Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

No Man’s Sky Goes VR This Summer

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 26, 2019

I played over 70 hours of No Man’s Sky when it was originally released.  Unlike others, I wasn’t disappointed. Yeah, it got repetitive and lonely at times. There was a starkness to it that no amount of lush procedural visuals could overcome. It’s changed a lot since then, graphically, in gameplay, and it has true […]

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Space Opera Week – Links to Cool Operatic Spacey Thingies!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 18, 2017

Okay – still hitting the space opera theme (I started this week with a review of a space opera novel quite by accident… but hey, let’s keep rolling with it). Here is a very nice essay of what Space Opera is and what it should be: Wonder and the Soul’s Desire by Dominika Lein. It’s more inspirational than […]

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Starfighter Inc – “Hard SF” Space Combat?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 17, 2017

Starfighter Inc is supposed to be a “Hard Science Fiction” space combat game. I’m intrigued, but for me, they will definitely going to have to jump through some hoops to rationalize it and make it fun. Hard science fiction can be extremely dramatic and interesting. But as a space-fighter combat setting, I see it being as […]

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No Man’s Sky – Am I Ready for More Punishment?

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 13, 2017

New computer. New update for No Man’s Sky. Am I ready for more punishment? I guess I am. However, the new installation meant my old status was not recorded. So I started over from scratch, instead of in my new galaxy. I’m actually okay with that, even though my starting planet had already been discovered […]

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Star Citizen: Squadron 42 Delayed “Indefinitely”

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 11, 2016

So this happened… (it looks like they changed the title since yesterday, because “indefinitely” is such a crude term… “until some future undefined date” is exactly the same thing but sounds less like “never.”) Forbes: Star Citizen’s ‘Squadron 42‘ Single Player Campaign Delayed Until Some Future Undefined Date I wish I could say I’m surprised. […]

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I Dream of Wing Commander

Posted by Rampant Coyote on August 29, 2016

This weekend I had a dream about a massive Wing Commander remake. It was a total reboot, but the carriers Tiger’s Claw and the Concordia were part of the demo video.  The Concordia was so huge it could actually hold several Bengal-class carriers like the Tiger’s Claw inside it. I woke up really, REALLY wanting this […]

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