The gaming industry is no longer a niche area for a certain age.
With the improvement of mobile gaming and other hardware, playing games has become a viable form of entertainment in the lives of many people.
However, a huge part of gaming is selecting the right games to play and what platform to play on. This can be confusing for a beginner.
In this post, we will go over:
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
For the most part, there are three basic ways to play games. You can either choose between a TV, laptop, or mobile device.
To make it easier on yourself, we also suggest you use platforms such as Twitch and YouTube to see what the game looks like before you purchase them.
So, which platform is right for you?
Computer or PC gaming is a much more advanced way of gaming. Therefore, if you’re a complete novice, we would recommend you start with something else.
However, if you do have some grip on the world of gaming it’s a great way to experience games on a deeper level.
In terms of games, PCs have a wide selection. If you have Windows and Mac, Steam is the best place to start. You’ll find many free and new titles here.
If you have a reasonably powerful PC, you can access a broader selection of games on platforms such as the Epic Game Store.
However, if you don’t have a powerful processor but still want to experience graphically demanding games, Google Stadia is the way to go.
It’s a cloud gaming service that allows you to play fast-paced games on any TV or computer as long as it can support the Chrome browser. You can read more about cloud gaming here.
The catch is that it’s $130 and you’ll need a high-speed internet connection.
To read more about high-speed internet, click here.
This is the most popular way to play games because chances are you already own a mobile.
However, some games are designed to extract money from you, therefore we suggest you be careful with what you play.
If you want to play ads free, your best bet is Apple Arcade. For $4.99 a month, it gives you access to 110 games. But, most of these are children’s games and you’ll need to look through them to find something suitable for yourself.
We’ve also written an in-depth guide on how to start with mobile gaming that you can find here.
We still think the best gaming experience comes from playing games on your TV.
What console you need comes down to your personal choice. You can either go with Playstation or Xbox.
Both Microsoft and Sony also have their own gaming stores that you can use to find your favorite games.
To read more about console gaming, read our post here.
Now, the question remains, what games should you play?
Nowadays, there are games for everyone. So, what you want to play also comes down to your personal preference.
You can choose between different genres, such as sports, fantasy, action-adventure, and more.
The best part is that you no longer need to worry about downloading the wrong games. This is where the gaming community on Reddit, Twitch, and Youtube comes in.
There are also plenty of reviews you can find to help you find the right game.