Online games have become more and more popular over the past few years. Many people love the idea of playing role-playing and action games in a real-time environment with live people. Through online gaming, players get to connect with a new world while making friends – or enemies – with people in countries around the world. The one problem that these games are having, though, is that the graphics are expanding before the Internet technology does, but the new 4G Internet technology is offering some solutions to those problems.
You see, when you play a game online, whether it’s as simple as an online poker tournament or as complex as an entire created world with a variety of characters, sound bites, and graphical ingenuity thrown in, you’re sending information through the Internet both ways. Your computer is constantly downloading information from the game program, and you are constantly sending information back through the Internet to interface with the game so that you can have an effect on the online environment.
The problem is that the more sophisticated and rich the game is, the more information there is to send both ways. If your computer’s Internet connection is too slow, then you’ll constantly have glitches in your game play and will end up possibly slowing the game down for everyone else if you’re playing as part of a large group of virtual game players. When your computer tries to send and receive so much information over a slow connection, everything simply gets clogged up, which is part of the reason that you might experience freezes in the game when your Internet connection isn’t fast enough.
4G Internet can solve these problems, though. Basically 4G stands for fourth generation, which means that this type of Internet is super advanced compared with the last Internet speeds. Essentially, every time the industry moves to a new generation of Internet technology, the available speeds double each time. So 2G Internet is twice as fast as the first generation of Internet, but it’s still much, much slower than 4G Internet.
When you upgrade your Internet connection to the fourth generation of technology, you end up with a super-fast connection. This makes sending packets of information back and forth to the gaming interface much more quickly. This means that playing a game of solitaire online is quick and easy, but it also means that you can take the most sophisticated Internet-based game out there without glitches or slowing of your computer’s connection.