Jim Sterling writes: "Multiplayer is now the standard. Some of you may be very happy to admit this; some of you would do so begrudgingly. Whether you like it or not, multiplayer's not only here to stay, but it's everywhere.
Thanks to publisher and consumer demand, multiplayer modes have become obligatory to the point that gamers consider any title without an online component as inferior. Do we, however, really want multiplayer in these games, or are we merely whining for these token inclusions without thinking about what we're asking for?