By Heinreich T. Sioson
I’ve always had respect for PC gaming even when I was fully entrenched in the console gaming scene. In fact, I actually dabbled in some PC gaming with games like The Hive, Battle Arena Toshinden for the PC, Warcraft II, Diablo, Starcraft, and a few other titles. But I fell out of PC gaming once the original PlayStation came out and lasted pretty much until the beginning of the current generation of consoles. That is, until my 60GB PS3 died. Womp womp…
I started building my current PC around the 3rd or 4th year I owned my PS3 because I wanted a PC that could run Starcraft II. After it was built I just HAD to have some games on it and that was when I discovered the awesome Steam digital distribution service from Valve. Steam has an almost obscene amount of excellent titles and they have sales so often it was easy for me to dive into PC gaming headfirst. With games like Portal, the Left 4 Dead series, as well as indie and free-to-play titles, it has never been easier to get into PC gaming.
With the combination of my PS3 crapping out on me and the release of the super fun Diablo III, I find myself mightily enjoying my time on the PC. In fact, with the massive success that D3 achieved, PC gaming has seen an upswing and a sort of Renaissance. Besides a small urge here and there to play some previous PS3 titles I’m not really looking to buy a new PS3 anytime soon. Right now I’m content with many AAA titles coming to both consoles and the PC which means I’ll be able to play great games on very high settings.
Long live PC gaming!
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