Some stuff happened. By stuff, I mean, Windows Update broke my computer. Best I can gather, KB2982791 – update MS14-045, the August 12th 2014 update, prevented my computer from booting. There was a fix, which involved booting the system either into Safe Mode (which didn’t work for me) or mounting it to another system and deleting some subset of files…but that knowledge didn’t come to me until after I’d gone forward with a format. (It was time anyway.)
It was a good (if sudden and uncomfortable) opportunity to upgrade: bigger boot drive, new video card (one of the four fans on my SLI’d cards was dying and being quite loud about it) and quieter fans throughout the case. I also got a new monitor so I could fully leverage the card I got. XCOM in 2160p looks ludicrously good. Too good.
I’m still (slowly) reinstalling software onto my system, just as I need to. I’m enjoying the extra clean Windows install for the time being.
There’s a LOT of good stuff on the horizon, gaming-wise.
Wasteland 2 is imminent. September 19th.
Civilization: Beyond Earth (aka Alpha Centauri Reborn) looks fantastic.
Don’t Starve is getting a co-op mode in the very near future.
XCOM: Long War is still intensely entertaining.
I unsubbed from Wildstar because, frankly, I don’t have time to run Fed Ex quests while I’m killing xenos.