OK, I've taken the first step away consoles toward PC gaming. I just can't justify the wasteful spending on console games when Steam and GoG seem so much more appealing. Handhelds and Wii U I'll do, but Sony and MS consoles I feel I'm done with after this gen. I'll keep my 360 for the few games exclusive to console, but I'm not bothering with anything i could get for PC aside from Skyrim expansions (then when I build a better PC, I'll grab the GOTY version when it lands there).
I'm starting small and safe with some fairly old games. I traded in New Vegas: UE toward a Steam card (being this is still the summer sale there was a 30% trade-in bonus toward Steam wallet codes at Gamestop) and swept up Morrowind, Oblivion, Torchlight, Deus Ex and DX Invisible War off Steam for $19.95. One game for four. Not bad at all.
I have my doubts about being able to run Oblivion, so i kept my 360 copy as a fallback. I should be able to run the others, but some seem to be a touch laggy even with some of the settins scaled down and considering this laptop has a dual core processor, plenty of RAM and runs the latest DirectX and Windows 7 that seems a bit off. Is there anything I can do to fix that?