The recreational activity of playing or being involved with computer or video games. Computer game development is a large and profitable intellectual property based industry, which like the music industry, faces challenges with copyright piracy.
The internet is a great source of game demos, freeware, shareware and open source downloads. The internet is also a great way to share and find computer game cheats and hints. Users can also find, Cracks and Serials for computer games here and there. EMule and other file sharing programs are one way users can download a wide range of titles for free.
There is a wide range of gaming hardware platforms. Most computer gamers have the latest version of windows as their promary OS. At LAN Parties, people get together for game competitions and file leeching.
- Lag and Ping conditions are important for online games.
- Internet gambling is also growing
- Multiplayer games
- Persistent Online Worlds
Game Review Websites
Web Game Links
- Flash Games - Flash games site.
- Yahoo! Games - a long list of popular multiplayer games playable over the Internet. Play chess at any given time with thousands of other players.
- Newgrounds.com - A flash community featuring some Flash games (although mostly animations).
- Free Game Downloads - Archive of downloadable games divided into many categories.