The Twilight Struggle Beta A.I.

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The beta for Twilight Struggle on Steam recently updated, and the new version of the game includes a rudimentary artificial intelligence which can act as your opponent. Previously, the game required you to find an opponent via online matchmaking, so this is a big deal for those anti-social types who’d rather wage a potential nuclear war against a faceless robotic enemy.

This video is the first game I played against the new AI. As a note, the developers released this with the caveat that the AI is extremely raw, and that the games against it will be nothing compared to a real, human opponent. Is this true? Does it matter? You can find out in the video!

What Did I Play? [3/07/16 – 3/13/2016]

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A vlog about the board games and video games I played between 3/07/16 and 3/13/16!

Some quick thoughts about XCOM 2, Stardew Valley, and the Twilight Struggle beta.

What Did I play? [2/29/16 – 3/06/16]

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A vlog about the board games and video games I played between 2/29/16 and 3/06/16!

Some quick thoughts about Jaipur, XCOM 2, The Binding of Issac, Arboretum and Stardew Valley.

2016 New Years Resolutions

I generally never stick to my New Year Resolutions, but I do think they’re a good thing to do, if only because it’s productive to think about where you are in life and where you’d like to be. For 2016, I’d like to try to focus on becoming more productive on the YouTube channel and the podcasts. I don’t think I need a piece of content every single day, but I do need regularity and to stick to a schedule.

One of my biggest problems is the inability to stick to a schedule and to do a little bit of something every day. I too frequently come home from work and use being tired as an excuse to not do anything. Or I’ll say that the upstairs neighbors are too loud to do any recording, when I could easily shoot b-roll or capture video or something similarly unrestricted by noise levels. An hour a day is a million times better than no hours a day, and I should try to stick to that.

That said, here are my New Years Resolutions for 2016:

  • Finish the TNG podcast (2 a week! We can do it!).
  • One board game or video game related piece of content each week.
  • Add music reviews to the YouTube channel. Nothing huge, maybe one a month or something, with an associated blog post.

That’s it! I can do it! Youze can do it! We all can do it!