Local Multiplayer: Dying Art Form?

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User Info: PSP_H0mebrew

PSP_H0mebrew
3 years ago#31
Sad reason is that Publishers hate local multiplayer because it lets you play multiplayer with pirated copies.

Thats the reason LAN has died on the PC.
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User Info: Sorbetowulf

Sorbetowulf
3 years ago#32
loafy013 posted...
Unfortunately, couch co-op doesn't make the company as much money. Local multiplayer = 1 game sold. Online multiplayer = multiple copies sold. I would say that is the real reason for its disappearance.


Unfortunately, I think you probably hit the nail right on the head with this. The only counter I could make to this would be if a buddy comes over and likes the game, he'd buy a copy, but that assumes he has a console. It's a pretty weak argument. :(
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User Info: Raycon

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3 years ago#33
BigBOOtoYOU2 posted...
Enix Belmont posted...
To be perfectly honest, last gen has probably been the gen I've spent the most time on couch co-op. More than the PS2 gen.


Considering online gaming wasn't really a thing in that era, I'd have to say you are very, very mistaken.


That may be true, but I found instead of any of that, most games in the PS1/PS2 era wouldn't have co-op at all. Most seemed to be strictly single-player experiences (or at least the ones I'm familiar with). So co-op being this prevalent feels pretty new.

But that's strictly the PS1/PS2 era. I'm sure couch co-op was much more widespread during the NES/SNES era, and just went into remission with the dawn of 3D.
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tinfoil21
3 years ago#34
krystyla posted...
Raycon posted...
Sorbetowulf posted...
krystyla posted...
Always remember add a TL;dr line


I'm not sure quite what that refers to. I don't start a lot of threads.


It's like a one to two sentence summary for people too lazy to read your tome.

Like me; didn't read a lick of your paragraphs, but I wholeheartedly agree with the title.

= D


It means: too long, didn't read.


TL;DR can mean "Too Lazy, Didn't Read" or "Too Long, Didn't Read", no?

User Info: A_Hairy_Waffle

A_Hairy_Waffle
3 years ago#35
PSP_H0mebrew posted...
Sad reason is that Publishers hate local multiplayer because it lets you play multiplayer with pirated copies.

Thats the reason LAN has died on the PC.


I really doubt that's the reason couch coop is dieing. Mostly because all of that is still possible without couch coop. You can play online all day with a copied disc if you want.

User Info: Enix Belmont

Enix Belmont
3 years ago#36
BigBOOtoYOU2 posted...
Enix Belmont posted...
To be perfectly honest, last gen has probably been the gen I've spent the most time on couch co-op. More than the PS2 gen.


Considering online gaming wasn't really a thing in that era, I'd have to say you are very, very mistaken.


Like the other guy said, most games tended to just be single player. What great co-op games can you think of in the PS2 gen? Halo, Timesplitters, the Contra games, PSO, and nintendo's stuff is the only thing that comes to mind me really enjoying. On the other hand games like viewtiful joe 2's lack of co-op sticks out as a major disappointment.
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Avirosb
3 years ago#37
dj___roll posted...
How is the local multiplayer an art form?
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GotTruth
3 years ago#38
Sorbetowulf posted...
krystyla posted...
Always remember add a TL;dr line


I'm not sure quite what that refers to. I don't start a lot of threads.



TL;DR is an indicator(or WARNING) of a pending influx of substantial information that will not be absorbable to the ILLITERATE or SEMI-Literate. Usually a "text phrase" used by the young that have not mastered basic reading comprehension. An innate inability to process more than three to five sentences at anytime. Usually a solid indicator that respondent is NOT given to reading ANY text for a period longer than 5 seconds as that is all their attention span is able to allow.
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immortalwombatx
3 years ago#39
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