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Play away: 5 Alternatives to console gaming

These days pretty much anything with a screen can be used to play games. For us enthusiasts that means whether we're sitting on the throne, pretending we're working at our desks, or killing time while the missus tries on clothes, we've always got video games handy. These are our favourite ways to play away from home...



Social games maker Zynga accounted for 12% ($444m) of Facebook's total $3.7bn revenue last year. Farmville has over 60 million active users. Call of Duty Black Ops has sold 25-30m copies since launch. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, FIFA and many other of gaming's biggest and best franchises are well represented on the social network. Give them a shot.

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