Rather than let the unwashed masses make "Let's Play" videos of the upcoming Total War: Rome II, Creative Assembly and Sega have cut out the middle man and made one themselves.

The chit-chat must be tolerated, because every chance to see this game in action is a chance you've got to take.

I was initially bummed the studio's latest game was Rome II, so excited was I for some kind of Empire II/Victoria/US Civil War type of game. The more I see of this baby in action, though, the more I just don't care anymore.