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Tuesday, January 15, 2002
Apple Feature on Online Gaming
9:47 AM | Tuncer Deniz | Comment on this story

The Apple Games web site has posted an excellent new feature on multiplayer gaming. The in-depth article describes how to get online and play against other gamers. The feature covers browser-based online games, gaming services such as GameRanger, massively multiplayer online games such as Clan Lord, and more. Here's a snippet from the article:

We’ve reviewed browser-based games and many online games, usually played with anywhere from 2 to 16 other players. But the most extreme examples of online games are known as “massively multiplayer.”

These games allow hundreds or even thousands of players to join together in an ongoing game. The game world is persistent, existing for weeks or months on end; players simply visit it for a while. Many allow the player to assume identities of player characters in fantasy worlds. These games are oftentimes referred to as MMOGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Games) or MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games).

Massively multiplayer games typically charge a monthly subscription fee, though a free trial is often available.

Be sure to check out the rest of the article as it provides an excellent guide for people interested in online gaming.

Apple's Online Gaming Feature

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