I totally agree with the Josh Petrie's recommendation of using Blender tutorials. Blender is a great free tool and those tutorials can't be useless even if they do not focus on modeling and animation for games.
But as you asked for 3D modeling/animation for games, I recommend you to search for low polygon 3D or modeling informations, which is the type of 3D modeling often used in video games.
Here is an interesting website, where you can see a professional at work in videos (with explanations) and read some interesting text tutorials about 3D modeling for video games (partially):
And, If you are really a beginner, I recommend its very old but still interesting tutorial Character Modeling for Game Design: