It was some time ago now that I loaded the StarCraft II Beta, trembling with excitement that my all-time favourite game finally had disgorged a successor. In a tragic moment that will haunt me for some time, when the installation finished I actually uttered the now-iconic phrase "well, it's about time!".
Literally hundreds of games later the beta closed and we eagerly waited for the retail game to finally deploy. It's been a long time since a PC game generated this sort of hype. PC gamers have glared at the headline-grabbing launches of franchises like Modern Warfare with a kind of bemused outrage - this is our scene.