Tag Archives: Populace

X-Com Diary – Terror Down Under

Hello and welcome to the fourth instalment in Gaming Daily’s attempt to save the world! We’ve now made it to the end of the month, and that means we get our report card. At the end of each month the council of funding nations decides how well you’ve protected the earth from the scum of the universe and adjust your spending accordingly. Since we’ve set up shop in the US we’re not getting intel on attacks far from home, and as a result of this the Australian government has pulled a little of our funding, since they’re the other side…

Empire: Total War Diary – Part 7, New Friends

I’m losing control of my empire. The effective French counter-attack in the Americas forced me to recruit new forces as quickly as possible, which is an expensive business. I hiked taxes everywhere to fund the training of said troops, and the populace haven’t taken kindly to it. Workers are striking in England, Michigan and the Northwestern Territories. The freshly conquered American regions aren’t too happy either, with the memories of invasion still fresh in their minds, they sent a letter of demands asking for more money. I push for one more round of recruitment and then drop taxes to the…