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Death of the Split-Screen?

Bitsofjoy argues: "Gone are the days of 4 drunken friends crowding around a telly playing Goldeneye deathmatches talking trash in all directions – developed from years of cumulative banter, in favour of 64 player team deathmatches comprising of individuals from around the world pwning the avatars of strangers."

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Spolodaface3025d ago

Old skool multiplayer is dead.

Long live new multiplayer?

ABizzel13025d ago

Never. I like online and split screen, because I actually have friends who like to play when they come over to my house.

BadCircuit3025d ago

The biggest disappointment this gen has been the abandonment of local multiplayer imo.

Darkstorn3025d ago

I always have the best times when I'm playing splitscreen. Online gaming just feels so...aloof.

greeneggsnsam3025d ago

Headsets don't cut it when you compare to hanging out with friends.

SKUD3025d ago

@2.1

That doesn't make it ANY better. Makes it worse.

PhantomT14123025d ago

Well, I prefer playing with my friends by my side, talking with them instead of hearing an annoying little kid shouting in his mic.

PoSTedUP3025d ago

this is why i like halo3, resistence2 and warhawk, they have online splitscreen mode. games need to bring back 4 player splitscreen, motorstorm recently did. i want to see more though.

shadow27973025d ago

Twisted Metal will have 4 player split screen. You can thank David Jaffe.

NeutralGamer3025d ago

Splitscreen was the best thing to happen to gaming and now they are killing it???!

pixelsword3025d ago

I LOVE splitscreen.

Me and my family playing is the best time for me.

And if I had a bud over I could get my gameplay on without any racist garbage or children to mute.

If PC's had splitscreen for a lot of their games, I'd never get a console game again.

BadCircuit3025d ago

agreed. Online is different style, but nothing beats playing with mates in the same room and laughing at each other.

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Kalowest3025d ago

Say that to Halo:Reach, GeoW3, and KZ3.

Parapraxis3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

I'm not sure what kind of point you are making... do these games have split-screen?

Kalowest3025d ago

yes they have split-screen, GeoW3 has 4player SS.

FantasyStar3025d ago

Err...I heard of 4p Co-op, not 4p Split-screen. Link?

DarkSpawnClone3025d ago

@FantasyStar "Err...I heard of 4p Co-op, not 4p Split-screen. Link?" .. meet warhawk

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

BBAM3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

gears 2 has 2p split-screen, hopefully epic will keep on improving gears and that this will include pumping up the SS to 4p

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Parapraxis3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

Ah great, I'm surprised actually.
Great news to me though, I'll most likely be getting all 3 of these games.
Thanks!

I think even more games need local multiplayer.
:)
Bring the party back to the living rooms!

IrishAssa3025d ago

Thank god for that. Split screen should never die. I don't want to have to buy another console to play with my brother. Rediculus that so many games don't have it this gen

Spolodaface3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

Totally, it should come as a standard feature - how difficult would it really be to implement.

I wouldn't even mind paying a little for it as DLC if they had to develop it post-release, when i've got mates round my game library suddenly becomes very limited.

BBAM3025d ago

Split screen is difficult to implement as their engine needs to be able to render 2 - 4 different scenes, while also working with the input from 2 - 4 different sources. This is why the graphics take a notable hit, especailly in 4 player.
However, I was surprised at how this doesn't appear to apply to Heavy rain which effortly renders multiple scenes without any noticeable drop in the visuals.

Kalowest3025d ago

O Sh1t iam wrong, your right GeoW3 has 4player Co-op,and 2player SS (hopefully it well have 4player SS), i know KZ3 has SS or Co-op this time around, and of course H:R will have Tons of stuff for its MP online and offline.

shadow27973025d ago

Don't forget Twisted Metal. 4 player split screen, online, or both.

Fanb0y3025d ago

Wai... what? Did I miss something over the past few weeks?

Killzone 3 split screen?

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telekineticmantis3025d ago

Truely my PS3 gets neglected sometimes merely for the lack of split screen for their games. Really it is a major contributor for their lack of sales when compared year in year to the PS2. I can usually only play 360 or Wii games with my friends resulting in them buying one of those consoles instead of the PS3. Split Screen and Co-op is what you call free advertising

Parapraxis3025d ago (Edited 3025d ago )

Usually when I have people over we end up playing SingStar, Buzz, Resistance 2, Motorstorm 2, Fat Princess, WiEoutHD and Call of Duty or a fighting game.

...SingStar the most...what can I say, after a few drinks everybody is a vocal powerhouse!

Point is there ARE split-screen/mutiplayer games for PS3, but you have to know which ones.
Don't neglect you PS3, neglect is a form of abuse =(
lol

DarkSpawnClone3025d ago

don't for get warhawk 4 player split-screen online :P and lbp ..but i agree more games need split-screen

Nasseh3025d ago

I am so glad Warhawk included that feature. It really was the game I played every single weekend with my neighbours and little brother, for hours on end. Great times.

Cajun Chicken3025d ago

Totally agree. Not enough splitscreen games on PS3, lets hope that changes.

BBAM3025d ago

disagree, because of the amount of splitscreen games I play with my flat mates all the time.

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