Casey White wrote: "Is it just me or as the gaming industry, for the most part, given up on the idea of gaming as a social activity? I remember when I was a kid gaming was all about going over to your friends how and showing them how to complete a level, walking them through to the next stage, or smashing their high-score. I get that with the introduction of the internet, and specifically online gaming, that it’s much easier to just have online leader boards. I can understand as well that co-op play, and more-over competitive online play, would head online; but the industry does recognize that there’s still plenty of us that like to get together (you know, in person?) to play video games and smack-talk one another in-person, right?"