Did StarCraft II Kill Our Editor-In-Chief's Computer?

With the epic release of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty under the gaming world’s belt you can find many of your friends, families, co-workers, and perhaps significant others have gone missing; attached to a computer playing the hit real-time strategy title. One of the discerning factors about this title is its ability to be played on a wide array of specifications which includes some older setups and even laptops and Mac computers which normally might not see much game-time. If you have noticed the recent absence this weekend of one Yaris Gutierrez, also known as the Editor-In-Chief of DualShockers.com, you may be assuming he is off playing StarCraft II and by anyone’s guess you’d be right…

But he wasn’t. In fact for the past few days we haven’t had so much as an e-mail or party invite from the otherwise Protoss-warrior. The reason being that on a fateful night this week his computer begin to emit smoke and was by all means set ablaze in a case of spontaneous combustion burning out the Random Access Memory (or RAM for all you ‘smarty pants’ folks). In the resulting flames Yaris rose from the ashes coughing up three simple words as if to defend Blizzard by any means, “It wasn’t StarCraft“. But we feel the need to beg the question, was it really StarCraft II which killed our Editor-In-Chief’s computer? Or is this just a fluke incident.

Word is going around that some video cards are possibly igniting in flames in similar situations by StarCraft II players. This may lead to clues that this is something more than a coincidence, but as of yet the proof is very questionable. Perhaps the sheer amount of sales and embrace this game has garnered from the PC and Mac gaming world has led to a higher-than-usual reporting of suspicious issues with this type of case, but for now it all seems to be up in the air. We will mourn your RAM chips for you Yaris, though I cannot say that we will miss them enough to buy you new ones. As for the rest of you folks out there who may be experiencing similar problems we say this: keep on gaming and don’t let anything hold you down, not even infernos of death occurring inside your machines!

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Jon Ireson

Jon is a gamer above all else. He plays all types of games. You can find him mostly in War games. He is very passionate and a hard worker and it shows through his writing. Favorite Games: Warhawk, Soldier of Fortune 2: Double Helix, Final Fantasy 6

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