Super Smash Bros and The Local Multiplayer Resurgence

Allow me to put on my old man hat for a second and lament the loss of a better, more innocent age.

Before the internet turned multiplayer into a maelstrom of violent verbal imagery (probably involving your mum) gamers were once forced to share rooms with those they competed against.

Anyone with more than two decades under their belt probably has a fond memories of local multiplayer - marathon Mario Kart secessions, high-pressure winner-stays-on Street Fighter tournaments at the arcade, slappers-only Goldeneye – and win or lose those experiences formed the foundation on which a life-long passion was built.

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