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’”

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’”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 14, 2021, or: More Carefully Watched Packages – The Saga Continues….

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s midday here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. It is a gray, hot early meteorological autumn day in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing at 7 MPH (11 KM/H) from the southeast, theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 14, 2021, or: More Carefully Watched Packages – The Saga Continues….”

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: War is All Hell in Ultimate General: Civil War’s Battle of Philippi

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, August 7, 2021. It’s a typical summer day. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 8 MPH (11 KM/H), the heat index is 90˚F (33˚C). The forecastContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: War is All Hell in Ultimate General: Civil War’s Battle of Philippi”

Old Gamers Never Die: Getting Acquainted with ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 5, 2021. It is warm and muggy outside; the current temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With relative humidity at 70% and the wind blowing from the south at 13 MPH (21 KM/H), the heat index isContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Getting Acquainted with ‘Ultimate General: Civil War’”

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’”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 16, 2021, or: Reflections for a Warm Spring Afternoon in Florida Revisited

Greetings, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Sunday, May 16, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 30% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 10 MPH (15 KM/H), the heat index is 82˚F (28˚C). The current Air Quality Index is 45Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 16, 2021, or: Reflections for a Warm Spring Afternoon in Florida Revisited”