As you can see from the sudden surge of posts on my LJ, losing my desktop does have some impact on my current lifestyle. As a last ditch effort to make my (now dead) computer work, I bought a few cans of compressed air as well as (impulsively) a USB gamepad. Now, the gamepad itself is as good as it gets – built like a PS2 controller but even more comfty – but I couldn’t find *any* application that uses the pads except to map controls for a few platformer flash games online and possibly games on the emulator, if I ever decide to drag those antiques into my laptop.
So I sift through my “good games” pile, then my “so-so games” pile (the “bad games” pile elimiated during the great cleanup of 2005), and I’ve found one – one! – platformer out of all the games I have. And so I thought I’d pick up a platformer game at Fry’s tomorrow (for the PC) and… on second thought…
that um, doesn’t exist anymore.
They have a pile of “casual games”, check… FPSes… check. MMORPGs and the ever shrinking stash of SPRPGs… check. Strategy games placed somewhere obscure… check. Platformers… hmm. I didn’t realize how narrow the PC games market is getting until I’m stuck with a computer that can’t run the usual suspects.
Oh well, I think I’ll throw in the emulators.