X-box live question

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  1. Jon Mercer

    Jon Mercer Second Unit

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    I'm going to buy an x-box for my wife and I because we enjoy playing co-op games ( Halo etc) but we have a friend with a x-box already and will eventually want to hook up and play on-line together.
    Now the question is can my wife and I play on one x-box and play co-op with our friend at the same time? I am unsure if you can have two players on one console while on-line.
    I really hope this makes sense [​IMG]
     
  2. Carl Johnson

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    It depends on the game. I haven't really looked into it but all of the online games that i've heard of can do more than one player per console. I'd be willing to bet that there are some single player only games out there too but that would be the exception.
     
  3. JayV

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    Like Carl said, it depends on the game.

    Ghost Recon is strictly one person per Xbox. MotoGP lets you splitscreen on-line. I understand that MechAssault and Unreal also allow you to do this.

    -j
     
  4. Jon Mercer

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    Thanks
     
  5. Keith Frederick

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    Brute Force and RTCW have a co-op feature that allows more than one xbox to participate. Whether it can be done over XB live, I do not know. But system link, I believe so.
     
  6. Mark Dubbelboer

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    I think most co-op enabled games need a system link, not online.
    Online play you're pretty much against one another. not that a little competition is ever a bad thing[​IMG]
     
  7. Jeff Kleist

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    That's not true at all

    There are tons of XBL games that support 2 players on 1 box. Mech Assault and NFL 2k3 for example
     
  8. BrianB

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    You're both right.

    The original question was for "co-op" games. So far, the cooop games like Halo *have* needed system link. Certainly, Brute Force isn't going to change that as there's no live support announced for it.

    But the more "sports"/"action" games certainly do support more than one participant playing on XBLive. For example, MotoGp allows upto 4 people on one machine racing with people from online.
     
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  10. BrianB

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    C'mon, Jay [​IMG]

    "I think most co-op enabled games need a system link, not online. "
    "There are tons of XBL games that support 2 players on 1 box. "

    Both those statements are "right". Unfortunately, the games Jeff lists aren't really close to the coop experience presented by Halo (the specific example referenced in the original post), are they?
     
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