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#1 Edited by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -

Expanding a bit.
 
Exclusives from my steam list: Crysis, Supreme Commander, Dawn of War/Dawn of War 2, Killing Floor, the STALKER series, Company of Heroes.
 
If you think mods are a neat idea, I point you towards Fallout 3 and/or Oblivion. Firestorm over Kronus for Dawn of War: Dark Crusade is an excellent mod(especially if you like 40k) which almost completely redoes the game with new models, higher resolution textures, new units, updated sound effects and game mechanics and much more. FOR FREE.
 
If graphics are your thing, I have an ATI Radeon HD 5850(definitely on the more expensive side at around $360) which plays Crysis like this(with AA turned on for screenshotting purposes): 
http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu179/Temesian/00005-1.jpg at an average of 30-40 FPS. Bump the resolution down or get a second card and you can easily hit a smooth 60+. 
 
If the idea of a desktop really turns you off, you could always go for a gaming laptop. A bit on the expensive side, but most of my real life friends have one and I'm kind of jealous.

#2 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -
@Feser said:
" So, like 3 other thousand people, I enjoyed the live demo of StarCraft 2. It got me thinking about how cool it would be to own a PC and play games like that, and then I thought games like what? I can think of a handful of other games that would be cool to play, but as someone who completely missed out on PC gaming I really can't see a good reason to spend a 1,000 bucks on a good PC. So please GB community, tell me why PC are worth having - and you can talk about stuff outside games.  PS; I have a laptop. My question is, why should I own anything outside of a laptop. "
 
Mouse and keyboard, modding communities, scalable video settings, some totally righteous exclusives, steam is great for talking to people while you play, some others I can't think of off the top of my head.
 
Pro tip for you: Build your PC. You'll save a bunch of money, and the experience is good. Then once you know how, charge other people to let you build it for them. Glorious, glorious money.
#3 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1851 posts) -

I'm Artemesia. Sometimes. I'm 18 years old, unemployed and working on school.  
 
Random facts:  I really like video games. Genre doesn't matter, though I tend to stay away from JRPGs and Racing games. Music is a big part of my life. I don't watch much, but I'm okay with anime. I have a lot of trouble making friends, stemming from my inability to open up to strangers due to a natural aversion to social contact which leads to more lurking than posting. I have an attitude. I really dig Warhammer 40k, my favorite armies being Space Marines and Witch Hunters/Sisters of Battle. I am good at writing, but don't enjoy it.