Yeah, my internet has been down for a while for whatever reason, but in the meantime...
Beat the first part of Starcraft I. Boy was that final battle tough, but at the same time worth it. That Overmind had what's coming to him after attacking one of the homeworlds of the Protoss. Now we fight on... to the BROOD WAR!
And what do you know... I'm nearly done with the Protoss campaign there too, on the way to the Terran campaign.
Also, while I was sitting through the credits of the first Starcraft disc and I noticed something odd in the special thanks section. Sure we got some Blizzard staff credited, but I noticed other names there too all non-related to Blizzard, like George Lucas (well, parts of Starcraft did have similar moments to Star Wars), Hayao Miyazaki, Chow Yun-fat, and even Jackie Chan. Very interesting...
And I'm also back on Skyward Sword, beating the desert temple, the imprisoned, and now I have to finish the quest to make Link's sword more powerful.
Well, there's my update.
Yeah, it also had thanks to Martin Luther King Junior, Wizards of the Coast, Ray the Soda Guy, Insomnia, Sausage McMuffins, Team Fortress Software, The Prodigy, Rage Against the Machine, Mountain Dew, and of course Director James Cameron.
When you control certain units, you can even hear homage to Aliens (James Cameron's movie) like the Terran DropShip pilot, who directly takes from the movie when she says : "Were in the pipe, 5 by 5," and "Strap yourselves in boys, we're in for some chops." are both good examples of this. I remember laughing the first time I heard that as I've seen Aliens probably over a half a dozen times. There is also a quote where one of the Terran Marine's uses Bill Paxton's line from Aliens (Alien 2, which is a cIassic). The terran marine will say if you click him enough times, "How do I get out of this chickenshit outfit" a line Bill Paxton said in Aliens.
Here's two videos from that classic movie from James Cameron :
I love that game. I remember reserving it and picking it up in the late 90's (I want to say '98). I remember when it first came out. It's good that some younger gamers are going back and playing Starcraft. Of course, I love Warcraft, Warcraft 2, Warcraft 3, and quite a few Command and Conquer games. Currently I own four copies of the game and every so often I LAN it up with my four PCs and play some MP / have a BBQ.
Oh yeah, I also felt there was a connection to the Protoss and Predator, the entire game's premise reminded me of Aliens Vs. Predator fan fiction (before there was any movies). You had the three races, Human, Predator and Aliens. You could tell the Blizzard team was comprised of Sci Fi Movie fans.