Video Gaming Basics: A Beginners Guide
The term “video gaming” describes any computer game in which players interact through a computer network with the use of video hardware such as a game console, personal computer, laptop, gaming PC, gamepad, or other digital interactive output device (DVI-D, USB, etc.) Video games are usually packaged as discs or stored on compact disks and have a proprietary interface, so they may be played back using any multimedia software. Most video games use a form of digital distributed memory (DDR) to transfer data between game machines and personal computers.
A massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) is a type of virtual online role-playing game in which players control a virtual character and interact with others within a complex virtual world. This type of game may use any type of modding technology that allows its players to modify game code to make their characters do things not possible in the real world. Players can create their own avatars, customize weapons and armor, and travel throughout the virtual world. Some MMORPGs use a Java server to communicate with other players over the Internet, while others use dedicated servers to handle communication.
A card game is a type of computer game where players take an action and then try to “buy” or “bid” for a specific card. Each player in a video game can either play for themselves, as an agent representing one side, or as part of a team in another video game. There are many popular card games such as Texas Holdem and Craps. In recent years, more open source games played on the Internet have become popular. Many free text game applications, such as Abalone and letters from Elmo, are now being played by millions of people world wide. Computer video gaming is here to stay!