Friday Games: Halo 4 Couch Co-op

Halo 4 Co-op

This Friday, we’ll try the new combo co-op mode of Halo 4, which allows four players to play through the campaign on two screens and two Xbox 360s. When the Quick Time Events (also new to the series) come up, we’ll take it a step further and put two players on one controller! Can our thumbs handle it? Will our stream choke? We’ll see!

In addition, Visiting Associate Professor Mikael Jakobsson will also give a short talk about couch play in videogames. Please join us at 26-153 or watch our live stream this Friday at 4pm!

Philip Tan is the creative director for the MIT Game Lab. He teaches CMS.608 Game Design and CMS.611J/6.073J Creating Video Games at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For the past 6 years, he was the executive director for the US operations of the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, a game research initiative. He complements a Master's degree in Comparative Media Studies with work in Boston's School of Museum of Fine Arts, the MIT Media Lab, WMBR 88.1FM and the MIT Assassins' Guild, the latter awarding him the title of "Master Assassin" for his live-action roleplaying game designs. He also founded a DJ crew at MIT.