Notice: This entry was published 5 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
I bought the Humble Sid Meier Bundle today even though I already own Civilization V because I have no self-control. I mainly got it for the Gods & Kings DLC which I’m totally here for. Now if only my Steam would actually work. I game on a six-year-old desktop computer running on Windows XP. It still runs faster and render graphics better than my much, much younger laptop. Plus it’s just much more comfortable to game on a desktop in my opinion, and the screen is much larger too.
My desktop starting to show its age though. Saints Row 4 couldn’t run at all because it required DirectX 11; XP only has up to DirectX 10. And the Elder Scrolls Online beta kept crashing on me when I tried to play. Not to mention Windows is halting security updates for XP this coming April. Now is a good time to get a new computer. My husband’s excited that he’ll get to build another custom PC. He has all the parts sorted out already, and now I just need to save up for it. By my calculations, I should have the money next month.
Speaking of money, I need to reign in my discretionary spending until spring if I wanna have enough for my trip to Taiwan in March and a new computer. I tend to have a problem with stress shopping (because emotional eating is just not enough). I went over my shopping budget two months in a row. I need healthier ways to cope with anxiety.