Online games are usually referred to as technology, instead of which some of the people call it a genre. These games are generally played over a network which is formed with the use of computers, nowadays these online games are mostly played over the Internet. Earlier most of the online games which were being played were single player games, but now multiplayer games are also available.
In the early 1990s, most of the games gradually moved from LAN networking to the use of the Internet using various protocols such as TCP/IP. Doom was the one which generalized, as well as popularized, the main conception behind the dead match. It is a form of game where many players conflict with each other; it was one of the most novel forms at that time.
Age of Empires is a form of strategy and it was difficult to play such games by the use of modems or LAN. But with the rapid evolution in the Internet, it became easy to play such multiplayer games by tunneling the protocols across the Internet which is necessary for the game to work. With the evolution of such entertainment, it was possible to create various game corners where gamers can easily come and have their conversations regarding the game.
With the expansion in this field, as well as technology of consoles, the controls of this type of game shifted a bit onto the use of various consoles which are available on the market today. These consoles work as similitude to computers and can also be simultaneously used by the gamers.
Several games, which can be easily played by the use of consoles have a single server and the gamers share only one server at a time to play. Everything that is happening now in the field of online games is just due to the development of the Internet and its easy availability.