'jensen' Episodes

UMBCast 028 - SimCity 5


Hail Blockers!

This week we time travel to the present day and cover EA's newly released SimCity 5.

In the news:

Jane Jensen's new game, Moebius, will be out by the end of 2013.

Chris Roberts' Cloud Imperium Games opens a new office in Santa Monica, CA.

The X-COM FPS has undergone some changes and is now being developed as a realtime tactical shooter called The Bureau.

We then get into the review of the new SimCity 5 (or SimCity 2013 or whatever you'd like to call it). I talk quite a bit about gameplay and how the guts of he game work. I also discuss some of the continuing issues with the game and finally give you my verdict on whether it's worth buying or not.

Buy SimCity 5 on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Arts-41018ted-Edition2-SimCity/dp/B007VTVRFA/

Buy SimCity 5 on Origin: http://store.origin.com/store/ea/html/pbPage.SimcityNA

Stream the show live:
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UMBCast 038 - Tex Murphy


Here's episode 38 where I delve deep into the 1989 Access Software adventure series, Tex Murphy.

Before that though, the news:

Transport Tycoon for iOS is out!

The new Thief game is available for pre-order unlocking Feb 25, 2014.

The state of SimCity.

Rand Miller and Cyan Worlds are getting together for a "large project".

A new version of Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers is being developed by Jane Jensen for its 20th anniversary.

We then read some emails and get into the main topic, Tex Murphy.

Buy Tex Murphy 1 & 2 on GoG:

Buy Under a Killing Moon on GoG:

Buy The Pandora Directive on GoG:

Buy Overseer on GoG:

Next time, I'll be covering the 1989 Bullfrog god game, Populous.

(OldComputerPods) ©Sean Haas, 2020