At this year’s E3, I had several major interviews with developers and publishers, I tried out a bunch of demos for upcoming games, and I met people I never thought I’d meet. But in between all of these happenings, I would do rounds across the floor and check out as much as possible. I took this time to look at the content at booths that weren’t on my scheduled list of things to do.
So as I was walking around the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, I spotted something that immediately caught my eye. There, at some booth for a company whose name I can’t even remember, I saw a big StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty box. What contents did this box hold? Was it empty? Could a final copy of StarCraft II be contained within the confines of the paper and cardboard box?
These are just a few of the questions that ran through my mind, and I so desperately wanted to know the contents of that box. There were other items at this booth, but none that caught my attention like this box did. Nothing else there was as memorable, nor was it as meaningful to me, as that StarCraft II box.
I could have asked the booth people with the contents of the box were, but I didn’t want an answer like, “Oh, it’s just an empty box” to ruin the lore and mythos behind it all. I honestly believe that a copy of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was contained within that box, but I’ll never know for sure.