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Social Online Games

Published on July 2, 2012, by in Gaming.

Crazy about FarmVille or World of Warcraft? Then you already know what social gaming is all about. Social gaming refers to games played with social interaction; action of one player affects the experience of another. These games require a social online platform where many people can come together and share content or interactive features. Some examples of social online games are the hugely popular FarmVille, Zynga,Mafia Wars,etc. These games are casual in nature and have turn- based features inbuilt. As per Market research firm Parks Associates Social gaming revenues hit $1 billion in 2010 and could grow five-fold to $5 billion in the next five years. Facebook, Hi5, Myspace, Orkut, Sonico, Netlog and Friendster have emerged as great platform for social online gaming. So all you need to do now is log into Facebook, and you can share & play these games with all your online friends. Major companies that

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Gaming industry: An overview

Published on May 21, 2012, by in Gaming.

The video game industry has come a long way. From the first development of a missile simulation game by Thomas T Goldsmith Jr. & Estle Ray Mann in 1947 – without graphics – to today’s rich graphic intensive games such as Call of Duty and Crysis, to name just two. Over the past 65 years, games have seen tremendous development in hardware & software. Today, games are available for entertainment, education, training, physical workouts (exercise), and lots more. Initially, games were sold as dedicated software on data storage devices like disks & CDs but now the Internet has given a whole new dimension to playing games. These days, there are a number of websites available which offer many free-to-play Flash games of different genres & cater to a mass audience. Social networking sites like Facebook have played a tremendous role in the expansion of casual as well as hardcore gaming.

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