... It could be my native res, but forget having to turn Surround on and off just to play Dark Souls.
I cannot believe how much I suck at UT2004 now. It's like I'm playing a completely different game.
So I've been playing GT Legends. I somehow had never played much of Simbin's games before, but man, I guess I have been missing out. GT Legends is pretty amazing, and such a nice change after the disappointing Grid 2 (no, it's not just the cockpit view, the handling is awful and so are most tracks).
Now I've been playing it pretty casually (with a controller instead of my wheel, low difficulty overall), but it's so. much. fun to drive, say, an Alfa Romeo GTA on Spa. More games should attempt to recreate older cars.
I can't remember if the Abarth 600 (I think it's a 600) SS is in GT Legends as well or only in HistorX (the GT Legends conversion mod for rFactor which also features new cars), but that thing is brilliant. I also recommend you look up the Team21 Skyline KPGC10 2000GT-R mod. There are loads of mods, of course, but the quality of that one is superb. Lovely car, too.
I got very lucky with Hotline Miami and it hasn't given me any headaches.
Been playing Civ V solo and just started Castle Crashers with my girlfriend, which is tonnes of fun.
Music Catch 2 is a nice little distraction that was a really pleasant surprise when I found it. Yellow shapes are good, red shapes are bad and purple shapes are power! The music really makes the experience. It's "neoclassical piano." You can play it here.
Steam Summer Sale strikes, and despite buying some really interesting, meaty games I have ended up playing my other purchase, Torchlight 2. Best use of facial hair I have seen in a game recently. Also giant cannons.
Every time I start a new Saints Row game I can literally spend an hour fascinated by the character creator, trying to get someone that looks like me, then eventually get something that is almost entirely, but not quite, different. Then I give up, scratch the design and go for something else. I've already done this twice for The Third, and now that I'm past the intro, I might finally be getting in touch with its kind of humor ("how much shit was in that plane anyway?!"), some sort of Bruckheimer parody?
I often ask the missy for some advice, but dont listen.... and you know what ? At the end I always come back to my first idea...
Company of Heroes 2.
I keep using the random match button for skirmish and I had up until this point been fearful that my opponents were all in a league far above my own.
Sadly, I'm more often matched with people who one hopes will drop and get replaced with the AI because the AI can actually field a fucking army and take territory.