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Can a PS3 play multiplayer without being online?

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#1 of 14 Jeff Whitford

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Posted December 25 2007 - 01:12 PM

If so how. Motorstorm says 1 to 12. F1 is the same. How do you do it? I dont want to play online. If this thing wont play multiplayer its useless as a gaming system. I also would not have bought it. Any help would very much be appreciated.
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#2 of 14 Fredster

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Posted December 25 2007 - 10:42 PM

It's not the system, it's the games - some are multiplayer (offline/split screen/online/lan/etc) and some obviously aren't....

#3 of 14 Jeff Whitford

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Posted December 26 2007 - 02:25 AM

Thanks for the info. It just sucks because my wife wanted to be able to race me with the formula one game and I never dreamed that you couldnt go head to head on a system that is as elaborate as this. I mean the Atari 2600 games did this and its 40 years old.
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#4 of 14 Aaron Silverman

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Posted December 26 2007 - 07:28 AM

I agree that it's ridiculous how many of these games don't handle offline multiplayer (especially racing games -- good grief!).

Usually if you read the specs on the back of the box closely, you can tell which are which. I can tell you that Virtua Tennis will do it, and I'm pretty sure that Resistance: FoM will as well.

Warhawk is apparently online multiplayer ONLY! (i.e., no single-player mode.) Too bad.
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Posted December 26 2007 - 10:59 PM

You can play Warhawk split screen (up to 4 players I think) but, right, no single player game...

#6 of 14 Aaron Silverman

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Posted December 28 2007 - 05:48 AM

Ooh, good to know. That moves it from "no chance" into the "maybe pick up sometime" category. . . Posted Image
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Posted December 29 2007 - 12:12 AM

I think they modified the way the package reads now. Unreal Tournament III reads "1 player (2- 18 online)". A bit better explanation as I too was confused with Motorstorm and expected split screen action

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Posted December 29 2007 - 04:17 AM

Well the third game i got isnt two player either. FIFA 08. What a joke this system is. Posted Image
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#9 of 14 Eric Samonte

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Posted January 01 2008 - 05:01 AM

I guess the best advise before buying the game is to read up on it or better yet, rent one to try out. While I've not had time to game as much these days (stupid residency..), the games that come out these days lean more towards online multiplayer. But at least some of the "wiser" publishers do let u multiplay on the one box....

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Posted January 02 2008 - 05:19 AM

You can't play FIFA head-to-head? WTF?!?!?! Posted Image

I thought the demo was great, and was considering getting it to play with the Mrs. (my sister-in-law was actually a pro soccer player).
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Posted January 02 2008 - 10:58 PM

Fifa is a multiplayer game, you can play 1-7 offline and 2-8 online.

#12 of 14 Aaron Silverman

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Posted January 03 2008 - 07:36 AM

It couldn't be multiplayer in the UK and single-player in the US. . .could it?
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Posted January 03 2008 - 09:00 AM

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It couldn't be multiplayer in the UK and single-player in the US. . .could it?

I'm pretty sure the US version has local multiplayer. If such a feature was missing, it would have gotten a lot of publicity in reviews etc, and it hasn't...
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Posted January 03 2008 - 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Jeff Whitford
Thanks for the info. It just sucks because my wife wanted to be able to race me with the formula one game and I never dreamed that you couldnt go head to head on a system that is as elaborate as this. I mean the Atari 2600 games did this and its 40 years old.

Unfortunately, Motorstorm has no offline multiplayer mode according to this Gamespot review:

MotorStorm for PlayStation 3 Review - PlayStation 3 MotorStorm Review

I'm not much of a gamer -- not in a long time anyway -- but I wonder if this game is too resource intensive for local multiplayer. Also, would the graphics presentation work well in some sort of split screen in 720p resolution? I kinda doubt it.

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