Wow! We have a bit of conversation an controversy in this thread. Read through quite a few of the replies, you guys have some amazing explanations!
Keep it up!
It is for all the listed qualities you listed that I started playing Socom . Seems as if there are High ups that don't really understand what you mean. Because the Socom community has waited over a year for DLC ..?
E.Q: Where would you be without Online Gaming?
I've been thinking latley if there wasn't any online gaming think of all the stuff that wouldn't be put into games this day. This mean's no downloadable Map Pack's, Demo's, Communication, basically no nothing other than the Story line of the game. You'd basically just play the game and finish it and move on to the next. Online Gaming has extended game's life & potentinal. The ability to play with 18 Player's in utilize communication to the max by using a headset other than communicating in text.
Wrap up: If there was no online gaming today, I wouldn't be as much as a gamer as I am today. I wouldn't be trying to bootup my PS3 and looking forward to chat & play games with all of my fellow gamer's because online gaming wouldn't exist.
because of online, we no longer have complex long campaigns. we now have shorter story modes, and 75% of the gamers now are rude and extremely competitive due to playing online with other people.
Exactly what I was going to say. I hate games that sacrifice their single player campaigns and their stories for online play. Sure, playing online is fun (other than the screaming 9 year olds) but what happened to long, exciting, immersing single player modes and even local mulitplayer? Doesn't anyone have friends over to play locally anymore?