Chapter 13. We Have Contact! – Networking Basics

In today's world where everyone and everything is interconnected, playing games with your friends is not a new thing anymore. It has become a standard amongst many groups. Expressions such as "frag" or "camping" became buzzwords amongst gamers. Whether it's a 2-4 player LAN party or a massive multiplayer online game, networking obviously plays a huge role in the gaming circles. Introducing the element of other human players amplifies the content added, on top of making the game's universe seem much more alive and flourishing. In many instances, this sort of phenomenon actually brings people together and provides a very enjoyable experience, as long as it's not lagging. It's about time we harness ...

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