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Friday, September 8, 2017

The Chronicles Of Everything About Online Games Evolution

The Chronicles Of Everything About Online Games Evolution

Next came the interpersonal interaction in a multi-player environment. The first such game was called DUNGEON. DUNGEON had players competing against one another to complete a series of quests. DUNGEON provided with new settings and players each time the user logged on.

The Chronicles Of Everything About Online Games Evolution
 Mazes of Karradash - First Person Dungeon Crawl RPG

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 Chronicles Of Everything About Online Games Evolution

 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.

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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 Chronicles Of Everything About Online Games Evolution
 First Person Shooter Game: Point Blank

The Chronicles Of Everything About Online Games Evolution
First Person Shooter Game : Destiny 2

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.

The Chronicles Of Everything About Online Games Evolution
Grand Theft Auto V

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 – the 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 to 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 the 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 an online game.


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