Online games play
Internet and online gaming have seen gigantic growth during the past year and now are one of the fastest growing parts of the electronic entertainment industry. With this type of growth it’s no surprise new products are being produced for this field at an amazing rate, not only games but other “wastes” of time as well. Online games are given the credit for attracting many Internet users to online games play and other services offering multiplayer games. As the end of 1996, more than 1.5 million people had played games over the Internet, and that number is supposed to triple by the end of this year. With so many users, it’s no wonder companies are making products for this business. Recently there has been a slew of new products that will make using the Internet more fun for gaming.
For example, The online games play Starter Kit, a book written by Ed Dille, “… contains everything readers need to explore the world of online multiplayer gaming…” In the book the best online games and services are explained and presented to the reader. With such information people are able to find and use the Internet much easier for their gaming pleasure. One service presented in The online games play has unveiled two of its new online-only games, AD&D Dark Sun and Wolfram: Metal of the Ancients.
Dark Sun is the third upgrade for the game that has offered, and Wolfram is supposed to be available late this fall. online games play is at the head of its class for game playing consumers on the Internet. They have rights to over 30 online games, many published by leading software designers. Microprose has finally made one of the most popular card games multiplayer capable. Magic: The Gathering will soon be enhanced by two new products, Manalink and GatheringNet Magic. Manalink allows two players to chat and play Magic over the Internet while offering a few more options such as viewing others already online that are willing to play.
GatheringNet Magic is the official Magic website “where Magic enthusiasts can meet, discuss Magic topics of interest, learn the latest Magic news and hear about Magic events taking place both online and in the online games play. (GamesDomain Review)” Games aren’t the only thing online for people to do, however. Tamagotchi, the virtual pets which need to be cared for and loved, will be brought online by a combination of 7th Level, Bandai Digital Entertainment and Microsoft. The virtual pets will be fully animated and offered to you as your own “Desktop Tamagotchi”. They will be raised and live on your personal computer.
But to fully care for your pet, you’ll have to occasionally connect to the Internet to receive data for your little guy to “feed” upon. This creative idea just goes to show how imaginative and fun messing around on the Internet can be. From games to complete wastes of time, everything seems to have its own little niche online.