It all started with Galaxy Game, the first known arcade video game back in 1971. Then in 1972 out came Pong. It's been all uphill from there. Gaming has gotten so big it is no longer confined by walls of an arcade. Playing an arcade game is as easy as turning on your computer.
The world of online gaming has gotten to be really addicting. It sees everyone is doing it these days. There are games for everyone at every level, from beginner to the experienced. And it is just not online on the computer but even the home consoles allowing people to team up from people around the world.
A lot of the sites online for arcade gaming are completely free. These sites range in the games that are offered. You can play a wide variety of games from the classic 1980's arcades to Vegas slots and other gambling games.
Some of these games run in real live time environment. Even when you are gone others are constantly playing the game and when you return it wont be the same as you left. These online games are more of the role playing games.
For some sites there is a charge to sign up for services. Some of these sites add a little extra to the bonus of winning. You can earn points for every game won and turn them into chances for a drawing of weekly prizes at one site. One such site, http://www.Pogo.com , offers the chance to win money. With every win on an arcade game you are awarded tokens. You can then take those tokens and trade them in for chances to win in a kinda lottery type drawing.
For some of the free role playing sites that have a pay option upon up bonuses for their character. One example would be the game Runescape. With payment opens up weapons availability not given to free players.
With the ever popular world of the home gaming there's a constant challenge of pushing the envelope to even more realistic. And with the online capacity of home consoles has come real time live play. Being able to play along side or against an opponent from anywhere in the world has drawn a lot to online gaming.
As of March 06, 2007 with the Xbox 360 console downloads had reached over 25 million of arcade games. A lot of these were early versions of home console arcade classics and other games made into arcade games. One such game was Uno. As of March 27th, 2007 Uno was announced as the first game to be downloaded over a million times.
Not only for download are the arcade games, but for games like the Madden football series, there is the ability to play your favorite football team against an others team elsewhere in the world. This interaction has gotten very popular among the console owners.
With some of the other games is downloadable content not available on the original game. An example of this is the new game series Guitar Hero and its competition Rock Band. Available for download is new songs to play. Xbox has been offering new songs weekly for Rock Band.