Let’s suppose you’re at your workplace, and you have nothing to do for the moment. You would definitely like to play a sports or shooter game as you do at home, but it would be a bit embarrassing to install such software on the computer that your boss gave you only for your work. We know the feeling, we’ve all been there. That’s why playing games online becomes a great option.
Playing games online is a nice idea also if you’re usually suspicious when it comes to installing software on your machine. You won’t even have to worry if you have the right configuration or not, as online games work on pretty much any PC that has a decent internet connection. There’s no wonder why there are a lot of games that you can play online directly, and they’re becoming more and more prevalent. Here’s where to start:
- Choose your preferred website
There are tons of websites that offer online games, and they’re usually free of charge. Surf among each of them and choose for yourself which one offers the games that interest you the most. Here are some of the most visited websites that offer online games:
You can look for a game by category (racing, sports, fighting, etc.) or by directly typing the name of the game itself.
- Use a controller
Connecting a controller to your PC isn’t mandatory, but it will grant you a much more pleasant and efficient approach to some games. It would be a bit complicated to play a fighting game, for instance, with your keyboard. You need to have all the necessary buttons at your disposal fast, and you need to push them without looking even for a second at what you control with your hands. That’s why connecting a controller, gamepad, or joystick (as you wish to call it) is a good idea.
You must also keep in mind that not any online game offers support for controllers, but a lot of them do, such as NBA Jam, Life in the Static, The Lair, Tanuki Sunset, and many more.
- Configure your controller
If you have to spend a few bucks for the controller itself, this part won’t require you any money. In most cases, you’ll just have to connect the controller to your computer/laptop, and the operating system will do all the hard work of the configuration. If your controller’s box also has an installation CD, simply insert it into your computer and follow the simple instructions that appear on your screen.
One of the best aspects of playing games online is that anybody can do it. Whether you want to do it just for fun, or to have a more relaxing break from work, websites for online games will always be there waiting for you. A simple search on Google will reveal those websites for you.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.