Written by Craig Will (puffkix) Tuesday, 17 January 2012 06:00
It’s happened. I’ve become a PC gamer. My consoles have not been used for gaming in nearly a month and it’s all Star Wars: The Old Republic’s fault (read the review here).
I knew there was something special about Star Wars: The Old Republic when I went from being not excited about it at all to uncontrollable giddiness upon receiving it in the mail. This was an MMO, my arch nemesis of video game genres (after flight simulator), and yet it’s all I could think about for days after installing it. But I KNEW without a doubt that this was the dawning of a new era when I upgraded my PC in order to smoothly play and found myself looking at other games for the PC.
In fact, over the holidays I utilized Steam and Amazon digital download deals to walk away with a ton of games for very little cash. I now own Just Cause 2, Duke Nukem Forever, Grand Theft Auto IV, The Witcher (Enhanced Edition), Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 (Platinum Edition), Dungeons of Dredmor, Counter Strike: Source, and a bunch of cheap casual titles (that got me $5 off Amazon top sellers of 2011 games). All together I spent less than $15 and I thoroughly enjoy playing PC games.
I’m looking forward to some of the big PC games (hopefully) coming out this year: Diablo III and Planetside 2 as well as catching up on some of the games I missed over the past couple years like Starcraft 2. I might also try out some of the upcoming multiplatform games on PC like Prey 2 or Far Cry 3. But I’ll more than likely stick to the consoles for the big multiplatform (and console specific) releases – especially for graphically impressive or massive open world games. My video card is OK for most games but I need to use my consoles for something besides Netflix.