#1
How would one in the U.S. play, let's say Halo 3 (or any online game), against somebody from Japan?
I mean, there isn't like a telephone line that runs from the U.S. to Japan, so I couldn't see how one can play online with other people from various countries, unless satellites were involved. And if so, there would be tremendous lagging.

Anyone know the answers?

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#2
I think there are fibre-optic cables that run along the bottom of the ocean... I THINK....
#3
Proebaly satellites. After all the WWW. is part of the internet :P
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#6
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Its called a server.


That does nothing to answer the question. lol
#7
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Its called a server.


How would an American server connect with a Japanese one?
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satelites i would say, not sure though


That's what I thought but gaming with satellites would lag terribly.
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How would an American server connect with a Japanese one?


Fiber optics that run through the ocean.
#10
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#11
"TPC-5, an all-optic fiber cable that is the first to use optical amplifiers, is laid in a loop across the Pacific Ocean. It is installed from San Luis Obispo, California, to Guam, Hawaii, and Miyazaki, Japan, and back to the Oregon coast and is capable of handling 320,000 simultaneous telephone calls."
#12
the same way the internet works...? An ethernet cable or wireless connection taps into your internet connection and uses that? Just like this site has servers, so does any online game. I don't know any better way to explain it.
#13
There's this thing, you probably won't have heard of.. It's called the internet.. It links computers and stuff, and lets people communicate all over the world.

I kid, there is no such thing.
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#14
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the same way the internet works...? An ethernet cable or wireless connection taps into your internet connection and uses that? Just like this site has servers, so does any online game. I don't know any better way to explain it.


You guys are missing his question. He's asking how it's physically connected. And the answer is fiber optics.