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Podcast: Legacy of Multiplayer

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onlinegamingGaming has always been embedded in the concept of more than one person playing at once.  Whether it’s the past time’s roots in competitive arcade games like Pong or expanding out to couch co-op with a friend in Gears of War, the concept of multiplayer is as old as gaming itself.  Fred and Jam explore the roots and evolution of multiplayer gaming and share of their favorite stories with games they didn’t play alone.

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Written by Fred Rojas

June 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

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  1. Hi guys, listening to your podcast on Multiplayer.
    The earliest multiplayer game I remember playing was Rampage on the Commodore 64, which allowed three people to play at the same time – two on joysticks and one on keyboard. I remember playing with a couple of mates (I always took the keyboard to make it easier for them, I was very competent playing with the keyboard anyway) and having great fun.
    Earlier than this was The Games series from Epyx (Summer Games I & II, Winter Games & World Games), which allowed up to EIGHT people to play, although not at the same time. Some events (such as Cycling & Speed Skating) pitted two people against each other in 4 rounds, while other events people played one at a time.

    Sparky Kestrel

    June 26, 2015 at 9:57 pm

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