online gaming and entertainment

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online gaming and entertainment

online gaming enables players to connect together online. ON DEMAND or STREAMING entertainment services allow users to play media when and where they want it

ONLINE GAMING

a central server runs the game itself, it streams each player's position and actions to all players over the internet. 

you will require a high bandwidth and low latency connection to avoid delay during your game

players select the game and create a personal online account, then can interact with each other as well as the computer opponent 

some games store data such as graphics and sound locally on players' computers

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streaming VS downloading

STREAMING OVER THE INTERNET

1. user selects entertainment service e.g. tv programme

2. user presses play on their remote

3. programme is continuosly sent from the server and streamed over the internet 

4. some data is stored incase there is a delay in data arriving it means there will still be a bit of the tele programme to view while they wait to receive the rest of the data

5. PROGRAMME PLAYS

DOWNLOADING OVER THE INTERNET

1. user selects what they want to download e.g. tv programme

2. user downloads the entire file first from the server to their device

3. user presses play and the programme plays from start to end with no interruptions

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