urn:uuid:79d3c078-4566-5a8f-82f2-d4413df155d7 Topic: Gaming – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2022 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2022-04-06T23:45:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:4cf5e669-7327-4332-9875-e504724bb622 2022-04-06T23:45:00Z 2022-04-06T23:45:00Z Everything or Nothing: The missing James Bond theme song The title song to the James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (2004) videogame by Mýa was once given away as a promo isn’t part of any digital music catalog. <p>Every now and then I lament about the digital licensing hell that’s constantly eating our shared cultural history. Or maybe I’m just angry at entropy and lack of foresight with digital archiving? None the less, I’d like to talk about a 20-year-old James Bond song you probably haven’t heard before.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/everything-or-nothing.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:9099a680-4ab8-48df-9f8a-1f6cac9562bf 2021-12-14T15:24:00Z 2021-12-14T15:24:00Z PlanetSide 2 is now available on Linux My favorite online multiplayer game is finally available on Linux. Goodbye Windows! <p>PlanetSide 2 (PS2) is a free-to-play/pay-to-customize massively multiplayer online first-person shooter game. It was released for Windows in 2012 and three years later for PlayStation 4 in 2015. Now, nine years later, it’s debuting on Linux through the Proton Compatibility layer in Steam.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/planetside2-on-linux.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:00fa764c-b337-464b-bfd3-baef40d664aa 2021-12-01T09:15:00Z 2021-12-01T09:15:00Z Why Windows failed to display Microsoft and Xbox sign-in dialogs Windows 10 just didn’t open the Microsoft Account (or Xbox) login dialogs. No logs or errors. Legacy program compatibility can be both a blessing and a curse. <p>For about a year, I couldn’t use any Windows 10 apps or Xbox games that required me to sign in with a Microsoft Account. I also couldn’t add any email or other online accounts to my Windows account. For whatever reason, all the Microsoft Accounts Control and Windows Web Account Provider dialog windows refused to open.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/missing-msaccounts-control-dialogs.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:699bf589-dd82-4bbd-aa00-5476050f391b 2021-10-18T11:48:00Z 2021-10-18T11:48:00Z Timberborn: a cute beaver colony sim with an unrewarding late game The post-apocalyptic lumberpunk beaver colony simulator is delightful and cute. Plenty of replay value, but there are no new challenges in the late game stages. <p>I love colony simulation games like RimWorld, Patron, and Surviving Mars; and I’ve sunk way too many hours into these games. My latest obsession is Timberborn — a <em>vertical city builder</em> inhabited by intelligent beavers that have inherited the Earth after humans are long gone.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-timberborn-colonysim.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:c98cf16a-e10b-4cfc-ae0c-2e2c58a47ef4 2021-03-24T03:08:00Z 2021-03-24T03:08:00Z Kitty Letter word-scrambled my brain Who knew an enchanted letter vortex could cause you trouble falling asleep? How a mobile game engraved a repeating pattern into my brain. <p>Kitty Letter is a free mobile game from the creator of The Oatmeal webcomic. It’s a simple word game that quickly engraved an obsessive repeating pattern into my brain. Here’s my cautionary tale about the game.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/kitty-letter-scrambler.html">Read more …</a></p>