By and large, I have been a console gamer all of my life. I’ve pretty much owned them all at one point: NES, SNES, Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, PS1, PS2, PS3, Xbox, and the Xbox 360 (Am I leaving something out here? Oh yeah, Sega. Sorrrrry). I’m definitely going next gen too. However, PC gaming has come and gone in flurries over the years for me. I just never had the desire to invest in a gaming PC, especially when I have perfectly good game consoles in my house.
I remember years ago when Steam first came along. At first it was nothing much. Eventually it became a force to be reckoned with. As time goes by, I am constantly reminded of how awesome Steam has become. And now, the golden age of smaller indie games is in full steam (pun intended) and I am missing out. Games like FTL, Surgeon Simulator, and Kerbal Space Program continue to elude me. Even the bigger games are absent in my repertoire: your Civilizations, Diablos, and the like. At least until now.
I know I will be mocked for this, but I don’t care. I had to buy a brand new MacBook Pro for work purposes and now I am using it for gaming. While certainly not ideal by any means, it’s a start. Finally, I have a system that can actually support the likes of many a great game. I can finally play Civilization V, Kerbal, Surgeon Simulator, and even Diablo 3. It’s time to finally wet my beak.
I’ll consider this a mini-trial of sorts; something to get my feet wet with PC gaming. If I like what I see, I will invest in a gaming PC. I know many of you will scoff at the idea of starting out with a MacBook Pro. Believe you me, I understand the limits I am faced with by using this laptop. That is definitely being taken into account here.
I plan on starting this journey with FTL, Diablo 3, and Civilization V and then going from there. Other than what I named in this post, I am totally open to suggestions as to what I should try out given the limits of my MacBook. I hope to receive some feedback.
All that aside, here goes nothing…