Since the internet has become a mainstream tool there are many different reasons why people have become hooked on it. But one of the biggest reasons for the success of the internet is because of the entertainment factor you get from it. Not only do you have access to a bunch of online videos for you to watch but you also have access to a bunch of online music as well. If you need to be entertained then you know that you can log on to the internet and all of your needs will be met. This is especially true in this day and age, when entertainment companies are finally starting to come around to the internet.
But there is also another factor of entertainment that gets overlooked when you are discussing the internet. A factor of entertainment that is more popular now than it ever has been before. We are talking about video games and especially casual games online. More and more we are starting to see different segments of society get into video games. Where once videogames was thought to be the domain of only male teenage boys, that is no longer the case. As a matter of fact one of the fastest groups on the rise when it comes to playing video games is women over 50 years old (its true, my mum is a Farmville addict).
The biggest reason for the tremendous rise in that segment is because of the growth of mini or casual games. Casual games are at an all time high. They are at an all time high because of a mixture of factors including the rise of Facebook and the rise of the mobile phone. Both of these factors together call for people who want to play games but do not want to spend hours on a quest of some kind. With mini games they are able to play for a few minutes and then forget about it. And once they are ready to play again they can just pick it up and start over with no problem. The casual games market is seeing a big explosion and there is no sign that it is going to stop anytime soon.
But also on the rise beside the fact that we have so many more casual games to choose from is the cheating that is rising from these games. Some of the cheating that is happening is benign. It is just someone trying to raise their score in some manner that is not in accordance to the game play. But other types of cheating can be more costly. This is especially true if you are one of the many people who are paying money when it comes to buying items in these games.
Some of the items in these games are turning out to be really valuable. There are people out there who really enjoy these games but they do not have the time to accumulate all of the items that they want to achieve. So they pay people to do it for them. This has caused another side market of people hacking inside of others gamer’s computers and stealing the items that they have accumulated and then selling it to someone else. This has proven to be very lucrative and is starting to really grow.
If you play these types of games then you need to be aware of this new phenomenon. Whenever there is a value placed on an object, no matter real or virtual, there is going to be someone looking to steal it. These types of mini games are only the latest in a long line of victims.