5 Affordable & Free Ways To Play Awesome Video Games

Video games are defined as any form of interactive games that utilizes a specialized electronic device, a computer, a mobile phone, a television, or other display screen. Committing to the gamer life can be expensive at times because a console can cost over S$399 while it can cost S$60 per game.

Thankfully, you do not have to spend too much to enjoy awesome video games, because there are several ways to play without emptying your wallet or breaking the law. Here are some of them:


Freemium are mobile phone or Smartphone gaming Apps that are free to download but require payment to unlock additional features. Most of the times, you do not need to spend a dollar if you are really patient in waiting. Besides, you get to play famed games such as Angry Birds Star Wars II, Real Racing 3, and Candy Crush Saga for free!


Go retro by purchasing cheaper and older Nintendo models or game consoles online. For example, I found a red Nintendo DS for S$50 and Nintendo DS games for S$5. But, I am sure that you can still bargain for a better price.


As a teenager, I frequent online websites that offer wide collections of free video games. And, my favorite of those websites are: free80sarcade.com, y8.com, and girlsgogames.com.

If you like old school arcade games such as Donkey Kong, Star Trek, CosmoFighter, Dig Dug, Adventure Island, Super Mario Brothers & Duck Hunt, PacMan, and Tetris then, you would love free80sarcade.com! This website caters to your 80’s nostalgia as it brings you 100% safe and free arcade games online.

Next, y8.com boasts with over 50,000 free online video games that include shooting games, simulations, makeovers, and so much more. Lastly, girlsgogames.com caters to what every girl wants! It has a beautiful collection of dress up, cooking, simulation, and makeover games.


Steam is an online video games store wherein you can access and purchase affordable Indie and mainstream games. Steam sales are ongoing all year round so, keep an eye to catch really great prices! Furthermore, Steam offers free to play games such as DOTA 2, adVenture Capitalist, Trove, and Clicker Heroes.


Entertainment Deck in Terminal 2 of Changi Airport is the place where the children and child at heart can go wild! Get caught in an action game while playing with the XBOX 360, Playstation 3 consoles, or LAN gaming. All this for free!

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Image Credits: pixabay.com (License: CC0 Public Domain)

Sources: 1&2


You’d Be Surprise At How Much Professional E-Sports Players Make

Playing video games or online games is now recognized as a sport. Better known as E-sports, the professional players are earning from their passion and are making more than you may think.

The “e-Sports Earnings” has ranked the 100 players with the highest overall earnings from competitive gaming without taking sponsorships or streaming income into account.

In this list of 12 Highest Earning E-Sports Professional Players, games such as DotA 2 (Defense of the Ancients), StarCraft, and WarCraft are the ones on top.

Defense of the Ancients 2 (DotA 2) is a multiplayer online game that is an expansion for Warcraft III. StarCraft, on the other hand, is a science fiction real-time strategy video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment and released for Microsoft Windows. Many critics have lauded the game to be one of the best video games of all time.

Lastly, WarCraft is a real-time strategy game where players command virtual armies against each other.

Isn’t it amazing doing something you love everyday and get paid for it? Truly, being a professional player is a dream of many teenagers today. On that note, here are the 12 Highest Earning E-Sports Professional Players

12. Jang, Jae Ho (Moon)
Korea’s Jae Ho has proven to be unstoppable at WarCraft III with a total earning of $461,590.68.

11. Jang, Min Chul (MC)

One of the top StarCraft II players in the world, Korea’s MC has made $490,772.98 by regularly placing in tournaments of all sizes since 2010.

10. Lee, Young Ho (Flash)

Another successful Starcraft player from Korea is Flash. He has made about $495,091.53 from StarCraft: Brood War and StarCraft II.

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Image Credits: włodi via Flickr

9. Lee, Jae Dong (Jaedong)

Jaedong, from Korea, has been making a huge pool of money ($569,616.64) by playing StarCraft: Brood War before moving on to StarCraft 2 in 2012.

8. Oleksandr Dashkevych (XBOCT)

Finally deviating from StarCraft and Koreans, Ukraine’s DotA 2 champion XBOCT has been bringing home about $591,943.76 since playing in 2011.

7. Danil Ishutin (Dendi)

Another successful fellow from Ukraine is Dendi. He has earned about $594,889.85 and has proven to be one of the world’s most threatening DotA 2 players.

6. Clement Ivanov (Puppey)

Puppey from Estonia has earned approximately $612,296.75 from competitively playing at DotA 2 tournaments.

5. Zhang, Ning (xiao8)

Ning from China has earned $1,102,698.15 that is hugely because of their recent DotA 2 international tournament win.

4. Zhang, Pan (Mu)

Hailing from China, Mu has earned about $1,168,495.86 from the world famous game called DotA 2.

3. Wang, Zhaohui (SanSheng)

SanSheng is also a pro DotA 2 millionaire from China. He has earned about $1,179,959.08.

2. Jiao, Wang (Banana)

Jiao, Wang has earned about $1,185,934.87 by being a power fist at DotA 2 tournaments.

1. Chen, Zhihao

You guessed it! Also a DotA 2 player from China, Zhihao or “Hao” has earned a huge sum of money by playing his passion. He has earned a total of $1,198,585.88.

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Image Credits: dfactory via Flickr

Sources: Wikipedia and e-Sports Earnings


11 Cheapest Items on the First Months of 2015

Some items are cheaper at certain times. Hence, with planning and knowledge, you will be able to save more money when purchasing throughout the year.

Here are the 11 cheapest things to buy from January to March 2015:



Holiday items such as surplus or unused gift cards, Christmas decorations, and wrapping papers are now selling with discount in stores and in the Internet (e.g., eBay or Carousell). Buy now, as their condition and use will remain ’till next year.


Retailers offer huge discounts on sheets, towels, and blankets in January. But, keep an eye on it all year round, since retailers will put last season’s stuff on sale when new products come out.


Numerous video games go on sale after the holidays are over. Check out Steam and other gaming retailers for discounted prices.


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Image Credits: Stefan Ledwina via Flickr

Like video games, companies offer discounts on older computer models to prepare for the upcoming release of new components and systems.



Some stores offer hand phone sales or even a buy-one-take-one scheme during Valentine’s Day. It may seem strange but it’s true.


During cold weather months, many appliance stores offer air conditioners at cheap prices. Also, old models of washer and dryers are being sold with good deals.



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Image Credits: Katsu Nojiri via Flickr

Tying the knot in this month means taking full advantage of the discounted prices on reception venues, catering, and photography. You must always be cautious of the venue’s weather.


The surpluses from last month’s chocolates are sold for lower prices.

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Image Credits: John Loo via Flickr


Retailers offer discount on luggage before vacation seasons of spring and summer arrives.


New models are coming out for the summer, so your local golf shops are pushing the old ones out. What’s more? Last year’s gold club models are much cheaper.


Consumer reports and marketing analysis prefers grabbing digital camera in March and April, as sales are the best.

Sources: Reader’s Digest and Lifehacker