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A Problem of Other Minds: The Pros and Cons of Voiceless Multiplayer

The gaming industry of today is one surrounded by a constantly connected world; the way that this has permeated games and changed the way people play is discussed here.

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Philoctetes1270d ago

The author should have mentioned the Souls franchise. That one benefits a lot by not supporting in-game chat -- great for the atmosphere the game wants to maintain.

jeanmorita1270d ago Show
Shad0wRunner1270d ago

Next gen consoles will have a party chat feature. Sony recently announced this. So "voiceless multiplayer" games are no longer a growing concern. We will have voice and text chat capabilities...whether the devs incorporate it into their games or not.

annamalik1270d ago Show
Fergusonxplainsall1270d ago

Fire in the hole!

Storm the front!

Negative!

Stick together!

Counter-Strike is still an amazing game/mod.

I need the "lift your shoulders" confused look in more games.lol

McScroggz1270d ago

Personally I think the "voiceless" multiplayer in Journey was phenomenal. Without any words I formed strong, sometimes slightly dependent relationships with people who didn't even have a name to me. It really resonated with the game, especially when you'd get separated from somebody.

Yehshuah1270d ago

in journey's case it was part of the game design and message thatgamecompany wanted to communicate. otherwise, this author thought it was a technical issue.

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