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Friday eXcursion: Halcyon 6

Halcyon 6 is a strange beast. It is a game that routinely prompts me to ask “Why in God’s great earth am I still playing this?” Yet time and again I find my mouse cursor drifting back over the play button as I watch myself, in horror, making that fatal left-click to launch. Surely this has to be worth something… […]

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Mobile eXperience: Starbase Orion

While we are collectively abuzz with all things Master of Orion… You know, in light of MoO: Conquer the Stars’ recent release, it seems like a good time to talk about another Orion: Starbase Orion. Starbase Orion (henceforth Starbase) was released in October, 2011. We last talked about Starbase in our interview with solo developer Rocco Bowling of Chimera Software. […]

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Early Impression: Endless Space 2

Amplitude Studios has built up quite the name for itself with the success of Endless Space, Dungeon of the Endless, and Endless Legend, along with its recent publishing partnership with SEGA. Annnnnd… In case you missed the memo, Endless Space 2 launches into Steam Early Access on October 6th, 2016. While many people – including yours truly – have been […]

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Friday eXcursion: Out There

If you dig 4X games, then chances are you dig space-stuff. And if you dig space-stuff, there is a good chance you’ve heard about No Man’s Sky. And if you’ve heard anything about No Man’s Sky, you probably know all about its catastrophic launch and player reception – where everyone collectively realized there is nothing at all behind the curtain. […]

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eXtraneous Opinion: Stellaris

Stellaris has been in our paws (or jaws?) for about a month now, and by most accounts it has been a resounding success, both critically and commercially. The game took bold steps to move the genre towards a new, undiscovered country – the game’s impact seems to be among the more far-reaching compared to other recent 4X games. Our review […]