I’m a few days away from building my new machine, and I’d like to get something to show off its graphic-y and processor-y goodness. The game I’m most looking forward to is a bit retro (the Black Mesa mod), but that’s not likely to test the hardware very much. I’m a big fan of FPS with a bit of strategy/plot mixed in. Most recent games I’ve played in addition to HL are Bioshock and Fallout 3. Flying shoot-em-ups can be fun, but I’m not much for simulators (given limited time to play, I’m not so keen on spending hours on getting off the ground). Oh, Dirt 2 comes with the graphics card, but I’m not all that into racing games.
I’m out of the loop/target demographic for advertisers, so I don’t really know what’s coming. Basically, what’s the Next Big Thing in terms of eye- and physics-candy (that’s playable enough to actually get to/care about the candy)? Preferably something coming out this holiday season.