op gamers to meet up, chat, and find co-op games to play with each other. It's really as simple as that. Discord has become a standard tool in a gamers arsenal to connect with other players, so it was only natural that we try to utilize it to help bring our community together. So please stop on by, chat it up [Read Entire Story]

Volvo’s first EV will be a hatchback shooting for 310-mile range

In May 2016, when Volvo showed off the concept that previewed the XC40, it also unveiled a hatchback sedan called Concept 40.2. Later in the year, it announced it would electrify every model and introduce full EVs. Now, a report from Autocar claims t... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Incoming

An unplanned Nintendo Direct took place last Wednesday morning giving Nintendo a moment in the spotlight to tell gamers everywhere what goodies are in store for them in 2018. One announcement that caught our attention is Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, a Co-Op friendly game in the Legend of Zelda family. This version is coming to Nintendo Switch in Spring of 2018 and includes character skins from the wildly popular (although sadly only single player) Breath of the Wild. The Definitive [Read Entire Story]

After Math: If I had no loot

It was a week of lost and found fortunes in the tech world. The Feds charged My Big Coin Pay over its $6 million cryptocurrency scam, Netflix is poised to take home as many a four golden statues for Mudbound, Bungie's in hot water again over tweaking... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Microsoft Band 3 prototype reveals the wearable that might have been

When Microsoft killed its Band wearables, a leak emerged of what was believed to be the cancelled third-generation model. Well, it's real -- and it says a lot about what Microsoft was thinking before it pulled the plug. Windows Central has obtained... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Total War: WARHAMMER 2 Co-Op Review

Creative Assembly’s second RTS Warhammer title, Total War: WARHAMMER 2, arrived last fall, and, much like the turns you’ll take in the campaign, we’ve been taking our time with it. There are some great improvements and additions to the game, though there are still a few quirks that we hope will get worked out in the long-run.Read More SOURCE: Co-Optimus - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is selling a flamethrower

No, we're not kidding. After weeks of teases, Elon Musk has confirmed that The Boring Company is selling... a flamethrower. That's right, the same company digging traffic-skipping tunnels is now offering a weapon. Plunk down $500 for a pre-order (the... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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