Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, April 28, 2022, or: Life Creeps in This Petty Pace….

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, AndContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, April 28, 2022, or: Life Creeps in This Petty Pace….”

On Collecting Blu-rays & DVDs: My ‘Cold War – The Complete Series’ DVD Set is ‘OOP’; I Better Avoid Having an Oops Moment with It!

A few years ago, not long after I moved from Miami to the Tampa Bay area, I purchased Cold War: The Complete Series, a six-disc DVD box set that presents the 1998 CNN series about the tense relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States between 1946 and 1991. I did not see theContinue reading “On Collecting Blu-rays & DVDs: My ‘Cold War – The Complete Series’ DVD Set is ‘OOP’; I Better Avoid Having an Oops Moment with It!”

Old Gamers Never Die: Hunting Soviet Sub Tenders in Arctic Ocean is No Cakewalk in ‘Cold Waters’

The Time: 13 November 1984, 1300  Lima The Place: The Arctic Ocean The Mission: Intercept and sink a Soviet Don-class (Soviet designation Project 310 Batur) submarine and any REDFLT submarines it might be replenishing and/or rearming. These sub tenders are high-value targets and are likely to have support submarine, surface ship, and naval aircraft. If you playContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Hunting Soviet Sub Tenders in Arctic Ocean is No Cakewalk in ‘Cold Waters’”

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’”

Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Amerika’

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Thursday, August 26, 2021. It’s a bit cooler than usual for a late summer morning in the Sunshine State; the current temperature is 74˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) fromContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Amerika’”

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’”

Documentary Series Review: ‘The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick’ (2017)

The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick Produced and Directed by: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick Written by: Geoffrey C. Ward Original Air Date(s): September 17-28, 2017 The Vietnam War drove a stake right into the heart of America. It polarized the country as it had probably never been polarized since beforeContinue reading “Documentary Series Review: ‘The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick’ (2017)”

Diving Deep Into ‘Cold Waters’: First Combat Missions!

As I continue to explore the many features of Cold Waters, the 2017 submarine simulation developed by the Australian game developer Killerfish Games, I have finally gone beyond Training and moved on to Single Mission combat mode. After three days of trying out most of the tutorial missions in the game – which its designersContinue reading “Diving Deep Into ‘Cold Waters’: First Combat Missions!”