Online Games – Can We Make Money Playing Them?

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.

Sexy Party Games You Should Try

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Special moments of our lives are best celebrated through parties with friends and special someone! In fact, partying is just so fun that we even try to do it for no reason at all. Aside from the scrumptious food, “in the hype” music and overflowing beer, the best way to spice up parties is by having party games that are sexy, kinky and hot! Sexy party games are brought into play in order to make the parties more memorable. In fact, there are times that through these games, people get to find their soul mates.So, are you planning to host a party?If so, you should start working on your list and don’t forget to include some sexy party games! I’m a hundred percent positive about this. You might even end up being called as “the cupid” because with this kind of games, the shy ones get the chance to be aggressive and forward while everybody else finds an alibi to get laid. Who knows? You could be the shy one and the girl you have been planning to ask out on a date belongs to the “everybody else.”Now, if you are running out of ideas, let me tell you that I’m not done yet! Yes. If you will continue to read on, you will be able to find the most suitable games for your party! Most of these games are actually simple games but when you put on the twists, they become scorching hot!Kissing Games
Kissing games have been played since time we didn’t know existed. I wouldn’t be surprised if you have tried these when you were younger. Maybe back in middle school or early high school. Believe it or not, these kissing games become pretty much hotter when played by a group of grown ups!60 Seconds in Heaven
You will need:
A red lipstick
A closet big enough for two people to shareHow to play?
I’m sure you have an idea on how to get this done. You basically send a girl and a boy inside the closet and let them stay there for 60 seconds. They just have to imprint each other with as many kiss marks as possible because the pair with most number of kiss marks wins.Body Shots
You will need:
Whip cream
Chocolate syrup
Strawberry jam
Or any sticky sauce there is in your fridgeHow to play?
You are old enough to know what a body shot is! Let the group form a circle. Boys should be beside girls and vice versa (unless there are gays and lesbians in the crowd). Place the creams, jams and other what nots in the middle. Have someone start the game by choosing one cream, jam or whatever. Have it placed on any body part of the person sitting bisde the starter. Then the starter must lick it off. Let the routine go around. Each body shot should be much daring as the previous.Strip Tease Games
This is another way to heat up parties. Strip teasing! Just like the kissing games I’ve presented you with, these are just simple games that have been leveled up for more fun and pleasure.Card Games
You will need:
A deck of cards, of courseHow to play?
Just play any card game. Every time someone loses, S/He should take off one piece of clothing s/he is wearing. Do not stop until someone is deliberately stripped!Strip Tease Quiz Bee
You will need:
Sets of easy to difficult questionsHow to play?
The crowd should be divided into two groups. Start with the easy questions. Each question should have a corresponding piece of cloth to be taken off depending on the difficulty. If the group fails to answer the question, every member must take off the material the question requires.