Video games are an excellent way to spend your free time. They are not only fun, but they can also help you relax or just get your mind off things. However, the video games that are available in the market may not suit every kind of player. And to have a wider selection of games to play, you might have to pay high prices for them. Some of the new console games can cost around £60! While that’s fine if it’s a game you REALLY love and will spend a lot of time on, when you just want something to do for half and here here and there, you may want to look at cheaper options!
There are some ways that you can get gaming done, or at least do gaming related tasks for absoultely free. Here are five of them:
1. Play Games on Twitch
Twitch is a popular video streaming site where people can live stream themselves playing video games live to the Internet. The site is used by gamers, game developers, publishers, and e-sports leagues. It’s also a great way to come together with other gamers who enjoy the same things as you and interact.
2. Watch YouTubers play videogames games
Watching YouTubers play video games can be just as entertaining as playing the game yourself. YouTube is full of channels dedicated to people uploading footage of their gameplay, commentary on what they’re doing, and just chatting about what they’re up to.
I’m ashamed to admit that I used to LOVE watching people play Minecraft! Some people are just so funny and it really makes watching them addictive! It’s also enjoyable to watch people play COD and Battle Royale!
3. Play Games Like Solitaire, Freecell and Mahjong
There are many different types of games that can be played online on Solitaire.org
Whether you’re looking for a quick game to play for 5 minutes or an hour, there are loads of games available. The games are browser-based, meaning that you don’t have to download anything onto their computer. This makes it easy to play on any device without being limited by hardware or operating systems.
These games are great for taking a break, improving mental agility, and providing entertainment.
One of my favourite games on this website is Cookie Monster. It’s a Pacman style game where you eat the power pellets to turn the ghosts into cookies and then eat them before they turn back!
I also really like the logic puzzles such as Daily Maze. Where you have to connect two dots. It’s just simple fun to keep your mind working! I love problem solving and logic games!
4. Listen to gaming podcasts.
Listening to podcasts has become the easiest way to listen to content on the go. There are loads of podcasts related to gaming now so you can keep up with the latest gaming news!
Here are some of the top ones to get you started:
- The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast.
- Neebs Cast.
- The One Shot Podcast.
- What’s Good Games | A Video Game Podcast.
- Waypoint Radio.
- The Dice Tower.
- ACG: The Best Gaming Podcast.
- Rolling Dice & Taking Names Gaming Podcast.
5. Create a wishlist of gaming products
Websites like Etsy have lots of products that are perfect for gamers. I wrote a gift guide for gamers here. You can spend hours looking at art and gifts inspired by your favourite games and characters! Spend some time making a wish list for Christmas or even get some ideas together for some friends.
We’ve come a long way from the days of spending hours in front of a console, and now there are a plethora of free games available on the internet for you to play or other game relating activities to keep you entertained!