Faster Than Light – But Not Quite

ss_052d698926073e8d407a864f0e63a486af24ec0d.1920x1080By 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…


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