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How To Unwind With Computer Gaming

Jun 27, 2008
Computer games are a great way to have fun from the comfort of your own home. Many games that have been released for major consoles like Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 have also debuted on personal computers. Computer games are often less expensive than console games, and the tech-savvy have a better ability to customize and manipulate gameplay.

Unlike consoles, you technically never have to pay to play a computer game. Thousands of online websites host games that you can play for free, and most of them are as entertaining as something you would have to buy. When you get tired of one game, you can just move on to another one, which will satisfy you for a long period of time until you find a new game. Some websites allow you to play games that are submitted by users of the site itself, creating a never ending flow of new media and games to try. If you know where to look online, you can find the perfect game to meet your unique interests.

Renting games, whether for a console or PC, has become incredibly expensive. New games for next generation systems cost around sixty dollars, and just to rent one is about ten. Why spend all that money when you can play the same game for next to nothing on your computer? Businesses have realized this need and met it by creating websites that allow users to download games. All you need to do is pay a small fee, and you will gain access to a huge assortment of games available for download. The only thing you need to make sure of is that you have enough hard disk space and RAM to accommodate the files.

There are certain games that you need to buy and cannot be downloaded. Online multiplayer games, like World of Warcraft, fit into this category. World of Warcraft, or WoW as it is commonly referred to as, is the most popular massively multiplayer online role playing game, or MMORPG. Although the game has taken some heat for being too addictive,Blizzard, the company which created WoW, has attempted to rectify their image by launching commercials featuring celebrities talking about how they play the game.

If you have some time on your hands and want to be part of a vibrant online community, WoW is the ideal choice. Besides WoW, other MMORPGs include Everquest and Final Fantasy XI. Depending on which one you choose, you may have to pay a monthly fee, although games that require subscriptions are usually of higher quality.

Not just any computer can handle every game on the market. People who use computers primarily for gaming should consider investing in a gaming computer, which has unique specifications and equipment made for handling the loads that fast paced games put on it. Although most games can run relatively fine on standard computers, they may be prone to glitches or freezing, sometimes frequently. There is no need to buy a gaming computer if you are not an avid gamer, as these types of computers can run into the thousands. However, the price is definitely worth it, as you will notice an incredible difference in how your games run and play on gaming PCs.
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