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Social interactivity, the next big step for multiplayer first person shooters


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#1 CitizenErased115

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 09:17 AM

Hi guys, I wrote an article for Examiner.com about the lack of social interactivity in our multiplayer first person shooters, those who play them might relate to it.

http://www.examiner....ally-de-evolved
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#2 lolwhat

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Posted 14 December 2010 - 09:23 AM

I wholeheartedly agree. Multiplayer these days is all about satisfying each individual player so they feel like an accomplished lone wolf. What results is a fairly routine and more mundane experience compared to shooters like Wolfenstein (2001), Tribes 2, and even Counter-Strike/Day of Defeat.

And with games like Battlefield down-scaling itself to accommodate lone wolf casuals, the future doesn't seem too bright if you're the type of a gamer looking for a bit more in his FPS. Even Ghost Recon caved in. It's all about the k/d ratios.

Notice how the competitive FPS scene has dwindled because of this as well.