Zhiy Games

All about games online info

Tag Archives: "Online Games"

A Brief History of Online Games

Posted on 29 May, 2016  in Games

A Brief History of Online GamesElectronic gaming has evolved dramatically in recent years. As data bandwidth, processing power and screen resolutions steadily increase; developers are keeping pace to provide more realistic and immersive Internet entertainment experiences. It is hard to imagine a world without the wealth of online games that today’s web surfers have come to expect, but the history of online gaming goes back well before the mainstream adoption of the Internet.

The first games to be played over computer networks were developed in the early 1970s. These were built on multi-user timeshare terminals at universities. The latter part of that decade saw the arrival of multi-user dungeons (MUD,) which later evolved into multi-access dungeons (MAD) and massive multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG.)

In 1985, the game Islands of Kesmai was released for users of the commercial CompuServe computer network. With graphics made up of ASCII text characters, this multi-player RPG bore little resemblance to the games of today; but in many ways, it was a precursor to the modern MMORPG. The fantasy role playing battles of this game were among the earliest ancestors of today’s online fighting games.

Later in the 1980s, the first games were developed which used the Internet Protocol (IP) to communicate. In 1991, the game Neverwinter Nights was released for AOL subscribers. This is widely hailed as the first 3D graphical MMORPG. As the Internet grew in popularity among the general public, the 1990s saw an explosion of role playing, shooter, strategy and online fighting games with multiplayer capabilities. Some of the most notable are Doom, Warcraft and Quake.

By the year 2000, most commercial game software packages featured the ability to play online against other players. Although many of the most popular online games were designed for multiplayer action, developers were quick to take advantage of Internet technologies such as Flash and JavaScript to create single-player games as well.

The year 2002 saw the launch of gaming networks such as XBox Live and Steam. As social networks grew in popularity throughout the decade, companies such as Zynga jumped on the bandwagon to create casual games that users could play against their friends. Today, the options for online gaming range from commercial software packages, to social network gaming, to browser based games and even mobile apps.

Gamers no longer need to subscribe to expensive online services or purchase commercial software packages to play online. For those who want a convenient and fun gaming experience, there are plenty of sites that offer online fighting games and a variety of other challenges that can be played right now, right in your web browser.

, , ,

[Top]

Find Free Online Games

Posted on 29 March, 2016  in Games

Find Free Online GamesFinding Free Online Games to play is fun. Reason, free Online Games are free and you don’t have to pay a penny. However, finding a good free online game site may be difficult initially. With several hundreds of gaming websites available nowadays, it may be confusing for you to find out a good one.

When you are trying to find a free online game site, there are several aspects you need to pay attention. I have outlined below some of them:

  • Does the site load easily? This is very important because most online games will not be playable unless the games load fast. You fun may become a disaster.
  • Navigation. How easy is the navigation within the site, do you struggle to find the links or buttons on the gaming site?
  • Type of Games. IĀ find almost all flash games easier to play, they load faster and you can play games without any interruption. However, keep in mind, you may have to install the latest plugins regularly; otherwise most games won’t load.
  • Game variety. Are there enough variety of games in the site. By game variety, I mean; action games, speed games, fun games, entertainment game, snow games, arcade games, war games, simulator games and many more.
  • Downloadable Games. Alert! If you visit a site with downloadable games and you wish to download games to your computer, be sure to check that there are no viruses with the games. There are several online game sites that are virus traps. Some of these game sites with virus are so professional looking that one would not have a doubt about them. Before downloading any games from the internet, be sure to have a good anti virus program installed in your computer. After downloading the file, be sure to scan the file for viruses.
  • Multiplayer games. Recently I came across a very interesting site that offers multiple players online gaming. It works like this; any player starts the game and waits online for someone to join him or her. Once someone joins you or the other person online can make a move. I found this to be very interesting kind of online gaming.

As you become a seasoned online gamer, you will start to gain more and more knowledge about online gaming. A surprise, did you know that there are people who make a living playing online games! yes you read this correct!

,

[Top]

World of Online Games

Posted on 29 March, 2016  in Games

World of Online GamesGames that can be played online, with the help of the internet are often touted as online games. These games are played with the help of a computer and will require a feasible internet connection. The arena of online games is quite vast and is largely beyond the scope of 500 words, yet the author intents to pen down some of the important aspects of online gaming. There are many reasons so as to why online games are much preferred to offline games, we shall be looking into some of them too in this article.

There is distinct difference between online and offline games. The world of online gaming is still new to many and many in the developing and under developed nations still resort to offline gaming. In offline gaming the gamer will be challenging the artificial intelligence which has been programmed into the game and in online games the players will be virtually challenging other players. This adds to the realism because other gamers are controlling the other characters and hence the whole procedure will be challenging. This is one of the advantages and this happens to be one of the pioneer reasons for online gaming being much preferred to offline gaming.

Online games are broadly classified into free and paid online games. Free games can be downloaded and played free, while paid games will require you to pay for the downloading and game play process. You will be able to play free in the various online servers that are catering to this niche. Online servers are set up either by the game company or by the players themselves. A good and a reliable internet connection are required for the game play and it is much preferred to have a wired internet connection than a wireless internet connection.

Like the advantages, there are many disadvantages associated with this form of gaming. The main factor that comes into play in here is the addiction problems. Multiplayer online games are addictive in nature, because you are playing with other like humans. Some of the online games will require you t spend money for upgrading in-game activities and you might end up paying for more on those days. These simple marketing tactics are intended to fleece gamers out of their hard-earned money. However, some people have made gaming as their livelihood. They earn money developing and acting as a beta tester for game companies.

Online gaming is not allowed at work places all over the world. People tend to concentrate on such games during their work hours and this should be largely discouraged. Usually there are strict policies with the help of which such activities are always kept under control. Making use of precious bandwidth of the company is not tolerable and various firms resort to laying off such employees. The same can be applicable to children also who are hooked up in online gaming activities, they might ignore their studies and will end up hurting their future.

[Top]