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Local Multiplayer Is Still Relevant

N247 Writes: Multiplayer is one of the biggest features in video games these days. There has never been a more enjoyable experience than playing your favorite games with your friends. While it has evolved into a full online experience, who could ever forget gathering friends together and playing on the same TV? Sure people can argue that it is more convenient to play online, but it doesn't have the same kind of feeling to it. Although local multiplayer seems to be less prominent nowadays, it is still very much relevant to gaming as a whole.

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Chupa-Chupa1067d ago

Golden Eye on the n64, so many damn memories.

gangsta_red1066d ago

N64 was a multiplayer haven!

nicksetzer11066d ago

Local multiplayer is still relevant, but unfortunately non existent. The lack of local multiplayer in games is a reall bummer.

techologie1067d ago

I agree. Local co op has been making a huge comeback

wonderfulmonkeyman1067d ago (Edited 1067d ago )

I find it sad that there are so many people who rail AGAINST local co-op.
Every time I see someone criticize a game for having local co-op instead of online, all I can think of is the many times I've heard non-gamers accuse us of being anti-social rejects that never actually go outside and make friends...
And that makes me really damned sad.
I get it; to some people, gaming can be an embarrassing hobby to take out into public.
It can be tough to approach people in the hopes that they'll share the hobby and be of a similar enough mind-set to you that you'll get along when playing games.
For others, it's difficult just to FIND a gamer in their neck of the woods.

But I've met plenty where I once thought there weren't any, where I live, and while I've only got one reliable gaming friend as things stand right now, one is more than enough.
It gives me someone to enjoy games with, and that's the goal.

I don't know if any of you who have issues making friends out there are equipped for this coming suggestion, but I'm going to take a shot anyways...

Grab your system and a TV or monitor you can carry under one arm.[and a power bar or extra socket extension, just to be safe]
Go down to your local coffee shop or any other place that will have a place for you to plug in.

Play in public.
Enjoy yourself, but keep the volume respectful.
Keep a close eye on your stuff at ALL times.
Then just position yourself so that people walking in can see what you're doing, keep the content you're displaying in mind and make sure it isn't something super inappropriate, then just have fun playing and wait it out.
Do this often enough and chances are you're going to catch the interest of a few like-minded fellows in your area.

You'll make friends quite easily.
You just need to put in the effort.

Baka-akaB1066d ago

Unless i'm mistaken , or at least missed it , i've seen people complain about the lack of online co-op itself , not that people get to at least enjoy offline coop .

Besides it's more often the other way around that's missing .

Anyway i'll always prefer local play , for at least one of my favorite genre : fighting games .

And i feel team sports games are worthless without it

GoPanthers9991066d ago

Def need more co-op multiplayer or same screen multiplayer.

Godmars2901066d ago

Meh, companies don't seem to think that local gaming, consumers who buy games, is still relevant.

BitbyDeath1066d ago (Edited 1066d ago )

Yet some of the biggest selling games like COD and Halo have local co-op and that is not a coincidence. More people like playing with friends.

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