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, March 9, 2021, or: Of Subs and Scripts

Hello, everyone. It’s midafternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 76˚F (24˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 14 MPH (22 KM/H) and humidity at 42%, the feels-like temperature is 75˚F (24˚C). The forecast for today calls for mostly sunny skiesContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, March 9, 2021, or: Of Subs and Scripts”

Old Gamers Never Die: or, Undersea War is Hell in ‘Cold Waters’ South China Sea Campaign

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, February 22, 2021. It’s a mildly cool day outside; the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 14 MPH (22 KM/H) and humidity at 78%, the feels-like temperature is 72˚F (22˚C). The forecastContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: or, Undersea War is Hell in ‘Cold Waters’ South China Sea Campaign”

Old Gamers Never Die: Campaigning in ‘Cold Waters’ is Fun, But Not Easy

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida, and as I said in my previous post, I am taking the weekend off from working on the screenplay I’m writing for Juan Carlos Hernandez and his team at Popcorn Sky Productions. I need to recharge my batteries before I can get more intoContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Campaigning in ‘Cold Waters’ is Fun, But Not Easy”

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: Ivan’s Got That Sinkin’ Feeling in ‘Cold Waters’

The time: 1100 Lima, 30 December, 1984 The place: Eastern Atlantic Ocean, near the Bay of Biscay The situation: In an alternate version of 1984, rising tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union have rapidly escalated over a series of incidents, including the shootdown of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 near the SovietContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Ivan’s Got That Sinkin’ Feeling in ‘Cold Waters’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 4, 2020

Well, Dear Reader, it’s Friday, September 4, 2020 – the first weekend of the ninth month of perhaps one of the worst years I’ve ever lived through, on par with 2015. It’s also the start of the Labor Day weekend, which is not exactly one of my favorite holidays, but whatever. Right now, it’s stillContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 4, 2020”

Old Gamers Never Die: Waging War in the ‘Cold Waters’ of the Taiwan Straits

The date: 20 August 2000. The time: 0700 Hours local time. The situation: USS Seawolf (SSN-21) is in the shallow waters of the narrow Taiwan Straits under orders to intercept and destroy a Chinese amphibious group bound for Taiwan. Primary Target: The merchant ships and landing craft of the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s invasion force.Continue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Waging War in the ‘Cold Waters’ of the Taiwan Straits”

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”

Weekend Musings for Saturday, July 18, 2020

Hello, there. Well, here we are on Saturday, July 18, 2020; it’s early afternoon in my corner of Florida, and it’s a hot, cloudy one at that. My weather app informs me that that the temperature outside is 86˚F (30˚C), but with humidity at 77% and an easterly breeze of 12 mph, the feels-like temperatureContinue reading “Weekend Musings for Saturday, July 18, 2020”