Online Gaming: As the Saying Goes

The best things in life are always free.

Or so think the youth of the world we all live in. You may wish to argue on the authenticity of the above statement, but there is no doubt about the fact that as far as online gaming is concerned, this saying holds true; be it for any age group or gender. Free internet, and in turn free online gaming, have given so much to the world in the area of entertainment, that their success is unquestionable. The immense popularity can be attributed, almost solely, to their accessibility. The factors that make online games accessible are:

– The gaming portals that they are available on are very easily accessible on any computer at a click of a button. Hit Google and you get hundreds of options instantly to choose from and get to enjoy a game of your favorite genre.

– Almost all games, while being extremely entertaining and catchy, are also free of cost. There is no software to be installed, no external controls to be bought, and no consoles to be possessed. If you have a good enough internet connection and a flash-enabled browser, you’re good to go! You don’t need to whip out your cash and credit card and spend time setting the equipment up before you can start playing your favorite game. It’s all there, waiting for you to turn it on. There isn’t any fear of wasting your money in case you don’t like a purchased game, either. This is a major reason for online gaming’s success.

– To access a very good multi-player gaming environment, you don’t need to leave the comfort of your home. The fact that they’re all on the internet, makes them pros at multi-player mode gaming. All you need to do is to get yourself a cup of coffee and start up your laptop; it’s that simple! There is no starting up the car and going to a dedicated gaming zone anymore. That’s another factor that attracts amateur gamers who love multi-player gaming.

– The genres have all been covered, in fact many times over, by all developers around the globe. Name a genre, and you have a million games to choose from and start playing. There are so many that one can never run out of fresh choices.

Perhaps the hardcore gamers may find online games a bit of a turn off due to their comparatively less sophisticated graphics, but the truth remains that even those gamers find the entertainment worthy of its popularity. Each amateur gamer is virtually in love with the titles available online, due to the reasons described above and some of their own, and hence this type of gaming continues to rise in popularity. The advent of flash and HTML5 has in fact set the developers on a road to developing much better graphics for the same amount of online storage capacity and running speeds in their games, the efforts being aimed at attracting the better gamers to online gaming as well. Titles like RuneScape that try and match the storyline-based game play of console games have been gaining popularity with gamers of all age groups, thanks to their highly challenging gaming and engaging stories.

Even games that offer trial versions of full, paid online games are a good choice for amateur gamers to try out a game before they make a purchase, if they ever intend to. Examples of paid online games are scarce, as their being paid makes them lose their point somewhat, and many paid games fail to gain similar popularity compared to their free counterparts. However, the somewhat professional gamers do tend to buy subscriptions and titles to play online, so that genre is fairly popular too.

The Benefits of Free Online Games

With the advent of the personal computer, everything from business to pleasure has been made available directly on it. Be it a handheld device, a laptop or a desktop computer, you have all your data a click away. Over the last few years, games have turned the online way too, and have thus generated interest in the masses that could not afford expensive consoles and gaming computers.

The range of genres available online is so diverse that people of all age groups and both genders have their needs taken care of. There are racing, first person shooting, action, adventure, sports, role-playing, puzzle and other genres that are extremely entertaining, and often free. The obvious advantage of online games is the fact that they hardly take up any space on your Personal Computer as long as you have a working internet connection and a flash enabled web browser, as opposed to the heavy games that require special equipment, large spaces on your hard drives and advanced graphics cards. There are no huge files to download, no DVDs to buy, no complex installation instructions to follow, and virtually no time to be wasted making arrangements. All you need to do is take your pick, which is more time-consuming than beginning the game itself due to the huge range of choices available on each online gaming portal.

The other huge advantage of online games is that the competition has enabled developers to create games free for everyone to enjoy, with the result that many more have been enjoying gaming ever since. An almost computer-like gaming experience is being provided, regardless of the specifications of your device, provided that you have a good enough internet connection. Adobe Flash was a huge step forward in this regard, as it provided developers to create all the engaging titles that are so hard to resist for everyone.

An edge that online games have is their own portfolio; the developers have taken care of all age groups and both genders. There are games available that girls and boys, kids as well as teenagers enjoy playing. Be it action, sports, fashion, cooking, racing or even music, there is something online for everyone. Titles like Runescape, that have a complete story-line to go on, have gained popularity for their game-play and graphics, and thousands of gamers log in on the portals of their choice to enjoy titles of their choice every day.

Being online, they enjoy a huge audience. Not only is that a good news for developers, but for the gamers as well. They can store their scores online, compare their scores to the week’s best or all-time best scores on most of the portals, and thus try harder to be near the top each time. Each game is accessible online, free of cost and free of hassle.

A problem that all downloads have, are viruses. If one plays games online, the need to worry about viruses diminishes automatically as there is no downloading to be done to access any of these titles on any portals. All you need to do is to direct your browser to the right portal, pick up the game that is best suited to your taste, and get going.

Online Game Portal From Verizon

On Monday, Verizon opened the gates for its online game platform, coming up with a great new desktop application that will provide access to over 1,500 games for the price of only $15 per month. A partnership was formed between Exent and Verizon in order to create an engaging game like with the player.

The site where the games are available, give the player access to various PC games such as Boggle, Plants vs. Zombies, Bejeweled 2, Cooking Dash. But the full access to the entire variety of games is available for the price of $15 per month. You can access a total 1,500 games on this website. But if you as a player want to play a number of 450 games this will cost you only $5 a month. Both packages have a free trial of 7 days and there is another option available “one hour test drive” in order to text the games before buying them. A larger set of information is available on the Verizon Web site.

There has come early positive feedback from the players who have tested the games, which were overwhelming and making the producers more anxious of opening this new experience to the world as any customer can play. This was a statement by games product manager, Mr. Jason Henderson. He also added that among with the new application and the website people will share the same experience by playing the PC games as they have enjoyed the Verizon’s TV internet and phone services.

The updated application will include a community feature which will provide access to an avatar icon and a 3D animated lounge that includes a large variety of games. This is the place where players can earn trophies and prize points. In addition the company showed of a considerable number of technological contributions which it’s making to the Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, the home of the great football teams: New York Jets and the rough New York Giants.

A partnership between Cisco and Verizon is considered in order to bring a number of 34 channels with a customized HD content to the stadium which has the target of letting the fans watch a variety of content at select arias all over the venue. Both football teams are collaborating with Verizon to bring to the fans great information that will show team information and news, player information, scores and highlight as well as announcements. Verizon is one of the 4 corporate sponsors of the Meadowlands Stadium.