I've held pretty firm to the notion of not ever becoming a PC gamer. Look, it's not that I hate PC gaming, it just was never my cup of tea. With currently five gaming systems at my disposal that I play regularly, my desire to even start thinking about getting into the realm of PC gaming has been at a total minimum.
Yes, I know graphics could be amazingly better on PC, and yes, I know there are tons and tons of amazing deals to be had out there on the internet that help make gaming ridiculously affordable. But I resisted. Aside from wanting a sixth option to play games, my lack of having anything close to something able to run any sort of games on it wasn't anywhere close to being in my future.
Then, today happened.
Out of sheer necessity and partially because of my impulse buying gene that I claim to have, I jumped in and bought myself a new laptop that is more than capable of running games on it, and hopefully in fairly good quality as well. So after getting it all set up and what not, the first thing I did was set up - *gasp* - a Steam account. Yes, you heard that right. Josh, from The Noyse, signed up for a Steam account, with the sole intention of giving PC gaming a shot.
Now, I didn't jump all the way in and start buying tons of games quite yet, because I can't really play games on this like I would want to. I don't even have a mouse yet for this beast of a machine, much less a controller to play anything. And yes, I plan on playing anything and everything possible with a controller, because well, I hate using a mouse for gaming. I did, however, download the demo for Bastion, just to give it a whirl to see how it would run, and to reaffirm my thinking about needing a controller of some sort before I go all in on this. And yes, it ran BEAUTIFULLY, and no, I refuse to play any games without a controller. Plain and simple.
So, because I didn't have the opportunity to get lost in Steam, I decided to check out some of the games on Windows 8. I downloaded Cut The Rope, because well, I loved that game on my iPhone. And because my laptop is a touch screen, it was a no-brainer for checking this game out. I played the whole game just by using the touch screen, which was a lot of fun. Kind of makes me really want an iPad now, to be honest.
Anyway, it's Cut The Rope. I'm sure we have all played it before, and it was still fun. I also checked out TapTiles, which was just a matching game, but surprisingly a lot more fun than I guessed it would be. Oh, and the best things about these games? Well, because I was signed in to Xbox Live while playing these, I actually got achievements for my Xbox profile. How do you like them apples?
Today will forever be known as the day that I got into PC gaming. It will be baby steps for now, but I am at least warmed up to the idea of giving it a legitimate chance and filling whatever void in my gaming soul that I had left to fill. Also, with this new, fancy laptop, the door is slowly opening for me to take on more projects aside from just this blog - more writing, videos or even podcasts perhaps? Only time will tell, my friends. Don't ever say never, because I did before in regards to PC gaming, and look at me now!