Category Archives: Gaming

Defense Grid 2

Lately I am enjoying playing Defense Grid 2. The follow up to the excellent first Defense Grid from 2008. I have been recording my efforts on my Zimmy910 youtube channel. It’s not a blind play through though, I have been playing the missions at least once before. Some even more (like mission 7, the hardest so far IMHO). Makes it a bit more interesting I think, since I can come up with a better solution for the Tower Defense puzzle than on my first playthrough.

FTL – Faster than light

Have been playing quite a bit of this game again, ever since I started watching Lethalfrag on Twitch ! The advanced edition, released in April, added quite a bit to the game. I learned a lot from his stream, the game is not as impossible as I thought it was back in 2012 when I tried it first.

I made a video of my second victory, this time the Zoltan A ship. Since it’s rather boring to just watch it, I recorded some commentary. For the very first time. It’s rather weird to hear your own voice back and there are some odd pauses in between words, where I try to come up with something.  Ah  well it’s not too bad I hope ;).

SQUAD: To the mun and back

A very interesting article appeared on polygon.com about Kerbal Space Program. It’s not your regular article about the game, but more about how it came to be, and a history of Squad, the company that has created this masterpiece. And how one man’s dream came to be. Originally it wasn’t even supposed to make any money, it started as just a side project. I didn’t even know Squad is originally a marketing company (and apparently still is !).

You can find it at http://www.polygon.com/features/2014/1/27/5338438/kerbal-space-program

Kerbal space program pt. 1

Lately I have been playing quite a bit of this ‘game’. And I say that in quotes as it is also very educational. It even peeked my interest in astronomy, I bough the astronomy for dummies book as well :).

A while back I finally managed to put a rover on the Mun in career mode. It only functions once it’s in the sunlight as it is electrical powered. The pics show a Kerbal (Bill I think) driving it, but it also drives on it’s own). It’s still sitting on the Mun ;).

I’ll try to post more as I get further and further into career mode !

Sid Meier Interview

Sid Meier is the guy behind brilliant games like Civilization and Pirates. I am a big fan of both games (even though I hardly play them anymore, a game of Civ IV takes up quite a bit of time) so I found this recent interview very interesting. It’s over at gamersglobal.com.

A Sid Meier MMO sounds very interesting, he would probably come up with something very original and new ;).

Virginworlds #100

Virginworlds is a great informative podcasts on MMORPG’s. And episode 100 is an epic !

Clocking in at just under 3 hours in length, show 100 has finally arrived. There are probably 30+ familiar voices on this show and you’ll find plenty of raw commentary and information as well as more laughs than any other episode of the VirginWorlds Podcast.

Virginworlds Podcast #100

Gamefire.com

The guys from Tales of Heroes, a Company of Heroes RTS game podcast, have started a new gaming website at gamefire.com. The video quality of the Company of Heroes replays (accompanied by witty commentary) has been greatly enhanced, but you have to use the website’s player now to view the video as opposed to downloading it off the website like it was before. The site’s player is fine though and I haven’t had any trouble with it, but it doesn’t seem to work for some people.

The latest video that Bridger put up is one of the best I’ve ever seen. It’s a very exciting match between 2 teams of 2 players called Down to the Wire.

One that was released a few weeks ago, was also an instant classic, check out Hans the Sniper.

All of this should keep you busy while waiting for the Opposing Fronts addon for Company of Heroes :).

Death of a fellow MMORPG player

How come everytime I read about a fellow mmorpg player dies, that I dont even know, it makes me very sad ? I just updated my podcast feed of the Instance and noticed a special episode for Bruce Galloway aka Milliway in game. I have never met him, but reading about him, he was a wonderful helpful person.

From A Shadow Rose – Very nice post on warcry.com

Why do I, a thirty-seven year old man, play a computer game like World of Warcraft? What blatant justification could there possibly be for anyone to sit for hours in front of a computer screen and immerse themselves into a fantasy world of RP and, at least for a time, forget about his RL? I can give you one such answer: Bruce Galloway.

The instance – Rest in peace Bruce Galloway

Screenshots of the ingame funeral