Kevin’s dreams, made reality

After his inspired post about how to make X-Wing Alliance compatible with modern PCs, Kevin will doubtless be glad to see GOG making these classics available for purchase.¬†Other games are available too, including the adventure classic Secret of Monkey Island and the superb Knights of the Republic (both of which were already available on Steam,…

Final thoughts on Madden NFL 15… for now!

EA released a patch that fixed a lot of issues; that's all to the good. Here's a few words about Madden, after two full seasons (and two Super Bowl wins): -- Sack-a-palooza is still present, but it's toned down somewhat. My players (Jabaal Sheard and Barkevious Mingo) typically lead the league in sacks, but they…

Gotham: The TV show Batman deserves?

It's official -- I added a Batman category. I've been watching and enjoying the hell out of Gotham. For those who haven't seen it, it's Batman without Batman. It follows Jim Gordon as a new cop in Gotham City right around the time of the Martha and Thomas Wayne murders. Said murders, in fact, occur…

Even more thoughts on Madden NFL 15

I just finished my first season, going 14-2 and capturing a Super Bowl championship. On All-Pro, no less, with some slider adjustments. I'm not sure if drafts are generally lower caliber, but I got a bunch of 70s and 60s; no 80s. Regarding gameplay, I'm on the fence. Running has never been tighter and more…

So long, Adam Dunn

Fivethirtyeight has a nice write-up of Dunn's career.¬†Part of me wonders if Adam Dunn's career -- a pretty good one at times, 2011 excepted -- is about as good as the Rob Deer/Russell Branyan type could expect. Dunn had some speed, too, earlier in his career with Cincinnati. Looking at his statistics, I can't help…