Category Archives: Op-Ed

These are general opinion pieces about space games and/or gaming in general.

Spacing Out: I Owe Independence War 2 an Apology

Earlier this week, Jim and I did a podcast focusing on Independence War 2: Edge of Chaos. Now, as I said in the podcast, I’ve been giving this game crap for many years because it’s just so mean to the … Continue reading

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State of the Blog: August, 2013

I’ve been meaning to do one of these posts for a short spell now, but neither had the time, energy or inspiration. Then, “It’s Your Thing” by the Isley Brothers came on Pandora and reminded me, “Hey, this blog is … Continue reading

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Spacing Out: Crawling Out of a Gaming Funk

Yay, I felt inspired to write something! ;) So for the past, say, month or so, I’ve fallen into something of a gaming funk. Not sure why or how, but it’s just been this sort of…malaise. Like, I don’t want … Continue reading

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A Look at Buzz Aldrin’s Space Manager (i.e. My Time at Historicon)

A little while back (to which I should’ve written this sooner, honestly), the good folks at the Slitherine Group and Matrix Games flew me and a bunch of other folks out to balmy Fredericksburg, Virginia to attend a two-day press … Continue reading

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Spacing Out: Self-Inflicted Writer’s Block (i.e. A Polite Request)

So I said I would do one of these things every week and I’ve nooooooooooooooooot been totally sticking to my end of the bargain. Sometimes it’s fatigue, but most of the time…I have no idea what I want to write … Continue reading

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What Happened to Homeworld: Cataclysm? (Part One Maybe?)

With all the talk of Homeworld and Homeworld 2 getting an HD makeover from the folks at Gearbox, I had to wonder…what happened to Cataclysm? I’ve not played Cataclysm, but I’ve been told many a time it’s the best in the … Continue reading

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Spacing Out: Multiplayer is a F^&*ing Crutch

I missed my regular column last week because I freaking forgot it was Wednesday, and then Thursday felt like Friday so I was all spun about. Therefore this week I’ll try to write two, starting with this one. Now, about … Continue reading

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Spacing Out: Another Brick in the Difficulty Wall…

So after our random-ass podcast covering Piracy (and a ton of other things), I’ve been playing some Independence War 2: The Edge of Chaos here and there so as to get past the initial chapter in which you play annoying, … Continue reading

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Spacing Out: Tools and Trust

Last night on our podcast, we spoke to the creator of Void Destroyer, Paul Zakrzewski, about his upcoming game, and at one point I asked him about the editors that would be included in the game. He basically said that … Continue reading

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Spacing Out: For Want of A Topic

I had a couple of ideas for topics for this week’s column, and even started a few different drafts of articles on a couple of different topics…but then the thought kind of petered out, like an engine running out of … Continue reading

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