As if to mock me, Tycho from Penny Arcade announced today that the preregistration period PAX has been slightly extended. I would’ve been all over attending, were it not held on the other side of the country.
I’ve been out of the gaming loop for quite some time. The most exciting game in my life right now is The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, a game that came out nearly 5 years ago (10/2005)! There have been just as many Zelda releases since it came out as there were before it came out! I am playing the version ported to the cube, so I’m not entirely behind on console gaming, but PC gaming? Criminy, the last PC game that I bought anywhere near the release date was Neverwinter Nights and that came out June of 2002, although I probably didn’t buy it until July.
I’m thinking of picking up a low-end business PC with a Athlon 64 in the upper 2 or lower 3GHz range, slapping 2 gigs of RAM and a high end ATI card in it and rounding off the package with a 17″ LCD display. Once I got that hardware, I wouldn’t even know what to do with it. I’m not sure what the kids are playing these days. A quick look on some gaming sites reveals names like Guild Wars, Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends, and Star Wars: Republic Commando. I’m not sure which direction I’d want to go. It seems that these days most games are played multiplayer over the internet. Last time I had a computer capable of playing modern games, I was still on dial-up.
Anyone reading this looking forward to a game that I should be in the loop on? I hope to release mass pwnzage on the world in the coming months.