Tuesday, June 14, 2016

My Console Pipeline

Yesterday, during E3, Microsoft announced not one but two consoles.  There was a funny tweet I saw, to paraphrase "Microsoft announces a new console then makes it obsolete 90 minutes later."  Great stuff.  I immediately went and pre-ordered the XBox One S.  Do I need it?  Not really, I don't even have a 4k TV.  However, now I have a reason to get one.

Kids can be beneficial.  I can give them my current One to use, while I get the S.  They use a 360 now, so it'll be a nice upgrade for them.  When Project Scorpio comes out next year, they'll get my S, and I get the new console.  Everyone's happy!  Except maybe the wife...

Check out my latest post:  http://mobilecouchpotato.com/2016/06/13/dominations-how-war-coalitions-work/

Monday, June 13, 2016

New Toy for the Kid in Me

I have a new obsession.  It all started when i was looking through a box of stuff from when I was a kind.  I found these diecast military planes I used to play with.  They are pretty small, a few inches long.  But I used to love them, and it turns out I still do.  I brought them to my work desk so I can play with them during meetings and use them for inspiration (imagination).

Well, my collection is now growing.  They still make these things, who knew?  My newest addition is an F-35.  It may be a bit of a boondoggle, but it is an awesome looking fighter.

I've got more on the way too!  It's not just limited to planes, I love a good warship too.

I also got another new toy over the weekend:  http://mobilecouchpotato.com/2016/06/13/new-gaming-gear/

Thursday, June 9, 2016


This post is a bit different from what I usually post here.  It really has nothing to do with games.  I was thinking about yesterday when I am most content.  I'm not sure if this is strange or not, maybe you can confirm or deny.

For me, it is at night when my wife and kids are asleep.    I lay in bed, just happy knowing they are all safe and sound.  The kids are also quiet, which certainly helps with the peacefulness aspect of contentment.  This might be a common feeling among parents :)

Just a thought that came to mind.  When are you most content?

New post on Mobile Couch Potato:  http://mobilecouchpotato.com/2016/06/09/shields-and-peace-treaties/

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hearts of Iron 4 is Awesome

How many ways can you do a WW2 game?  It's also a question I asked myself when Civilization 6 was announced.  It turns out, they can just keep making it better,  Hearts of Iron is the best iteration of the game yet.  Some of the things I like about it:

  • Production feels right.  I create Air Wings, then say how big I want them.  factories get to work.  I create a division, orders are made, factories get to work.  It's fun for me, at least.
  • Details.  Wars feel a lot more detailed, or at least the information is more readily available.
  • Battleplans are fun to make.  
I started out as Italy, as I always do.  They start at war and they are in the middle of the action.  They are also not too big, and not too small.  Starting as the USA is rough.  After Ethiopia was won, I invaded Yemen.  Then I took on Yugoslavia... which caused France to go to war with me.  Luckily Germany was an Ally.  So that's the war right know.  The UK has not gotten involved.  There was a huge air battle over Italy, but I won thanks to my emphasis on air superiority.  

I want to play right now, grrr.

Check out a new post I made on the Mobile Couch Potato:  http://mobilecouchpotato.com/2016/06/07/rival-kingdoms-2016-review/

Monday, June 6, 2016

What's Werit up to?

Busy times at the Werit household.  I spent a large chunk at a ballet recitle yesterday.  It wasn't that bad, as there was a lot of  modern music.  Other kid seems to have sports practice or a game daily.  Then there is work, which is going great, so i spend a lot of time on it.  Oh right, this is a games website.

Hearts of Iron 4 comes out today!

I bought Total War: Warhammer.  It's pretty good.

Stellaris just got a patch!

SWTOR has a new Chapter out I have to play ASAP.

On the Mobile Couch Potato side, I've been busy too.  Check out a few of the posts.

The Taxonomy of Mobile PvP Strategy Games

Review: 2016 Clash of Clans

DomiNations: England Repels Greece Against All Odds