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The Current State of Online Multiplayer Games Is Embarrassing – Cold Take


This week on Cold Take, Frost takes a look at the current state of multiplayer video games and why it is basically a mess.

The Current State of Online Multiplayer Games Is Embarrassing – Transcript

“A games critic who doesn’t like multiplayer games. Way to stand out, you pretentious prick.”

Fix your posture, you shrimp-backed mouth breather. I used to only play multiplayer games.

About the author

Sebastian Ruiz
Sebastian Ruiz joined The Escapist in June 2021, but has been failing his way up the video game industry for years. He went from being a voice actor, whose most notable credit is Felicia Day mistaking him for Matt Mercer in the game Vaporum, to a video editor with a ten-year Smite addiction, to a content creator for the aforementioned Hi-Rez MOBA, before focusing his attention on game development and getting into freelance QA. With a lack of direction, Sebastian sought out The Escapist as a place to work with like-minded individuals and fuel his ambitions. While he enjoys dabbling in all kinds of games to expand his horizons, even the worst roguelikes can get his attention.