God, I hope not. I really hope it isn’t. However, it has become evident in recent times that more games are being released without local multiplayer capability and to me that trend is a little alarming. Although I am extremely thankful for the ease and convenience of connecting with far away friends using services such as PSN and Xbox Live, I still have very fond memories of my past split-screen and local co-op adventures. In fact, I’m going to ask you to humor me as I describe why I believe that local co-op games can provide a pretty incredible experience.