I actually bought an Xbox 360 because I wished to get out of the computer arms race. Upgrading computers is no problem for me - I worked for several years at a computer repair shop, and I relish the act of messing around inside a case - but I found the necessary pace of upgrades to be fairly galling, especially considering the cost.
I resisted upgrading my four year old desktop until now for this reason. But then, Firearms: Source got released and my computer couldn't run it. So, Newegg got a rush order from me. Now, I'm playing all sorts of pretty games on my new rig:
Firearms: Source: My alma mater. It's free and they give you something like 35 guns with which to blow the living hell out of other people. Why haven't you downloaded it already?
Red Faction: Guerrilla: The Xbox demo never really swayed me, but I couldn't resist grabbing it off of Steam for $5. I love the destruction mechanics, but the sandbox world is kinda boring and the gunplay is occasionally too punishing on the player.
Left 4 Dead 2: Also grabbed on Steam for a song and a dance. Haven't had a real chance to play it, but I'm eagerly anticipating my brother's custom campaign for it.
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: I'm still a sucker for LucasArts' point and click games. However, some of the internal logic for the puzzles is flat-out infuriating. I now remember why I don't seek out adventure games that I didn't memorize/have patience for as a child.
And yes, even with the wondrous delights of a new computer, Project Squish is still moving forward.
My brother added some website stats for me to keep an eye on as I keep adding content and build towards the day when this website can go properly live. Very, very fun to look at. So, for everyone out there reading this who doesn't share my last name: thank you for your patience!
Speaking of content, the engine I'm building for The Newton Gun is relatively far along and methinks I should upload a YouTube video or two to show off just what the hell I've been working on. Aside from that, there's no reason why I can't build a content base for this website gleaned from the art I've done on previous projects such as Firearms and World at War, defunct though those projects may be. (Firearms: Source, on the other hand, is nowhere near defunct, but I haven't submitted any content for use in their first Release Candidate.)
So please keep an eye on the Blog page. When content starts to go live in the Games section, and as I track down and upload previously written articles for the, um, Articles section, I'll be sure to let main page viewers know. Huzzah!