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Games
  • Reddit Game Deals5 stars This is a great daily aggregation of digital game deals.
  • 10 Tips for Using Steam - Steam game platform tips.
  • BluesNews - site collects gaming news stories from other sites.
  • 1Up - game site with downloads, cheats, reviews, etc.
  • IGN is full of games, guides, reviews, and some cheats.
  • GameZone is full of games, guides, reviews, and some cheats.
  • Gaming Blog from Wired magazine.
  • GameWatch - gaming site with news, cheats, downloads, etc.
  • GameRankings gathers ratings from various media sources into a single site. Includes reviews and news about new games.
  • Gamers.com has games for all kinds of platforms including a section on 'unplugged' (noncomputerized) games. Reviews, articles, etc. It also has a nice search engine where you can direct the search by indentifying game characteristics that interest you.
  • FilePlanet has all kinds of game files as well as patches and add-ons for games. Requires registration.
  • Games First Game Reviews is still under construction but you can never have enough opinions about a game before you buy it.
  • Game Rankings - thousands of games reviews from various sites.
  • Best PC Games of 2017 according to PCMag.
  • You Don't Know Jack
  • Id Software brought to by the folks that hatched Doom and Hexen.
  • Game Genie has demos, cheats, etc.
  • Gamers Extreme has info on the latest happenings in the game industry as well as tips on playing games.
  • Puzzle Depot has crossword puzzles and word puzzles as well as merchandise.
  • Five Puzzle and Brain Teaser Sites
  • The GamePen specializes in shareware games and associated demos, cheats, and reviews.
  • Game Guides has cheats, clues, advice, reviews, hints, strategy, etc.
  • Best Board Games of 2015
  • Best Board Games of 2016
  • Best Board Games of 2017
  • 8 Unexpectedly Fun Games
  • The Dice Tower has podcasts and video reviews of board games.
  • How to Play Board Games Without a Group has some nice suggestions for solo play.
  • Board Games That Are Super Fun To Play Solo has suggestions for games that were made to be played solo.
  • Two Player Board Games
  • Best Family Board Games that you probably never heard of.
  • VGRequirements shows you system requirements for video games. It shows both those requirements on the box and the recommended requirements which are usually a little higher but make playing the game more enjoyable.
  • Cheat Code Central has cheats for all kinds of game platforms.
  • Games Guides has full guides to playing specific computer games in PDF format.
  • Game FAQs has FAQs and walk-throughs on computer games.
  • Game Winners has FAQs, cheats, hints, and walk-throughs on computer games for a variety of platforms.
  • Card Games has the full set of rules and strategies for a bunch of card games.
  • The World Strategy Guide to Rock/Paper/Scissor
  • GameKey has links to sites related to Quake, HalfLife, and Unreal.
  • Dragonfly Innovations sells nothing but radio controlled flying toys.
  • Blackjack has basic strategies for playing the card game.
  • Uproar has trivia games in a bunch of categories, other Shockwave games plus enough cookie activity to make you think twice about visiting a second time.
  • Cool Puzzles has mindless entertaining games as well as trivia and thinking puzzles.
  • Puzzability comes to us from the same folks that created Games magazine. They offer some free puzzles on line. They also sell puzzles.
  • Bits and Pieces sells jigzaw puzzles and brainteasers.
  • Download Free Games has free games.
  • Iwin has Java games that you can play on the Web. It also awards prizes.
  • Online Action has tips on how to play online games.
  • It's Your Turn lets you play turn-based games such as checkers, Reversi, backgammon, etc. with live opponents.
  • Old Man Murray has a site where he rants and raves about games and the gaming industry. A strangely fun site.
  • Critical Gamers has reviews of all kinds of board games.
  • Board Game Geek - forums, ratings, reviews, news - board games only
  • PlanetQuake has all kinds of add-ons, patches, models, maps, etc. for Quake.
  • Flipside has free games you can play on the Web.
  • Every Rule is a list of sites associated with the rules of various games including TV game shows, card games, sports, etc.
  • GameCopyWorld has games and patches.
  • Dots is a free game that you play on the Web. It's the old game where you connect dots to make boxes. You play against the computer.
  • AllTheCheats has a search engine to help you find that one cheat that will get you to the next level.
  • Game Emulators is an article by CNet on this confusing, frustrating, and somewhat illegal world of arcade game emulation on PCs.
  • Free Games Discussion - Reddit group where you can find free games. There is also a more specialize group that discusses free games on Steam.
  • Games Released as Freeware - This is a great Wikipedia entry that shows a list of commercial video games that have been made available as freeware usually because they are out of date but some are still fun to play.
  • Miniclips is a collection of online games with goofy themes, in case you have some excess time on your hands.
  • Orisinal Games is a collection of javascript games that you play online.
  • Coffee Break Acrade is a collection of javascript, java, and shockwave games that you play online - free.
  • Pop Cap Games is a collection of javascript, java, and shockwave games that you play online - free.
  • Lightning Pool a nifty, free pool game that you play over the Web.
  • The Game of Life is all about a simple little computer simulation that can be mesmerizing.
  • All Trivia - similar to Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
  • Game Studies deals with the more serious side of gaming. Includes interviews with game creators as well as theory.
  • Puzzle World Many puzzles including impossible objects like a Rubik's cube in a bottle.
  • 20Q is a computerized version of Twenty Questions where the computer tries to guess by asking you questions.
  • Solitaire Central has rules and directions for all kinds of solitaire.
  • Funny-Games has a bunch of free games.
  • Web Sudoku - there are links to sites with instructions and hints on how to play this crossnumber game.
  • Sudoku Tutorial
  • Solving Sudoku Puzzles - tips.
  • Sudoku Slam This version has a 'sumo' version that fills in all of the candidate numbers for you - saves time and you still have to solve it.
  • 1001 Online Games - free online games.
  • Time Wasters is a great little list of rated online games and other time wasters.
  • Sand Play is an addictive time waster.
  • Water Attractors - similar to the sand game, this uses water and attractors.
  • 50 Time Wasting Sites.
  • BrainStrainer requires you to build a wacky machine that will convey a ball from point A to B. If you have used enough parts, getting to point B will launch a rocket.
  • Games for the Brain including MasterMind, Sudoku, Anagramania, etc. Keeps your brain in working order.
  • Fit Brains has games that are supposed to improve your brain power.
  • Smart Kit has free games to exercise the mind.
  • Goggles - a flight simulator based on Google mapping technology that lets you fly over and around major cities. It even includes a canon that you can fire while you dive and bank.
  • NotDoppler Mouse Game - use your mouse to navigate through the changing spaces.
  • NotDoppler has a bunch of time-waster games.
  • Free Arcade - free online games
  • Free Online Games - is a collection of links in about.com
  • Free Golf Games - various online golf games.
  • Wonder Putt is a free miniature golf game.
  • MSN Games4 outta 5 is free games from Microsoft.
  • Addicting Games - is a collection of free online games - usually simple but addictive.
  • 10 Bullets is a free game you can play in your browser. You shoot at space ships that break apart and the debris is used to destroy other ships in the vicinity. You only have 10 bullets.
  • List of Physics Games is a list of about 50 downloadable games that simulate physics phenomena. Like pinball games.
  • Viva La Games - Flash games you play in your browser - some are very addictive.
  • Line Rider - draw a line and let the little guy slide down it
  • Double Wires - you swing from surface to surface using sticky threads like Spiderman
  • Pukis - kill the little dough boys
  • Final Fortress - use a big cannon to defend the power plant.
  • Scribbles - draw lines to direct your blots to safety.
  • DOS Games Archive - has a collection of old DOS games that you can download for free. Remember Wolfenstein 3D, Jazz Jackrabbit, DOOM?.
  • Triplets and Us - has recreations of the computer games of the 80's that you can play for free in your browser.
  • Ultimate Arcade - has games you can play in your browser.
  • Ultimate Arcade games you can play in your browser - collected by PC World.
  • DonationCoder Best Flash Games is a collection of games suggested by the public.
  • Tower Defense is a great Flash game - very addictive.
  • Flash Circle TD is similar to Tower Defense.
  • Castle Defense is a great bow and arrow game.
  • Turret Wars is a tower defense type of game.
  • Tower Defense 24 outta 5 includes the twist which requires that you protect 'orbs' which the creeps try to carry off.
  • Tower Defense Warzone
  • Bloons Tower Defense 3 is a Tower Defense type game where you use various weapons, including monkeys, to break balloons as they roll down the path.
  • Canyon Defense
  • Viking Defense is a Tower Defense type game with a slant towards Swords and Sorcery.
  • Garden Defense is a nice variation on the Tower Defense genre.
  • Kingdom Rush is a Tower Defense type game.
  • Kingdom Rush Frontier is a sequel to the classic Tower Defense type game.
  • Roundup of Tower Defense Games
  • Bloons Tower Defense 4
  • Top 10 Tower Defense Games from the Download Squad.
  • Xeno Defense
  • Tesla Death Ray
  • Addictive Short Web Games (2017) is a collection of free games you play in your browser
  • How to Find Freeware Games is a collection of sites that collect freeware games.
  • Portable Games - games that can be loaded on and played from a USB device.
  • Rails of War is kind of complicated.
  • Jay Is Games - Flash game collection.
  • Minigolf uses avatars.
  • Pro Challenge has various golf challenges that you can play online for free.
  • Tom's Trapomatic is a Flash game where you build a Rube Goldberg type of contraption in an effort to catch Jerry (of Tom and Jerry fame - Tom is the cat).
  • Nexiuz - all kinds of online and downloadable games.
  • Bloons - pop the balloons game - kind of addictive.
  • Onslaught is a variant of Tower Defense. Some aspects are better (missiles are fun) and some are not as well done (graphics are not as good).
  • 1980 Games is a collection of free, online games that simulate what was available in the 1980's.
  • Stairfall In this game, you get points for inflicting as much pain as possible on your avatar by throwing yourself down steps. Fun.
  • Vectoids is another 'Tower Defense' game.
  • Antbuster - Place canons and ant spray to kill the ants as they try to eat your cake.
  • Shuffle - Fling your balls to clear the board of the opposing balls.
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Cave Story
  • Revenge of the Stickmen - another Tower Defense type game
  • Budapest - a Tower Defense game that puts you in Budapest fighting the Ruskies.
  • World of Solitaire is a handfull of solitaire games that are Java based so you can play them with only your browser.
  • Apache Overkill - is a helicopter shoot--em-up - mindless destruction.
  • Bookworm
  • Mahjongg
  • Guess Colors is the old Master Mind game.
  • Master Mind is the old Master Mind game - this is the extra hard rules where the same color can be used more than once.
  • Skies of War
  • Diamond Mine
  • Nun Lander - is a mutation of the Moon Lander game.
  • Miniracers - very addicting because it's surprisingly difficult?
  • GameGum is a portal and blog for online Flash games.
  • Newgrounds is a portal for online Flash games.
  • You Don't Know Jack is a free online version of the game including Dis or Dat as a daily feature.
  • Bloxorz You move a block around a board trying to get it into a hole while preventing it from falling off the edges. You need good spatial imagination for this one.
  • Free Games - from indy programmers. This is a very large database of free, downloadable games.
  • Missle Attack Defense is a Flash update of the classic video game.
  • Golf Solitaire is a Flash card game.
  • Abandonia is a collection of free abandoned games - mostly DOS based.
  • Replacement Docs - has game manuals in pdf format.
  • Can You Run It You select a game and the site tests your machine to see if it has the necessary capacity.
  • Canon Game has better than average graphics.
  • Free Turn Based Strategy and War Games - reviewed and available for free download.
  • List of Commercial Garmes Released as Freeware - from Wikipedia
  • Robokill is a top-down, 2D shot-em-up.
  • Mindbluff - games, mind benders, tests, etc. Exercise the brain.
  • Play.vg is a collection of classics that you can play online including Bejeweled, Majong, Space Invaders, etc. No registration. Free.
  • Candystand, sponsored by Wrigley, is a great collection of Flash games.
  • Raft Wars You lob tennis balls at the pirates. More fun than it sounds.
  • Gobs of Games is a lot of online games of all types.
  • Minesweeper Flash is an updated Flash version of the old Windows game.
  • Guide to Online Flash Shooter Games - has a bunch of links to free games.
  • 99 Rooms You wander around and interact with this maze, game-like site. Great waste of time/
  • Arkanoid - is a good reproduction of the old paddle ball game.
  • Skeet Shooting Game
  • Best of 2008 comes from Jayisgames.com. Great site for online, free games.
  • Board Games with Scott Scott reviews board games with short videos.
  • BoardGameGeek reviews board games
  • WatchItPlayed This is a YouTube channel that walks through the actual playing of various games. They are surprisingly informative and entertaining. You get a good idea of what is involved in the game so you can decide if it might be worthwhile to try it.
  • Downloadable Games
  • Play Flash Games Offline
  • Guide to Online Flash Shooter Games has a bunch of links to free games.
  • 150 Best Online Flash Games
  • Gunmaster Onslaught is a good time-waster shoot-em-up.
  • Portable Software Games is a small collection of games that can be loaded on a USB memory stick and do not have to be installed to play.
  • 15 Free Game Sites
  • Choke on My Groundhog is a top-down robot shot-em-up but the twist is that, when you die, your robot is reincarnated and performs whatever actions it did before it died.
  • Shadez is a two dimensional military game. You purchase resources and throw them at the enemy.
  • Browser Based Games is a collection from PCWorld.
  • Online Scrabble
  • 16 Awesome Free Games - for your browser. Awesome according to PCWorld.
  • Little Wheel is a free, browser-based, adventure game. Very 'atmospheric' graphics.
  • Best iPhone Games according to PCMagazine, July 2013.
  • Quackle is a free, downloadable Scrabble game that you can play against some pretty well developed artificial intelligence.
  • IsThereAnyDeal looks for deals on gaming software.
  • GOG - Good Old Game - lets you play old games that this site has altered so that they can be played on current systems.
  • Tetris - free
  • Simulation Games This is a review of computer simulation games like Zoo Tycoon, SimCity, and Euro Truck Simulator. These games may not be exciting but they are well worth the time spent playing them if you like watching your efforts unfold slowly.
  • Free Time Waster Browser Games - 12 free games you can play in your browser and just waste some time.
Movies
  • Best Free Movies On Amazon Prime - a dozen or so great movies that you can see for free on Amazon Prime. Good to know since it otherwise difficult to find anything worth watching on Amazon Prime.
  • Free Movies On Amazon Prime shows what is currently available on Amazon - free for Prime Members.
  • Moviefone4 outta 5 lets you search for a movie in your local geographical area.
  • Moviefone in Warrington lists the movies in Warrington Crossings.
  • Fandango lists the movies in Warrington Crossings.
  • Yahoo Movie Listings lists the movies in the area.
  • Showtimes Movie Listings lists the movies in the area.
  • MovieTickets allows you to buy tickets to shows at participating movie theaters. Pretty slick if you can figure it out.
  • MetaCritic gathers reviews of movies, DVD's, music, games, etc. , and consolidates them into a one stop source.
  • Reviews of DVD New Releases from the folks who brought us Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Reviews of DVD New Releases5 stars from MetaCritic. Simple listing of movies is easy to sort by critic or user ratings.
  • Movie Mistakes - small clips from movies, mostly continuity mistakes.
  • Yahoo's Movie Site4 outta 5 even includes local theatre listings - just give 'em your zip.
  • The Internet Movie Database5 stars has a search engine to help find info on movies. Gives a rating (votes by the public) and then gives a list of links to major reviews in the print media.
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  • Dark Horizons4 outta 5 has a lot of movie trailers (although some are very large files) for your viewing pleasure. The section on past movies includes synopsis, list of actors, and movie clips. There is a section for reviews of upcoming movies.
  • Break.com5 stars has a lot of movie and TV trailers as well as full length movies - for free.
  • Netflix Categories Apparently, Netflix categorizes their digital media in very specific ways that are coded with a number. This coding system is presented on this site so you can use it to search Netflix a little more specifically than what is normally supported on the Netflix site.
  • Popcornic shows trailers for new movies. Good browsing.
  • What Movie Should I Watch Tonight helps you find a movie on assorted streaming services. These are all good movies according to critic Kevin Yaun who describes them with a single sentence.
  • Flickmetrix helps you find movies that meet your criteria on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
  • Instantwatcher shows the TV and movies that are trending on Netflix.
  • Movies.com includes latest releases, downloadable out-takes and bloopers, color stills, etc.
  • Film.com has trailers for all of the latest releases.
  • Roger Ebert's Movie Reviews
  • Movie Sounds has short WAV files of phrases from many movies.
  • Rotten Tomatoes4 outta 5 collects reviews of current movies from all over the country into one place.
  • The Terror Trap is all about horror movies. Over 400 reviews of early movies.
  • Movie Review Query Engine is a searchable database of movie reviews.
  • Film Wise has some very interesting trivia questions - mostly visual.
  • How to Transfer DVD to PC
  • Stinking Badges - Stinking Badges tries to chronicle the entire 'badges' phenomena including the original film clip
  • Pixar See trailers and outtakes from the Pixar movies.
  • The Jimmy Stewart Museum of course has information associated with Mr. Stewart. Check out the virtual tour of the museum. (Are they still requiring a donation?)
TV
  • 5 Ways to Find Something to Watch is an article by MakeUseOf. 5 sites that review what is being produced by the various media providers.
  • Decider has articles on what's new and interesting on streaming sources.
  • Yahoo TV gives a listing of TV programs in any area based on zip code and service provider.
  • iMDb gives a listing of TV programs in any area based on zip code and service provider.
  • 10 TV Guides Compared - kind of dated at this point in time.
  • TV Guide Video - is a collection of current episodes of TV shows that you can watch online.
  • TV.com - TV listings and more. An Internet TV guide.
  • InstantWatcher helps you find movies on Netflix.
  • allFlicks helps you find movies on Netflix.
  • Zap2It gives a listing of TV programs in any area based on zip code and service provider.
  • Can I Stream It You enter the TV show or video that you want to find and the site tells you where you can stream it or rent it online.
  • What Channels Are Available on Streaming Services (2017) This is a pretty good attempt at showing what media sources (channels) are available on the major streaming services like Hulu and YouTube.
  • JustWatch helps you find TV and movies that are streaming on the various services.
  • WhereToWatch tells you which streaming service has the movie that you want to see.
  • Cordcutters is a Reddit based forum where you can get all kinds of info on alternatives to pay TV.
  • How to Pick a Cord Cutting Plan is an article on a few web services that help you explore how to get your TV over the air rather than with a cable. You select the shows that you usually watch and the web site suggests appropriate streaming services.
  • TV Party4 outta 5 is all about what was on the TV in the past, like in the 60's and 70's. Clips, commercials, jingles, etc. This site will suck you in just like the TV does.
  • Audiences Unlimited "If you want tickets to see the filming of an episode of "Mad About You," "Cybill" or "Coach" episode, among many other show options, just choose a date. You will get directions sent with an e-mail confirmationof your request."
  • TV Guide The very famous TV Guide is now an excellent site that has a personalized zipcode version of the guide that is customized for you. You complete a simple profile and you can then skip the opening page and go right to your personal TV GUIDE. Of course, all of your selections are probably analyzed and sold. The web site also contains a powerful movie database. There is even a search facility for finding out when your favorite movie is playing on TV.
  • The Discovery Channel5 stars has a web page that contains companion information associated with their television programming.
  • Antenna Web shows which channels are available over the air. Also shows what kind of antenna is required to receive the channel over the air.
  • TVFool shows which channels are available over the air. Also shows what kind of antenna is required to receive the channel over the air.
  • DTV Maps shows which channels are available over the air. Also shows what kind of antenna is required to receive the channel over the air.
  • Biographies is a companion to A&E's TV series. It has a searchable collection of 15,000 biographies.
  • A&E
  • The History Channel
  • E! Online is the companion to the E! (Entertainment) TV channel.
  • TNT TV
  • CNN
  • ABC News
  • CBS
  • BBC
  • The Sci-Fi Channel
  • Home and Garden TV
  • Emmy Awards
  • CNN/Sports Illustrated
  • The Awful Truth is the companion to the TV series by Michael Moore. He talks about things that big money and government are doing that you don't want to necessarily hear.
  • TV Turnoff is an interesting treatise on why you should turn off your TV or learn to watch it 'actively'.
  • EPGuides are episode guides for TV shows.
  • Ads Find a TV ad by product or by show.
  • Blinkx TV - searches for stuff on TV - audio and video clips.
  • Myth Buster Episodes - short videos of the experiments by the wacky Myth Busters.
  • Penn and Teller - links to a handfull of videos of them doing their thing.
  • World Wide Internet TV - watch over 2000 channels of TV over the Internet.
  • Beeline TV - TV over the Internet.
  • Hulu - TV and movies streamed for free although you have to register to get some of the content.
  • CNet TV
  • TV Bistro - TV on your PC from all over the world.
  • Infectious Videos This is a collection of the short videos that your friends send that are weird or funny or strange or otherwise outrageous.
  • Streamick - TV on your PC from all over the world.
  • 4TV - TV on your PC from all over the world.
  • NBC TV - mostly current shows
  • Comcast Outage Check Check this site to see if Comcast is experiencing an outage when you aren't getting a signal.
  • Comcast Support Forum
  • HuffPost - news and gossip in the TV world from the folks at the Huffington Post.


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