Do you still buy your video games from the local games shop? Whether you have a games console or a PC it's now a lot easier, cheaper and faster to download your games online. There are now more sites than ever offering services to download games for your Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and 3, Nintendo Wii, PSP or your PC.
But which sites should you use? Which should you avoid? There are a lot of scams on the internet and it's sometimes hard to separate the genuine offers from the scams. Follow a few simple rules and you will find a decent site that you can download all you video games from for life.
When searching for a site you should take note of a few things. Firstly, avoid downloading from free 'torrent' sites. Although it's always tempting to have something for free rather than pay for it, the files on these sites typically have viruses and spyware on them that even some antivirus software can not detect.
Next, you should choose a site specific to your console. If the site is specific to just one console (or PC) then the selection of games will be a lot greater. Most of the best sites will have games for one console (or PC) and a selection of other media – music, TV shows and movies available to download at no extra cost, so check for this.
Finally you should make sure the site you choose has a customer support section in case you have any questions or problems and a money back guarantee in case you're really happy with the service. If the site you're looking at does not have a money back guarantee you can be sure it's some sort of scam.