Planet Ivy: I feel like I start every opinion by referring to ‘the day’ and how, back then, things were simpler and everything since has been bastardised. Well, in the halcyon époque of gaming, if anyone was lucky enough to have a NES or Master System then they could be pretty sure of having a gaggle of friends to crowd around it. There was no online gaming, no headset and no community beyond the couch. The console vs PC war fought one of its first battles over this social aspect. PC gamers were making a primary foray into high latency online competition whilst the console crowd cruelly boasted that having mates round to play was less geeky and loserish.