StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty
Today, or rather yesterday in one of Moscow's Media Markt's was a landmark event for the Russian gaming industry - a large-scale premiere of StarCraft 2 with contests, shows, gifts, dude in a Spaceman costume and a bunch of other things.
Admittedly, I couldn't appreciate all the action, it was too crowded, so I preferred to sit out with my craft mates on the floor above in the restaurant. (:
But that's not the point. As it seemed to me, the response to the event was quite impressive - there were a lot of people, some madmen did come in all sorts of stylized costumes. And all of this is nothing short of thrilling. This suggests that in spite of the harsh realities, we have a lot of people who are willing to just go and buy an interesting game for themselves and not sit on the freetorrents, waiting for the "old man" weaned from the battlet, cursing the developers and publishers, and "shitty bourgeois idiots" who buy toys for money.
Many of those who were at the premiere complain about the terrible organization. In principle, the conditions really were not the best: people had to crowd in the hall, the stage was inconveniently located to the audience, so that many could not understand what was happening.
I think that "1C-SoftClub" didn't count on such a wine, as a result it was not without a fiasco. 8)
I'll give a StarCraft 2 guest password to whoever I'm interested in telling me what happened to Kerrigan's cutie in the first part. Copypastes from wikipedia are very, very not welcome.