So: The Elder Scrolls. I played good chunks of both Morrowind and Oblivion, but never finished either one, probably because because I don't have 4,000 hours per week to do nothing but keep detailed maps of Vvardenfell and Cyrodiil, let alone maintain immaculate spreadsheets regarding various poultices. Plus—as someone who usually plays action games, shooters, and BioWare RPGs—I never liked The Elder Scrolls' painfully clunky combat systems, which enabled you dispatch foes with all the grace and precision of a shitfaced drunk brandishing one of those giant foam fingers.

And thus—despite however many hours I sunk into Morrowind and Oblivion before moving on to other games—I decided I'd skip the next installment in the series, Skyrim. But then this came out of E3, and then there was this (do your best to ignore the extraordinarily obnoxious G4 hosts):

Goddamn. You've sunk your claws yet again, Bethesda; that looks entirely rad. Forget my earlier vow: I'll give Skyrim a shot, and I'm actually kinda excited about it. I only ask that between now and November, you make it so swinging a sword doesn't suck quite as hard as it did in the previous games.

P.S. Also from E3: A co-op Mass Effect Star Trek? Shit yes.