How To Download Free Games For The Iphone

Millions of people are wondering how to download free games for the iphone. Sales of this device is approaching or has exceeded 4 million since it’s arrival in June of 2007. It has been less than one year and Apple is already coming out with the new 3g (third generation) device which is going to speed many of the internet related processes. It is expected that the new one will sell 10 million copies in 2008. That is a lot of Iphones. Unintentionally, even though Apple is experiencing an increase of it’s own in areas of music, movie and games, a new niche has been born in the way of downloading games to the iphone through third party websites.

Steven Jobs, in his 2008 Apple keynote address, said that “what people want is movies, movies, movies”. This may be a correct assumption, but there is now a world of people who are more interested in the entertainment that is provided through the acquisition and playing of games. The Iphone makes downloading anything, including movies, music, and games almost too easy

I remember having a watch when I was in my mid 20s that I could play the numeric version of space invaders on. I played it all of the time, anywhere I could, and at every opportunity I could find. I traveled by train at that time in my life and had a lot of free time. My wife at the time, who traveled with me frequently, hated that watch. But it was my little piece of joy in the world at the time and I wished that it could do so much more. But it did not.

Now think about what is going to happen with the Iphone. This is a device that can contain a number of game downloads that will suit the owner and keep them occupied for hours, days, maybe weeks. The only interruptions will come in the form of alerts, incoming email, or the occasional phone call.

So how do you download games for the Iphone? More than that, where do you get games for the iphone and is there a way to do it for FREE?

Thankfully, the answer to that question is yes, there are a number of ways to literally fill your new toy with all of the entertainment you will need for a lifetime of gaming pleasure.

Membership Websites:

Not entirely free, but the next best thing to it. With a lifetime membership free of around $50.00 you will be able to get as many games as you want with no additional fees. This seems to be the best option available today. For one thing, these websites are guaranteed to be virus and spyware free. This can be interpreted as a site that runs on host servers that are behind a firewall with state of the art virus software loaded. These are one stop shops where you can obtain not only games, but movies and music as well. Since they maintain a database of files, the file transfers usually take place in a very short period of time.

Torrent Sites:

The mechanism behind downloading free games for the Iphone using torrent sites is relatively simple. You have to have an application to manage the process like BitTorrent or Utorrent installed on your pc first. Then you go to a site like TorrentReactor or Pirate’s Cove to find the game you want. Read the comments and look for any flags to determine the quality of the file you want. These sites have a “download torrent” button that will kick of the process. It will give you a choice of which application to use to obtain it with. Choose the application and the file transfer should start automatically. Don’t expect a quick download of your Iphone game from a torrent site. The torrent applications transfer files at a fraction of the speed that you would expect, about 5-20 kbs. That is kilobytes per second. It would be best to set one up just before bed time in the hope that it will be finished by the time you wake up. Time for bed.

This option can be risky, but it is totally free. Be cautious on a number of fronts here. Because you are getting games using a technique called “file sharing” you are actually transferring pieces of your game from a multitude of other pcs that are doing exactly the same thing you are doing with the game you are transferring to your pc. Your pc will be vulnerable to the virus and spyware that may reside on these other pcs. So protect your pc thoroughly anti-virus and anti-spyware software before getting any free games for your Iphone using torrent sites.

Expect a knock at your door if you do not protect yourself from peering eyes. Even though a lot of people are using torrent sites, there are those that still consider it to be an illegal activity. There does not seem to be any way of controlling these activities and it continues to be on the increase. The question here is how to protect yourself. Outside agencies can watch your file transfer activities unless you block them from seeing your IP address connecting to the IP address you are transferring a piece of the game file from. You can do this by running an application like Peer Guardian. The organizations that provide these applications keep an updated list of IP addresses for the outside agencies that you want to block. If they didn’t see it, it really didn’t happen, right?