its a very sad day for gaming
Check out the "Games don't need stories" thread:
Also look up the definition of what a game is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game
A game is a structured activity, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more concerned with the expression of ideas. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work (such as professional players of spectator sports/games) or art (such as jigsaw puzzles or games involving an artistic layout such as Mahjong solitaire).
Single-player in the normal defintion of game, is the exception, not the rule. Same with saying games are storytelling devices and presuming that a game ALWAYS has to tell a story, have compelling characters, and so on.