Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 26

Game of the Week: Game Dev Story

I’ve probably bought too many Kairosoft titles.  Game Dev Story is the reason why.  At least, that’s where it started.  Conceptually, it’s pretty brilliant.  They made a game about making games.  Throw in a lot of game references and a retro art style.  It’s like catnip for gamers.  I suppose some PC gamers might be …

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May 23

Earth is Safe

Lookout is the antivirus software on my android phone.  It scans in the background, but it also scans any time an app is updated.  Most of my apps are ‘trusted’ apps and allowed to update on their own.  Every once in a while Google updates Google Earth.  Once it does, Lookout scans it.  Then I …

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May 22

Game of the Week: Fantasy Empires

I could write a book about the golden age of SSI (Strategic Simulations, Inc.).  What a great name.  If you’re at all like me, you’d just want to support a company with a name like that.  There are several games I bought on the strength of that brand alone.  Fortunately, I was rarely disappointed, hence …

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May 22

10,000,000 is Amazon’s Free Android App of the Day

10,000,000 was a recent game of the week.  Now, if you have an android device, Amazon is giving it away for free today only (5/22/13).  I’d suggest grabbing it.  Here’s the purchase link.

May 21

Kickstarter: Stonehearth

I think I was a bit burned out on Kickstarter for a while.  I have some sympathy for the founders of Kickstarter since they never planned it to be a game preorder site.  Of course, that’s not what it is.  It’s about microfunding development projects that are near to your heart.  It just so happens …

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May 17

Add on Items

Back when Amazon Prime first started, I liked it for convenient shipping.  They’ve since added a lot to the Prime package.  I was initially worried that the shipping  combined with 1-click ordering would result in too many impulse purchases.  In fact, I didn’t turn on 1-click for a while after I subscribed to Prime.  It …

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May 10

Game of the Week: Tomb Raider (2012)

Welcome back Lara Croft. Or should I say hello to the new Lara since this is a reboot.  I know that much was made of how would Tomb Raider respond to the success of the Uncharted series.  Though both Drake and Croft share a lineage that includes Indiana Jones and Doc Savage, I always felt …

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May 09

The Old News Section

Some of you may have noticed that news.talkstrategy.com is down again.  It’s been hacked twice in the last three months.  I’ve been working on trying to convert the data to a more secure content management system.  Thus far I’ve failed.  I can’t really leave it up as a virus risk to people who wander by.  …

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May 04

Game of the Week 10,000,000

10,000,000 or ten million is a combination endless runner, match three puzzle and roguelike RPG.  It’s odd and a bit brilliant. It’s available for iOS, Android and Steam.  It’s graphics are reminiscent of an early roguelike.  You could either call that inspired or ugly.  I wouldn’t argue with either. The premise is very simple.  You …

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May 03

What is real, Snuffleupagus?

My daughter was watching Sesame Street. I suppose it’s good with its computer graphics and parodies of recent pop music hits.  Sometimes it makes me feel old.  I remember when Mr. Hooper ran Hooper’s Store.  I remember when the Twittlebugs were just a composite shot to establish their size.  I remember Super Grover before version …

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