Chapter 12. Gaming

The applications I cover in this book can make your life easier or more efficient, but most people wouldn't label them as entertaining. Okay, maybe some of you actually laugh out loud when you use a word processor, and I'm sure that one or two readers design spreadsheets as a hobby. But let's be honest—for many of us, computers are all about the games.

The advances made in graphics and sound technology, combined with the lightning speeds of today's processors, memory, and hard drives, have transformed gaming into a powerhouse industry. The money you save on software by using the applications covered in this book can buy you more of that advanced hardware, which means more advanced game playing!

New games are released each year ...

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