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Consumer Gadgets: 50 Ways to Have Fun and Simplify Your Life with Today’s Technology…and Tomorrow’s by Nicholas D. Evans

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Chapter 29. Multiplayer Online Gaming: PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox

Up to now, computer gaming has been confined to the desktop PC or the television. You can either buy a PlayStation, Nintendo, or Xbox gaming console and attach it to your television, or you can purchase games on CD-ROM to play on your PC. In either case most of the gaming is played either individually or with two, three, or four players at most. Today, gaming is entering an exciting new era. As the worlds of the PC and the television collide and both devices gain Internet connectivity, a new form of gaming is emerging: massively multiplayer online gaming (MMOG). This form of online gaming essentially takes players out of their living rooms and connects them to a world of other ...

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