Yeah I picked up D2 and Icewind Dale on the same day when they came out. I played so much of both of them that week, that all the clicking took its toll and I had to rest my hand for a couple days.
Man, that was a good day I remember well. I decided to go to the mall....lol...yeah the mall and see if there was anything happening. I walked around and made a pass by Babbage's and noticed the display had Icewind Dale and Diablo II. I was so excited!! Got an extra copy of both for me and my friend who was working at that time. Went to his work place and dropped off the games and couldn't wait to meet up online. Hmmn, beers, and good games.
It seems that many had as equally as found of memories of those times; and very similar. I still think, how often do you get games released in succession like that? Nothing like not knowing the release date, and just passing by to happen upon them on the day of release....ahhh, natsukashii.
Although, my favorite story to tell was when I introduced a friend to System Shock I. He borrowed it and liked it so much that he showed the game to some interesting fellows. That happened to be the band Gwar. Apparently, they all gamed hard and stayed up a week of heavy gaming to finish it. Liked that it was well borrowed, and taken cared of when I got it back.