dont know if this is the right forum for this, but i recently bought my first ever computer game (at age 31), The Godfather, and i thought it was brilliant. What games are you all playing at the moment, and what would you recommend. FEAR, Far Cry, and Half life 2 all seem to get mentions in the magazines, is that because they are good games, or is it just because they test the graphics cards?
Have you tried a strategy game like Age of Empires III? These god-like games allow you to control the economy, diplomacy and to battle with. Amazon are presently selling this game for £20 if it interests you. click here
At a more violent and personal level, GTA San Andreas is another good one. click here