As tech progresses and smart phones become ever more prevalent, people are finding new ways to integrate them into our regular gaming habits. AirConsole.com is one such instance. The premise is simple: your computer is the console, your phone is the gamepad, and the games are all free.
There are a variety of games available on the site, from multiplayer racers to cooperative shooters, that are sorted into a few different categories similar to Netflix categories. All you have to do to get started is go to the airconsole.com website on your PC and your smartphone, press the big power button, put the code into your phone, and get to gaming. Most of the games are local play only, as they require all players to be able to view the screen, though you can get around some of that using streaming services like Twitch.
It's amazing to see projects like these pop up almost out of nowhere, and it's even better that it happens to be one that allows you to play more games with friends.