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When More Of The Same Is A Good Thing

In my mind, I had put off blogging for a couple weeks, so it's quite a surprise to see the last entry here was four weeks ago!  You know what they say, "Time flies when you're having fun."  It's been a good time to be PC gamer.

I completed X-Com 2 on the "Veteran" difficulty level, then restarted it on the same difficulty but in "Iron Man" mode because I think my constant save scumming really undermined the challenge.  This game is supposed to be a fight against desperate odds with setbacks looming around every corner, so reloading every time something goes wrong really undermines that.

I then moved on to Factorio.  Though it largely plays the same as it did for me in 2014, it's been greatly streamlined and perfected, new parts added, campaign extended, and a better balance instituted.  It is still not finished, but I am glad its recent Steam release in early access refocused my attentions on it.

Speaking of games which are becoming more e…