Online gaming blows my mind

I've come to the conclusion that online gaming is one of technologies greatest marvels. It's something a lot of us do daily and I think we take it for granted. Think about it, in just a fraction of a second:

  • your controller communicates with your console
  • your console communicates with your modem
  • your modem communicates with a server
  • a server communicates with Jimmy's modem
  • Jimmy's modem communicates with his console
  • Jimmy's console communicates with his TV
 
This is where things get biological:
  • Jimmy's TV communicates with his eyes
  • Jimmy's eyes communicate with his brain
  • Jimmy's brain communicates with his hands
  • Jimmy's hands communicates with his controller
  • repeat
 
This whole process happens constantly at an almost instantaneous rate. And when you take wireless controllers, modems etc. into account it makes it even more mind blowing.
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Posted by EVO

I've come to the conclusion that online gaming is one of technologies greatest marvels. It's something a lot of us do daily and I think we take it for granted. Think about it, in just a fraction of a second:

  • your controller communicates with your console
  • your console communicates with your modem
  • your modem communicates with a server
  • a server communicates with Jimmy's modem
  • Jimmy's modem communicates with his console
  • Jimmy's console communicates with his TV
 
This is where things get biological:
  • Jimmy's TV communicates with his eyes
  • Jimmy's eyes communicate with his brain
  • Jimmy's brain communicates with his hands
  • Jimmy's hands communicates with his controller
  • repeat
 
This whole process happens constantly at an almost instantaneous rate. And when you take wireless controllers, modems etc. into account it makes it even more mind blowing.
Posted by JJWeatherman

Really, you're making me think bro.
Posted by Binman88

This is Jimmy.

Posted by natetodamax

It certainly is unbelievable. Next up, cyborgs.

Posted by Ace829

Posted by mosdl

What's crazier is that Jimmy may be on the other side of the planet.

Posted by EpicSteve

Posted by Gargantuan
@JJWeatherman said:

"

Really, you're making me think bro. "
 
Edited by EVO
@mosdl said:

" What's crazier is that Jimmy may be on the other side of the planet. "

Yeah, I forgot to mention that. It's probably the most mind blowing thing of all, considering it was only a decade ago multiplayer for most people meant sitting in front of their TV playing GoldenEye with friends... physical friends.
Posted by FrankRising
@JJWeatherman said:
"
Really, you're making me think bro. "
Totally, duder.
Posted by mau64

Yup its pretty amazing and cool.

Posted by iam3green

ZOMG, i never thought about that. yes, i have actually thought about that. times are changing with technology.

Edited by Gizmo

Posted by HitmanAgent47

It's great how pc has been going online for years and there is no mention of it except consoles. Mind = not blown.

Edited by Mikemcn
@HitmanAgent47 said:
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It's great how pc has been going online for years and there is no mention of it except consoles. Mind = not blown.

"
Fine just replace TV with monitor, console with PC, and Controller with keyboard. Happy Now?
 
Thats heavy stuff though bro. Its like the internet has made us all one big family duder!
Posted by HitmanAgent47
@Mikemcn: very
Posted by TheWyotee93

Be careful with things like that. The site could crash with things so deep.(i agree with you by the way)
Posted by BraveToaster

Online Gaming, you so fine 
You so fine, you blow my mind 
Hey, Online Gaming  
Hey, Online Gaming

Posted by mosdl
@Axxol said:
" Online Gaming, you so fine You so fine, you blow my mind Hey, Online Gaming  Hey, Online Gaming "
You, sir, have crossed the line.
Posted by President_Barackbar

All we are, is dust in the wind, man. AM I PHILOSOPHIZING RITE?

Posted by zombie2011

damn i'm about to get high then read this thread again.

Posted by mikeeegeee

It also blows my mind that split screen multiplayer is seemingly on its way out. Ah well, thank god for Halo.
 
But on topic, everything you said is totally true. The internet in general and our increasing dependence on it is really remarkable. I mean, how would you explain what the internet is to someone who grew up a hundred years ago?

Posted by BraveToaster
@mosdl said:
" @Axxol said:
" Online Gaming, you so fine You so fine, you blow my mind Hey, Online Gaming  Hey, Online Gaming "
You, sir, have crossed the line. "
Huh?
Posted by LiquidPrince
@EpicSteve said:
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Posted by mosdl
@Axxol said:
" @mosdl said:
" @Axxol said:
" Online Gaming, you so fine You so fine, you blow my mind Hey, Online Gaming  Hey, Online Gaming "
You, sir, have crossed the line. "
Huh? "
I now have that damn song playing in my mind
Posted by BraveToaster
@mosdl said:
" @Axxol said:
" @mosdl said:
" @Axxol said:
" Online Gaming, you so fine You so fine, you blow my mind Hey, Online Gaming  Hey, Online Gaming "
You, sir, have crossed the line. "
Huh? "
I now have that damn song playing in my mind "
Then my work here is done.
Edited by Rapid
Posted by LiquidSwords

Posted by error5305

Yea, not to mention the work your system is doing to actually play the game.  Especially when you throw in some AI, reacting to you and Jimmy, too much stuff.
I can even order Jimmy Johns from my computer and it's here like super freakin' fast too, while I'm playing online.

Pretty soon we will like, totally be able to talk to the damn things too!