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Multiplayer is sexy. (Even if it's a sausage-fest).

Hey all, thought Iíd blow off a little steam by being creative instead of my usual smashing up of household items with various pellet guns and fire (just found out I didnít get a job I was really banking on), so Iíd like to discuss some really rad multiplayer trends Iíve noticed cropping up recently.

My first blog on this website was about how disappointed I am with the PS3ís neglect of multiplayer prospects in this generation of games. Few games for the console have any form of multiplayer, and the ones that do usually lack a local option and/or simply arenít fun. But since writing that, Iíve played a few titles that have actually given me a great deal of hope for where multiplayer aspects are headed in the near future.

For starters Ėsince it is probably on everyoneís minds and consoles at the moment Ė there is the Uncharted 3 multiplayer beta. If youíve played it, you probably think itís awesome, if you havenít you probably need to. And if youíve played it and donít think itís awesome, well, maybe you will after this.

(Level voting is sexy, and so can you)

All of this from a racing game? Surprising I thought. And to top it all off, it also has the local/online multiplayer combination which allows you to play with one friend next to you as you compete with others online. This is a great aspect that has really been missing from games in general, even dropped from games it used to be in like the Burnout series. Thank you Motorstorm for bringing this back.

So there you have it, at least two reasons why a small shred of my faith has been restored in the future of console multiplayer. Not to say I didnít have fun with Killzone 3 or wasnít looking forward to Battlefield 3, but those are different, and if weíre being honest Ė less versatile. Iím just glad that developers are remembering that friends donít always want to just sit on the couch and watch us have fun with a bunch of strangers. Cheers Naughty Dog, Evolution Studios, may your financial futures be bright.
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About Keelut2012one of us since 9:32 PM on 06.07.2011

I love video games.
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22-yr old male gamer.
Student of creative writing/journalism.

Mostly I play PS3, but get down on some Wii and am often jealous of XBLA (*cough* Super Meat Boy *cough*).

I'm an avid reader of GameInformer, Marvel comics, and energy drink cans.
LOTS of energy drink cans.

Oh yeah and I drink them too. Like, every day.
Sleep is for dirty chimps.
PSN ID:Keelut2012


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