What Is An Online Computer Game?

October 24, 2011 by  
Filed under General Video Gaming

An online game is such kind of activity when video games are played on a computer by means of Internet connection. There exist video games that can be played on various devices like video consoles or even mobile phones, but online computer games can be played only on the assumption of Internet access availability. The start of online computer games fell on the 1980s even considering the fact that Internet was extremely slow and rather expensive. The very first versions of online games were just multiplayer text based games. In the 1990s they started gaining more popularity. Today we can see the result of this rapid development: virtual communication, high-end graphics, extremely realistic sound systems and lots more.

Like every other phenomenon, online computer games have various types. The first type is the first-person shooters game. In such games players battle head-to-head against each other. The majority of first-person shooters games include such elements as deathmatch or arena style play. When you play these games you see everything what is going on from your character`s own eyes.

The second type of online games is called real-time strategy. A real-time strategy is a game where the situation demands from the gamers the development of a combat strategy. You must create a game plan by producing resources and training a strong army so that you are capable to join battle with other Internet players in the future.

The third type of online games has been enjoying wide popularity over the past few years. These are browser games: small, simple and quick games which you can play using your favourite Internet browser.

Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games or just MMORPG are online computer games that can unite thousands of online players at the same time. A person can join other players and fight with them against somebody else interacting with each other. But the person must be developing his skills all the time trying to reach the maximum possible level that the game provides. Usually, gamers are engaged by such games for several months or even years!

Computers are an inalienable part of our life. PCs serve not only for business purposes but for entertainment as well. There exist so many computer car games to play today. But many of them require a good connection that’s why a Internet speed test should be run when selecting an Internet provider. Moreover a channel with good bandwidth also will be appreciated when running different web apps like percentage calculator and others.

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