The iPod is one of the most popular electronic gadgets of the past few years. It plays music and movies, stores pictures and even plays games. The iPod’s versatility helps make it a favorite handheld device. With this one machine, you can take your music and movies with you, carry your photographs without a photo album and stay entertained with a variety of games. If you have an iPod, you most likely know how to put music on it, but you may need to know how to get games for your device.
Create an account at the iTunes Store. To purchase movies, music or games, you must first download iTunes to your computer. Afterward, you can access the iTunes Store, where you can search through hundreds of games to play. If you prefer to search through the games before you go to the iTunes Store, you can search through the titles on the Apple Online Store (a link is provided in the Resources section) and then purchase and download the ones you choose on iTunes.
Download free games. The iPod Arcade (see Resources for a link) is filled with a variety of free games made for the iPod. The iPod Arcade has both action games and trivia games for the iPhone and the iTouch. In addition to downloading games, you can create your own games and share them with others.
Plug your iPod into your computer and transfer the games. Once you download the games to your computer, you will need to transfer them to your iPod. You can use the Apple method and buy games, or you can use Life Hacker’s method, which makes it possible to play free and purchased games.
First, back up all of your music and any other data you have stored on your iPod in the event that it is accidentally lost. Computers are not infallible and data loss can occur. Next, download the iPod Linux Installer to your computer. Next, plug your iPod into your computer and boot it to the Apple firmware. Now you will run the iPod Linux installer again only this time it will automatically load onto your iPod and see that you have it installed. By selecting the option to update your existing installation you will be taken to a page where you can choose your games.
Life Hacker offers advice and screenshots for handling any error messages that might appear during the process. Once the games are installed all you have to do is play them. Your iPod will now boot into both the Linux and the Apple mode which allows you to continue to use Apple music and games and also download games from other sources. (See Resources for Link)