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June 21, 2021

How Online Gaming Is Becoming



Humanity’s Favorite Pastime

Games are everywhere you look. They are on our computers, consoles, and mobile phones. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised to see games become available for our refrigerators, so we can play some Candy Crush while waiting for our soda to cool off.



Apart from the usual suspects, such as CS:GO, Dota, and other titles that turned into professional sports, there’s a surge of other game genres. For instance, even online slots registered a significant increase in player numbers lately due to many innovations in the gambling industry. One such example is inferno slots, like Dragons Inferno.

This article will make a short overview of how the entire gaming industry has shifted online and how this is just a start. Read on.

PC Gaming

Contrary to popular belief, PC gaming is more popular than ever. All the big esports, including League of Legends, CS:GO, Dota 2, World of Warcraft, and others, are played by millions of people around the globe. Interestingly, most of these games are free to play (except WoW), but there are other ways for the companies making them to secure a profit. For example, they offer in-game skins and special items that you can buy with real money.
 

Single-player PC games aren’t as popular as they used to be. So even though single-player games still play a significant role, it seems that they have transitioned to consoles rather than PCs.

Console Gaming

With the introduction of next-gen consoles, such as the PS5, console games have never been more popular. Many single-player games also offer online play. For example, if you have a PS Plus account on your PS4 or PS5, you’ll be able to play games against virtually anyone in the world.

Some games are free, and others are paid, but one thing is certain — console players are probably the most die-hard fans of their gaming machines and are ready to spend much more money for high-quality online gaming experiences. They are used to buying games, whereas PC players aren’t always eager to purchase titles. Piracy on PC is still widespread in many parts of the world.

Mobile Gaming

Mobile gaming has recorded the biggest increase in popularity in the last couple of years. Most mobile games are free of charge, and players can download them on their Android (News - Alert) and iOS devices using Google Play and App Store. However, these games use the so-called freemium business model, where players have to pay to progress to higher levels.

Such business models are often turned into pay-to-win models, and many PC and console players consider it unfair. Simply put, mobile game providers sometimes give an unfair advantage to those willing to pair more.

Despite that, the number of mobile gamers is enormous. On top of that, they are willing to pay a lot of money to gain an advantage and win against their opponents. It’s safe to say that mobile gaming is the most advanced of all the options listed in this article. 

Online Gambling

Online gambling is another very successful form of gaming on the web. There are hundreds of online casinos offering all kinds of video slots, table games, card games, video poker, and more. Many casinos also provide live dealer sections, where visitors can watch dealers in real time and use software to play games as if they were inside a land-based casino.

But online gambling goes beyond just casinos. You’ll also find many online sportsbooks and even virtual poker rooms where you can play the popular card game with players around the globe. Even though it’s still not legal in many countries, some governments decided to legalize and regulate this type of gambling. One of the fastest-expanding markets is definitely the US.

Conclusion

Like it or not, games will become the most popular form of entertainment in a couple of years. It’s a multi-billion dollar industry, and some of the most talented people in the world are creating online games that are played by millions of people worldwide. It doesn’t matter which device you prefer — each comes with a unique set of advantages and dozens of games that you can play via the internet.



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