PC Gaming Is Having a Great Year, Are You Enjoying It?

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StarCraft II, Napoleon: Total War, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Mass Effect 2: Love it or hate it, PC gaming seems to be having a great year.


And that's just what has already hit, if you're a PC gamer you've got quite a glut of games to look forward to for the rest of the year. Here's the short list: Civilization V, R.U.S.E, Dead Rising 2, Medal of Honor, Fallout: New Vegas, Fable III, LEGO Universe and Call of Duty: Black Ops.

This week on Kotaku Talk Radio, our weekly audio call-in show, Stephen Totilo and I are going to be discussing what we love and hate about PC gaming. One of us even broke a hand over his torrid love affair with PC gaming. Listen live or call in.

But don't let us take up all the air time. Give Kotaku a ring. Tell us what you hate or love about gaming on a computer, explain why tuning a computer is like tinkering with a car.

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It has been quite the year in PC gaming. Quite enjoying it myself.

But i have to say, the one thing that annoys me most about PC gaming it the complete lack of tailoring the controls for the PC at all. Mass Effect 2 was a prime example of it. Even if it was a great game (which I think was inferior to it's predecessor). The complete lack of use of the mouse wheel (and a generally unintuitive UI) in that game is both a shame and greatly frustrating.

May the future games (and controls) get even better.