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A Sad Day for Sims

Upon seeing the news about Maxis yesterday, I realized that I had probably not sat down and really played a game from Maxis this century. I bought a copy of SimCity 2000 from GoG.com for some tiny price back when EA/Maxis was busy shooting itself in...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Mar 5, 2015

Civilization – Embracing Spanish Confucianism

Three of us, myself, Potshot, and Loghound, got into the game about on time on Friday.  Mattman had something going on and expected to be late. Just a couple of turns into this round, I got what I considered a bit of an ill omen.  There on the edge...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Jun 4, 2014

Civilization – The Siege of Madrid

We setup our game for the usual time.  Loghound, who had faced a trying week, was uncertain if and when he might be able to get on with us, but since the AI will keep the game going in the absence of individuals, we kicked off at our usual time. Pot...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on May 28, 2014

Civilization – Hands Across the Something

In which nothing happens in my corner of the world. Another round with the big map with Civilization V… and I still haven’t come into contact with Mattman or Loghound. We started off at the usual time even though Loghound hadn’t sho...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on May 21, 2014

Civilization – Thoughts on a Wider Multiplayer Game

Nearly every time I put up a post about our ongoing Civilization V game, I get a note from somebody wanting to join in.  I have, I hope politely, declined to add people to our game, it being made up of a group of Potshot’s long-standing friend...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on May 21, 2014

Civilization – The Big Map

In which we attempt to release flags of all nations. After finishing up our first multiplayer game of Civilization V, the strategy group was keen to try it again.  However, this time the plan was to go bigger in all possible dimensions.  After all,...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on May 14, 2014

Civilization – Nuclear Terror Wins the Day!

Our fourth week of Civilization V started with a move towards peace.  Mattman and I were still at war at the start, but we didn’t have much direct contact, so he accepted my peace proposal.  I think the major change that came about with that...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Apr 29, 2014

Civilization – The Center Cannot Hold

The third week of our Friday night Civilization V game saw us all online together, but we were going to have to test something new.  Loghound was with us, but would have to drop out of the game almost immediately to take care of a domestic issue. ...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Apr 23, 2014

Civilization – The End of the Mongols and the Coming Conflict

Friday night we got ourselves together in the designated Google hangout in order to return to our game of Civilization V. Mattman, Potshot, and I were ready to go, but Loghound had some guests to evict or some such, so we got the game warmed up and r...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Apr 16, 2014

Birth of a Civilization

The Strategy Group got together last Friday night for our first run at Civilization V. We managed to browbeat Potshot into upgrading to the Gods and Kings and Brave New World expansions, which I understand was cheaper than trying to just get Gods and...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Apr 9, 2014

Was Anything Learned from SimCity? Should Anything Be Learned from SimCity?

…and remains one of the top 10 highest Metacritic-rated MMOs. Mark Jacobs, in reference to Warhammer Online I could list any number of reasons why I did not buy the latest SimCity.  I could go on about EA itself, or the Origin store, or the price,...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Mar 27, 2013

Backwards in Time to Forgotten Realms

As I mentioned at the end of the last month in review, the more pen and paper focused wing of our Saturday night group, Potshot, was looking into more small party adventure-centric options for our group. And so he headed to GOG.com to grab Neverwinte...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Mar 7, 2013

Age of Empires II – HD Edition

Keen tipped me to an announcement today that Hidden Path Entertainment is working on an updated version of Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings.  It is called Age of Kings II: HD Edition. The game will include both the original content as well as The...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Mar 7, 2013

Age of Kings Gets an Unofficial Expansion

Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings is one of my favorite RTS games from what I would consider the peak of the RTS era, where we also had StarCraft and Total Annihilation.  Three great games. Age of Kings took what was good about the original Age of...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Feb 26, 2013

Defense Grid Kickstarter Success

The buzz around Kickstarter seems to ebb and flow. When there is a Kickstarter going around something that gets you excited, it can seem like a great way for supports to get involved in a way that helps the development process. And then there is the...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Jan 29, 2013

Path of Exile Opens Up

Path of Exile.  I have written a bit about it before. It looked, for a while, to be the third horse in the “Heir to Diablo II” race last year, but then never quite got there, leaving the field to Diablo III and Torchlight II. Which wasn&...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Jan 22, 2013


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