Local multiplayer and next gen consoles

I got SSX, partially for my girlfriend who was a big Tricky/SSX3 fiend in the past, and she's kinda shyed away from my "next gen" consoles in favor of the Wii for a lot of time. I figured a game like SSX would kind of take out some of her apprehension about next gen games.

I don't really know anything about SSX and multiplayer in the past, but my girl is really sad we can't really play together on the same system. On the Wii we play lots of games together, it seems like almost everything worth noticing on that system has lots of couch co-op or other such modes.

It might just be me, but considering how common co-op and indeed multiplayer has become in games, why does it feel like same-system modes has gotten shafted on the 360 and PS3? It kind of bothers me that these systems that take up such a big slot in the home have become such "personal" devices. It's honestly a bit incongruous with what a games system represents in the household. Makes me wonder if the next gen 360 or PS3 couldn't support a "family account" that worked as a kind of umbrella account for every user in the household; In this way, the whole house could work together getting achievements for the same game, I dunno. Some thing to allow everyone in the household to "share ownership" of a game.

How do you people feel about this? Personally I'm kinda tired of having super expensive games systems in my house that feel awkward to locally share with my friends.

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Posted by Sunjammer

I got SSX, partially for my girlfriend who was a big Tricky/SSX3 fiend in the past, and she's kinda shyed away from my "next gen" consoles in favor of the Wii for a lot of time. I figured a game like SSX would kind of take out some of her apprehension about next gen games.

I don't really know anything about SSX and multiplayer in the past, but my girl is really sad we can't really play together on the same system. On the Wii we play lots of games together, it seems like almost everything worth noticing on that system has lots of couch co-op or other such modes.

It might just be me, but considering how common co-op and indeed multiplayer has become in games, why does it feel like same-system modes has gotten shafted on the 360 and PS3? It kind of bothers me that these systems that take up such a big slot in the home have become such "personal" devices. It's honestly a bit incongruous with what a games system represents in the household. Makes me wonder if the next gen 360 or PS3 couldn't support a "family account" that worked as a kind of umbrella account for every user in the household; In this way, the whole house could work together getting achievements for the same game, I dunno. Some thing to allow everyone in the household to "share ownership" of a game.

How do you people feel about this? Personally I'm kinda tired of having super expensive games systems in my house that feel awkward to locally share with my friends.

Posted by Rafaelfc

why sell one game for 5 people when you can sell one for each??

Posted by sickVisionz

I miss local multiplayer. Online is usually the only way I can play but it sucks that when I do have friends over or goto a friends house, there's very little we can play. Most of it is just XBLA games from like 15 or 20 years ago.