Looking back on the progression of history of gaming sometimes the olden days of gaming were better. Or maybe my memory of really having fun playing games together is better.
There was no online multiplayer, only local splitscreen. The multiplayer was having your friends over to play Mario Kart 64 or Super Smash Brothers on Nintendo 64. I remember racing home from school to go over to play Nintendo 64 with my friend Jordan. We experienced playing splitscreen and new games together. Walkthroughs on games were limited. If you wanted the answer you either had to figure it out yourself or talking with your friends. Game ideas were new and revolutionary. Franchises of games were not as built up as today like as many iterations of the game. Like the first time I heard about Call of Duty Modern Warfare 4. Game stories about how you did were told in home room Advisory at my high school. There was no built in game capture. The story of an awesome multiplayer match was told live. Achievements in games were told too.
Gaming of the olden days does not have to be yesteryear. Put down the smartphone. Grab a friend and play splitscreen or talk about gaming together. The part I need to do is find new gamer friends. Friends who you share the same games in common.
Let me know in the comments your memories of gaming or finding gamer friends.