Stellaris Review

Since humanity first looked up at the skies, we have been inspired by the great inky expanse that blankets us every evening as we close our eyes and dream. That’s what space is, really. A dream of everything that might be. In many ways, space 4X games are an attempt to take those fantasies and … Continue reading Stellaris Review

Mobile Experience: Planar Conquest

In 1994, Microprose released the all-important third leg of their Civilization stool: Master of Magic - complementing the previous year’s release, Master of Orion, and the original Civilization. I thought MoO was just OK when it came out (I know, blasphemy), but I loved MoM. The game took everything that was great about Civ - … Continue reading Mobile Experience: Planar Conquest

Friday eXcursion: FTL

There may be no game more emblematic of the state of modern PC gaming than FTL: Faster Than Light by Subset Games. FTL is a procedurally-generated, retro-graphics, board-game-inspired Roguelike from an indie developer. The game was successfully funded on Kickstarter, released on Steam and is currently available for PC, Mac and iPad. All it needs … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: FTL

Friday eXcursion: Beyond Sol

Today I’m going to tell you about Beyond Sol. I’m going to complain about the graphics, the game mechanics, the empire management… basically everything.Then, at the end of the article, I’m going to tell you that I actually recommend you give this game a try, despite my issues. Got it? OK good. Let’s do this … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Beyond Sol

The Rights and Wrongs of Digital Rights Management (DRM): An eXposition

Yesterday morning, I tried to sit down and (finally) record the first episode of my Let’s Play series for Anno 2070. I’ll be the first to admit I’ve been procrastinating on this project. I’ve got tons of excuses, some of them even good ones, but in the end it comes down to the fact that … Continue reading The Rights and Wrongs of Digital Rights Management (DRM): An eXposition

Friday eXcursion: Renowned Explorers

I’ve been doing a lot of globe-hopping lately. Myself and a bunch of friends from all around the world have been travelling to exotic sites, meeting unique locals and collecting valuable treasures. Oh, there’s been some troubles along the way, but it’s been a wonderful adventure overall, and I can’t wait to tell you about … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Renowned Explorers

Release-Day eXcursion: Mordheim: City of the Damned

When the new XCOM: Enemy Unknown was announced, I was really excited. Not just for the XCOM franchise itself, (although, y’know, that too), but for the games that would come out if XCOM:EU were successful. The tactical strategy genre had been shot in the face a few too many times in the past and no … Continue reading Release-Day eXcursion: Mordheim: City of the Damned