Nowadays, the cyber world technology is used for playing internet games. These games are very popular among the masses and these games are on a constant evolution.
The different options available are:
· Using a web address to play games on a browser window.
· Using e-mail to play games.
· Graphic based games needing stand-alone software for players to play games with or against one another by making use of an Internet connection.
To play internet games, one needs:
· A game console or personal computer.
· A dependable Internet connection.
· Specific software needed for the games.
There are simple board games like bingo or scrabble, or such games like mahjong, pool, and poker. Simulation games are yet another popular choice that imitates real-life situations including city planning, strategies, combat, and flight simulation.
To play some serious games, it is imperative to optimize the computer performance. This is achieved by:
· Running scandisk once a week to correct errors in folder and file for a trouble free performance of the computer.
· Organizing the computer files as the disk defragmenter is run. This should be undertaken every month at least.
· Downloading new security solutions, update the operating system software and video drivers.
· Cleaning the hard drives-remove files in the trash / recycle bin, Internet files and temporary files. Uninstall programs that are not used often and clear the cache.
· Removing files on a back-up system to clear space on the hard drive.
· Lowering the number of running programs because with many programs running simultaneously, the graphics of games starts breaking up, resulting in the slowing down of the game.
· Removing any spyware that has entered your system from websites.
· Deleting wall papers and other paraphernalia, the add-on game files that simply clutter the system.
· Ensuring that the computer is properly shut down.
· Disabling any anti-virus program that your system has during loading / playing of games as the games are slowed down by these programs.
It is possible to compete with people from other parts of the world using the internet. While some use PCs, others use consoles, depending on such issues like costs, personal choice and others.
Before you buy a game:
· Check out whether the game is a single player or a multi-player game. For internet connection, broadband connection increases the efficiency compared with dial-up connection.
· It is important to know the "system requirements" as there could be differences on the specific hardware needed.
· Find out if the game requires a keyboard / mouse or an advanced joy stick.
Before you make an actual purchase, try a demo of the game to know if it suits your taste and budget. Make a thorough research, as several games are available within a genre that is in competition among themselves.