My main gaming PC was in need of a purge (and it looks like I’m not the only one with that idea), and so on Friday I did a hard drive wipe and a fresh install of Vista (which is all one-click easy thanks to Alien Respawn). It’s funny how many of the things previously on the drive are found as ‘must haves’ once the install is complete. Xfire and Ventrilo were up first, followed by DarkFall. It took two days before I installed Warhammer Online, and that games time might be coming to an end. I still need to install Blood Bowl, but once that’s done I think I’m all set.
I would say 2009 is looking like a sad year for gaming, but between DarkFall literally being more fun each day (and especially each patch), and Blood Bowl being the perfect tactical game on the side, I’m not exactly lacking for things to fill my gaming time with, nor do I see that changing anytime soon. I do wish WAR was better (or just good enough to keep more CoWs playing nightly, as I don’t really have any major issue with it myself), and nothing new in the MMO space looks interesting (CO I have zero interest in, WoW as a girl (Aion) I’m all set on, and other games are too far off to really think about). Dragon Age is coming soon, which should be a great solo RPG to spend some time with, and eventually Blizzard will release StarCraft 2 and bring be back into the RTS genre, so it’s not like there is NOTHING on the gaming horizon.