It's certainly true that many games have dropped local split-screen coop, but then you have World of Keflings, which rightly adds local split-screen coop, something the original (A Kingdom of Keflings) should have had. So it's not all going the wrong direction. Racing games typically have split-screen, some better then others (I believe Blur has 4-player split screen, and of course Mario Kart Wii has 4-layer split-screen, as does Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing). So there's games out there that have it. What's missing from many of *those* though, is the ability to play online with multiple local players. Mario Kart Wii has it (albeit 2 players only). Thankfully Bomberman Live Battlefest (and it's previous version) has this feature in all it's glory, but most games do not. We ought to be getting the best of both worlds. Split-screen (or shared-screen) local players playing online together.