In this technical era there is an emergence of innovative category of games that is the most all the rage — Online games
Online games are new trendy games which by using Internet technology to support game play. The trend started not long before 1996 by QuakeWorld who contributed a lot to popularize online gaming in,Contribution of the technical era: Online Games Articles the Internet was clearly being used to play email games and MUDs (Multi User Dungeons) even as the Internet itself was still in it’s infancy but with the growing time these game rapidly evolved. As the online gaming expanded it proved the growth of internet. Online games can vary from simple text based games to games comprising complex graphics and virtual worlds played by many players simultaneously. Many online games have connected with online communities, resulted into a social activity .There are ample variety of online games and like the technology they are based on, these can roughly categorized as following:
Games played by email.
Games which can be played directly in a browser window simply by visiting a Web address.
Games are played using IRC (Internet Relay Chat), Telnet, a MUD client, a Web-based forum, or something similar.
Highly graphical video games
Games require stand-alone software packages and permit users to play with and/or against each other over an Internet connection.
Massively multiplayer online games
These were possible with the growth of yehyeh broadband Internet access in many developed countries, using the Internet to allow hundreds of thousands of players to play the same game together.
If leaving behind text-based games all other games are bounded about number of players participating in the game. With a few exceptions, graphical games crack their user-base across a number of diverse servers, also referred to as “shards” or “realms,” each of which is a absolute version of the game world. The population restrictions of servers fluctuate from game to game, but they frequently support several thousand players each. While there can be games played by hundreds of players together in a single area.
There are always immense chances of cheating in games not leaving behind online games from the list as generally players in single player game cheat for the code to complete typical stages of the games same is the case with multiplayer games where in order to earn praise of friends or wish of destroying game for other players, In true sense online game is always full of cheating making it cheater’s world.