Why the Online Community Loves to Play Games

What is it about today’s modern society that has us more eager than ever to make use of the internet? The integration of the internet into our society has opened doors for people on a number of different levels. From adding simplicity to every day tasks, to enhancing leisure time, the internet has created a new edge for the way in which we function on a daily basis. One of the most common contemporary hobbies is that of online gaming. People truly enjoy utilizing the internet as an outlet to play games, interact with peers, and let loose into a world of fantasy that continues to grow steadily as the internet becomes more and more of a staple in our society.

There is no doubt about the fact that people love to play games online. There is a significant difference between online gaming and every other form of gaming. When you play games on the internet, you are automatically exposing yourself to thousands of games that are all readily accessible at your fingertips. There are countless online games websites to easily access. Each of these websites puts you in touch with a huge spectrum of pre-categorized online games that can be played with simplicity. When you play games online, there is no limit to how many times you can play each game or how many games you can play. All of your favorite games are available online, for free, twenty four hours a day, seven days per week. With so much simplicity combined with such a profound force of amusement, it comes as no surprise that the hobby of online gaming is skyrocketing and becoming a staple amongst people living in our technologically savvy era.

Some of the most popular categories to play games in when you immerse yourself in an online database include adventure games, escape games, and memory games. People love to play adventure games because this category offers a limitless amount of exploration and fantasy. People can truly escape the harsh reality of every day life when they immerse themselves in adventure games. No matter how old or young people are, when they play games from this category, they can be whoever they want and take it upon themselves to put themselves in a completely different scenario from that of reality. With hundreds of amusing adventure games to choose from online, there is never a dull moment. When you take the time to enjoy escape games, you get the same effect. You can escape reality without every having to leave the convenience of your own home. Memory games are a fantastic choice for anyone wanting to play games online because they keep the mind sharp and alert by implementing the factor of critical thinking skills into the realm of personal amusement.

No matter what it is that people find most appealing about using the internet to play games, there are several factors that cannot be overlooked. The internet poses no limitations on age. There are games that appeal to old and young, alike, so the internet is an extremely inclusive place to turn for fun for the whole family. Additionally, when you play games online you immerse yourself in a very social and interactive environment. Playing games online is always free and always an available option when you want to have fun from home.

The internet has the most extensive selection of options when you want to play games for free, at your convenience.

The IPAQ Rx1950: HP’s Answer to PDA Gaming Community?

Hewlett Packard’s latest contribution to the Pocket PC arena (and let’s face it– to the PDA gaming community) is the iPAQ rx1950.

High-end PDA gamers may wish to set their sights elsewhere.

Its 300-Mhz Samsung processor is touted as XScale compatible, but this unit would choke on involved action sequences on some newer games.

Even worse, video playback on the rx1950 has been panned by a few forum lurkers. They’re saying that folks who like their PDA gaming served with a side of DVD viewing will find performance hampered in the latter.

My iPAQ 4150’s XScale400-Mhz still serves me quite well, with virtually no DVD to Pocket PC based hiccups.

To compound the issue, games like Age of Empires for Pocket PC contain full-motion video sequences.

A stuttering frame rate is really not what you want adoring, geeky Pocket PC or Palm public to witness. I personally find people most entranced by PDA games or Pocket PC video.

I choose to impress them on both fronts.

It sure beats telling folks that your device is best served by reminders. It’s so much more than that.

Blindly joining in the MP3 device mania, I purchased a Zen Micro unit at a huge discount fairly recently, saving some $125 CDN in the process.

I then purchased an iRiver FM transmitter from Best Buy that plugs into my cigarette lighter, so I could have a permanent MP3 shuffle when en route to work.

I then realized what a complete waste of money this endeavour was when I plugged connected my iPAQ to the iRiver and set Pocket Media Player on shuffle.

The answer had lain with my awesome, versatile Pocket PC all the time. I had failed to see it.

All I had to do was cram a one gigabyte SD card full of MP3s and let her rip.

I’d been blinded by too much PDA gaming and not enough MP3 playing.

As it turns out, I already have an MP3 player, as well as an arcade gaming platform, several gaming console Pocket PC emulators, a DVD movie viewer, etc.

It’s all right here in the case on my belt.

I’ve taken to plugging the FM tramsmitter in my iPAQ and turning up my radio volume to hear pins knock in Ultimate Bowling Fighter over car audio, much to the chagrin of my long-suffering wife.

She always assumes an expression on her face indicating that she’d rather not be in the vicinity when I resort to geeky, shameful PDA activity.

Still, on the rx1950 the beloved D-pad is still in place, eschewing the bizarre rx4700 touchpad for some good old

comfortable button-mashing.

So on the Pocket PC game directional control front, everything’s copasetic.

If you really want something that provides more than middling performance in some aspects, you may want to look elsewhere for your Pocket PC game fix instead of ponying up the cash for the rx1950.

The rx1950 is an introductory level device, but I can’t wait for Hewlett Packard to roll up its sleeves and produce a device that’s really worthy of the PDA gaming community.