Although computers were never originally intended to serve as game platforms, games and entertainment have become one a big reason that people use computers. Computer games and entertainment feature a variety of categories and genres, from action to sports to flight simulators to puzzle and trivia games and beyond. While many new games often require near state-of-the-art system abilities, old and new games exist that can run on even the most basic computers. With many games, you can also compete over the Internet against other players around the world, provided you have a fast enough connection speed. Many game developers offer free demonstrations of games on their Web sites. You can download limited versions of the games and try them out before deciding whether you want to go out and buy the entire game. While almost all new games are distributed on compact disks, which require a CD-ROM drive to play, the demos require only a modem and a hard drive. If you do have a CD-ROM drive, you should be able to listen to music CDs as well as play games. If you have a DVD drive, which supports CDs and DVDs, you may be able to watch DVD movies on your computer. For more information about computer games and entertainment, consult a software professional.
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