Old Gamers Never Die: Winning My First Campaign in ‘Cold Waters’

Well, Dear Reader, I did it. I successfully completed a Campaign game in Killerfish Games’ 2017 submarine combat simulation, Cold Waters. And not only did I complete the Campaign – which has a default skill-level setting of Hard and balances out the American Navy’s advanced submarines vis a vis the submarines fielded by the People’sContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Winning My First Campaign in ‘Cold Waters’”

Old Gamers Never Die: Playing My First Campaign in ‘Cold Waters’

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early evening here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 66˚F (19˚C) under sunny skies – local sunset won’t happen until 6:23 PM Eastern. With humidity at 44% and the wind blowing from the northeast at 11 MPH (17 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Playing My First Campaign in ‘Cold Waters’”

Old Gamers Never Die, or: Running Silent, Running Deep with ‘Cold Waters’ (Again!)

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s mid-afternoon here on Friday, December 11, 2020. In New Hometown, Florida, the temperature is 72˚F (22˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 6 MPH (9 KM/H) and humidity at 52%, the feels-like temperature is 72˚F (22˚C). Today the high temperature will be 72˚F (22˚C) and theContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die, or: Running Silent, Running Deep with ‘Cold Waters’ (Again!)”

Into the Deep in Steel Coffins: ‘Red Storm Rising’ & ‘Cold Waters’

Running Silent, Running Deep Back in the late Eighties and even into the early 1990s – even after the collapse of the Soviet Union, I loved to spend much of my downtime playing Cold War era military-themed computer games. At the time, I had two different computers: an Apple IIe, which was a gift fromContinue reading “Into the Deep in Steel Coffins: ‘Red Storm Rising’ & ‘Cold Waters’”

Retro Review: ‘Silent Service II’ by MicroProse

In 1987, sometime after my uncle Sixto Diaz-Granados – my dad’s older brother – bought me my first home computer, I bought my first submarine simulation game, MicroProse Software’s Silent Service. This was a game designed by the legendary Sid Meier, who had (along with Lt. Col. William “Wild Bill” Stealey) co-founded MicroProse in 1982Continue reading “Retro Review: ‘Silent Service II’ by MicroProse”