Video game consoles also began to receive online networking features, such as the Famicom Modem (1987), Sega Meganet (1990), Satellaview (1995), Sega Net (1996), Play Station 2 (2000) and Xbox (2001).
The assumption that online games in general are populated mostly by male has remained somewhat accurate for years.
Simple single player games were made that could be played using a web browser via HTML and HTML scripting technologies (most commonly Java Script, ASP, PHP and My SQL).
The development of web-based graphics technologies such as Flash and Java allowed browser games to become more complex.
With the original Xbox Microsoft launched Xbox Live, allowing shared play over the internet.