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Massive Multiplayer Online Games

Edited by: Published: 2017
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One of the entertainment uses of the computer and other online devices has been the development of massive multiplayer online games (MMOGs). Most of these games have a player join a common platform with the creation of some shared cyber environment. A major attraction of this game is that a group of players, even if separated physically, can join together to share an experience. The game’s content typically involves coming together to share some quest or task and often entails a challenge overcome by some form of violence (e.g., as is the case in first-person shooter games).

Numerous examples of such games exist, including World of Warcraft, Second Life, and Dungeons and Dragons to name just a few. The games vary from military ...

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