I live 45 minutes or so outside of Toronto and I've been playing games since I was 5 or 6 years old. I started on early 3D PC games and strangely enough, an old NES (even though it was before my time). I now own a DX10 PC and an Xbox 360.
I play a variety of games and have no contrived brand loyalties. I play Wii and PS3 whenever the opportunity arises.
I've been a fan of the Total War series since I first played Medieval: Total War. Since then I've bought both Rome: Total War and Medieval 2 and now the newest iteration of the amazing series has been announced and it is everything I've been dreaming about. For years I've said to my friends they should make a Total War game set in the 18th century and the Napoleonic era and my prayers have finally been answered with Empire: Total War. The game is set to have full 3D naval battles (first time for a TW game), a new game engine, tons of new features and hopefully a liberal helping of the epic feel that made the other Total War games so great. This is like a military history fanboy's (we do exist) wet dream. Here's the announcement from TotalWar.com and here's a profile of the game so far from IGN
At the same time, Medieval 2 Total War: Kingdoms just came out and I'll be downloading it on Steam later today. I might even feel better about going back to school now that I have some great games to play and more to look forward to.
If anybody has already posted this, I'm sorry I didn't catch it.