How Xbox Live Has Changed The Face Of Gaming

VeteranGamers writes: Back in the 1990's massive adoption of online gaming was just a pipe dream, and most people accomplished multiplayer gaming by setting up LAN parties as demonstrated in the picture above.

In 1999 Sega decided to try and change that when the Dreamcast shipped with a built in dial up modem, and Sega vowed to bring online gaming to the masses, unfortunately Sega was probably a couple of years too early and way ahead of it's time, because there just wasn't the broadband infrastructure to support it.

Sony also dipped their toe in the water, but it wasn't until Microsoft released Xbox live in 2002 that the face of gaming started to change.

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