My friend and companion for many a long campaign has died. Together, we rid the world of dark wizards, waring tribes, and even completed the occasional word puzzle. Together we changed the course of many a planets history, raised a few million pylons, turrets and laser towers. In addition we also decapitated many guests that came to my house in search of 'a good time'. We've fought back the scourge of aliens, expanded territory and devoured more RAM than I ever thought possible.
Today, my video card is toast. Today she just gave up. The 19" flat panel screen began 'searching for signal' and I knew her time was up. I suppose there will be no more Super Mutants to slay, or NPC's to chat up for my little red friend. Looking at her lifeless form reminds me of how excited I was to acquire it. At the time of our original acquaintance 256MB of RAM was quite substantial, as my pocket book was made aware. Today, it's almost a joke.
Still for all her medium lighting settings and anti-aliasing shortcoming she did a good job. I'm sad to see her go. How sad. Of course for every loss there is also hope.
NOW I CAN FINALLY GET THAT ROCKING CARD WITH ALMOST ZERO GUILT!!! WOO-HOO! SO LONG SUCKER!