ONE TRUE RING: Since the debut of the Xbox 360 1 1/2 years ago, players have been thirsting for one title: "Halo 3." And now we know when the wait will be over. Microsoft has announced that the latest chapter in its most successful franchise will arrive Sept. 25.

'STAR' JONES: The "Warcraft" fantasy games - especially the online "World of Warcraft" - have pretty much given publisher Blizzard Entertainment a license to print money. But in between "Warcraft II" and "Warcraft III" was a game called "StarCraft," a much-loved science-fiction twist on the strategy genre.

It's been nine years since "StarCraft," but Blizzard has finally gotten to work on the sequel. "StarCraft II" resumes the interstellar conflict between the Terrans (that's us), the cybernetic Protoss and the insectoid Zerg. Blizzard said it's too early to pinpoint a release date, but did say the game was being developed for the PC only - disappointing those of us who are still waiting for a great console strategy game.