Hey all, I have been out of the PC gaming world for a while as my computer has slowly slipped into obsolescence and my frustration with its poor performance led me to quit trying to play the newest games. Now I am upgrading my PC to an AMD XP 1600 with 1GB of RAM. So I'm thinking about getting a new game but I am so out of touch I dont know what I should get. So, I'm going to list off some of my all time favorite games, and maybe you guys can give me some modern suggestions. Warcraft II - Loved it, I know WCIII is out, and this is one of the games I'm thinking about. Lords of the Realm II - Loved it, and a new Lords game is also coming out, but isnt available yet. Alpha Centauri - Liked it, but the advancement trees were so complicated that I always felt like I had to pause the game and refer to the 500 page manual to figure out what I needed to do. I also like the Sim City games and The Sims but one thing I've noticed now is that besides the original The Sims, there is probably $400-$500 worth of expansion packs out there. That kind of bugs me. I also really like a game called Daggerfall, but partly because the way the game control was setup. There are some first person games that I hate. I have never gotten into the Doom, Quake, etc. type games because I hate the way their setup. I'm always spinning around in circles in vain trying to find the guy whose beating the shit out of me. So I like some first person games, but they cant be completely based around melee battles. I also like the "Thief" games for the same reasons I liked Daggerfall. I think there is a Daggerfall sequel called Morrowind or something. I also really like the Age of Empires games, so your probably getting a pretty good idea that I like strategy games. I also like games where you’re the bad guy. I saw some mob game on TechTV the other day, but I missed the name of the game, and they were playing it on a game console so I don’t know if its available for PC or not. I also like the grand theft auto games, but I’m not sure if their available on PC. Also, if anyone has read this far, I’m looking for a highly compatible (with many games that is) controller for my PC. Any suggestions?