Following the trends of modern computer games and gamers of all ages worldwide, the gaming industry is popular more than ever. Gone are the times where players were sitting isolated in front of their computer at home to play static predefined computer game stories. A new kind of online gaming society has been established in the 21st century. Modern gaming has become a social activity of players connected throughout the global Internet.
Gamers meet together in virtual rooms, irrespective of their actual location to play their favourite games together in teams where every player used to have special skills and a defined gaming character. Many quests are built in a way that they can only be solved together through different team characters or with the help of other players involved.
It is not unusual that players of one team are located in the USA connected to their team mates in the UK and Australia at the same time solving a complex quest together. A team leader is permanently coordinating single player characters to achieve one common goal and lead the whole team to success – often also against other teams in a battle or contest.
With over 10 million subscribers, World of Warcraft (WoW) is still the most successful massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) of all-time records. Interesting to know is that this game is not only made especially for young computer nerds, but can also help older people to train their cognitive skills as studies show.
There is also an increasing trend for all gaming fans of more classical hits like Super Mario, Command & Conquer, Pong and co. Nearly every known classic game can be enjoyed and played online using an Internet Browser and together with HTML5 even complex games are available on this platform.
Internet Casinos are growing fast and there are good reasons for this. Players do not have to take long travels to the next casino in their local area, smoking is also not prohibited at home and nobody will ask you to show your ID at the entrance of your living room. There is a visible trend to 3D animated online games to use latest gaming technologies directly within the Internet Browser application of your choice.
Ten years ago, in the days of Playstation 2, players who wanted to play online in multiplayer mode using the public Internet, preferred using their computers as gaming consoles were still very simple and limited to single player mode. Today, also gaming consoles have become multimedia stations serving online gamers over the Internet to connect to other players online. With this evolution, the PC got serious competition in the vast field of online gaming. Games like FIFA 13 lead daily users to permanently connect to the servers of Sony.
The fact that the data of millions of users are available online also lead to an increase of online security. Data security is an issue in a public connected network every day and companies are busy and spend huge amounts for IT security to ensure data safety of their user data.