I’ve had Endless Space (ES) on my list of games to check out for a while now. Unfortunately the early releases weren’t very good, but now there’s a much better tutorial and seems much better overall- didn’t crash once this time! At this point Sid Meier’s Starships is a much better version of this game; I’m not sure how much ES influenced Starships, but someone learned their lesson well (assuming they had even played this one and weren’t just taking cues from the large wealth of 4X games that came before this).
I needed a third because I’m bad at getting to all of these. Then again, according to most list of how long games should take it’s going to take something like a decade to get through all of my games anyway…so maybe I shouldn’t be too hard on myself.
- Grim Dawn
- Cities: Skylines
- Shadowrun: Hong Kong
- Pokemon: Sun/Moon
- Final Fantasy XV
- Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
After doing so many “things” with OpenVPN and going through so many great tutorials over the years I’ve collected quite a few ways to get things up and going.
Creating users is usually the biggest pain, so for ease of getting up and going on Ubuntu using easy-rsa I just run this as root (sudo su): https://gist.github.com/tekton/7a585d7a3f869bc2fd53#file-openvpn_user_create-bash
Creating the iptables is covered a lot of other places but sometimes I find it easier to just have a gist for such things: https://gist.github.com/tekton/7a585d7a3f869bc2fd53#file-iptables_update-bash
It was a happy coincidence that my vacation happened during the release of Sid Meier’s Starships. With a few games under my belt the initial reaction is summed up nicely as: that is one fun little game.
The turn based nature of the game gives it a go-and-wait feeling that would feel great on an iPad if it saves the state- sadly my current iPad is not up to specs to play so I was reduced to playing on my gaming rig. As it is on the computer the feel is fine- the only gripe I found myself having was actually do to with camera panning with the arrow keys; if that’s not minor I’m not sure what is.
Possibly the best overall aspect is the multiple win lanes- depending on how you feel like playing you can win the game differently. Though that did lead to a rather humorous point where I won a Wonder Victory while trying to go for dominance; on the turn I was going to assault the home world I bought a wonder since it filled out a blind spot on my ships and instead it triggered a win. Whoops?
The core of the battle system feels like a board game of spaceships done right as a computer game. Many times it feels oddly translated but I could imagine this being an actual board game to compliment the digital game. This is much higher praise than the simple two sentences would make it seem.
Overall, a great game and well worth the cost!
Not a lot has changed from last year. Though I did drop all of the Hulk books since they got a little “meh” as time went on. New Warriors from Marvel came and went, it was a good little series I’m sad to see it go. These are all down from my monthly high in 2012; now I get less on a week to week basis, but I’ve been supplementing with more trades. As I make new storage options for the books I may go back up and get more of the “indie” stuff now that most of the IDW, Boom!, etc stuff I was reading ended.
- Batman & Robin
- Batman: Detective Comics
- Batman: Eternal
- The Flash
- Future’s End
- Batgirl (Trades)
- Amazing Spider-Man
- Hawkeye (Trades)
- Moon Knight (on the cusp…I miss Declan)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
I’m not going to replace anything since I’m still working on the last one. I will be adding to it though!
- Pokemon Omega Ruby (Complete 2016-01-01)
- Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (Complete 2016-01-01)
- Wasteland 2
- World of WarCraft – 10th Anniversary Achievements (Complete 2015-01-02)
- Marvel Heroes – Prestige back to 60 & 3 Geared Characters (Complete 2015-01-31)
- Mario Kart 8
- New Super Luigi U
- New Super Mario Bros U
- LEGO Batman 3
- LEGO Marvel Superheroes
- Defense Grid 2 (complete 2015-03-09)
- Shadowrun Returns
- Civilization: Beyond Earth – Complete Achievements (complete 2015-02-20)
- Planetary Annihilation
- Space Run
- Magika Expansions
Here at the end of the Superior Age we get some interesting looks at the future of the Spider-Man mythos and world.
Spoilers ahead… Continue reading Superior Spider-Man 31
brew install libmemcached easy_install pip pip install virtualenv virtualenv VENV source VENV/bin/activate export CFLAGS=-Qunused-arguments export CPPFLAGS=-Qunused-arguments pip install pylibmc
Remapping my comics pull list after catching up on most stories. May switch to digital for some of them, but I prefer supporting my local comic book shop as it were.
There’s a chance I’ll be dropping Justice League, but the Lex/Batman dynamic is entertaining for now. The only confirmed so far from the big two are Detective, The Flash, New Warriors, and X-Force; Daredevil, Batman, and Captain Midnight will probably make the list. All Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are on the list already, too.
I’m still not sure how I feel about Spider-Man; even with Peter coming back I’m not sure if it will stay in my pull list. I will probably give it the first 6 issues again to see if I like it enough to stick with it. Same with Ms. Marvel and Red Hood.
Aside form the pull list there’s a few I get as trades: Hawkeye, Gambit, and World’s Finest.