It is a rainy dayyou are home from schoolhave no homework and just managed 
to persuade your parents to let you spend the afternoon in front of the PC.
As
if spellboundyour eyes lay on the screen while Age of Empires is loadinghoping that it won't crash halfway through because PCs weren't really powerful yet. Even though the latter problem has been solved for the games of our childhood, the anticipation has not diminished.