Been playing from the NES days but you cant play Duck Hunt all your life. A friend got a SNES & Killer Instinct, though I was only button mashing I was skilled with Skelton or what every his name is, that was my 1st multiplayer game if mi memory serves mi right. Lots of fun at friends which was our hangout spot for gaming. My parents didn't like me going to other people's house too often & on top of that, certainly not in the mornings in any scenario.
My 1st online game was Gangsters Vendetta 2 on the PC and it also had a single player aspect, it was a RTS game based on the Al Capone era. You had a HQ, car & a few gangsters to start with. There were multiple goals in multiplayer like taking over your enemies business, killing the managers of whatever business so it wasn't that profitable to them, setting a bomb to any business manager, gangster or ultimately the bosses car undetected, hiring a special Hit man from out of town to take out enemy boss or a high-level bosses, purchasing bullet proof cars, upgrading gangsters weapons to a tommy gun, buy them bulletproof cars get some with special abilities like drivers, special Shooters and having gangsters stand in front of the profitable businesses with the right equipment just in case you're enemy has the silly idea that you are a push over and so on.......ect loved the music, the voices the animation, the game play.
My thoughts on the evolution of gaming seeing as I'm coming from the ancient days of Gaming, I was expecting multiple gamers, basically one TV per gamer on a single console, it obviously didn't pan out that way. We didn't have the internet back then in the earlier days or understood it use for gaming to input a opinion back then, but when it comes to a game like Grand Theft Auto 5 was where I always wanted it to be for the most part. This sand box type of game or as they call it open world, is really the alpha version of where I want it to be, not dealing with graphic here but in game functionality, mechanics and Ai stuff I'm sure we all have good opinions on. I remember the 1st time I spawn into GTAO on the highway by the prison & saw a billboard Welcome to Hell after a friend was telling me that this game is evil hahaha, very eerie, & the 1st time I died by The Unfinished skyscraper and saw a guy in the sky talking some mumbo-jumbo stuff, you know what maybe this game is evil. 😮