Hey reader. Yes. You. Just a foreword; so put the corona bottle down, end the late night gaming session and open up your cerebral cortex to this. I don't know if you've noticed, but we do things a bit differently here. Our review of Spec Ops: The Line will be disintegrated with laser precise accuracy into three divided reviews; and they include reviews of the single player, multiplayer, and co-op portions of Spec Ops: The Line. As an avid fan and participant in the video game industry -- as a writer and gamer, I realize how much online multiplayer (not so much local multiplayer) modes have blossomed over the years. Obviously, we can draw a lot of the present traditions from PC games -- an industry that glued us to online multiplayer in the first place. Anyone remember a little game called Counter Strike by Valve? So fast forward to 2013 and consoles have adopted all sorts of implementations to better integrate online services; from DLC, to multiplayer, co-op, commerce, and apps.