My Views and Muse's Articles
May 13, 2015 by My Views and Muse
This might be a silly question but who is developing this game? Is stardock developing it solely or are they contributing like Sins?

May 22, 2013 by My Views and Muse
I have been a customer for awhile and have bought all the GalCiv, GalCiv2 stuff, plus a couple of other things (SOFSE),etc.  During that time I bought via stardock central which then went to gamestop and steam.  My stardock games seem to be spread out all over the place.

I am confused on how best to buy future stardock stuff?  For instances FE, should I do steam or try the stardock store/client...again?

Just curious what others thought.
March 1, 2011 by My Views and Muse
I bought this game a long time ago.  Back then I liked it but it never captured me.  So here I am and I decided to take a look at it again yesterday.  I still like the potential but there is someting fundemental about it that i do not get.  I am getting clobbered and I suspect I am going to slow at it.

I know the game supports recording and playing back recorded games.  Is there a repository of these somewhere?  I figure if I could watch some good recorded games ...
August 20, 2009 by My Views and Muse
There are three professions that have always intrigued me.  Whenever I meet someone who does these jobs or when I read about them it always causes me to pause and put myself into their position. In no particular order, these jobs are: Professional Writer/Novelist –And I don’t mean just any type of writer, I mean a science fiction writer.  I love science fiction.  I have been reading and watching science fiction since I was a boy.  Now that I am older I s...
July 30, 2009 by My Views and Muse
It has been a LOOOONNNNG time since I perused through joeuser.  What I have noticed is that Dr Guy and Gedeon M. have no recent postings.  I mean in something like 4-6 months there has not been a peep.  These two, along with others, were constant and consistent posters not too long ago.    And what is weird is that they are still in the top 3 leading users?

Anyone have any idea were these peeps have gone?
February 17, 2009 by My Views and Muse
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*Sigh* Of course one teenager’s opinion is being heralded as the gospel truth and getting headlines.  Of course I am talking about Bristol Palin’s “shocking” revelation that “abstinence for teens is not realisti...
February 5, 2009 by My Views and Muse
I have been a long time GalCiv customer and love the game greatly.  I do not get to play it as often as I would like but anytime I have a few free moments I play a few turns. 

I recently bought (last week) Sins of a Solar Empire via impulse.  I know I am almost a 1 year late in coming to the party but when it came out I was still deep into GalCiv love and I had a hard time dealing with the fact that it was not enough like Homeworld.

But all of that is water under the bridge....
February 3, 2009 by My Views and Muse

There was a lot of concern about Obama and his lack of experience on the international and national fronts.  Now it seems his lack of experience in the political realm is showing as well:

It will be fun to watch Obama this year.

October 8, 2008 by My Views and Muse
In watching the meltdown of the financial markets and the turmoil it is causing worldwide I see the blame game starting up.  It's the Democrats fault because of the Community Reinvestment Act and the Clinton administration expansion of that ideology in the late 1990's.  No wait, it is the Republicans fault because they dismantled all the regulation that was in place to prevent such problems.  Blah, blah, blah.....

From where I sit the cause is obvious.  The cause is u...
June 11, 2008 by My Views and Muse
Not that I have recently discovered the joy of Audiobooks.  I was a fan a long time ago but as time went by my need or desire for them waned because of circumstance which will be more apparent below.  But, having just finished one yesterday and purchasing my next one today and loading onto my mp3 player I am reminded of how much I like them.

I have always been a reader.  I read mostly science fiction with an occasional fantasy or regular fiction thrown in from ti...
June 5, 2008 by My Views and Muse
Ok, so today Al-Qaida claimed the Danish embassy bombing is punishment for those silly cartoons.  They also threatened that if the Danish government does not apologize there will be more bombings.  I hope the Danish government has enough backbone to just ignore the fools.

But here it is.  I am a Christian, I see attacks against Christianity in the USA all the time.  Southpark is a wonderful cartoon (according to some) that regulary pokes fun at religion etc.  Vis...
June 4, 2008 by My Views and Muse
Last night Obama clinched the democratic nomination.  Although Hillary is too proud to admit defeat it does not change the outcome.  I will state outright that I am a republican.  Say what you will about Bush and I will laugh right along.  However, the foundation of the republican party is what I support. Enough about that however, this is about race and Obama.

What Obama has achieved so far is certainly something that should be commended and respected.  I for on...
July 16, 2007 by My Views and Muse
Well, really my first article here. But I was buzzing around the internet today and saw several blogs/articles about bitTorrent and zipTorrent, etc. I find it amazing that so many people, particularly young people, want something for nothing.

Why is that? They would scream bloody murder if someone took money out of their wallet or bank account, even just a few dollars. But it is a-okay to download music, movies, games, etc. I know everyone does not do it but man, there sure does seem to ...
May 17, 2007 by My Views and Muse
This is my little place on the JoeUser web where I can share my opinions, observations and rants. Whether anyone reads them or comments is not important. I thought of describing myself a bit but I am sure the picture will be clear after the first couple of posts