Monday, October 29, 2018

The Best Games To Play Online

Getting stuck in
As summer draws to a close and those cozy winter nights grow ever nearer on the horizon, I like to start planning all the indoor activities I want to catch up on in the colder months. I have stacks of books to read and Netflix shows to watch, but sometimes I want something that’s easy, fun and mentally stimulating all at the same time. Enter the world of online gaming platforms. These one-stop shops are great places to access a multitude of different games to pass the time, improve your math and literacy skills, work on your hand-eye coordination or network with friends from across the globe.

There is such a wide range of games available out there that you can find everything you want, from a five-minute game that'll fill the time waiting for a pot to boil, to a more involved title that keeps you occupied all the way up to Christmas and beyond.

Playing with friends
Origin (EA)
You may already be familiar with games company EA; they are responsible for popular titles like the FIFA series, The Sims, Need for Speed and Mass Effect. Origin is one of their online gaming platforms that allows you to access loads of your favorites without ever having to insert a physical disc or manually input a CD key. This model is a great way of keeping all your games in one place. The purchased titles can be downloaded as many times as you like. So if you upgrade to a better PC, you can bring them all with you!
Personally, I am something of a closet Sims fan. Ok, I’ll admit that I can spend hours coaxing my lovingly created virtual family through the peaks and pitfalls of life, and I can get pretty serious about their progress. Playing on Origin means that I can pick up where I left off at any time, I’m always in the know about new updates and expansion packs, and I can easily catch up with my fellow Sims-enthusiasts in the group chat. If you already have a list of favorite titles that you’d like easier access to, then Origin could be the perfect platform for you.
Poker Stars Casino

On the other hand, if you prefer classic casino games like blackjack, baccarat, roulette, and slots, then Poker Stars Casino offers an online version of them all. With the addition of live casino games and video poker, both single and multi-player options and the opportunity to brush up on your skills in free-to-play games. The beauty of playing online is having all your favorites available in one place; popular sites like this one make it easy to search different categories of the game and find the one that's perfect for you. I don’t often find myself with enough spare time to make it down to the casino in town anymore, so this is the perfect way to continue playing the games I enjoy without having to leave the house. The layout is easy to navigate and the games themselves are flawlessly presented on screen.

Mobile gaming
Big Fish Games
Whilst Big Fish is not as famous as Origin, it makes up for this fact with its range of quirky and enjoyable games that will have you hooked in minutes. Divided into separate categories, Big Fish games are a varied bunch featuring everything from time management to hidden objects, to adventure and puzzles. Easily accessed through either a PC or mobile phone, there’s always something new to try on this site and that is perhaps what makes it so appealing. I don’t know about you, but I tend to fixate on one type of game for a short time before wanting to move onto something completely new.
Big Fish is great for this as there is always so much to choose from and so many imaginative storylines to follow. If enchanted kingdoms, haunted mansions or picture-perfect vegetable farms are your things, then this is the place to be.
Above is but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online gaming, but it's still a good place to start. With the increased availability of technology like tablets, smartphones, and laptops these days, it has never been easier to switch on and log in to your favorites. So slip on a cozy sweater, get a big mug of hot tea ready and treat yourself to an afternoon gaming session that will leave you feeling relaxed and gratified.

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