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Play the day away with PC and digital games
Whether you want to unwind after a hard day at the office or find a way to keep the kids entertained on a rainy Sunday afternoon, it's time to get your game on. PC and digital games offer exciting new experiences in alien lands, put you at the wheel of F1 racing cars, drop you behind enemy lines or even teleport you through time. Each new game is a chance to escape from modern-day worries and lose yourself in a world of adventure. The biggest question is, "Where do you want to go first?" Here's how to find out.
The latest, greatest games may not be as expensive as you think. The days of triple-A games releasing exclusively on gaming consoles at high prices are in the past. PC gamers get access to many of the most hyped console titles and get to enjoy them while taking advantage of a PC's superior technology, ensuring the most immersive experience possible. Browse our incredible range of games at Every Day Low Prices, and you'll find countless worlds waiting for you.
Whether you're shopping for yourself or the kids, you need to know exactly what you're purchasing. You don't want to get something too violent for a younger gamer, and you don't want to end up playing something that's too simple for your tastes. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating for a game is the best place to start when deciding if a game is right for you. The rating system includes three separate pieces of information, with the most important being the rating category defining the game's appropriateness for certain age groups:
Early childhood (EC): Intended for young children
Everyone (E): Suitable for all ages, but may contain some cartoon violence
Everyone 10+ (E10+): Suitable for ages 10 and up
Teen (T): Suitable for ages 13 and up
Mature (M): Suitable for ages 17 and up, due to potential intense violence and gore
Adults only (AO): Suitable for ages 18 and up
The ESRB rating may include content descriptors that clarify why a game has a certain rating. Some games also list interactive elements, such as the use of in-game purchases and revealing a user's location. It's important for parents to know about these elements for better control over how their children use the internet.
The ESRB rating isn't the only thing to consider when buying a game. You also need to think about the skill level of the players so the game provides hours of fun rather than frustration, and you need to consider the operating system to ensure that the game runs correctly. Unlike video games that run exclusively on specific consoles, computer games run on any PC with sufficiently powerful hardware. It's essential to check the minimum system requirements for a game, which includes the operating system, CPU, memory, disk space and graphic and sound cards. Your computer should match or exceed all requirements for the best gaming experience possible.
Gaming on a PC gives you options for how you interact with the virtual world. Step into another dimension with a VR headset, use the mouse and keyboard for precision control in first-person shooters or get a wireless controller for console-style gaming without limits. A joystick is the ideal accessory for taking to the skies in aerial dogfights, a steering wheel enhances any racing game, and nobody hears the Call of Duty without a quality headset. Product Care Plans are available for expensive accessories, giving you the peace of mind necessary to focus on what's important: breaking your high score.
PC gaming also gives you control over how you receive your game. Go old school and purchase games on discs, or select digital distribution to receive games instantly via an online transaction. If you want the game in a hurry but still really want the disc, or you're craving that special edition of the newest release in your favorite franchise, make use of our Pick Up Today service. Order online, and your item is available for pickup in store, often on the same day. Within hours (or even minutes) of making a purchase, you can be delving into your latest adventure, hunting robotic monsters in Horizon Zero Dawn, creating a community in Sims 4 or even fending off ravenous hordes in plants vs. Zombies.