OK, bought the Sims2, which is a game in a genre that I always thnk I'll find interesting, but ends up boring me to tears with the slow pace and clunky interface.
Naturally, the DVD/CD player on my laptop picked this time to shit the bed. Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. I ended up having to try 6 times to install it before it finally went. Now I can't actually play it because the DVD/CD is br0ken again.