Friday eXcursion: Unclaimed World

Troy stared blankly at his two companions and said, “Yep, we’re stranded.” Oliver looked nonplussed, maybe close to tears. Nate, however, looked from Troy to Oliver to the catamaran then, finally, out to sea. The wheels in his head were already turning. The three of them had set out on their rented catamaran for a … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Unclaimed World

Friday eXcursion: Halcyon 6

Halcyon 6 is a strange beast. It is a game that routinely prompts me to ask “Why in God’s great earth am I still playing this?” Yet time and again I find my mouse cursor drifting back over the play button as I watch myself, in horror, making that fatal left-click to launch. Surely this … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Halcyon 6

Friday eXcursion: Out There

If you dig 4X games, then chances are you dig space-stuff. And if you dig space-stuff, there is a good chance you’ve heard about No Man’s Sky. And if you’ve heard anything about No Man’s Sky, you probably know all about its catastrophic launch and player reception - where everyone collectively realized there is nothing … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Out There

Friday eXcursion: Battlefleet Gothic – Armada

Hello my name is Oliver Kiley and I am addicted to Warhammer 40,000. It all began when I stumbled upon a copy of Rogue Trader (aka the 1st edition of the tabletop miniature game) towards the end of the 80’s, a period when my fledgling mind was easily seduced by the power of the warp … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Battlefleet Gothic – Armada

Friday eXcursion: Frozen Cortex

We’re now in August, the moment my eye turns from my beloved, yet moribund New York Yankees, and I start to feel the pull of professional (American) football. While I suppose I could just wait for the next iteration of Madden and plunk down $60 on that, I have a far better way to scratch … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Frozen Cortex