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Month: April 2018

eXpositions 28

Quarter 1, 2018 Statistical Analysis

As many of you know, there has been a change to the way Valve handles users’ libraries. What once was open information for anyone to view, is now private by default. The reasons and ethics of that change have been hotly debated. This article is not about that. Instead, I’m doing what may be my last roundup of statistical data […]

Podcast 12

Weekly eXchange #181 – Stellaris 2.0?

Join Nate, Troy and Mark as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Thea 2, At the Gates, Stellaris, Interstellar Space: Genesis and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games! Music for eXplorminate by Mangadrive Show Notes:  Thea 2 […]

eXcursions 6

Monday eXcursion: Cities – Skylines

With so many city builders newly released or about to arrive, I feel like it’s appropriate to look back at the current Big Daddy in the genre: Cities: Skylines (C:S). Even though the game was developed by Colossal Order Ltd., C:S has many of the strengths and weaknesses that are commonly associated (fairly or not) with its publisher: Paradox Interactive. […]

Podcast 10

Weekly eXchange #180 – R.I.P Steamspy…

Join Nate, Troy and Joshua as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Empires in Ruins, Civilization 6, Endless Space 2, Galactic Civilizations 3, WH40k: Gladius and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games! Music for eXplorminate by Mangadrive […]

eXcursions 9

Monday eXcursion: Heat Signature

Heat Signature is a simple sci-fi stealth/action RPG with permadeath that neatly fits into that one special category of games that frustrates all of us from time to time. You know the one: it contains all the games you are really close to buying because they seem cool but you don’t want to buy because it’s possible you’ll end up […]

Podcast 10

Weekly eXchange #179 – Inspiration.

Join Nate and Troy as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about At the Gates, Driftland, Eador: Imperium, Galactic Civilizations 3, Dawn of Andromeda, Stellaris, Endless Space 2, Galaxial and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games! Music for […]

eXcursions 7

Monday eXcursion: Northgard

As I finished my first game of Northgard, I was grinning from ear to ear. It is one of those games where the mechanics, theme, and overall experience just clicked with me. And the more I played, the more I appreciated the nuances of its design – whether in the UI, the pacing, the struggle for survival, or the thrill […]

Announcements 30

The Winners Are…

So, are you ready? Good, good. The round 3 winners (where everyone wins) are as follows: BTAxis – Missed Opportunity? Yea. unholyFroggod – Prize Claimed – Boxy good time. nexus2004 – Missed Opportunity? Yea. SilasOfBorg – Prize Claimed – Driven to success. KoynePurse – Prize Claimed – Quest Conquered!  I a Pascual – Prize Claimed – Challenge accepted. Cluster – Missed Opportunity? Yea. […]

Podcast 20

Weekly eXchange #178 – Subscription Bell.

Join Nate and Troy as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Starsector, Galactic Civilization 3, Star Zeal, Endless Space 2, Stellaris, Children of the Galaxy, Driftland and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games! Music for eXplorminate by […]