D'you know what the very first thing I ever did on a PC was? We're going way back now, before I owned my own, before hte internet was common, we're talking '95 or '96. I was working in Games Workshop Torquay, and one of our part timers invited me back to his to play some games. So I didn, he had two PCs, and he taught me how to play Warcraft II. I was hooked; it became a regular thing, most weeks after work, I'd give hima lift hom, his mother would cook us a meal and we'd play one of the best early RTS games.
Then Starcraft came out. Oh boy. We played it regularly, and at one point a bunch of us hired a local cybercafe (again, before the internet was common) for a weekend, and played it pretty much constantly. Considering I didn't ever get to play except at Sy's, I got to be pretty good. Eventually, I got my own PC, and bought a budget pack with both WarII and Starcraft with Brood War. I still play each of them occasionally, and my PC has the two-headed ogre
We're ready master / I'm not ready
as the boot up sound. I don't play World of Warcraft because a) I don't have a good enough connection and b) I know what I'm like, and you'd never see me leave the house ever again. Those Korean guys that are found dead in 'net cafes? I relate to those poor gits; there but for the grace of bloody strong willpower
The point of this article? I'm doomed
. No, really, I'm in real trouble
. There's so much cool stuff
, and the even have some videos
I suspect my fairly new PC will be below spec for it, but so much pretty! And, let's be honest, I'll spend at least a few games building every unit possible and clicking on them until they say something silly. Because I'm like that.