I should number these confessions. I know I have a few other posts with that title. So, I scraped my money together and bought a new and glorious computer. I bought Windows for the first time in my life. I installed steam for the first time ever. I am now beffuddled with a wonderful glut of games.
I love Ubuntu for my everyday work. It is very stable and easy to use. Gimp and Inkscape work without a hitch even on my older computer with it's crappy video card. But games. Dear games. I have gone for decades now without them (mostly getting my fix on consoles).
Sure, people say you can run most games through Wine. But not in my experience. Couldn't get even big popular titles like Fallout 3 to work or popular titles that have been around forever with plenty of time for fixes to get worked out like Morrowind.
The first game I downloaded was Rome: Total War. It was less than $3.
So, on one hand I feel a little dirty for selling out on Free Software so cheaply. On the other hand I never got to finish exploring Morrowind and now I can (I installed the updated graphics mod last night and it looks wonderful for a game so old).
I want to keep posting here (and really need to get my campaign started back up to try out all my wilderness travel innovations) because I'm coming up on some big milestones, but expect me to be distracted and scatterbrained.
And if you want to recommend some games in the comments feel free--I just got Legend of Grimrock which looks great and FTL which has been pretty fun.