The report Online Game Market Forecasts estimates worldwide revenue from online games to reach billion by 2017, up from billion in 2011.During the 1990s, online games started to move from a wide variety of LAN protocols (such as IPX) and onto the Internet using the TCP/IP protocol.
Video game consoles also began to receive online networking features, such as the Famicom Modem (1987), Sega Meganet (1990), Satellaview (1995), Sega Net (1996), Play Station 2 (2000) and Xbox (2001).
The assumption that online games in general are populated mostly by males has remained somewhat accurate for years.
Simple single player games were made that could be played using a web browser via HTML and HTML scripting technologies (most commonly Java Script, ASP, PHP and My SQL).
The development of web-based graphics technologies such as Flash and Java allowed browser games to become more complex.
And by popularity, first person shooter games are becoming more and more widespread around the world.