Civilization 6: Deity

Civilization 6 may be lacking in some ways, it is also devilishly fun in others. This article is a quick guide to get the Civilization 6 Deity achievement, the easiest way that I find is this: Use Gilgamesh – For his War-Cart unit. Fast-moving, high attack and no need for horse resources. It is easy…

Maintaining a PC in 2 climates

Being a resident of both Singapore and US, I need to maintain a home PC in two countries to make my gamer self happy. One in the country I am born in and one where I live in. Isn’t it the same wherever you go? Computer hardware is after all heavily standardized nowadays. Yes and…

Why Stellaris is great

Released just last month, Stellaris by Paradox is a great 4X game. After two 1000 star “Hard” games, here is why in my book. Scale With 1000 stars available to conquer out of the box and mods available to go to 5000, the only limit in scale is the power of the hardware used to…

The Next Generation of Gamers

We gamers are evolving rapidly. The change from a social stigma at the dawn of gaming to the common acceptance brought about by the onset of mobile gaming had also changed the gamer stereotype. In this time and day, male or female, bespectacled or not, just about anyone on the street can be a gamer….

A Gamer’s Musings: Honor among gamers

I shall start this article with a script excerpt from one of my favorite animes of all time. Sword Art Online: S1, E19 ~20 min: 所詮ゲームだからなんでもありか。殺したければ殺すし、奪いたければ奪う。そんなふうにいうやつはいやほど出くわしたよ。一面ではそれは事実だ。俺も昔はそう思っていた。でもそうじゃないんだ。仮想世界だからこそ守らなきゃならないものがある。俺はそれを大切な人に教わった。この世界で欲望を身に任せればその代償はリアルの人格へを帰っていく。プレヤーとキャラクターは一体なんだ。 Anything goes just because it is a game? Kill if you feel like it, rob if you feel like it. I had met more people who thought like this…

A Gamer’s Musings: On hiring a gamer

What are gamers good at? By the 10000 hour rule, I would say that the lowest denominator would be “learning“. We are experts at learning and learning fast. Consider this, for every new game, we have to learn the new rules, often from scratch. Then we have learn the tactics and strategy to get better…

A Gamer’s Musings: Religion

I consider myself an Atheist. I do not believe there is divinity or that there is a need for it. So what does a gamer have to say on it? I was born as a Buddhist and followed my mom to the temples regularly when I was young. At some point in time, the question…