There was a time about twelve years ago that I didn’t actually see myself playing games online. I figured playing online would be the defining generation gap between myself at age 30 and pretty much everyone else younger than me. None of my friends had the kind of ISP that accommodated online gaming. The games that conversations centered on were PC shooters that I had no experience with. And my taste in games skewed traditional to begin with.
Then came Gears of War. One amazing title took what I was used to when it came to action and adventure and grafted it perfectly with cooperative play online that reminded of sitting on the couch with my brother. My previous notion of online play was defined by the Quake marathons that my college roommates would log into.
Gears of War had a perfect mix of intense, gotta-see-the-next-level moments, difficulty spikes…
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