Last night, I did something that I hadn't done before: I played Team Fortress 2.
Team Fortress 2 is one of Valve's biggest games, and has legions of fans all over the world. The online multiplayer first-person shooter is so popular that Valve has stopped charging for it altogether, instead opting to make its money by selling hats for in-game characters. The funny thing is: it works. Almost everyone has a special hat.
Given that it's free, and I have a PC more than capable of running it, it seems almost criminal that I hadn't played anything more than the tutorial segment before last night. But it's just one of those games that I'd managed to miss. It's too bad, because in no time I was kicking ass and taking names, which made me annoyed at myself for missing out on something so good for so long.
There are other games that I haven't played yet which I know I should: Red Dead Redemption springs to mind, as well as free MMOs like League of Legends and Death of the Ancients. there's even a PS3 copy of Red Dead lying around at home, but I just haven't made the commitment and started the game.
What's strange about the fact that I've missed these games is that I usually give something a crack, even if I think I won't like it. The Elder Scrolls and Mass Effect are prime examples - I'm not a big fan of American RPGs, but I gave them a go. I didn't like them, and so I moved on, but I gave them a go nonetheless.
What are some big games you've missed out on? Any that you missed out on and regretted it when you finally played?