Old Gamers Never Die, or: Reliving the Liberation of Europe with MicroProse’s 1987 Classic War Game ‘Crusade in Europe’

Back in the late 1980s, when I was still a journalism student at Miami-Dade Community College in South Florida, I used to go to the nearby Miami International Mall to do a bit of shopping. My favorite places then were Waldenbooks and a software retailer called Babbage’s.[1] Before 1987, most of my trips to theContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die, or: Reliving the Liberation of Europe with MicroProse’s 1987 Classic War Game ‘Crusade in Europe’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 2, 2021, or: Saturday is R&R Day

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida (more west than central, actually) on Saturday, October 2, 2021. It’s a hot autumn day; the current temperature is 89˚F (32˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 48% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 10 MPH (17 KM/H), the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, October 2, 2021, or: Saturday is R&R Day”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion on ‘Stalking the Red Bear’ in the ‘Cold Waters’ Submarine Sim

Background Cold Waters, the submarine warfare simulation released a few years ago by Killerfish Games, is one of my favorite computer games of all time. Aside from the coolness of its state of the art graphics, sound design, and exciting gameplay, I like Cold Waters because it has what I call a “Tom Clancy technothrillerContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion on ‘Stalking the Red Bear’ in the ‘Cold Waters’ Submarine Sim”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion of ‘Strike from the Sea’ in ‘Cold Waters’

Background Briefing If you’re a regular reader of A Certain Point of View, Too, you probably know that I like to play – on occasion – a computer video game called Cold Waters. Published four years ago by Australian game design studio Killerfish Games, Cold Waters is a Cold War-turns-hot submarine simulator that its designersContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion of ‘Strike from the Sea’ in ‘Cold Waters’”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion on ‘Beating the Odds’ in ‘Cold Waters’

Background Briefing Cold Waters, the 2017 Cold War-turned-hot submarine simulation developed and published four years ago by Australian game studio Killerfish Games (Atlantic Fleet, War on the Sea) is one of my favorite computer games. Inspired by the 1988 MicroProse game Red Storm Rising, Cold Waters puts you in command of a nuclear-powered submarine fromContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Discussion on ‘Beating the Odds’ in ‘Cold Waters’”

Old Gamers Never Die, or: Discussion on One of the Tougher ‘Cold Waters’ Missions

Conn, Sonar: New contact bearing 0-4-5, designated Sierra 1. Conn, Sonar: New contact bearing 0-4-7, designated Sierra 2. Make depth 1-2-0 feet, aye. Conn, Sonar: Sierra 1 is classified as…escort. Set course 0-4-0, aye. Conn, Weps: Tube 1 loaded. Part One: A Bit of Background If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you knowContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die, or: Discussion on One of the Tougher ‘Cold Waters’ Missions”

Old Gamers Never Die: A Quick Look at ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’

Even though I spend most of my days here in New Hometown, Florida writing (whether it’s on my two blogs or other projects), sometimes I like to kick back and relax with a good computer game…or two…or three. And even though I do like space-fantasy games such as Star Wars: Rebellion or Star Wars: RogueContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A Quick Look at ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’”

Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Armored Brigade’ PC Game Review

Armored Brigade Developer: Veitikka Studios (Finland) Publisher: Matrix Games (U.S.-Great Britain) Released: November 15, 2018 Genre: Strategy/Real-Time Tactical Setting: Modern Timeline (1965-1991) No. of Players: 1 (Human vs. AI) On November 13, 2018, Matrix Games, a U.S.-U.K. publisher of computer games, released Armored Brigade, a real-time tactical war game which depicts land combat in aContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Armored Brigade’ PC Game Review”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 31, 2021, or: The Immediate Past, Present, and (Near) Future….

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, May 31, 2021. In the United States and its territories, it is Memorial Day, a federal holiday originally set aside to honor the men and women who died while serving in the military in our country’s wars but is now mostly  theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 31, 2021, or: The Immediate Past, Present, and (Near) Future….”

Old Gamers Never Die: A First Look at ‘Armored Brigade’

TITLE: Armored BrigadeGENRE: Simulation, StrategyDEVELOPER: Veitikka StudiosPUBLISHER: Slitherine Ltd./Matrix GamesFRANCHISE: Armored BrigadeRELEASE DATE: Nov 15, 2018 As someone who grew up in the shadow of the Cold War (1946-1991) and can still remember that the present Russian Federation was one of 16 “republics” in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), I have long beenContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A First Look at ‘Armored Brigade’”