Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming

What is MMO?

A massively multiplayer online game (MMOG or MMO) is an online game which is capable of supporting large numbers of players simultaneously in the same instance (or world).[1] MMOs usually feature a huge, persistent open world, although some games differ. These games can be found for most network-capable platforms, including the personal computer, video game console, or smartphones and other mobile devices.

History of MMO's

A massively multiplayer online game (MMOG or MMO) is an online game which is capable of supporting large numbers of players simultaneously in the same instance. MMOs usually feature a huge, persistent open world, although some games differ. These games can be found for most network-capable platforms, including the personal computer, video game console, or smartphones and other mobile devices.

Who Plays MMOs?

About 15% of respondents were female (N = 5547). This ranged from 8% to 18% depending on the game. The average age was 26.6 (N = 5509, SD = 9.19). The lower and upper quartile for age were 19 and 32 respectively. In other words, only about 25% of MMORPG players are teenagers. An interesting finding was that female players are typically older than male players.

Tournaments

In a Call of Duty championship, the winning team CompLexity took home $400,000. South Korea leads in winning championships. Jae Dong Lee has made over half a million dollars playing games like Starcraft.

Mobile Market

Mobile games are increasingly popular and has caught the eye of non gamers to games like pocket minecraft, draw something, or words with friends.