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Online Games Becoming Increasingly Addictive

Dec 15, 2007
We all know that the Internet is home to all possibilities. But online gaming is one other thing that people log on to the web. While some may call it a waste of time, you just have to consider the fact that online games are a leisure and unwinding tool to help boost altered egos from daily pressures of life.

Online games are a new rage on the Internet. Everybody believes that there is a lot to be earned with online games. I wonder how? You develop games, or license them create a website and try to make it popular amongst millions of others. Lot of money and effort is needed to get noticed on the Internet. And after all that you offer free games. Where is the money?

Online games and advertisements - Look at this scenario. A player has arrived to your website. He/she has downloaded a game and begun playing it. Some advertisement banners are running around. Do you expect the player to click on the advertisements or play the games for winning?

Obviously the players are focused on the game and are totally unaware about the rest of the web page. I do not believe they will click on the advertisements. If they do that, it means that your games are not good enough. The other method of getting revenue is subscription based website. With so much of free stuff floating around, why should I visit your paid site, pay you and play? Why should I not save money by searching for free games?

Online games are gaining in popularity exponentially. It is one of the fastest growing segment on the Internet. Though there is no free lunch in life. It seems that free online games are a free lunch. Some of us have a impression that such games are for the teenagers. You will hear many parents talking about the countless hours their children spend playing games online. I wonder why the parents do not join them? Let me explain.

We are all looking for fun and entertainment. Many times the television offers nothing new or you might have got bored watching television and would like to do something else. You do not want to go out and meet friends nor are in any mood for a dinner outside. you want to laze around the house and do something entertaining if possible. Online games are the answer for every age group.

Online games have been wrongly assumed to be for young people. All age groups can enjoy them. What if parents join their children in online games? They would surely make them come closer. Why complain about how much the children are playing? Join them in the fun. They would love it. You would love that. And you can also control the types of games they play and the hours spent.

Online games are fun. They increase strategic thinking. They improve our responses. They help sharpen our thinking. The games help in many ways. Try them and you will agree with what I say. You would wonder why you never played them before.
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Jon Caldwell is a Boggle Addict. Much of his pastime games can be seen at http://www.bogglelinks.com/bogglelinkscat/bogglelinkslist.php
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