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So with a lot of people now hooking there PCs up to the big screen, I think game developers need to start incorparating split screen into their games. Its the one thing that consoles have on PC gaming. I can go to a friends house and play COD together or play madden together. Right now thats not possible on PC. I would love to get some call of duty or madden going on my PC. I dont mind buying a few xbox controllers. Why don't game developers start doing this?
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The only pc in my house hooked up to a "big" screen, is the htpc.... other than that, I feel anything over 22-24" is a waste of money for gaming when you are sitting 3 feet from your screen.
There are quite a few releases that utilize "3d" vision and multiple monitor setups... don't ask me to name em, cause I can't
But game developers are catering to the budget pc, average consumer.... not the enthusiast. If they were to develop to please the minority enthusiast base, they would not make as much $$$ I belive.
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Dirt 3.
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There are some games that have this feature. I've posted a few times on this forums about local game play games, but three of the most recent have to be DiRT 3 like Riou said, Dungeon Defenders and Serious Sam 3: BFE (coming out on the 22nd). All in all, I'd have to say that game devs are doing this, but they're just starting out. It might be a while before we see split-screen as a given feature to most games out there.
 
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Supreme Commander 2 allows you to use 2 screens. Main screen for all the action and the second screen for Maps.
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Dirt3 is a blast with two monitors and two 360 controllers.
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by Nexus6 View Post
Supreme Commander 2 allows you to use 2 screens. Main screen for all the action and the second screen for Maps.
That's not quite the same, is it?
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Originally Posted by HardheadedMurphy View Post
The only pc in my house hooked up to a "big" screen, is the htpc.... other than that, I feel anything over 22-24" is a waste of money for gaming when you are sitting 3 feet from your screen.
There are quite a few releases that utilize "3d" vision and multiple monitor setups... don't ask me to name em, cause I can't
But game developers are catering to the budget pc, average consumer.... not the enthusiast. If they were to develop to please the minority enthusiast base, they would not make as much $$$ I belive.
Man I love gaming on my 30 inch at 2560x1600 so immersive. Same thought behind eyefinity

Wish they would start supporting split screen! Didn't know Dirt 3 did that. Going to have to look into that
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Left 4 Dead 1 & 2 both let you split screen, I don't see why more wouldn't let you as it does not hinder performance much.
    
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Split second has Split screen,

but look at it, its not very demanding either
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