Internet Gaming Tips for Newbies

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By: Paul Wilson

Internet games use the cyber world technology for playing. Games are extremely popular and constantly evolving.

There are:

Games played using e-mail.

Games played on a browser window by using a web address.

Games played using Internet Relay Chat, Telenet, MUD client, or a Web based forum.

Games that are graphic need stand-alone software that permits players to play with or against one another using an Internet connection.

The first game, MUD, was developed in 1978, and the market has burgeoned since then.
To play, one needs:
A reliable Internet connection.

A personal computer or game console.

Selected software required by specific games.

One can play simple board games like scrabble, or bingo, or games like poker, mahjong, and pool. Another popular category is simulation games-these imitate real-life situations and cover aspects like combat, city planning, strategies, as well as flight simulation.

For serious gaming the computer performance must be optimized. This can be done by:
Running the disk defragmenter and organizing the computer files. This should ideally be done once a month at least.

Correct folder and file errors by using scandisk---use once a week and the computer will give trouble free performance.

Clean your hard drives-get rid of Internet files, temporary files, as well as files in the trash/recycle bin. Clear the cache and uninstall programs that are not in everyday use.

Update the operating system software. Download any new security patches. Keep video drivers updated.

Clear space on the hard drive---store files on a back up system.

Clear any spyware you have inherited from websites.

Minimize number of programs running-when playing a graphic intensive game if there are too many programs running simultaneously the graphics will become choppy and game will be slow.

Delete add on game files-wall papers and other paraphernalia will just clutter the computer.

Run an anti-virus program regularly but disable it when you are loading/playing games. Antivirus programs slow down games.

Always shut down the computer properly.

The Internet allows gamers to compete with people across oceans, on the other side of the world and anywhere in the universe. Some use PCs while others use consoles. What you use is a personal choice and depends on issues like costs and so on.

Before you buy a game you must:
Consider "system requirements" - some games can run on systems that are not exact others need specific hardware.

Find out if the game is single player or multi-player. Many games need the Internet-and, the broadband connection is more efficient than the dial-up connection. Many like Xbox Live only work on a broadband connection.

Find out if the game can be played using a mouse/keyboard or whether it will need a full-featured joy stick.

Be wise and try a demo before making an actual purchase. Playing a demo benefits the player as well as game developer. Many online games offer free trial periods - beta testing is a great opportunity to find out if the game suits your taste as well as pockets.

Do your research thoroughly-usually there are several games competing for players within a genre. Read game reviews before taking the final step

Set Up Your Own Online Games Home Business

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By: Geoff Kitkat

One of the best bets for starting an online home business is an on line gaming site. These sites are typically very easy to set up and ensure almost immediate success, thanks to the popularity of online gaming. Here's a quick guide to help you start your own online gaming home business.

1. Research popular online games - Most online games are available in flash format. Try to find a good mix of popular games that you can add to your own site. If you want to start fresh, you can hire a developer to design games that will be unique to your own business.

2. Set up a site - It is a good idea to use a content management system for your new online home business. A CMS will make it very easy to build an attractive site that will be appealing to gamers. As a bonus, many popular CMS systems are free and feature games that are already built in and ready to go.

3. Start promoting your site - Once you have your site ready to go, you can begin promoting your online home business gaming site. One of the best places to start is a gaming community that is centered around the type of games that you offer. Free games are always popular and they are a great way to attract new players.

4. Keep the games coming - Don't fall into the trap of having old, stagnant games. Stay on top of the market by finding new games and designing unique games to fit your online home business. The more games you offer, the better your chances are of success.

5. Stay on top of trends - Gaming trends can change at the drop of a hat. Stay on top of the market by getting involved in the gaming community.

6. Offer a premium area - This is how you can really start making money for your online home business. Offer special games that are only available to subscribers, or offer them the ability to challenge one another to games for a fee. This is a great way to offset your bandwidth costs and make extra money.

An online gaming site is a great place to start for an online home business. The set-up costs are minimal and it is a niche that has been consistently popular for many years. With proper management, you could be the next great gaming portal.

Look caerfully at the optiosn available. You should look for a system that will enabel you to start with a free or quite low cost option - get your game site first, so you can judge the quality and attractiveness of the games. You then need an option that allows you to upgrade your position so you can start to promote yoru own games, and even host high ticket tournaments.

of course, the really best opportunities will also have the opportunity for you to set up a full multilevel marletin opportunity, so you can easily duplicate wha you have apready been doing.

You never know, following that route, you could either play games for money, or even make money on the game...