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It's a CO-OP roundtable on what makes multiplayer shooters so special. Why do some succeed and others fail? Join as we go over some of the biggest shooters of this year and yesteryear and try to get to the bottom of what makes some stick while others flounder. Also, big thanks to Astro Gaming for providing the freakin' awesome 5.1 headsets used in this week's show.
How many multiplayer shooters can we cram into one episode? We weren't sure, but when you're talking about an entire genre it's very hard not to meander a bit throughout the entire history of gaming. There are some standouts, though. Here's the quick list:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Team Fortress 2
Halo 1, 2, & 3
Quake 3 Arena
There are probably even a few others in there that we're forgetting, but it's best if you just watch it and see if you agree with our panel of experts on what makes 'em all so damn special. And who's on said panel? Why that would be Dan Hsu and Brett Bates from BitMob.com, Kat Baily, RebelFM and Eat-Sleep-Game.com badass Tyler Barber, and representing Area 5: Matt and Ryan.