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How do you feel about multiplayer split screen games going away?

I'm not a hardcore gamer, but I do enjoy playing games with my friends. I've noticed that there are fewer and fewer games being made that allow the multiplayer split screen option. Now it seems that there aren't any new ones. Even HALO no longer has the option. To me the funnest thing about playing video games is when you can get all of your friends in the same room gathered around one to four monitors and battle it out together. Is it just me or do the majority of players prefer to play alone and connect to their friends online? Are multiplayer games becoming a thing of the past? Does the MATRIX have us?   multiplayer split screenno more multiplayer split screen  

3 Responses to How do you feel about multiplayer split screen games going away?

  1. I am a major fan of couch games. The best part of playing games is having all your friends in one place. An added bonus to this is you can distract them by dancing in front of the screen if you are loosing…MUHAHAHAH!

  2. In a way, I’m torn. All the companies that make these seem to be making a killing off it, but the downside is that there’s no more couch time. It’s harder to have a bunch of friends over to eat pizza and play games.

    On the other hand, it’s been proven that the new method of having people connect on Xbox Live, PSN, etc. is indeed a real money maker, so I refuse to blame companies for having such an interest at heart.

    In the end, it doesn’t affect me much, since there are other couch games to play (Smash Bros. anyone?) but it’s certainly going to have to finish going through the growing pains of a new way of gaming before it’s universally accepted.

    Verdict from me is to draw your own conclusions, and do with it what you will. Cheers!

  3. I’m not normally a fan of the split screen for multiplayer games but that is mainly because I can be distracted by the other player’s screens. I am a fan of multiplayer games though and although split screens can be distracting I think it is still good to have as I agree with Frank it is great to be able to distract your opponents if necessary. Without split screens, I think multiplayer games that are supposed to bring people together are also now defeating their purpose by taking away the necessity to all be in one place at the same time. It takes a little away from the in person social interaction. I also think that being able to play games with other people online and not in person adds to the problem of online bullying and people thinking they can say disrespectful and inappropriate things to strangers via the games because they are not literally saying it to their faces which just to me does not seem like a very good thing to promote… So I think its sad that split screens are dropping off; I think if gaming companies are able to still have the ability in their games they should keep that an open option rather than making their customers stay isolated possibly turn them into unproductive people from unhealthy in person social interation; But To Each Their Own.

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