See what I did there? Heh.
Tomorrow is what I would call a historical day. Of course, taking it literally, it’s actually not much something with much historical backing. It’s not a commemoration. Not the commemoration of the introduction of Bugs Bunny in A Wild Hare 70 years ago or the flight of the very first commercial jet airliner, the de Havilland Comet.
But the release of Starcraft 2.
Now, I’m a history student, and yet I use the term historical to describe this event. Like any game release related event, many people will go out on this very day and walk to the nearest store and buy this game (or stay in and buy if off the internets, like me). But in the case of Starcraft 2, I think it will make history. Millions will buy this game, and millions expect this.
An entire country worth of people expect this as if it would be the Olympics or a World Cup.
A game, spawned from an idea, spawning an ideology.