Online Game Basics
By Dave Spohn, About.com Guide
Online gaming is a growing pastime, so there are always those who are interesting in giving it a try but have no idea where to start. Sorting through the terminology and figuring out which games are the best fit for your purposes can be a daunting task, so here are some good places to begin.
Once solely the domain of computers, consoles have joined the online game world in recent years. This has given online gamers a greater variety of hardware options, but the PC remains the dominant platform for online gaming, so this is the platform we concentrate on here. Console hardware is covered on our console gaming sites.