Lost and Found : Sim Refinery

If you’re over the age of 40, and a gamer, you will know the name “Maxis” and the “Sim” series of games….

Recently someone uploaded a prototype copy of a “lost/forgotten” Sim game, Sim Refinery to Archive.org – as the name suggests, its an oil refinery simulator.

After a short time, it was removed by the original uploader – cold feet at the attention maybe ? But by then, 20’000 users had downloaded it, and one of them uploaded it again.

Can read the full story here

I have since grabbed it before it vanishes again. So if you want to check it out, feel free to grab it. from the link below.

There may be some other goodies there as well……..


Valorant – Is is any good?

Valorant is a new games just released by Riot Games, who are best known for League of Legends.

I installed this game the other day out of interest, it was free and is only about 4GB in size.

So what is it like you may ask? Well imagine Counter Strike crossed with a little bit of Overwatch. What I mean is this game is Counter Strike but with different graphics and it contains hero abilities which you can utilitise.

Saying that the Hero abilities don’t decide the games that much, your abilities to shoot and aim do, the abilities are nice but are the be and end all.

I think this game is OK, I liked CS but I wouldnt call this revolutionary at at all, if you are looking for something new to play then go for it. But don’t expect to be blown away by the game play.

When I was playing there were already some excellent players on line, but If you have a good aim at DPS games (I do not) then you will be good at this game.

Verdict: Play it to have a look and if you are bored.