From the early days of me playing Super Mario Brothers on my original Nintendo. I never truly needed to have another player plugged into the P2 socket in order for me to enjoy myself. Even with my older brothers and sister forcing me to play games that allowed for us all to play side by side. The need for them to actually be there playing with me never really existed. Fast forward a bit to the days of the N64 and beyond. I have started to notice that having another person there playing a karting, racing, or fighting game made things all the better. And now with current generation gaming consoles it is almost a need to be connected, linked, or in a some sort of a “Party” for fun to really exist. Not that I have a problem with it at all, I am just stating how things have changed. Now I find myself asking my friends “what console are you buying that game on?”. So that we can all enjoy the fun together. And with the introduction of Microsoft’s Kinect and Sony’s Move controller. Playing with friends has taken another large twist in terms of gaming. Not even mentioning what Nintendo was able to do with the original Wii. All of this really has me thinking what more in store do these companies have in store for us gamers. The more I think about it the more and more I become eager for the next generation of gaming to begin and to further evolve the way we game today.
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