April – August 2014 Video Games Report

April: Civilization V (7 hrs): Met Dan in Mesa Bros; Waiting in Lefties Game May: Civilization V (11 hrs): More of the multiplayer games. June: Civ V (3 hrs): More multiplayer games. Super Meat Boy (30 min): I played a few levels until it began to get too hard for me. It is a very […]

Super Mario Brothers Theme Performed on a Sheng

Skip to 28 seconds in. Sure, there are way too many Super Mario Brothers covers, but that theme is amazing as is seeing this performance of the theme on an ancient Chinese hyper flute. The instrument looks like something out of a science fiction movie.

February Video Game Report: Civ, Analogue & Hate Plus Review

Civilization V ( 20 hrs): Lefties Dido tried to be opportunistic and attack me while I was at war with the Celts. Now she is facing my wrath. I will not stop until she has been wiped off the map. Left a contingent behind to make sure the Celts don’t get cute. About to pay […]

Jan 2014 Video Game Report

Poker Night 2 (8 hrs) – I find Poker Night 2 to be a bit harder than the original. Not sure if they upped the AI or changed anything about it, but I find it a lot harder to win Texas Hold ‘Em in PN2. Luckily, this game also includes Omaha Hold ‘Em and I […]

2013 Video Games Report and Game of the Year

Civilization V (48.5 hrs): As is usually the case, spent a ton of time with Civilization this year. Played about 3.5 hours less than last year, but had way more fun by playing with Dan and Dave. Things have gone a little slower recently because we’ve all been away for the holidays, but I actually […]

Dec 2013 Video Games Report

Civilization 5 (5 hours): Still haven’t caught up on the blog posts. Still entirely consists of games with Dan and Dave. Dan gifted me the latest expansion pack during the Winter Steam Sale, so I may fire up a solo game. Time will tell – I still have a ton of indie games from Humble […]

November Video Games Report

Civ V (<1hr): Continued to play with Dan and Dave. Again, hopefully there’ll be some updates soon. Skullgirls (<1hr): This game is a ridiculous fighting game that doesn’t take itself too seriously when it comes to the story. It’s a return to the fun of fighting games of the 1990s. At the same time, the […]

October Video Games Report (includes LIMBO review part 2)

Back to the Future: The Video Games (5 hrs) – As is the usual situation with these types of games, I figured out I had to get to the 1920s about 2 hours before I had triggered the right series of events that would allow me to get there. Got to see the sense of […]

September Video Games (Includes LIMBO Review Part 1)

Civilization V (8 hours) – Keep following the tags (Civ V: Lefties and Civ V: Mesa Bros ) or check out my Saturday posts (although this week I didn’t have one) LIMBO (3 hours) – Here is my review of the game up to what I finished in September: The order in which I play […]

Nice Try, Pharoah (520 BC – 380 AD)

Once again we made a choice to go with a new guiding principle in our governance. This time it was Meritocracy. By rewarding those who do the best work, our citizens become happier. A gloriously large empire such as ours takes time to link up all its cities. In 360 BC the main Chinese road […]

Solo Empire, Pyramids, and Republic (1600 BC – 1300 BC / 2560 BC)

If I may step out of the fictional narrative mode I’ve been using for a few weeks now, I have to say that it’s a shame these two games are my first Civ games in somewhere between 6 months and a year. Unfortunately, I didn’t listen to my brain for the first half dozen or […]

I Think You’re An Ignorant Savage and New Social Policies (2620 BC – 1960 BC / 3280 BC)

A bearded leader of some so-called civilization met with our Beneficent Empress, Wu Zetian. At the time we did not know where his cities lay. Savages attempted to attack Beijing, but we destroyed them by bombarding them from the city gates. We shall soon have to send an army to destroy their camp. We finally […]