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The iPhone has been touted as a powerhouse of mobile entertainment. Based entirely on applications, the iPhone throws up several of them that can work towards helping work life. There are also plenty of ways in which you can relax with your phone. The multitude of games that you can choose from is a good place to start.Take Gesture 21 for example. This is a game for all of those who love card games. Based on the game Blackjack, it can be played by someone who is learning the ropes as well as by an experienced casino player. The game allows you to bet, play a hand, keep track of scores and even allows you to buy insurance if you would so need. A first timer may take a while getting used to the entire set-up.For those of you who like a little action in your games – Jungle Jump – the mother of all jumps could be your answer. The game has extremely good graphics and a high loading speed. It has three levels and you can choose your level of difficulty. Want a little water fun on the side, then just tap your creature and he will spray water in the direction of the tap. This game is for those with patience.A game with a twist is what Belly Bums is all about. The game is of volleyball. Only difference is that you will have to bounce the ball of your opponent’s and your stomach. It will take a bit of practice since the ball can end up flying over your head. This is a touch game and you will have to use your fingers to swipe the ball around. The sound and graphics add to the fun of the game.The iBloxs is an old classic which has been brought back with a number of upgrades. The graphics and the background music are great. This game can be played solo or can be set up for multi-player levels through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. It has several modes such as the puzzle mode and Time Attack mode. Pounce is another card game, but one that has been simplistically developed. It has an easy navigable menu and even has a tutorial. This is something most games do not come with. This game too can be played alone or with others. There is even opportunity to host a game via your phone.Can classic war games be far behind? The Skies of Glory is one such game that is free for download. The game makes you a fighter pilot and you will have to work your way up the ranks. There are several applications that provide for hours of fun.

Online Games – Can We Make Money Playing Them?

When we refer to online games we are normally referring to video type games that we play on a computer via the internet. Some video games are played over the internet using mobile phones and video consoles, but generally speaking online games means computer games that need an internet connection to be played. Simple text-based multiplayer games were the first of these types of games as internet connections were slow and expensive when these games were first introduced in the 1980s. Gradually these games became popular in the 1990s, with today’s online games featuring virtual communities, realistic graphics and multiplayer games where people can even play one to one or in knock out tournaments for cash prizes. We all know that the internet is the fastest growing market place in the history of the world but did you know that there is an online games sector that is growing 4 times faster than the internet overall! Yes! and it’s the “Online Skill Games” market.There are many styles of Online GamesSome of the different types of online games that exist:1. Real time strategy games: This type of game is all about strategy where, for your army to fight successfully against the other internet players you need to develop a game plan by building lots of resources2. First person shooter: Here the players compete with each other one to one. In most first-person type games, the online game allows the death match or arena style of play. In this style of game play the view you see is the one seen from your character’s eyes.3. Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPG): In this type of game each person has to keep trying to reach the next highest level until he has reached the top one written for that game and these online games can have, simultaneously, thousands of players from every part of the globe, playing in a giant virtual world interacting against or with each other. Gamers can keep playing these types of games for months or even years!4. Browser type games: These are pastime games that are quick, simple and small that are played in your browser. The popular Java and Shockwave technologies are used to develop these games.5. Online skill games: An online skill based game is a web game played in tournament format or one to one. Each player pays a cash entry fee to play with a cash or merchandise prize going to the winner or winners. The outcome of each competition is based on the player’s ability and performance not luck.How Do Online Game Companies Make MoneyAll games today, are playable online. How do we make money? This is the question that companies making the online games have to ask themselves. The majority of companies make single-player games that are played at home and in this the player has to beat the artificial intelligence of the enemy. Today these games normally include an online multiplayer version which can be played against or with other Internet players. By selling their game DVD/CDs is how these companies earn their profit e.g. Warcraft 3 and Counter Strike. Advertising and promotions is how browser game companies make their money. MMORPG companies generally charge their players a monthly fee and continue to add content by programming new scenarios etc in their games e.g. Everquest 2 and World of Warcraft. Some don’t, but survive because their DVD/CD sales are high e.g. Guild Wars.What is the future of online games?Soon there will be a new entry into the online skill games market. According to their Free Online Games Market Report they will be the first company with their new online skill games platform, to launch a business that encapsulates three of the newest phenomena on the internet today. Online Games Entertainment, Social Networking using web 2.0 and a new way of marketing which has been described as Social Marketing 2.0. One of the core differences with this new platform over the conventional models is that we the players can if we want share in the profits while we play our games. With the market today (2007) worth approximately $5.2 billion USD and predicted to rise in the next 3 years to over $13 billion USD that’s $412 per second and with social networking sites already reaching 45% of web users and the 4 major Instant Messengers having more than 400 million users between them this potentially could be a whole lot of money.