Yeah, I haven't been around in a while. Got real life stuff, blah blah blah. I'm not gone, and I'll be back, just need a blogging break.
Despite that, it's hard to contain my excitement today. Starcraft 2 is finally releasing, after more than a decade of waiting. It was far and away my favorite PC game until WoW came out, and my favorite non-Nintendo video game until the HD era as well. It introduced me to the RTS genre, which is a perfect fit for my tastes but I had never seen before. I love Sci-fi and I found the campaign mode revelatory because of how it merged storytelling with the gameplay. SC so perfectly crystallized what makes a game great for me - and specifically to my personality - that it will always hold a place in my personal pantheon of great video games. I bonded with lifelong friends over it, even.
So I'm quite relieved that Real ID isn't overstepping and I can play, with a clear conscience, this game I've been waiting for. My amazon preorder has already shipped, and I'm spending today drooling in jealousy at the countries that, due to the vagaries of time zones, exist in the future and can already play.
My life for Aiur!