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Massive Multiplayer Online Games

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 conquest, exploration, and ...

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