Just one more turn...

I respect Sid Meier for what he has done for gaming. But as much as I try, I don't like his games. The first game since Alpha Cintauri and could not grasp the concept. I did not get the Civilization series (tried 2 and 3). I wasn't used to the turn-based game. It's slow-paced and I prefer the action from all the RTSes I've been playing.  I never understood the tech tree or what to do. I know I purchased and played Gettysburg, but I don't remember anything about it except for the characters disappearing when you scrolled side-to-side. I found Pirates to be a bunch of boring mini-games. I played Railroads for a few hours and never went back. The only game I had fun with was Sim Golf, and most people find that to be his worst game. I did learn my lesson and avoided purchasing Civ 4. When Civilization Revolution came out, I downloaded the Xbox360 demo on two different occasions and was promptly reminded of why I avoided the series.
 
Now at present time everyone is enthusiastically talking about Civ 5. Of course because I feel some imaginary peer pressure to like his games, I download the demo. It won't run on my PC. I really need to upgrade my three-and-a-half year old computer, but don't have the money. You would think I'm safe, but I'm not. Due to listening to a bunch of podcast saying how great the series is how more accessible Revolutions and Civ 5 are, I finally break down and buy Revolutions for the 360. Hey, it's only $20 and if I never get around to playing it it can sit with the other discount games I buy but never play. 
 
I bought the game Wednesday and decide to play it Friday. If I sit on it, I will most likely never give it a chance. After playing for an hour, the game finally clicks. I get it. I mean I don't get all the strategy and I'm still trying to learn some of the concepts. But for the first time, I'm having fun playing a Civ game. I played for three hours Friday night until I finally forced myself to quit because I had to wake up early for work. One more turn I kept telling myself.

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Spider-man games

I'm playing Spider-man "Web of Shadows". It's fun, but it's the glitchiest Spider-man game yet. You think these games would get better with time, but they are getting worse.
 
Update: This is the worst Spider-man game I have ever played. It has made me hate all future and past Spider-man games. There is no variety. Every mission is fighting the same enemies. All the challenges, races, and mini games from the other Spider-man games have been removed. I got so mad at the game that I removed the disc and threw it in the garbage.

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PC gaming is dead to me.

    I have always been a PC gamer. Even during the NES and SNES heydays I was never interested in a console. It was Commodore 64 all the way. I had no interest until the Xbox came out and Halo finally won my curiosity.  I still mainly considered myself a PC gamer even with the Xbox. I found that people could enjoy both mutually. The PC had the type of games I liked to play more of than the Xbox. Then something happened a few years ago. My interest in PC games started to wane. I would sit down to play games, but could not get into them. It wasn't that I found the games bad, I just didn't play them as long.  I started to notice that I quit after a day or two then it turned into a few hours, no matter how much fun I was having. I was having more fun playing games with my Xbox360 and sitting on my couch in front of my 32" TV instead of my 19" monitor.  I still try to convince myself I will enjoy PC gaming on some level. I tried the 1701 A.D. demo last month and bought the gold edition. I convinced myself this time was going to be different. Nope. I played for two hours, quit and never went back. I found the game fun. I love city building games. Hell, I even enjoyed the Zoo Tycoon series and those for kids. I have finally admitted that I no longer have any interest in PC gaming. The only thing that might turn me around is Diablo 3 and possibly StarCraft 2. Still, I hope Diablo 3 comes out on the 360 because I have a better chance of finishing it.

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