Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Cold Waters’ – One Campaign, Two Endings

Hello there, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Right now the temperature is almost summerish: 81˚F (27˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the west at 10 MPH (17 KM/H) and humidity at 53%, the heat index is 82˚F (28˚C). Today’s forecast calls forContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: ‘Cold Waters’ – One Campaign, Two Endings”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 13, 2021, or: Mixing Movie-Making Magic with Submarine Mayhem on My Day Off

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid- to late afternoon (depending on your definition) on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Here in New Hometown, Florida it is a nice late winter day (again, depending on one’s perception of “winter); currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 39% and the wind blowing fromContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, March 13, 2021, or: Mixing Movie-Making Magic with Submarine Mayhem on My Day Off”

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: A First Look at Killerfish Games’ New WWII Naval Warfare Game ‘War on the Sea’

Hi everyone! Yes, I’m back with another post for the day; this time around, though, the topic is going to be more fun than the previous one (COVID-19 and why we aren’t flattening the curve yet). As the headline of this post says, this will be a “first look” post about a brand-new video gameContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: A First Look at Killerfish Games’ New WWII Naval Warfare Game ‘War on the Sea’”

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!)”

Old Gamers Never Die: An Unexpected Victory in ‘Cold Waters’

Well, I finally beat one of Cold Waters’ tougher battles, an almost-straight-out-of-a-Tom Clancy-novel engagement titled Beating the Odds, which pits a Sturgeon-class nuclear-powered fast attack boat against a Soviet surface action group supported by Soviet Naval Aviation patrol planes and – sometimes – submarines. In the month-and-a-half that I’ve been playing what Killerfish Games callsContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: An Unexpected Victory in ‘Cold Waters’”

Sunday Thoughts & Musings, August 16, 2020

Hi, there! Well, it’s late morning as I sit here at my writing desk; by the time I hit publish, though, it will be past noon. It’s a hot day, too; the temperature outside is 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at a soggy 71% and a southwesterly breezeContinue reading “Sunday Thoughts & Musings, August 16, 2020”

Old Gamers Never Die, or: I Like Blowing Up Stuff in ‘Cold Waters’

Hi, there, Constant (and Not-So-Constant) Reader. Well, the weekend is here, and it’s early Saturday afternoon in my little corner of Florida. It’s a hot mid-summer’s day here; the current temperature is 89 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at 68% and a calm southwesterly breeze of 2 MPH, theContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die, or: I Like Blowing Up Stuff in ‘Cold Waters’”

Book Review: ‘Red Storm Rising’

On August 7, 1986, G.P. Putnam’s Sons published Red Storm Rising, a novel by Tom Clancy. Set sometime in the late 1980s – Clancy and his uncredited author Larry Bond never specifically mention a year in the text – Red Storm Rising is a military thriller that, as in The Hunt for Red October, Clancy’sContinue reading “Book Review: ‘Red Storm Rising’”