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One of the sadder things I read (and something that also helped justify Joel's decision in my head) was that Ellie, had the procedure taken place and she died, would never have known they made it to the Fireflies. Her last memory would have been of trying to save Joel and almost drowning in the process. Depressing stuff in an already depressing game.

Really well written blog, and you make a ton of sense. Well done!

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My heart belongs to Giant Bomb.

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@Klei said:

@Choffy said:

I've also never understood why anyone would spend ~$1000 on a machine to play the latest games when Skyrim or Battlefield 3 were available on a $200 Xbox 360. I had been plopping $10 down on the last few Humble Indie Bundle's so I can activate some smaller games on Steam, but nothing big.

With a comment like that, you were bound to have someone reply to you on it. And here goes : My pc is five years old and runs Skyrim and BF3 to the max. I changed my graphic cards three years ago, and it cost me 250$. PC gaming is a tad bit more expansive, sure, but if you know your shit, you won't need a 1000$ machine to play the latest games. Also, gaming on a PC is a LOT cheaper when you consider the games themselves. A lot of websites offer insane discounts on day-one purchases, like greenmangaming.com offering Darksiders 2 and Sleeping dogs for 34,99 at launch last week.

But how much did that PC cost you in 2007? My Xbox cost me $400 then, and I didn't need to purchase a $250 graphics card since then. I understand the initial costs are more expensive, but I also now understand the games are a lot cheaper, and it'll probably even out in the life of the machine.

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@GnomeonFire: They're alright. I have the retina MacBook Pro (2.3 GHz i7, 8GB RAM, GeForce GT 650M), so the specs are good enough to run almost everything out there. Not all games run on OS X, but enough do and I plan on buying Windows 8 once it comes out this fall and using Boot Camp. You can get around it pretty easily with the right Mac. Not sure how it would be with the integrated Intel HD 4000 though.

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$83.65

That's how much I've spent on Steam since July 12, when the Summer Sale started. Since buying my MacBook Pro in June, this is the first "good" computer I've ever owned in my life. Sure I've had some alright desktops and laptops before, but nothing capable of playing anything recent.

Because of that, I've grown up as a console gamer my entire life. Outside of being 5-years-old and playing Backyard Baseball and Muppet Treasure Island when my parents bought their first computer in 1998, consoles have been where I went to play games since getting my Nintendo 64 and Super Mario 64 for Christmas.

And I've been completely alright with that. I'm not a fan of mouse and keyboard at all and I think it's a terrible way to play games. I've also never understood why anyone would spend ~$1000 on a machine to play the latest games when Skyrim or Battlefield 3 were available on a $200 Xbox 360. I had been plopping $10 down on the last few Humble Indie Bundle's so I can activate some smaller games on Steam, but nothing big.

But then the sale started and I've changed my tune a lot lately because of it.

I heard the Steam sale had gone up and decided to check it out to see what was on there. Quickly after loading it up, I saw The Walking Dead was $18.74. I had already played and bought the first episode on Xbox Live, but I figured by just buying it here I would still save $1.25 and it would give me something to do with my new laptop. So I did, and I enjoyed it.

I didn't want to dive right in to episode 2 after finishing the first, so I went back to the store and bought Puzzle Agent, Puzzle Agent 2, Portal, Portal 2, and Terraria for some more entertainment. I went to bed thinking I was happy with what my $36.45 brought me, and figured I'd slow down during the sale.

Since then, though, I've purchased Civilization V, Bejeweled 3, Wizorb, the Max Payne bundle, Yesterday, Dear Esther, Just Cause 2, Torchlight, the Trine bundle and a few other games. Of course, I have yet to play them all, but I plan on it (like everyone else does of course).

I've enjoyed the whole week of buying and installing though. Sure there are a few set-backs from really letting me go loose (The Walking Dead choices not important, Puzzle Agent's second puzzle having invisible parts, not having Windows on the machine (yet), only having a 256GB SSD in the machine, trying to play games on a 15" screen), but overall I've enjoyed it. So much, that it's made me want to build my own gaming rig instead of getting an Xbox 720 or PS4. If I throw in a Blu-ray drive, it would make so much more sense to just use a home theater PC that is more than capable of playing next-gen games then the new Xbox or PlayStation for my needs. Plus, I'd make up a lot of the money over the course of the system's life from Steam sales and prices of games being cheaper in general.

After all, $83.65 would be lucky to buy me two games for my 360 or PS3.

Has anyone had a change of heart towards console or PC gaming lately, like I have? If so, what sparked it? And finally, any tips for someone who has never bought a PC, but is going to in the near future?

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Look at that hair!

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That party looks OFF THE CHAIN! You're right, Jamie Jackson from FreeStyle Games; SiNG is definitely a game I'm going to want in my collection! I DO want to play this with my friends and family and it's definitely going to help create that party vibe!

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@Babylonian: Did you touch her shoulder?

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Already?

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Hopefully this game is tougher than the first; my sweet moves were just too much for the game to handle.

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