Issue No. 05 - September/October (2010 vol. 14)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MIC.2010.57
Saurabh Ratti , University of Ottawa, Ottawa
Behnoosh Hariri , University of Ottawa, Ottawa
Shervin Shirmohammadi , University of Ottawa, Ottawa
As online games become significant contributors to Internet traffic, practitioners must look to measure and understand game traffic in order to provision for it. Despite gaming's significant implications for the Internet, no general framework exists for validating various and sometimes contradicting game traffic models. Practitioners must therefore find and study dozens of reports and papers, some with conflicting measurements, to understand traffic characteristics and use this information in their systems. This survey looks at the most representative first-person shooter (FPS) game traffic to provide a one-stop shop for practitioners. The Web extra contains two tables of summaries related to the article.
games, Internet applications, computer applications, traffic analysis
S. Ratti, S. Shirmohammadi and B. Hariri, "A Survey of First-Person Shooter Gaming Traffic on the Internet," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14, no. , pp. 60-69, 2010.