20°
Submitted by shaneryanTB 784d ago | opinion piece

Dispelling the notion of tacked-on multiplayer

Michael Ormonde, Thunderbolt writes:

The current generation of consoles have introduced many features which we gamers now take for granted - HD graphics and achievements immediately spring to mind - but by far the feature that has shaped the course and direction of the video games industry more than any other is the introduction of out-of-the-box online play. Previously regarded as a bastion of those with high end PCs and a working knowledge of network protocols, the advent of Xbox Live and PlayStation Network, as well as the spread of broadband infrastructure, has lead to more than ever venturing online than ever before, vanquishing all in their path, from Bangkok to Berlin. (Assassin's Creed 2, Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 3, PC)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Don’t Touch Anything Red for Wii U Review – Don’t Touch It | Nintendo Enthusiast

21m ago - Announced long ago, Don’t Touch Anything Red is a simple horizontal auto-runner which gives you a... | Wii U
30°

The best and worst of gaming April fool

22m ago - From Goat Simulator to Assassin's Creed Kinect, here is a list of the best and worst gaming relat... | Culture
Ad

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post
30°

Bandai Namco opens rights to 17 properties for developers

26m ago - Bandai Namco follows Square Enix's example and opens up several of its older franchises for third... | Industry
20°

'Axiom Verge' Review | GameRant

1h ago - Axiom Verge is a faithful throwback in design and approach, but the game’s clever mechanics help... | PS4
20°

Story of Seasons Review | Hardcore Gamer

1h ago - If Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley was a Harvest Moon game only in title, then Story of Seasons is... | 3DS