Wednesday, September 19, 2007

A weather eye

Pirates of the Burning Sea (High Hopes):

About 20 years ago there was a game called Pirates! (re-made more recently) that I played countless hours of. Nothing like blowin' holes in your adversaries ship. Capture, or sink her. Basically you'd sail around the caribbean fighting for ships, gold, and the governor's daughter.

Lately I've been playing a lot of Port Royale, which is very similar to Pirates! with some added features. You can fight with all of the ships in your convoy not just the flagship. You can produce goods to sell. You can have multiple convoys. You can setup trade routes that your convoy will automatically follow, buying and selling whatever you set it to.

In these games the big thing missing is fighting alongside a friend. Pirates of the Burning Sea will finally correct this long standing problem. It's much like Port Royale, except with lots of people.

Today (being talk like a pirate day) was supposed to have seen some big announcements out of Flying Labs Software (FLS). So far all we've heard that the pre-order will be available on Oct. 23rd and the contents of said pre-order. Me and many others expected more...much more. Ah well, I guess the day isn't over yet, so they could redeem themselves before midnight.

ps. Hopin' yer "talk like a pirate day" was better'n swabbin' ta poopdeck.



Blogger April said...

Not sure if I should laugh or cry about the insulin crack! Matt and I debated whether it references a certain energy level or that it's likely to put one into a coma!!!! It's inevitable...once parenthood takes hold, you're a story spittin' mom or dad! :) I do appreciate the nod in my direction and will assume your geni readership will quickly dismiss it as not nearly thought provoking enough. Hope all is well for your whole fam!

6:48 AM  
Blogger Matt "The Bull" said...

lol, I think it means the stories of motherhood are so sweet and nice that you should take your insulin first. who knows these gamers have weird humor.

8:15 AM  
Blogger BugHunter said...

The bull has the right idea. Too sweet and sugery for a bitter ol grump like me.

Failures: 1

9:22 AM  
Blogger April said...

Funny times...Wes, have I mentioned how great it would be to have you living in the Woodlands? I'm stepping up the pressure on Chris, it could be like old times..except now we could toilet paper each other's homes!!!!

9:30 PM  

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