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What Makes Video Games So Popular

Jul 16, 2008
We live in a fast paced world in which things change rapidly. In today's life, no one has sufficient time at their hands as everyone seems to be too busy. People live a hectic life in which there is no space for entertainment. It might appear that there is no solution to this problem but actually there is a solution to this problem.

Internet games are a possible solution to this problem as they use Internet technology in order to allow people to play games. Internet has become a part of everyone's life as it has something to offer to everyone. Since Internet is used by a number of people across the world, Internet games are great for entertainment purpose.

Internet games are great for anyone who has Internet access and who wants to have some sort of entertainment or who's looking for something to kill his time. There are a number of websites that offer free Internet games and there are some paid sites as well. Also, you'll find a number of people on these sites and so, you can easily kill your time. That being said, Internet games can also be used to relieve someone from stress. Once you get involved in an interesting game, you are bound to forget about all the tensions and this relieves an individual from the stress. This is the reason why some developers have created a number of different kinds of games.

As the technology is improving rapidly, more and more enhanced games are being launched at regular intervals. However, the Internet games can be grouped in four categories.

1. Games that are played directly within the browser simply by visiting the web page that has the game embedded into it.
2. Text-based games that can be played by using some web based forum, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), Telnet.
3. Games that can be played by using an email.
4. Graphical games that require a stand-alone software package installed on the end-user's machine. Authentication is also required to play such games.

Basically, how an Internet game is played depends on the type of the game that you want to play as some games can be played easily within the browser whereas some games require certain software packages in order to allow people from different locations to play together. Now, if you are wondering what do you need in order to play these games then you need an Internet connection in the first place.

It is advisable to have a moderate-speed Internet connection for browser based games and a high-speed Internet connection is required for graphical games so as to avoid the lagging while enjoying the game. Most of the games are available for free and you don't need any money to play games unless you want to play paid games. Also, most of the sites that offer Internet games require you to create an account with them which is also free on most of the sites.

The credit for developing Internet games goes to rapid development in technology and to the developers who have created almost every type of game. Card games, shooting games, chess, billiard, arcade games and gambling games are some of the games that are very popular among game lovers and developers have created a number of Internet games based on these games. Half-Life, Lineage, World of Warcraft, Counter-Strike are some of the popular paid games which required high-speed internet connection and software packages to be installed on the machine.
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