With the global recession showing no signs of slowing down, millions of people are looking to save money any way they can. That doesn’t have to mean giving up the game you love, though. Here are some simple tips for stretching that gaming dollar further.Playing free games

Hey, have you heard of this thing called the Internet? It’s full of games, and a lot of them are absolutely free (legally free, I mean. If you’re looking to pirate games, try another article). The trick, of course, is finding the good ones amid the thousands and thousands of awful ones. Some good resources for picking the wheat from the chaff:

  • 365 Days of Free — GamesRadar’s big list is all over the place re: quality, but should take a while to slog through regardless.
  • Jay is Games — The best of Flash and downloadable casual games. Great time-wasters, all.
  • IndieGames.com, The Weblog — Mostly free, entirely inventive games from small-name creators.

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