Pax Nova Imminent: Early Access Releases Soon

Pax Nova, the upcoming space/terrestrial 4X hybrid from Grey Wolf Entertainment, is releasing on Steam Early Access soon. How soon you ask? Publisher Iceberg Interactive sends word that “soon” will be next Thursday, May 9th! Pax Nova is described in the press release as follows: “Pax Nova is a sci-fi turn-based 4X strategy game where … Continue reading Pax Nova Imminent: Early Access Releases Soon

Monday eXcursion: Warhammer – Vermintide 2

Unless you are striving to avoid all things geek, then surely you’ve heard of Warhammer. You know, that Warhammer. The glorious spawn of Games Workshops, whose name is synonymous with fantasy awesomeness, strategy and tactics games, and unfortunately questionable business practices. But it’s a hell of franchise any way you slice it. For decades, the … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Warhammer – Vermintide 2

PC Platform Showdowns & The Phoenix Point Fiasco

As some of you may have heard, Phoenix Point (the upcoming XCOM-like from the original designer of X-COM) has switched to exclusive sale and distribution on Epic Games Store (EGS) for an entire year. This of course has many people incensed, as people who backed the project on Fig or through subsequent pre-orders did so … Continue reading PC Platform Showdowns & The Phoenix Point Fiasco

Cardboard eXcursion – Raiders Of The North Sea

Like any card carrying geek, I have an instinctual attraction to Vikings and Norse mythology. Mead halls and raiding. Longships and battle axes. Godly offerings and plunder. Romanticizing about Viking life and forgetting about all the cruelty and chaos that came with it is easy, making it a great subject for games. And as an … Continue reading Cardboard eXcursion – Raiders Of The North Sea

Emperor of the Fading Suns: Classical eXcavation

I want you to close your eyes and imagine the following. Well, don’t really close your eyes, because then you can’t read what I wrote. So close your eyes, metaphorically, and then read the following: Imagine a space based 4X game with 30 or so star systems/planets to explore But now imagine that each of … Continue reading Emperor of the Fading Suns: Classical eXcavation

The Inglorious State Of 4X Games: An eXposition

Greetings! If you haven’t listened to the 33rd Strategic Expanse - 4th Anniversary Hangout featuring all of the lesser (I’m jesting) eXplorminate staffers then please stop reading this and go listen to that first. The rest of this little rant (thoughtful article?) will make a bit more sense with the proper context. With that out … Continue reading The Inglorious State Of 4X Games: An eXposition