What’s The Future Of Civilization VI: An eXposition

Civilization VI (Civ6) came out October 21, 2016. Since its release, the game has undergone many changes with frequent seasonal updates, faction-oriented DLC releases and a full-blown expansion called Rise and Fall (Feb 2018). But Firaxis is not done yet. The next expansion, set for release on Feb 14, 2019 called Gathering Storm, is almost … Continue reading What’s The Future Of Civilization VI: An eXposition

Strategic eXpanse #35 – 2018 Game/eXpansion Of The Year Show!

Yep. It’s that time of year again! eXplorminate is proud to present what we believe are the best 4X game, 4X expansion and Most Improved 4X of 2018. Come and listen to our esteemed e4X hosts Nate and Troy, while they discuss: all the candidates, winners, the state of 4X gaming in the past 12 … Continue reading Strategic eXpanse #35 – 2018 Game/eXpansion Of The Year Show!

Warhammer 40000 Gladius: Relics of War Review

Warhammer 40,000 (WH40K) is a grim and dark place. I should know, I’ve been tabletop gaming for more than 30 years in the universe created by Games Workshop. And not just gaming, but also reading the lore books, studying the army codices, and playing the video games. So let me get this out of the … Continue reading Warhammer 40000 Gladius: Relics of War Review

Endless Legend: Inferno Review

Back in 2014, when eXplorminate first came on the scene, Endless Legend won our Game of the Year. It was a surprise win, and some wondered what we were thinking. Well, we can now tell you for certain what was on our minds: EL is an amazing turn-based, terrestrial, neo-fantasy 4X. It might be the … Continue reading Endless Legend: Inferno Review

Oriental Empires Review

China is old. Like, really, really old. I am not talking about when the area was first settled two-million to one-quarter million years ago, no. I am talking about the proto-Chinese culture that may have existed as far back as 7000 BCE. How does one go about capturing all of that history? Especially since the … Continue reading Oriental Empires Review

WH40K Gladius: Relics Of War Preview/Q&A

As a long time fan of the various Warhammer tabletop games from Games Workshop, I have always wondered what a 4X title set in that universe would be like. Yes, there are more than a few to choose from, but that 40,000 Grimdark variant was always my favorite. Well, Slitherine’s announcement of Warhammer 40K Gladius: … Continue reading WH40K Gladius: Relics Of War Preview/Q&A