"If there's one thing we're a fan of around here at Ars Technica, it's a game featuring strong cooperative play. We enjoy it so much, in fact, that we sometimes offer our own solutions on how to make multiplayer sessions even better. Andre Vrignaud, better known as Ozymandias on Xbox Live, appears to be a big fan, too. Vrignaud, whose job at Microsoft is to take a long-term look at the gaming industry and predict where trends are headed over the next few years, was intrigued by some recent musings by Penny Arade's Tycho on the nature of cooperative play. In turn, Vrignaud sat down with a coworker to talk about the basics of co-op gaming."