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- Written by BuckGB on October 4th, 2010
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There was a time when "online game" usually meant a text-based game played over the modem on an amateur-run bulletin board system (BBS). Most of these BBSes supported only one phone line, so players took turns dialing in and playing, but they still competed against each other.TradeWars and LORD were by far the most popular games on my old BBS. Good times.
Most BBSes today have long since abandoned their dial-up lines and become solely accessible through the Internet via telnet. Many of these BBSes provide a wealth of classic online gaming, including classics like Legend of the Red Dragon, Global War, Operation: Overkill II, Food Fight, and the aforementioned TradeWars 2002.