The Horrible Show 12-01-10: Co-op Gaming with Enemies

The Horrible ShowWe start off December with our much postponed co-op gaming discussion. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Christina are joined by our guest, Coop. From Contra to Gears of War we buddy up to save the world and help you run a proper co-op gaming experience. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

We love co-op games and have no idea why we haven’t focused on them sooner, but here we are, and what better way to talk about them than with our buddy, Coop. But first things first, and that means Threesomes of the Week. Ethan tries to calm himself with kid’s movies but just ends up getting thrown out of a bar. The On the Spot question wants to know what game do you wish had co-op? Cole misunderstands co-op for tricking a buddy into being your mule in Dragon Age. Co-op gaming not only takes a great game but players that know how to play co-op. We establish some rules to co-op gaming like no overdomination, no douchebags, and don’t take it too seriously, but in the end just end up fighting about Left 4 Dead 2, Gears of War, and Halo. Who ever said you needed to get along to co-op?

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Colefacekilla, Wizardtrain187, Jadetiger CG, coopopolopolis

Guide:
Intro and Off-topic – (00:51 – 22:54)
On the Spot Question – (22:55 – 28:43)
Co-op Gaming – (28:44 – 1:22:46)
First Co-op Game – (28:44 – 39:12)
Rules for Good Co-op – (39:15 – 49:47)
Your Next Co-op Game – (49:54 – 58:53)
What Ruins Co-op – (58:55 – 1:03:28)
Improve Co-op Games – (1:03:29 – 1:12:42)
Top Co-op Game Now – (1:12:48 – 1:22:03)
HorribleNight.com Updates – (1:22:48 – 1:23:22)
Shout-Outs – (1:23:25 – 1:31:42)

Threesomes of the Week:
CoopParanormal Activity, Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals, Carcassonne
ColeFuturama, Call of Duty: Black Ops, ‘Splosion Man
EthanMonsters Inc, Eufloria, PU/IU game
ChristinaAssassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Cool World, House
JustinEasy A, Alter Bridge – AB III, Kinect

Games:
Call of Duty: Black Ops, ‘Splosion Man, Eufloria, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Carcassonne, Kinect Sports, S.T.A.L.K.E.R., BioShock, Dead Space, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Devil May Cry, Contra, Double Dragon, TMNT Arcade, Captain America and the Avengers, The Simpsons Arcade, Battletoads, Castlevania HD, Borderlands, Resistance 2, Army of Two: 40th Day, Naughty Bear, Red Dead Redemption, Timesplitters 2, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Left 4 Dead 2, Halo, Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Uncharted, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Poker Night at the Inventory, Back to the Future: The Game

References:
Jessica Rabbit, Emma Stone, Edge’s Theme Music,

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