I don't plan to travel. I want to stay home to read and play, if not with my daughter, then on the computer.
No, I don't like consoles. I only play games on my computer.
I remember I used to enjoy games and dedicated a lot of time to them, but I stopped playing when I fully migrated to Linux in 2010, partly because some of my favorite titles would not run and I needed to learn how to use the OS for productivity.
However, for a non-technical user of Linux, I adapted successfully. Well, truth to be told, it helped that my workload increased exponentially, so I had no time for even missing playing games.
But all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy...
I learned about WINE, DOSBox, and Desura. And there were some Linux games that I could play occasionally. All that kept me going.
Comes Steam. The reputation of Linux as a gameless platform starts changing... and I start buying games although I lacked the time to actually play them.
Now I just noticed a curious change: my preferences moved away from games based purely on action, racing, and shooting to the ones where I could learn something about life.
Gradually, I had switched from liking titles that promised an adrenaline-rush to choosing those that offered me a space for self-reflection, regardless of technical considerations like awesome 3D graphics.
This transformation was triggered by my exposition to Jason Rohrer's Passage and Gravitation.
Maybe that's why I never missed Tomb Raider so much.
I am hooked now on the narrator's existential remarks in Nihilumbra, the approach to time and mistakes in Braid, and the human emotions triggered by To the Moon. I am also considering to buy This War of Mine...
|"Are you going to kill us?" The question of all the innocents trapped in the middle of a war|
Of course, for less serious playing, I enjoy the irreverence of The Bard's Tale. :P