Moving away from that.
In the past I have admitted to not particularly enjoying the direction video games have been going in lately.
The DLC, the incomplete buggy released games, the greater focus on making a video game console an entire entertainment center than the video games themselves, the digital-only releases, the account-based management, the stressed emphasis on motion controls, the over-reliance on games such as Battlefield and Call of Duty, Nintendo’s refusal to advance forward in lieu of gimmicks.
However, there is one thing I did feel grateful for in today’s gaming: the possibility for online co-op.
That being said, I find it absolutely uncanny that everybody I know, personal, online or otherwise, always has a (usually) justifiable reason to NOT play co-op games with me.
-I don’t own an Xbox 360/Wii
-I don’t have Xbox Live Gold
-I don’t have that game
-I don’t like that kind of game
-My internet can’t support online gameplay
-I don’t have the time for it
-I’m not comfortable playing online/using a headset
I understand these reasons are perfectly valid and the last thing I want to do is strongarm someone into playing an online game, I simply find it a bit uncanny that despite owning 18 online-capable games, I never wind up able to play them with my friends.
Or maybe I’m an unpleasant gamer, who knows.