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Is Single Player dead?

First of all, shout out to @RK1Apocalypse (who incidentally hates EA with the burning passion of 1,000 suns) for giving me a heads up on this garbage.

 Via IGN.com

“I volunteer you to speak to EA’s studio heads; they’ll tell you the same thing,” Gibeau continued, “They’re very comfortable moving the discussion towards how we make connected gameplay – be it co-operative or multiplayer or online services – as opposed to fire-and-forget, packaged goods only, single-player, 25-hours-and you’re out. I think that model is finished.”

While Multiplayer games are highly popular especially in the FPS and MMO genres, Single player games are not dead. In fact, personally, I’d take an amazing SP game over lame uninteresting MP any day. But on the other hand I know plenty of people who will only buy a game that has MP. It’s personal preference of course but to say that the SP “model is finished” is just ridiculous.

So let me just highlight a few amazing games that stood solely on their SP to make my point.

Bioshock– I could go on forever about how much I loved this game. It has an engaging story with such breathtaking graphics that I consider the game a work of art. No need for a MP to hold this game up. While its sequel (which was also awesome) does have a MP it could have also stood on it’s own with out it.

Assassin’s Creed– Another one of my favorite sans-MP games. A beautiful setting and story with plenty of side quests to keep you at the game for hours. MP in this game would be a distraction from the great SP. While this games sequels also included MP this series sells for its SP.

Fallout 3– Holy crap I put epic amounts of hours into this game. An insanely large environment coupled with the 74234729 (exaggeration) quests and side quests kept me glued to this game. Add the DLC and you have a SP game that keeps on giving.

I’m not saying that series like Call of Duty and other games that thrive on MP aren’t awesome. My frequent readers will tell you I’m a major COD head. But SP is no where near dead, in my opinion.

To keep a SP game from becoming “fire-and-forget” it has to suck a player in. Good SP games have excellent replay value. They are games that people want to keep in their collection for a future play through instead of playing it once and trading it in before the value drops.

So to tie up this rant, SP games are not dead. MP is not a necessity in all games to make them great. And while it is a wildly popular feature to many games some do just fine(or even better) without it.

 
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Posted by on December 9, 2010 in Assassin's Creed, Bioshock, call of duty, Fallout

 

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Tunes of the Wastelands

So I must say that I am really enjoying the music selection in Fallout New Vegas. Sure its old but it  just feels right to be running through the wasteland with Dean Martin blasting on your Pip Boy.

But as for the DJs who bring you those tunes, thats a different story. Fallout 3 had GNR’s Three Dog howling in between songs. Fallout New Vegas introduced us to Mr. New Vegas, an old fellow who someone politely put “sounds like he went through drug rehab”.

Both equally annoy the crap out of me a some points but I love having them in the game. So peeps, who do you prefer listening to?

For a list of songs from Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas check out the Fallout Wiki.

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2010 in Fallout

 

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Fan Fabricates Fallout 3 Awesomeness

Special thanks to my buddy Ian for alerting me to the existence of this epic fanboy work of art.

Super Fallout fan Ryan Palser created his own replica A3-21 Plasma Rifle from Fallout 3. Talk about dedication. This thing looks like it could take out an army of Super Mutants.

Now the plasma weapons were never my weapons of choice while roaming the wastelands but this thing is freakin epic.

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Even is you don’t like Fallout, you have to admit that’s pretty damn impressive.

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2010 in Fallout

 

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New Vegas Collector’s Edition Revealed

Please hold while I wipe the drool from my keyboard.

The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC versions of the CE will all include the following:

♠ Seven “Lucky 7” poker chips, each designed to represent chips from the major casinos found on the New Vegas strip and throughout the Mojave Wasteland.

♠ A fully customized Fallout: New Vegas deck of cards. Each card in the pack has been uniquely illustrated to depict characters and factions found within the game. Use the cards to play poker, blackjack or Caravan, an original card game that was created by Obsidian especially for New Vegas.

♠ A recreation of the game’s highly coveted “Lucky 38” platinum chip.

♠ A hardcover graphic novel “All Roads” that tells the story of some of the characters and events that lead up to Fallout: New Vegas. “All Roads” was written by Chris Avellone, the game’s creative director, and created in conjunction with Dark Horse Comics.

♠ ‘The Making of Fallout: New Vegas’ DVD. This documentary DVD will contain exclusive video content, including interviews with the developers in which they take you from concept to creation and discuss topics such as story, setting, legacy of the Fallout franchise and more.

(via Bethesda Blog)

There are only select games that I will shell out the cash to get the collector’s edition and Fallout: New Vegas just made the list. Look at all the awesomeness it comes with. If you are like me and Fallout 3 freaking took over your life you are going to want to preorder this gaming goodness.I’m sold.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXZZr_rqdTc

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2010 in Fallout

 

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