Guide to online gaming sites

by | Jun 13, 2023

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Are you looking for a fun new hobby to help you stay cool this summer? If so, online gaming might be the perfect adventure for you. There are already about 1 billion online gamers worldwide. Online gaming audiences are expected to surpass 1.3 billion by 2025. Are you ready to jump on the online gaming train? Whether you prefer to use a browser, Facebook games, or gaming apps on your phone, learn more about how you can use online gaming sites.

What is online gaming?

Playing games online is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family or make new connections by competing with players from all over the world. Like most games, they offer the opportunity to learn about teamwork, healthy competition, and collaboration.

Gaming subscriptions

While many online games are free, some encourage players to buy packages or subscriptions with extra features. It can be easy to lose track of how much you’re spending when you’re immersed in gaming. And kids are known to accidentally rack up money while gaming online. It pays to be cautious and check the payment settings on your phone. If you’re worried, it might be a good idea to remove saved credit card information, so you can enjoy gaming without the cost.

Online bullying

Cyberbullying can occur anywhere, including in online gaming. Bullying can even be used as a tactic to win games. If you or your loved ones experience bullying while gaming, it might be time to set restrictions. Parental controls allow you to make sure you and your family don’t stumble across anything unsavory on search engines, plus you can monitor social media, block inappropriate websites, and keep tabs on who your kids are talking to.

Depending on how far you want to go, you can even set up parental controls on your entire network. This allows you to turn your WiFi off manually from your phone, or on a timer if you want to keep your kids on a strict schedule and make sure they aren’t sneaking online after bedtime. You can even block access to certain websites across your entire network.

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Online gaming sites

If you’re just starting to try your hand at gaming, online sites are a great place to start. You can test out different games and gaming styles without investing in expensive equipment and accessories. Some games were made for competitive personalities—high stakes and high rewards—while other games are meant to be slow and cozy. You can even play eSports, so there truly is something for everybody.

Browser games

The best browser games can help you launch your foray into online gaming sites. They take up little to no space on your hard drive and don’t require any extra equipment to play. All you need is your typical setup: your laptop or desktop with a keyboard and mouse. You can play multiplayer or single-player, and most browser games are free.

If you love single-player word games, Wordle is a great choice. Agar.io is a fun and colorful multiplayer game for all ages.

Facebook games

Along with Facebook’s many other features, the tech company also has a gaming center full of free browser games for users. Here, you can find puzzle, strategy, sport, word, racing, and action games. From Angry Birds to Sudoku to Battleship, there’s something for everyone in this one central hub for online gaming.

Phone games

Along with games in your phone’s app store, you can also play browser games on your phone. In fact, many of your favorite games have a browser version available so you can play on the go. If you want to check out some of the best browser games on mobile in 2023, check out this roundup from Pocket Tactics. Whether you’re on your lunch break or relaxing before bed, online phone games can take you from bored to immersed.

Man using internet service, while playing online gaming on his tablet.

The right internet for gaming

If you want to play the latest, hottest games, you’re going to need a reliable internet connection. And the harder you game, the more likely you are to need a high-speed broadband internet connection you can count on. You and your family will all be able to game, stream, and video chat with confidence. The best part is, with the right connection and hardware combo, you can do all of this and more at the exact same time! If you’re interested in virtual reality or streaming, internet for gaming is essential.

For more information about gaming, check out the Quantum Fiber Explore blog. Check out more great articles to boost your web knowledge at Quantum Fiber’s Internet Essentials. What’s your favorite online game? Leave us a comment below.

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