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07-28-10, 08:10 PM
Monday at midnight, Blizzard held a number of world-wide launch events for the debut of StarCraft II (http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/launch?ref=/sc2/), the highly anticipated sequel to my favorite game of all time (http://blogs.nvidia.com/ntersect/2010/07/inner-geek-my-viking-rush-is-hard-to-stop.html). We were on-site at the official North American launch at Fry‚??s in Fountain Valley, California ‚?? and along with a couple thousand eager StarCraft fans, had an awesome time while we counted down the minutes until midnight when the game went on sale.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/4838573744_38df0bcccd.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nvidia/4838573744/) The night started at 9PM with performances by White Boy James & The Blues Express, followed by Big Tuna (a band made up of Blizzard employees), and continued with head to head exhibition matches, developer Q&A, contests, never before seen cinematics and a countdown to midnight that got so loud that my ears are still ringing.

We teamed up with EVGA and gave out t-shirts, Snuggies, and a number of EVGA GeForce GTX 460 GPUs ‚?? a card that has been critically acclaimed for it‚??s phenomenal StarCraft¬*II gaming performance (http://blogs.nvidia.com/ntersect/2010/07/rule-the-galaxy-with-geforce-gtx-460.html).

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/4837965299_7e04e0c1a8.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nvidia/4837965299/) We had some of Toshiba‚??s latest notebooks on display at our booth, as¬*well as a¬*3D photo area where we took pictures of fans using the Fuji FinePix REAL 3D camera.¬*¬*We displayed the images for¬*visitors to view using¬*NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses. You can check out the 2D Versions of the photos on our GeForce Facebook page now (http://www.facebook.com/nvidiageforce).

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/4837969203_9344229d31.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nvidia/4837969203/) For me, the best part of the event was getting my personal copy of Starcraft 2 signed by Blizzard‚??s development team. Now that the game is launched, I think it‚??s time for me to start practicing. I hear a few people¬*at NVIDIA think they can beat my Viking rush ‚??¬*I might have to work on developing a few new strategies. See you on Battle.net (http://battle.net/)!

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