This little manifesto over on 8-Bit Rocket made me nod with agreement. It's probably fair to say that most us have wanted these things in our gaming life...
5. Cooperative Games On One Screen
Cooperative two-player games are gold. If they are deep enough to appeal the hard-core portion of our gamer-personality, but easy enough so we can get the wife/husband/significant other and/or the kids involved, we can probably play them beyond the 60 minute barrier. A very good example of this type of game is Lego Star Wars. It's appeals to our inner geek, has long and interesting levels, but allows two people to play on the screen at once. Of course, Lego Star Wars did not allow the game to be "saved any where", but it fit many of the other aspects of this manifesto.
I'm suburban Upper-MiddleCore, with a white picket firewall.