Online gaming is a technology that would let gamers play over computer network using a personal computer (PC), laptop or gaming console with internet connection. Few of the most popular PC games played by millions of gamers are Flash Games & Online Games that is web browser based games using Adobe Flash player.
How many players
Games can be played as a single-player or multiplayer and with the increasing popularity many games have formed online communities making it a social activity beyond causal single gamer, where possibly millions of players are engaged in the game at any given point of time. Gamers can communicate with other players via text chat sessions or they can even speak to each other via audio hardware.
Are they free?
Many games are free to play but some games require subscription or credits to proceed further in the game and to buy or unlock different characters, gears, locations etc. depending on the genre of the game.There are different genres of games available for all type of players from causal to serious players, ranging from puzzle, action, sports, adventure, role-playing, simulations, 2D side-scrollers, first person shooters, real-time strategy games and massive multiplayer (MMOs). Here is an example of flash games.
These games have the power to hook the players to keep on playing and with advanced technology along with enticing story line, superior& real like graphics, sound, simple to use interface, option of replay makes it a fun place to spend hours without realizing. However some games require high internet speed. In recent years gaming industry had a rapid growth and became a big business.
What about them?
Important issues regarding Flash Games are discussed below that you need to keep in mind without a second thought:
- Age rating
Most of the games have age rating and it’s a big concern as game content should be appropriate with the age.
- Personal information
Players should keep their personal information as private and should not reveal it to other players to be on a safer side, especially children and young player. They should use a nickname and avatar while playing rather than using their real name and picture and should also keep the password secure.
- Interaction among players
While many games have a chat feature for players to interact, one should be very careful with their language. Since it’s a global platform player from different cultures and countries come together and there are chances of using inappropriate words or comments, and increase the risk of cyberbullying. To prevent this from happening players have to agree certain rules knows as End User License Agreement (EULA).
- Behavioral impact and Health
Gamers spend a lot of time online, which has negative effect on health and changes in sleeping pattern is also a big concern these days as games are addictive. Some researchers are trying to link violent behavior to playing games for long hours; however this has not been scientifically proven yet. Gaming is said to release adrenaline, and with the slight increase in hormone level said to impact behavior for short time. Hence it is important for gamers to have a break in between, eat and drink and take time off and do their every-day activities.
In short you can play games but make sure that you do it in moderation. There is no limit to playing but that does not mean that you should forget about the whole world and get drenched into gaming. Yes I verily understand that gaming is a passion but keep it within limit as it can take a toll on you without even knowing it.