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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:40 am 

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JD's posting on impulse buying today sparked me to make this posting. Here are some video games I've enjoyed for free on the interweb. Some may have already been mentioned elsewhere, but thought I'd share in case anyone hasn't seen these yet:

A tower defend game:
http://www.arcadepod.com/games/play.php?id=flashelementtd

Bowmaster Prelude:
http://www.kongregate.com/games/lostvector/bowmaster-prelude

Runescape (RPG):
http://www.runescape.com/

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:20 am 
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Oh great, squished. We here at the box factory have wasted HOURS on the basic version of this game. And now you've posted this? Say good-bye to any new Get Rich Slowly entries for the rest of the week... :evil:


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Hahaha, I was just thinking about this myself too, free games instead of buying them!

There are some kinda fun time killing types of games out there, here are the two that I have been playing recently:

Tower Defense:
http://www.handdrawngames.com/DesktopTD/

And Darts and Baloons
http://www.ninjakiwi.com/morebloons.html

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My favorite time waster is http://www.websudoku.com (I've done an evil in under 9 minutes)

There are some really cute, kid-friendly games at http://www.orisinal.com


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The real time wasters are http://www.ferryhalim.com/orisinal/.

The first two are my favorites (of the ones I've played).


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If you are into the violent first person shooter type games there is always the U.S. Army's recruiting tool http://www.americasarmy.com it's free.


While were at it how about Free operating systems, http://distrowatch.com/. A year ago when I decided to really simplify my home computing I was given and old Laptop for free, it's an old PIII Dell. I put the PCLinuxOS ditro on it an I haven't missed having a Micro$oft Operating system at all. If you are new to Linux http://www.ubuntu.com/ is excellent as well, well supported and huge friendly user base.


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I use Linux, and while they don't develop a lot of the games today for Linux in the first place, I prefer to go free.

Here are some that I like, or have liked in the past. I should note that these are not linux-only -- there are Windows versions as well:

* Tremulous -- first person shooter, but with a twist. It's part FPS, part team strategy: http://tremulous.net/
* BZFlag -- 3D tank game, been around for several years but still under continual development: http://www.bzflag.org/
* Scorched 3D -- did you ever play Scorched Earth as a kid? Well, here's a modern version with beautiful graphics, in full 3D: http://www.scorched3d.co.uk/

I may come up with some more later.


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A great resource for free games is: http://www.goodexperience.com/games/

The site is kind of a juried list, if you will, of free games.

Dono mentioned Darts and Balloons from Ninja Kiwi. I'd recommend any of their games: http://www.ninjakiwi.com

Here's another good comprehensive list of free games: http://play-free-online-game.co.uk/


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Tower Defense. I've been playing it all day. Onw of the most addictive games I've ever played.

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One more to add to the collection:
http://www.gamebrew.com/tactics100/


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I'll second Good Experience. Excellent resource.


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The cartoon website http://www.homestarrunner.com has some flash games lurking about the place. The Stinkoman game might make more sense if you find the cartoon first.

These are games deliberately made to be old-style arcade feel, right down to the pixellated graphics.


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If you're truly old-school you'll try the Trogdor adventure game. ;)


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