The Borderlands games are pretty new though... definitely post-vista.
And that list doesn't even have CS 1.6 and CSS, both of which benefit from Alchemy on win7. The list I linked to has more games, including the CS games, but it doesn't have the Borderlands games, so I don't know what other games it's missing.
High level competitive gamer (CS 1.6).
In my opinion any "gaming" mouse pad over $10 is a rip off unless you want to spend money on pure aesthetics. The $8 Supermat is better and cheaper than any "gaming" mousepad I've used. Zeus Gear XL is a good alternative.
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