Online Games The Evolution

Online Games – the​ Evolution
to kill one another.
Next came the​ interpersonal interaction in​ a​ multi-player environment .​
The first such game was called DUNGEN .​
DUNGEN had players competing against one another to​ complete a​ series of​ quests .​
DUNGEN provided with new settings and players each time the​ user logged on.
The late 1970’s saw the​ start of​ video game craze with more and more households getting computer savvy .​
As a​ natural corollary,​ people started writing their own games for the​ home computers .​
These programming hobbyists traded and sold these home-grown games in​ local markets .​
Other changes in​ the​ 1970’s were home gaming consoles which used game cartridges .​
That meant the​ people could collect games cartridges for one base unit instead of​ having bulky game console systems.
The 80s – some pause before the​ storm
1980’s saw growing craze for the​ video and computer game craze,​ but online gaming wasn’t on​ the​ horizon yet .​
New games with better sound and graphics were introduced and gained popularity .​
Pole Position and Pac-man were two that achieved big popularity .​
It was during 1980’s when Nintendo introduced its first gaming system.
The 90s – revolution begins
The 1990’s saw the​ phenomenal growth in​ both popularity and technology mostly because of​ the​ rise of​ 3-D and multimedia .​
Myst,​ the​ intellectual adventure game introduced gaming on​ the​ CD-ROM format .​
Fancier 3-D graphics hardware made FPS (first person shooter) games such as​ Quake possible.
The late 1990’s saw the​ exponential growth of​ the​ Internet,​ MUDs (multi-user dungeons) which made online games wildly popular .​
New and improved graphical interfaces had people all over the​ world playing against each other not only in​ FPS games but also in​ real time strategy games (RTS games) as​ well as​ third person games like Grand Theft Auto .​
This was also the​ period when websites started offering online games such as​ tetris,​ ping pong,​ mario bros,​ super Mario,​ and other free online flash games and non-flash based games free for playing after registering with them .​
This really pushed online gaming into the​ popular psyche.
The 21st Century – world is​ just a​ playground
Early years of​ the​ 21st century were dominated by the​ DVD-CD-ROM .​
It has changed the​ way online games are played .​
The latest gaming systems such as​ Sony’s play station and Microsoft’s X-box have networking capabilities to​ enable people play with each other in​ real time from all over the​ world .​
Exponentially growing broadband internet services have made playing these online games possible in​ true sense of​ the​ word .​
The only drawback to​ the​ constantly evolving technology for online games is​ that what you buy today might become obsolete by the​ next year .​
Luckily,​ for the​ serious gamers,​ the​ resale industry for these online games is​ huge .​
This resale industry is​ just another element to​ the​ ever-changing history of​ online game.

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