Picking up our new GPU (GTX 750 Ti) from the post office was remarkably memorable. Everyone jokes about the elitist "PC Master Race", but as I prised open Amazon's cardboard envelope and saw Asus' overly dramatic packaging, I really did feel as if I were starting something special. You see, graphics cards have been the stuff of dreams for as long as I've known about them.
The vast majority of my gaming has been on consoles and hand helds. From the Mega Drive, to the GameBoy Advance, to the Xbox 360, there's always been something available to me that required no technical knowledge to start up and play. PC gaming on the other hand was a befuddling minefield of system requirements, patches, and general sense of hit-and-miss regarding whether or not a new game would work.