Online Game Portal From Verizon

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On Monday, Verizon opened the gates for its online game platform, coming up with a great new desktop application that will provide access to over 1,500 games for the price of only $15 per month. A partnership was formed between Exent and Verizon in order to create an engaging game like with the player.The site where the games are available games.verizon.com, give the player access to various PC games such as Boggle, Plants vs. Zombies, Bejeweled 2, Cooking Dash. But the full access to the entire variety of games is available for the price of $15 per month. You can access a total 1,500 games on this website. But if you as a player want to play a number of 450 games this will cost you only $5 a month. Both packages have a free trial of 7 days and there is another option available “one hour test drive” in order to text the games before buying them. A larger set of information is available on the Verizon Web site.There has come early positive feedback from the players who have tested the games, which were overwhelming and making the producers more anxious of opening this new experience to the world as any customer can play. This was a statement by games product manager, Mr. Jason Henderson. He also added that among with the new application and the website people will share the same experience by playing the PC games as they have enjoyed the Verizon’s TV internet and phone services.The updated application will include a community feature which will provide access to an avatar icon and a 3D animated lounge that includes a large variety of games. This is the place where players can earn trophies and prize points. In addition the company showed of a considerable number of technological contributions which it’s making to the Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, the home of the great football teams: New York Jets and the rough New York Giants.A partnership between Cisco and Verizon is considered in order to bring a number of 34 channels with a customized HD content to the stadium which has the target of letting the fans watch a variety of content at select arias all over the venue. Both football teams are collaborating with Verizon to bring to the fans great information that will show team information and news, player information, scores and highlight as well as announcements. Verizon is one of the 4 corporate sponsors of the Meadowlands Stadium.

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.