Category Sims

Demo Disc

A minute’s silence in memory of the demo disc, if you please. Coup de grâced by broadband, the wafer of wonders* that once clung limpet-like to the front cover of almost every games mag is no more. Denied these monthly…

Tim’s Tipped Ten

As the cost of living is currently rising like Sky Goldscope, the Eurasian skylark that smashed the 100, 200 and 400 metre vertical ascent records at the last Avian Olympics, I won’t start the year with an exhaustive list of…

A2Z

A is for Alphabetised wargame, sim, and site news. Once a month, assuming I can persuade Austerity’s Blackburn Cirrus Bombardier engine to perform the miracle of internal combustion, I spend a day or two scouring Simulatia and Grognardia for stories…

Tutorial Tutorial

You’ve been slaving away in Coy Coypu’s QA dungeon for years when you hear, through the grapevine, that a promotion is finally heading your way. Big cheeses Balthazar and Brenda summon you to the award-lined conference room to outline their…

A2Z

A is for Alphabetised wargame, sim, and site news. Once a month, assuming I can persuade Austerity’s Blackburn Cirrus Bombardier engine to perform the miracle of internal combustion, I spend a day or two scouring Simulatia and Grognardia for stories…

Dusty But Trusty: B-17 Flying Fortress

To qualify for a ‘Dusty But Trusty’ article, a game must be old enough to vote in the Federated States of Micronesia, buy tobacco in Algeria, and serve in the Pontifical Swiss Guard. More importantly, it must be demonstrably super,…

A2Z

A is for Alphabetised wargame, sim, and site news. Once a month, assuming I can persuade Austerity’s Blackburn Cirrus Bombardier engine to perform the miracle of internal combustion, I spend a day or two scouring Simulatia and Grognardia for stories…

Demo Disc

A minute’s silence in memory of the demo disc, if you please. Coup de grâced by broadband, the wafer of wonders* that once clung limpet-like to the front cover of almost every games mag is no more. Denied these monthly…

Iron Horse Whispering in the Old West

One of the reasons Train Simulator remains twice as popular* as its successor, Train Sim World, has to be its packed roundhouse of high-fidelity steam locomotive add-ons. In the past, whenever I got the urge to crew a kettle, I…

This and That

Although the days when PC Gamer dot com was a regular haunt of mine are long gone, earlier this week I found myself wading through the site’s welter of New World articles in search of something to read while dunking…

Z2A

Z is for ZX Spectrum memories. Today’s collection of alphabetised tidbits is topsy-turvy and liberally sprinkled with childhood memories in honour of Clive Sinclair, the computer pioneer and electric vehicle visionary who died last week. Like many of my generation…

Air Show

The mingled aroma of fried onions, candy floss, suntan lotion, and avgas can mean only one thing. Tally-Ho Corner’s very first air show is underway! I recommend you deploy your camping chairs and/or picnic blankets swiftly as the flying machine…