With the PSN outage entering a month now, and the predictable outrage of PS3 users not being able to use it, it got me thinking about just how important online and multiplayer has become to gaming, obviously. Now it personally took me a long time to get interested in playing anything online, I guess I'm old school like that--but still, how important is the online aspect to you personally when considering buying a game? For me, I just as soon have a really good single player campaign, with perhaps some co-op elements, but multiplayer isn't always in my mind. Sometimes I just don't care. Now with fighting games, of which I'm a big fan of, online play with a human being always beats out CPU games, but with other games like shooters third-person or FPS, I don't always give a damn. I will say that my decision to play online in any game also has some criteria: It really depends on how many elitists and jerks usually inhabit the online experience of the game in question. I DO know that all online games have plenty of those asshats, but if a game is chock-full of them, I steer clear of it. Or at least I put the mute button on, if I'm tired of some kid with a mic telling me how much I suck or how I'm the gayest gay person in the history of gay people. So, your thoughts? How important is online to you when you play a game??