Online Games Rule the Roost
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When was the last time you played table tennis with your sibling? If you have a tight schedule and are always running against time, chances are that it must have been ages since you actually played a sport. Although hectic life is no excuse for sport enthusiasts, time constraint and other commitments invariably keep us busy and we find very little time to do things like playing and exercising on a daily basis. But should that restrict avid gamers from spending some time on playing? From the surveys and opinion polls conducted in recent times, it becomes obvious that game freaks hardly abandon games and find newer ways to do what gives them happiness the most, i.e. playing.

Before the advent or penetration of computers and internet, sports freaks, usually the working professionals satisfied their urge for playing a sport by watching games on television. Some others read the sports columns regularly to stay updated with the latest happenings in the world of sports. By the 21st century, everything was changed and there was no need for sports lovers to curb their love for the games. The internet transformed everyday life and soon online games became a preferred choice for many sports lovers.

Although, the online games phenomenon met with some strong opposition and criticism in the initial years from puritans who failed to identify with this new concept this trend soon caught up with people from all age groups. For those who swear by online gaming, playing online games is not only convenient and more interesting, it is also a good stress buster. Many workaholics, after a long and tiring day of work, switch on their computers and log onto the net to play their favourite games. On other occasions, it is seen that suburban housewives after an excruciating day find some much needed relief by playing games of their choice. Furthermore, playing online games also benefits many gamers who get to interact with fellow players and share experiences with like minded people. For this reason, psychiatrists also recommend online games to a lot of stressed out people who have a very constricted social life owing office work and other pressures.

Broadly speaking, online gaming can be categorised into two groups. One set of such games can be played online by registering at a gaming site for a given fee while there are several free online games that do not charge any fee. These free online games are widely and quite easily available on a number of gaming sites. Players may be required to sign up and create their accounts and play games for unlimited times. Sometimes, these sites may also allow users to play games for free for a fixed period of time, also known as the trial period, and then pay an amount to play the game of their choice.

Earlier, the number of gaming websites that offered free online games was quite limited and players had to download these games or pay up an amount. With the increasing popularity of online gaming and advent of several free online games that are now played throughout the world, many gaming sites began offering these games to the users.

By Jack

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