It will always be more fun to antagonise or work with someone if they are sitting next to you - not miles away talking through a headset.
Have some great memories of local multiplayer as recently as Call of Duty: World at War. Hope it lives on through this generation of consoles.
4-player splitscreen deathmatch on GoldenEye has to rank among my favourite gaming experiences of all time - along with passing the control pad back and forth, and trading good natured jibes/insults, while playing Worms with a friend during the PlayStation era. Online play is cool, sure, but there's something really special about getting a bunch of people together in a room and playing competitive and co-op games that just can't be equalled.
Split screen will always have a special place in my memories.
I really miss the 4 player split screen from the older CoD games. Sure it made the frame rate go to shit, but it made the game much more enjoyable with friends.
People hardly even fucking talk to each other in real life anymore; This should be no surprise to anyone.
Local multiplayer is a huge thing that should never leave console gaming
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