Homeworld Remastered Collection: My new gaming obsession

One of my fondest memories of the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo (or as it’s more formally know, E3) isn’t all the games, the bright lights and the sheer scale of the event: It’s sharing a cab with Alex Garden, the CEO of Canadian game developer Relic Entertainment responsible for the space strategy game Homeworld.

I was staying at the Standard Hotel in Hollywood and when Garden (I didn’t know it was him at that stage) and another person asked if they could share the cab to the LA Convention Centre, I said sure. We chatted about gaming and what I did in New Zealand (I was there covering the event for my newspaper employer) and then as we got to our destination, we exchanged business cards and went our separate ways. I’m not sure whether I saw him again at E3 or not.

The point of me bringing up my Alex Garden moment is that I bought the Homeworld Remastered Collection from Steam the other day – and I’m totally engrossed. It’s like I was transported by to 1999 when I played the original. The Homeworld Remastered Collection, which has original and remastered versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2.

I’m making my way through the remastered Homeworld now and it’s a thing of beauty, so I thought I’d record part of my playing through one mission just to see if for yourselves. I’ve not long entered the Kharak system, where I have had to protect cryo tubes containing thousands of citizens in cryosleep from attacking forces.

Homeworld Remastered Collection is my game of choice at the moment and is helping fuel my love for PC gaming, something I’ve done a lot more of this year than the previous few.

I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you want to see more of me playing Homeworld Remastered.