The world of online gaming has evolved in the recent years. Companies like Microsoft and Sony took the concept of playing games online and created a whole world out of it. Billions of people all around the world play games online every day; thanks to the recent advances in technology.
History of online gaming
In times past, online gaming was only on the internet. Now, online gaming is commonly associated with video game consoles. During the 90′s, computer games started to move away from LAN to new internet protocols. This opened up the world of online gaming to thousands of people.
Genres of online games
There are many genres of games to play online like first-person-shooters, MMORPGs, and real-time-strategy. MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role playing game) was one of the earliest genres to become popular for online gaming. Duke Nukem was one of the first FPS games to become available to online gamers.
People who play online games
Millions of people play games online every day. People in their mid-twenties have grown up with video games all their life, and many of them play games online as well. In a recent survey, many online gamers consisted of teenage boys 14-19 in age.
A popular genre of online games are online casino games such as poker, roulette casino, blackjack and slots.
Online gaming is still improving. In the future, we can see online games evolve into a new way to socialize.