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, 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: 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’”

‘Cold Waters’ Campaign Update: The War Heats Up in the South China Sea as USS Hampton Enters Fray

Hello again, Dear Reader, and welcome to another post in A Certain Point of View, Too. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The current temperature is 71˚F (23˚C) under partly sunny skies; with the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “‘Cold Waters’ Campaign Update: The War Heats Up in the South China Sea as USS Hampton Enters Fray”