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Do You Prefer to Play Single-Player or Multiplayer Games?

Gaming 2011/12/26 08:00:00
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Video games have been a communal activity since their inception. "Pong," one of the earliest arcade games, was multiplayer. There was even a similar game created decades earlier (1958) named after its multiplayer support: "Tennis for Two." Even single-player games, like "Space Invaders" and "Donkey Kong," were played in groups at the local arcade.

These days, multiplayer support usually comes in the form of online gaming. There's an entire movement of innovative massively multiplayer games, such as "World of Warcraft" or "Second Life," which can place thousands of players in the same virtual world together. But single-player games still thrive. This year's most popular game, "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim," is explicitly single-player.

What kind of game do you prefer? Do you like competing against your friends or online opponents, or would you rather beat down some baddies on your own? Maybe you like to play single-player games in groups, switching off the controller. Whatever your preference, we want to know!


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  • JuliaLoren 2012/01/10 19:03:38
    Single-player
    JuliaLoren
    +1
    i like both, but prefer single player, i really like RPG's :)
    fable
  • prosperhappily 2012/01/09 19:35:14
    Single-player
    prosperhappily
    I'm not a serious gamer. I just use them to zone out for a few minutes here and there. I'd rather do that by myself.

    I will, however, play with/against others on occasion.
  • Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of ... 2012/01/09 18:54:20
    Multiplayer
    Ruby Dear - The Fangirl of PHAET
    I don't prefer multi player, but I do play them more often. With the right game, single player can be an amazing experience.
  • Tim 2012/01/09 11:12:31
    Multiplayer
    Tim
    it's a close call
  • Erin Innocent 2012/01/08 02:12:03
    Multiplayer
    Erin Innocent
    doesn't really matter to me, but multi-player is really fun
  • TD 2012/01/07 07:38:51
    Multiplayer
    TD
    Even though I play against the computer for most of my football games...
  • crash 7.o 2012/01/06 21:38:01
    Multiplayer
    crash 7.o
    this game is aswem
  • crash 7.o crash 7.o 2012/01/06 21:38:26
    crash 7.o
    hell ya
  • Noobcake 2012/01/06 08:16:31
    Single-player
    Noobcake
    My favourite genre being RPG - and being quite over MMOs - I mainly play single player games. However, I love platforming with my boyfriend or friends - I simply don't have the opportunity to do so very often.
  • Spudski 2012/01/05 19:40:35
    Multiplayer
    Spudski
    I don't play splitscreen games anymore, I have no one to play with, lol. But online multiplayer games, such as the Call Of Duty series are quite fun, and a lot better with people you can play and talk to. I usually get bored of the single player parts of any game quite quickly and skip to multiplayer early.
  • xXDiE_HeArTXx 2012/01/05 01:51:52
    Multiplayer
    xXDiE_HeArTXx
    +1
    multiplayer by farrrrr
  • KendraTaylor 2012/01/04 23:03:05
    Single-player
    KendraTaylor
    +1
    I say single player only because I'm an only child :O
  • DragonSlayer 2012/01/04 21:54:35
    Multiplayer
    DragonSlayer
    +1
    sometimes...like i haaaate stealth attacks
  • crash 7.o DragonS... 2012/01/06 21:38:41
  • NoobGotPowned 2012/01/04 06:56:28
    Multiplayer
    NoobGotPowned
  • Dr.CleoDactyl 2012/01/04 04:20:08
    Single-player
    Dr.CleoDactyl
    +2
    its kinda 55% single player....sometimes i'm a mix of forever alone
    and
    socially awkward penguin
  • KendraT... Dr.Cleo... 2012/01/04 23:06:31
    KendraTaylor
    +2
    if only socially awkward penguin and forever alone guy could have coffee! I'd like to be foul bachelorette frog in that conversation.
  • Dr.Cleo... KendraT... 2012/01/28 23:32:51 (edited)
    Dr.CleoDactyl
    +1
    indeed. Unless it's playing with someone who has NO IDEA what they're doing....or are hard to cooperate with.
  • KendraT... Dr.Cleo... 2012/01/29 11:49:17
    KendraTaylor
    +1
    definitely right in that statement!
  • MC Demonwolf 2012/01/03 17:49:15
    Single-player
    MC Demonwolf
    +2
    Multiplayer is great with friends, but single player is even better any time!
  • ♫Alex Marie Armstrong Hoppus♫ 2012/01/03 14:09:46
    Single-player
    ♫Alex Marie Armstrong Hoppus♫
    +1
    it's just better.
  • Rize 2012/01/02 13:09:27
    Single-player
    Rize
    +2
    multiplayer is a lot of fun every once in a while, especially with close friends, but you can pause and go pee any time when you play Single-player XD
  • MARY 2012/01/02 07:17:36
    Single-player
    MARY
    +2
    I like playing solo on quest games, but i like playing against others online.
  • purplepearl 2012/01/02 04:05:37
    Single-player
    purplepearl
    +1
    I hate multiplayer for some reason.
  • Agriffenlegend 2012/01/01 19:38:23
    Multiplayer
    Agriffenlegend
    +1
    I like both but multiplayer on battlefield is amazing!
  • Butthead 2011/12/31 07:27:17
    Multiplayer
    Butthead
    +2
    uhh yea multiplayer with a chick uh huh huh
  • susan 2011/12/31 06:18:17
  • An Nguyen 2011/12/30 01:36:31
    Multiplayer
    An Nguyen
    +1
    Playing with other people is so fun. especially with my boyfriend. LMFAO .
  • lucky 2011/12/28 16:05:37
    Multiplayer
    lucky
    +4
    Both would be preferable. I like single players when I want to relax and be left alone or when my husband is out of town. I also enjoying playing multiplayer games with my husband and other family members, I just wish they would come up with more multiplayer games that allow multiplayer on the same system.
  • Sandman366 2011/12/28 15:55:37
    Multiplayer
    Sandman366
    +3
    I like having the multiplayer option, though I love being able to say "I can solo that" in a multiplayer game. I'm okay with a group (sometimes), but I like being able to say "I can do that alone."
  • teena jones 2011/12/28 03:26:33
    Single-player
    teena jones
    +3
    When I play multi-player, it makes me feel like I'm relying on someone else(when I'm in an adventure game.)It makes me feel like I can't do my best on my video game and other people are playing for me.But in a fighting game,I'm up for multi-playing because it's better than a com(fake player,made for the video game) playing with me it's boring to sit,playing with the com while,it's doing the same tricks and moves all the time to the point where I remember all the tricks and moves it's about to do.
  • Val Purple ;) 2011/12/27 23:41:47
    Single-player
    Val Purple ;)
    +1
    So there's not another person pushing me and making me fall off the seat!
  • ♥Patience Is Love♥ 2011/12/27 19:33:19
    Multiplayer
    ♥Patience Is Love♥
    +1
    Definently. I love to play Multiplayer with my sister!!! In this game: GEARS OF WAR <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
  • gone i guess 2011/12/27 19:28:19
    Single-player
    gone i guess
  • KendraT... gone i ... 2012/01/04 23:08:06 (edited)
    KendraTaylor
    +2
    Greatest game(s) ever. omg =/ never have I hated and loved a character such as Kronos.
  • gone i ... KendraT... 2012/01/04 23:10:03
    gone i guess
    +2
    me too, i finished all the series
  • KendraT... gone i ... 2012/01/04 23:32:16 (edited)
    KendraTaylor
    +2
    I dont have a ps3, but im sure i'll sign over part of my soul to play the third one. Since you played the series which was your favorite. I only played 1 and 2, so right now, the 2nd is my favorite.
  • gone i ... KendraT... 2012/01/04 23:33:40
    gone i guess
    +2
    the third one.
    gow 3
  • KendraT... gone i ... 2012/01/05 00:41:55
    KendraTaylor
    +2
    Ooh, I'll have to play it. what's one of your favorite bosses? Gotta get a ps3!
  • gone i ... KendraT... 2012/01/05 00:43:29
    gone i guess
    +2
    all of them are awesome!

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