Computer 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.
Heh. Fortunately, no. If the StarCraft -> Warcraft III transition was any indication, then StarCraft 2 will eventually replace Warcraft III in it’s entirety.
Does this mean Warcraft III is Tuesday and Sunday nights and StarCraft II is Monday and Friday nights?
I’ll be a gaming widow–which is worse than being a football widow because the football season ends.
yeah, you were right, all i read was starcraft…geeks…squaw squaw squaw…santa…i think i’ve had that conversation before! 😉
but it reminded me of the t-shirt my geek bought this weekend, with an atari joystick on it…it was a hard choice for him as they had lots of geek paraphenalia to choose from…you can check them out at http://www.retrogt.com...
or there was this little gem which you might appreciate:
i hate that i know these things… 🙄
Oh my! I love that second shirt. That is freaking awesome.
What you really should be excited abut is Spore.
No way we’re looking at a Christmas release. Maybe Christmas next year. We’ve got beta testing to get through!