It’s been a while, but hopefully there will be some new updates soon. The game playing has continued but my time to write it all up has been reduced, due to me leaving my job to become a contractor so that I can pay to develop my new game Void Dreadnoughts!
Thanks for your patience!
While introducing The Other™ to the wider realm of “video games” I thought some variety was in order (Mostly been playing First Person Shooters and Third Person action games). I’ve always had a soft spot for Strategy games, but most of my favourites (Supreme Commander, Galactic Civilisations II, Alpha Centari) are dense and not particularly rookie-and-multiplayer friendly (spending 5 hours in an epic struggle is a luxury can’t afford at the minute, especially with steep learning curves). One of my favourite recent titles is Wargame: European Escalation. Let’s do this.
Strange name, considering it contains everything.
These are the sporadic voyages of the USS Bfagfg, our mission: To brashly charge into battle, with only the scantest concern for the safety of the crew or the integrity of our actions. May our foes tremble with fear and uncertainty.
This is the first of our reports from the front(space)lines of Star Trek Online, my second tour of duty but The Other™’s first foray into the final frontier.
Well, its been a crazy month, with work training, anniversaries, birthdays, rediscovering a game based on one of my favourite franchises ever (more to come on that), several of my home appliances rising up in rebellion and more mundane “having to go to work”, but now I’m back, and scribing out exports across the gamesphere.
Before I regale you here’s a list of the games we’ll be hoping to look at in the soon-after (Darmok willing) :
Like all fun, popular, slightly-ego-maniacal, world-conquering things, BFGFG (Yes, that is the first time I’ve used or considered that acronym, yes, I do instantly love it ) has finally unveiled itself to the SOCIAL MEDIA LANDSCAPE. Fear/Engage with Us.
Being a PC Gamer, I found X-box controllers to be deeply alien things. Causing much looking-at-floor and a considerable amount of looking-at-sky. To me, the mouse is the superior FPS weapon of choice. When you are a mouser, every problem looks like a, er, piece of cheese.
A good portion of a year ago The Other™ and myself began this game-playing journey with a small foray into something that I thought would 1) be pretty and creative, 2) work over LAN 3) be cheap 4) be relatively un-demanding intellectually or hardwareually. I chose Minecraft.
Staring at minecraft cubes as health slowly witters away from hunger and poisoning
Well, it’s been a good few weeks now since I purchased Krater for both of us.. and shortly after that I read the small print “co-operative play will be added soon after launch”. Hmm.
I’ve just informed The Other™ that I’ve pre-ordered her Orcs Must Die 2. I fear her enthusiasm is being drained by the fact Tom Daley, Britain’s last best hope for victory in the war against Terror, is falling into some water later.
I’m Martin and I’ll be (hopefully) playing games with my missus and letting you – the discerning public, with your 2-or-more person relations – which games are fun to play with your significant other/s.
I’ll start by writing up some of our impressions of games played recently before moving to newer games.