I've been meaning to post about my new gaming PC, which I named Adonis. I had a chance to buy all the parts cheap on Newegg, and since the Boyfriend loves to build computers, I got it put together for practically free.
That's part of the reason I've been playing Dragon Age exponentially. And next Mass Effect! WOO!
But in some ways, I feel like I am betraying my roots. I was raised a console gamer. Started out with a Super NES and I didn't really start getting into it until I got older. I've always loved video games, but I never really considered myself a "gamer" in that regard. Sims 2 was really the most hardcore I went. Everything else I played but never finished. Spyro, Super Mario 64, Yoshi's Island, Dark Cloud... Never finished any of them.
I was always around people who loved video games, and I could see why people loved them too. It wasn't until college I got into games for real. I got a first generation Nintendo DS and it was awesome. I played it to escape from my first summer job in the evenings. Kirby Canvas Curse is the first game I got for myself and actually finished. Or at least that I can remember.
And from then on I was hooked. I loved gaming and would play or watch as much as I could. I made a friend in college that would play JRPGs and I would watch all the time. Soul Caliber battles were awesome. And I was seeking out stuff to play. But it was always on a console. I didn't even consider PC games. Partly because my main computer was a mac and partly because I grew up with consoles.
Within a year I've totally converted. I prefer the input with a keyboard and mouse. Point and click! No double joysticks to deal with! I don't want to operate the camera and the character at the same time like that! And if you don't like how it looks or operates, you upgrade it yourself!
I think I was officially sold when one of my friends let me try out Prototype on his beast of a laptop. It was so fluid! It made perfect sense! Who knew I could be this good at video games?!
I think that when I knew I needed a gaming PC. There are a lot of video games these days that revolve around really good stories. Dragon Age is one of them, but let us not forget other games I wanted to play and never really got around to like BioShock and Fallout 3. And with Mass Effect I didn't actually play. Instead I did all the character choices while the Boyfriend was nice enough to do all the shoot. Well now I can do my own shooting! WOOT! And I'll actually hit! YEAH!
Though... I'm still playing on easy...
Anyway, I don't know if I am actually abandoning what originally brought me to gaming. I still love my Wii, and the games that are on it. And console games are a lot more social. But a lot of the games I want to play are like reading long books. They have unique stories, and the best way for me to play through without dying all the time is on a PC. I guess it's just me adapting to the changes in the gaming world.