Our world is growing more and more connected every day. It’s gone from rude to almost assumed that smartphones come out at some point during dinner. Multiplayer in video games has felt quite a bit of this change as well. With rare exception from Nintendo, it seems that the norm for multiplayer is changing from something you do on the couch next to your buddies to over a webcam or headset. With that rise in the popularity of online multiplayer, we’re starting to see some games that don’t even give you the option to play by yourself, to the point where the latest game in the Call of Duty series actually lists “offline mode” as a feature
Microsoft unveiled their new, let’s call it an entertainment system, yesterday and the internet exploded with opinions. A few of them have been good, quite a lot have been negative and some have even fallen into neutral. I definitely have opinions of the Xbox One from what I saw yesterday, but they may not be what you think if you followed my Twitter feed during the reveal. Let’s dive into this cross-examination style with a segment I’m going to call: Leading the Witness.