Five years after I left PC gaming for a wonderful OS that is the Industry Standard, video games have come back to try rob me of my ambitions to do anything but play video games.
It all started this summer when a friend gave me a copy of Half-Life 2. Over the course of a week, I spent All of my free time trying to save the world with a crowbar and a fancy suit. Since then, I went back to not having my Parent’s computer around and have been DJing and making weird noises in my own little world.
And then… A month before my birthday, Steam announced that it would be launching for mac in time for the big day. Turning 21 and having computer games would be the end of all motivation to work. Fortunately, Steam was Steam and meant early May when they said April, so I have had more time to mentally prepare, although my birthday present of a copy of Orange Box has been itching to be used.
Right now I am downloading Portal and am probably going to spend part of my evening working towards some delicious cake. But with great power comes responsibility. I still need to study for this F&#@ing CIT midterm.
What this ultimately means is that I am now on Steam. I was on Steam, but was never physically logged on since the summer. My username should be pretty obvious if you’re looking for me in the gaming cloud.