X3 and Elite

…  probably doesn’t surprise anybody that I’ve added “X3: Albion Prelude” (Egosoft) to my collection of playable games. This is supposed to be an expansion to “X3:Terran Conflict” (earlier on xsamplex), but to be honest, it doesn’t feel …

X3: Terran Conflict

…  been a long-time fan of Egosoft’s X3 series: A while ago, I used to play ‘X3: Reunion’, but I have slowly moved to the game’s successor ‘X3: Terran Conflict’ (company info, Wikipedia info and Metacritic …

X3: The return

…  week, I noticed that I had missed an update for ‘X3: Reunion’ (earlier on xsamplex), which should patch your X3 game up to 2.5 (if you’ve got X3 via Steam, it should come as an automatic …

Back to X3

…  this week, I decided to copy my savegame data back to the X3 game directory and play a couple of rounds. Fun: it took a while to get …  unscathed too. I’m not sure if EgoSoft (the maker of X3) is planning to create a succesor to the game: it doesn’t look like it. …

X3: week one

…  to survive fairly well after the first week of playing X3: At this stage, I own 3 Mercury freighters, 1 Iguanu and my lonely Argon …  get involved in a fight with the Kha’ak (‘the Thargoids of X3‘). Tip 8: Profitable Ore, Silicon and Energy cells runs: Emperor’s Mines …

X3: The Reunion

…  been hesitating to write a review of the (PC) game ‘X3: The Reunion’. Basically this is because the game has left me with both bad …  to run it fullscreen (in my case that’s 1440 x 900). X3 allows the player plenty of freedom to explore, discover, trade and fight in …

Winter 2012

…  on that post I made earlier this month on Elite and X3 (here): I decided to get Evochron Mercenary. From the initial screens,the …  these free-form games) but you can’t compare it to the X3 series. Evochron seems to focus on the Newtonian flight model: to be honest, …

Welcome to the internets

I read Something Awful’s ‘Deadly Premonition’ review the other day: many other gaming review sites have called this game ‘horrible’ to ‘outrageously bad’ (see Metacritic). Obviously, the makers of the game (age check required) were Twin Peaks fans, as some …

Games redux

…  this blog, should be familiar with the praise I heaped on X3: Reunion (old material right here): I decided to pick up the game where I …  of years ago. Just recently, I decided to move up to ‘X3: Terran Conflict’ (which incidentally, is also available for the Mac): …

Web Traffic

It’s that time of the year again, and a quick summary of last year’s statistics for this domain As suggested last year, December 2008 pageviews hit beyond 100,000 mark: either directly or via any of the popular search engines. My prediction (that it was …

This. Means. War.

I guess, I should mention about the news today: I read that there’s a full war going on between Georgia and Russia, after Georgia sent troops into break-away and pro-Russia province South Ossetia. As a result, Putin ordered troops into Georgia to protect ‘ …