Mr. “Modeps” James is having trouble with PC Gaming:
Itâ€™s now been a few days of trying to get this stupid game to run. Iâ€™ve updated drivers, reinstalled the whole steam client, shut off anything that was running in the background that didnâ€™t need to beâ€¦ and just nothing works.
That was exactly the case in our house a few years back. My oldest son liked playing Half Life/Counterstrike, but every time he wanted to play, he had to start with 30 minutes of re-install this, re-config that… and then maybe it would work. That’s when I decided to buy my first console since Mario & Duck Hunt in 1988 on the original NES.
We got a Microsoft Xbox, then joined Xbox LIVE and of course now are gaming with folks all across the land using LIVE and the XboxÂ 360. With just a few minor (and mostly flash-based) exceptions, I haven’t looked back.
I know the Games For Windows folks are counting on a resurgence of gaming on the PC, especially with the coming of Vista and the service formerly known as Live Anywhere, and I hope it works well. For XP and previous systems though, Modeps is right, the experience was “just not worth the effort.”