if your kid has an xbox and they play online you will often here them either yelling at the tv or talking to you about how awesome it is. you will often see your kid wanting to play role playing games or shooting games because they like the action and shooting. if you love to play halo then you will love to play that type of game online. your kid probably already plays it and that’s what he has been trying to tell you forever.
if you have a computer and an internet connection you can play any online game as long as you have a subscription so you can make an account. i play counterstrike and i love it. you just get online and start playing with your friends from the game. you will make friends fast online if you play a decent amount. the more you play the better you will get. most kids that play computer games on the internet play the most insane hours that you will ever hear. kids somehow find a way to play more then 50 hours a week. it is in the stats on counterstrike if you were to look.
the other type of activities that you might find your students or kids playing is the flash games on the internet. while at school i used to play the flash games after i did my work because i had a computer class and i had computers in some of my other classes. we would get online and look for some that were fun until school was out and we could go get on the real servers and play real online games.
if you have an xbox or a sony play station then you probably already know about online gaming. all you do is sign up for the service and you play the types that are online enabled. most online games are like gears of war and halo 3. you can also find shooter types like call of duty i think they actually just came out with a new call of duty called modern warfare. i heard it was a good one but i am not sure if it is online enabled. although i am pretty sure that you play it on the net because most of these games you can play online. they are pretty fun you usually just go out and start shooting up the other team. there are role playing games and such like that but they don’t tend to make them for internet play although they do have a few of them i think like final fantasy and games like those. i am not really into the whole anime theme like the fable games and stuff; online gaming is for shooters in my opinion.