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    gaming's share of internet traffic

    Hi there all, would someone be willing to tell me what share of the internet's traffic is consumed by gaming?Either Console based or PC based

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    Originally posted by JHosts
    My guess would be 1-2 % at the most
    Where did you get that idea? I'm just wondering, because I have absolutely no idea.

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    Originally posted by JHosts
    My guess would be 1-2 % at the most
    Originally posted by SniperDevil
    Where did you get that idea? I'm just wondering, because I have absolutely no idea.
    Considering that 50% is porn and 48% is kiddie hosts that leaves 1-2% for gaming and actual content... lol j/k
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    lol, trifolic, that was pretty accurate.. except the 48% is not kiddie hosts.. its warez traffic.

    heh.

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    logical reasoning at it's best =p
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    Originally posted by SniperDevil
    Where did you get that idea? I'm just wondering, because I have absolutely no idea.
    Maybe if you read what I wrote you'd get some sort of clue on things, and why I said 1-2%. I'll repeat for you if you wish.

    My guess would be 1-2 % at the most

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    I would be interested in any stats anyone can come up with on this.

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    there was a site on here a while ago that was calculating this some how, but I cant remember it off hand.

    just search around im sure ur find it. if it has not been removed as it was a while ago now when i saw it.

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    Yeah, I'd be really interested in any statistics on this subject too.

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    Originally posted by JHosts
    Maybe if you read what I wrote you'd get some sort of clue on things, and why I said 1-2%. I'll repeat for you if you wish.
    Maybe if you'd read what I wrote, you'd get some sort of clue, as well:

    Where did you get that idea? I'm just wondering, because I have absolutely no idea.
    Just for your reference, the definition of idea:

    Something, such as a thought or conception, that potentially or actually exists in the mind as a product of mental activity.
    I was simply wondering where and how you conceived of your guess of "1-2%".

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    Originally posted by JHosts
    I got that IDEA wihch was a GUESS from my BRAIN. I thought it up (which is the definition of idea) and then typed it down. Thank you.
    Thank you. I was simply wondering where, if anywhere, you got that figure.

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    thanks, but how does that relate? I dont understand.

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    It doesn't, that picture simply shows how much possible gaming could occur (and on a very broad range) on the The Planet network. Im sure torrents/warez/porn outweigh everything by a mile. And next would probably come simple web site browsing/chatting/e-mail etc..After that, I am unsure.

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    Originally posted by Pheaton
    Less than 24.3%

    http://img110.echo.cx/my.php?image=a...sinbits6ri.png
    and I suppose people do everything through the planet lol.

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    Originally posted by Pheaton
    Less than 24.3%

    http://img110.echo.cx/my.php?image=a...sinbits6ri.png
    Actually, games can also be delivered over HTTP traffic.

    For example, I used to mirror game installers for publishers (legally), and I easily go to and maybe even over 500GB of bandwidth per month with just two small titles. And not to mention the text based / simple games that can be played via telnet/ssh/browser as well as flash/shockwave games that are delivered through sites such as miniclips and newgrounds. Also, not to mention, not a single large game publisher I know / have worked with have any server housing their game servers in TP for some weird reason >.>

    I would personally like to think that games in general (IE: mmog, flash games, browser based games, muds, etc.) take at least 25 to 35% of the internet traffic. Simply because all of us here at one point have played a game of some sort over the web one way or another. And every single person that's connected to the internet have also done the same... and quite a large group of them are 'regulars' who sits home all day just to play games (look at the member base of games such as World of Warcraft or Neopets and stuff like that, each have over few million user base >.>)
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