Sometimes all you want is a little fun in a videogame. I'm not always interested in reading a 200-page manual on a game just so I can play it. Even chess doesn't require that much. Nor does poker, nor does Tetris. You get my point. (And yes, learning the rules of this game is fast, mastering them takes much longer, I know.) This is when free online games come onto the scene. What are the advantages of these? First of all, obviously, they're free. So whatever happens, you know you won't be tricked because the worst case scenario is that you'll lose a minute of your precious time before you realise the game sucks. But if it doesn't, you may have many hours of quality gaming and a lot of fun, for free. Another advantage is the amount of games available online. There are hundreds! And new ones come out daily. That way, if you get bored with them quickly, there are always new ones to get bored with. Kidding, many of them are quality games, even if they are very simple. Yet, not all are simple. And I suspect they will get more and more complex with time, but I also hope they won't end up like the mainstream industry, which I don't think they will because a single person can create any sort of game online now, so you'll always have these simple yet compelling games.