im using it as a desktop. im starting to like it how it is though.
I sometimes wonder if this is what made MS Windows so successful. ;-)
I'm afraid you are in the wrong sand box. All Red Hat Enterprise Linux derivatives are designed for the enterprise server market and appropriate hardware. The Oracle Linux UEK kernel even seems to strengthens the position of an optimized and standard kernel for Oracle server use and implementation.
Support for gaming experiences relies especially on advanced and proprietary graphics adapter support, which is up to ATI or NVIDA and certainly nothing to do with Oracle. You will have more success using a desktop Linux distribution, such as the popular Linux Ubuntu. This also includes support for technologies predominantly used in Desktop and Laptop systems.
Are you referring to: http://www.zdnet.com/free-software-father-declared-ubuntu-linux-to-contain-spyware-7000008516/
Well, I would not necessarily consider above article a show stopper to use Ubuntu. You can turn the surveillance off. Many if not most software products call home and there seems to be a global trend to penetrate internet users with intelligent advertising and marketing. So they probably get you in one way or another. Just install a web add-on like "Ghostery" and you might be surprised.
CentOS, Scientific Linux, Oracle Linux, etc., are all free derivatives or clones of RHEL and as such will give you the exact same trouble with unsupported hardware. Fedora is the closest Linux distribution to RHEL designed for computer desktops.