Just the words Kate wanted to hear. . . "StarCraft 2".

StarCraft 2 LogoComputer gaming is one one of my hobbies. It’s a hobby I don’t frequently talk about here because the readers of this blog (all 5 of you), for the most part, couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the topic. So 4 out of the 5 of you can now tune out. . . now.

My computer gaming habit was probably formed way back in the days of Atari 2600 and the original Nintendo Entertainment System. But it was cemented by Blizzard Entertainment and their real-time strategy creation, StarCraft. StarCraft was released way back in 1998. It was followed by several other Blizzard products, but fans of the original game have been dying for news of a sequel.

This weekend, StarCraft 2 was announced, and geeks everywhere sat up and took notice. The screen shots and cinematic that Blizzard released this past weekend have geeks everywhere wanting to get our grubby mitts on the game. There is no scheduled release date yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they push for a Christmastime release. I think Santa knows what will be on my list.