Years ago I have been playing Witcher 3 (and then Witcher 1, Witcher 2) and really liked the game. I spent like 9 months playing it, there was just so much content to discover, and the main story seemed rather long. So when CD Projekt Red finally released their Cyberpunk 2077 game, I thought that I could just buy it without looking at any reviews, I just trust the game studio. And so I bought the game on GOG.
Bei Epic Games gab es GTA 5 neulich kostenlos. Nachdem ich mit GTA 4 eher mäßige Erfahrungen gemacht hatte, wollte ich es mir vorher nicht kaufen. Aber so kann man ja einmal testen.
There is a vast array of computer games available. There are single player games without a campaign (Tetris, Mine Sweeper) that you can just play without preparation. Then there are games with a story (The Witcher, Mass Effect, Bioshock). These solitary games are not the scope of the articles. Rather I am concerned with multiplayer games. And there are the kind of cooperative games (Saint's Row, Borderlands, Diablo) and the competitive games (MechWarrior Online, World of Warships).
There are many ecosystems for buying and installing games: Steam, Origin, GOG Galaxy, Uplay. For modern games, they seem to just download the files into a folder and then one can directly start them. Looking at copying Steam games, one can copy them pretty easily. Also Steam has streaming available.
I have two computers which are capable of running 3D video games on Windows. The two towers are a quite a few years apart. The older tower is from 2008 and has an Intel Core 2 Duo dual-core CPU (E4400). Although it is a 64-Bit CPU and a 64-Bit Windows 10, it can only address 3.5 GB of RAM because the memory controller is only 32-Bit. I'd really like to ask the guy at HP who decided to specify this mainboard why he did that. Anyway, the GPU in that system has been exchanged a lot of times: