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Spiderweb Games - View From the Bottom #10 @ RPG Vault

by Dhruin, 2007-11-06 23:50:59

It's been a little while since Jeff Vogel wrote one of his View From the Bottom pieces at RPG Vault, so this one comes as a welcome addition.  This time, Jeff talks about why his job as a single-player-only CRPG creator is safe in a MP obsessed world:

In a world where multiplayer games seem to be completely taking over, this seems like very bad news for me. And yet, my recent experiences with Halo 3 have convinced me, beyond any doubt, that the future sales of my single-player games are completely safe.

I recently bought an Xbox 360 and surrendered, after 24 years, my status as a PC gamer. Consoles are great. I can play them on my couch instead of in my cold, spider-infested basement. I can keep my two small daughters occupied by letting them watch me play multiplayer Halo 3. It is even educational. It teaches them two things. One, some people are bad and should be killed. Two, daddy is not infallible and can easily be defeated by some 17 year-old hopped up on Red Bull.

I expect that both lessons will be valuable to them in the future.

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