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Whatever happened to splitscreen?
Oct 19 2008, 2:04 am
By: dumbducky
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Oct 22 2008, 8:01 pm dumbducky Post #21



Quote from BeDazed
Then get another Xb360, and another TV. Voila, SPLIT SCREEN.
Oh! That's would I should do with the $2k I had sitting around.
Quote from name:Shocko
Split screen always annoyed me.
Online play is definitely the way of the future.
Though split screen should be kept for those rare ocassions your friends get grounded and you go over to theirs, you should really move forward with the times and accept that most games will simply just be online since with stuff like XBox that's what sells...
Why can't I have both? Halo shows that online split screen can happen. I love it. Whenever I have friends over, we always play Halo, even though I'd much rather play The Orange Box.



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Oct 22 2008, 8:35 pm Xx.Doom.xX Post #22



Quote from dumbducky
Quote from BeDazed
Then get another Xb360, and another TV. Voila, SPLIT SCREEN.
Oh! That's would I should do with the $2k I had sitting around.
Quote from name:Shocko
Split screen always annoyed me.
Online play is definitely the way of the future.
Though split screen should be kept for those rare ocassions your friends get grounded and you go over to theirs, you should really move forward with the times and accept that most games will simply just be online since with stuff like XBox that's what sells...
Why can't I have both? Halo shows that online split screen can happen. I love it. Whenever I have friends over, we always play Halo, even though I'd much rather play The Orange Box.
I totally agree.

Split-screen online with guests is great, I'm not sure why everyone doesn't do it...COD4 for example, could just add one or two guests playlists, Deathmatch and Search and Destory/Headquarters.



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Oct 23 2008, 12:48 am dumbducky Post #23



CoD4 is rather weird about split screen. It supports split screen, but not online. And how fun is it to play a bunch of maps designed for 8 people with 2-4? It just doesn't make sense.



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Oct 24 2008, 9:04 am BeDazed Post #24



Its more of a market strategy. They want all of the game owners to buy their 'live products.



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Oct 24 2008, 10:16 pm Xx.Doom.xX Post #25



Quote from BeDazed
Its more of a market strategy. They want all of the game owners to buy their 'live products.
Ok, you don't have to advertise that it has split-screen though. Just put it in the game.



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Oct 25 2008, 3:01 am Hug A Zergling Post #26



Quote from FatalException
... Or, ya know, what you're just being actually SOCIAL and not sitting around alone to play video games.

Weird thing to say on a forum thats about a video game.



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Oct 25 2008, 9:05 am Revelade Post #27



I think splitscreen or local multiplayer was at best when it was a pretty casual game like Mario Kart or Smash Bros. Nowadays, games like CoD4 can intimidate new gamers.

Regardless, I think FPS isn't meant for splitscreen. Well, if all players are on the same team, sure, but in a versus match, you might as well turn radar on, since screen peek is inevitable. I like what Halo 3 does, in that it brings splitscreen on Live. Too bad I don't like the gameplay.

Pretty much any game that has fog is going to be a joke on splitscreen. Instead I would get games that use shared screen. Fighting games for example have nothing to hide. Racing games also aren't influenced by splitscreen.

I pretty much only play local multiplayer with friends at my dorm. We play Smash Bros. and Call of Duty 4 and Soul Calibur 4. Other than that, I really don't play splitscreen too often. I'd rather play something that's meant to be with people; board games.

The 360 has given me online play which was a huge jump for me in gaming. And since then, it's been what I think is the best form of online play. The controller just feels so natural in my hands and doesn't cramp like a mouse and keyboard.

So again, just pick the right games for splitscreen like Smash, CoD4, Soul Calibur or Forza.

As for gaming being social or not, well I'm not too social when I play. But why does that matter again? Are we afraid of stereotypes?



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Oct 27 2008, 8:35 pm Xx.Doom.xX Post #28



Quote from Hug A Zergling
Quote from FatalException
... Or, ya know, what you're just being actually SOCIAL and not sitting around alone to play video games.

Weird thing to say on a forum thats about a video game.
Not talking about SC here.



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Oct 28 2008, 4:48 am FatalException Post #29



Quote from Revelade
I think splitscreen or local multiplayer was at best when it was a pretty casual game like Mario Kart or Smash Bros. Nowadays, games like CoD4 can intimidate new gamers.

Regardless, I think FPS isn't meant for splitscreen. Well, if all players are on the same team, sure, but in a versus match, you might as well turn radar on, since screen peek is inevitable. I like what Halo 3 does, in that it brings splitscreen on Live. Too bad I don't like the gameplay.

Pretty much any game that has fog is going to be a joke on splitscreen. Instead I would get games that use shared screen. Fighting games for example have nothing to hide. Racing games also aren't influenced by splitscreen.

I pretty much only play local multiplayer with friends at my dorm. We play Smash Bros. and Call of Duty 4 and Soul Calibur 4. Other than that, I really don't play splitscreen too often. I'd rather play something that's meant to be with people; board games.

The 360 has given me online play which was a huge jump for me in gaming. And since then, it's been what I think is the best form of online play. The controller just feels so natural in my hands and doesn't cramp like a mouse and keyboard.

So again, just pick the right games for splitscreen like Smash, CoD4, Soul Calibur or Forza.

As for gaming being social or not, well I'm not too social when I play. But why does that matter again? Are we afraid of stereotypes?
I dunno, I just prefer playing games in multiplayer, and with friends, and there's just something different about playing splitscreen as compared to just online. If I had a big group of people to play with, I'd rather have a LAN party with just a few TVs than just go into matchmaking. That's just me, though.



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Oct 28 2008, 10:42 am Paravin. Post #30



Left 4 Dead will have splitscreen.



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Oct 28 2008, 4:45 pm dumbducky Post #31



Too bad the controls suck.



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Nov 10 2008, 6:20 pm Cnl.Fatso Post #32



But every FPS is better with a keyboard and mouse by default, so your argument is invalid.



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Nov 10 2008, 9:07 pm dumbducky Post #33



Actually, it's not. I cite Bioshock as an example.



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Nov 11 2008, 1:55 am chuiu Post #34



Quote from dumbducky
Actually, it's not. I cite Bioshock as an example.
Actually, it's not. (and yes I've played it on both 360 and PC, 360 first)



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Nov 11 2008, 5:21 am RIVE Post #35

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Quote from Paravin.
Left 4 Dead will have splitscreen.
Only for offline co-op. Online you get your own screen.

Fable II's offline co-op should be split screen. That sharing the camera deal is just b/s. I am always getting trapped between a random object and the side of the TV screen because the other player is 10 feet ahead of me and he is pulling the camera with him.



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Nov 11 2008, 6:05 am chuiu Post #36



chuiu did not know Fable II had offline co-op. chuiu is going to be doing that very soon...

chuiu thanks you for this information.



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Nov 11 2008, 6:25 am FatalException Post #37



Quote from RIVE
Quote from Paravin.
Left 4 Dead will have splitscreen.
Only for offline co-op. Online you get your own screen.

Fable II's offline co-op should be split screen. That sharing the camera deal is just b/s. I am always getting trapped between a random object and the side of the TV screen because the other player is 10 feet ahead of me and he is pulling the camera with him.
Just work together better. That's like Gauntlet Legends, the best co-op game in EXISTENCE. EVER. :P



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Nov 11 2008, 11:28 pm RIVE Post #38

Just Here For The Pie

Quote from FatalException
Gauntlet Legends, the best co-op game in EXISTENCE. EVER. :P
Yes.

But yeah, we got it down pretty good. Back button for the win of course.
The co-op is ok, but the second player has to choose a generic in-game character; good, neutral, or evil of either sex. Their karma will not change their appearance either.
My offline co-op character is a good female with a; big hammer, a musket, and a soul as black as the Ace of Spades!

Also this.



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Nov 12 2008, 4:55 pm Cnl.Fatso Post #39



Gauntlet II > Gauntlet Legends.

I mean, Legends didn't even have "RED VALKYRIE SHOT THE FOOD", what's a Gauntlet game without that?



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Nov 12 2008, 7:07 pm Riney Post #40



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