Gaming is a real fun. However, to play games you not only require an operational computer but also good internet connection and a browser free from errors. What happens is that over time our computer systems get infected. The internal settings of the operating system get disturbed which cause several browser related errors due to which online games lag in our PC. The best way to fix any online game lag is to make it sure that the registry in your Windows operating system is cleaned and the system is cleaned from junk files and viruses.Most of the times the issues with your computer have nothing to do with the viruses and spyware. There are problems that occur inside your computer as well. For instance, whenever the programs randomly start to crash or freeze in your computer, it is a symptom that there has been something wrong in the Windows registry. In such a case using some good system cleaner/registry fixing software is recommended.Why do online games lag in the PC when there is no virus or spyware infection detected? There can be several reasons such as corrupted Windows registry, scattered registry data needing registry defragmentation and the presence browser and system junk data.However, whenever you encounter an online game lag you should also check your internet connection and try to tweak your browser. Running an antivirus/antispyware scan is also wise.Here are listed a few important tweaks which will help you to avoid online games lagging in your system:> Clean and fix Windows registry. Registry is an important component of the operating system which stores highly sensitive data about your system. It needs to be free from errors in order to allow programs to function properly.> Clean system junk files. There gathers a lot of junk files in the system which makes system slower. Using a good system cleaner/PC optimizer software is helpful to lags.> Updating Flash player is also recommended in case the games you play are Flash based.> Removing add-ons/toolbars is an option which you should also check to fix this problem. Sometimes the heavy toolbars make your browsers slower than normal.> Remove browser junk through a browser cleaner software or do this task manually.
When we refer to online games we are normally referring to video type games that we play on a computer via the internet. Some video games are played over the internet using mobile phones and video consoles, but generally speaking online games means computer games that need an internet connection to be played. Simple text-based multiplayer games were the first of these types of games as internet connections were slow and expensive when these games were first introduced in the 1980s. Gradually these games became popular in the 1990s, with today’s online games featuring virtual communities, realistic graphics and multiplayer games where people can even play one to one or in knock out tournaments for cash prizes. We all know that the internet is the fastest growing market place in the history of the world but did you know that there is an online games sector that is growing 4 times faster than the internet overall! Yes! and it’s the “Online Skill Games” market.There are many styles of Online GamesSome of the different types of online games that exist:1. Real time strategy games: This type of game is all about strategy where, for your army to fight successfully against the other internet players you need to develop a game plan by building lots of resources2. First person shooter: Here the players compete with each other one to one. In most first-person type games, the online game allows the death match or arena style of play. In this style of game play the view you see is the one seen from your character’s eyes.3. Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG): In this type of game each person has to keep trying to reach the next highest level until he has reached the top one written for that game and these online games can have, simultaneously, thousands of players from every part of the globe, playing in a giant virtual world interacting against or with each other. Gamers can keep playing these types of games for months or even years!4. Browser type games: These are pastime games that are quick, simple and small that are played in your browser. The popular Java and Shockwave technologies are used to develop these games.5. Online skill games: An online skill based game is a web game played in tournament format or one to one. Each player pays a cash entry fee to play with a cash or merchandise prize going to the winner or winners. The outcome of each competition is based on the player’s ability and performance not luck.How Do Online Game Companies Make MoneyAll games today, are playable online. How do we make money? This is the question that companies making the online games have to ask themselves. The majority of companies make single-player games that are played at home and in this the player has to beat the artificial intelligence of the enemy. Today these games normally include an online multiplayer version which can be played against or with other Internet players. By selling their game DVD/CDs is how these companies earn their profit e.g. Warcraft 3 and Counter Strike. Advertising and promotions is how browser game companies make their money. MMORPG companies generally charge their players a monthly fee and continue to add content by programming new scenarios etc in their games e.g. Everquest 2 and World of Warcraft. Some don’t, but survive because their DVD/CD sales are high e.g. Guild Wars.What is the future of online games?Soon there will be a new entry into the online skill games market. According to their Free Online Games Market Report they will be the first company with their new online skill games platform, to launch a business that encapsulates three of the newest phenomena on the internet today. Online Games Entertainment, Social Networking using web 2.0 and a new way of marketing which has been described as Social Marketing 2.0. One of the core differences with this new platform over the conventional models is that we the players can if we want share in the profits while we play our games. With the market today (2007) worth approximately $5.2 billion USD and predicted to rise in the next 3 years to over $13 billion USD that’s $412 per second and with social networking sites already reaching 45% of web users and the 4 major Instant Messengers having more than 400 million users between them this potentially could be a whole lot of money.