There are two main types of computer games. One type is installed software which is purchased separately as a game in a computer store. Some popular computer games of this genre are Sims, Grand Theft Auto and Tomb Raider. With the improvement of the quality of the graphical interfaces computer games became more and more realistic and enjoyable to play.
Also adding to the quality of the experience was the addition of sound cards into the hardware, allowing the production of more complex sounds utilizing FM synthesis, where previously a game’s sounds consisted of mere beeps and other simple tones. The release of the game “Doom” brought in a new era of 3D graphics for computer games, continuing to more realism in the gaming experience. Soon the CD-ROM game format allowed even more sophisticated games with better sounds, images and videos.
As internet use blossomed, so did the popularity of internet games. As more people began to use broadband internet connections playing games on-line became more convenient. This technology allows for large numbers of people to participate together in playing the computer game. In order to allow many people to inter-connect while playing, Game Server Providers have increased in their popularity.