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Endless Legend ReeXamination #3

Here we are again, re-eXamining our 2014 GotY winner. This time around, we have another mini-expansion/DLC, Shadows, to look over. With this latest offering, Amplitude Studios added a new game mechanic that we have been clamoring for since the beta: espionage. This all comes topped with new gameplay […]

Unspoken Agreements: An eXposition

When you purchase an item, whatever the item happens to be, there is usually some type of agreement involved. Purchaser and seller agree on the service to be rendered or good delivered and the compensation. The parties share a tacit or spoken understanding of how the product or […]

Thea: the Awakening Q&A

Greetings and Salutations everyone. Nate “Nasarog” Lobos here with another Q&A session. This time, we’ll be talking to the developers from Muha Games about their upcoming release, Thea: the Awakening, a game set in Medieval-like times with a slavic twist. Founded in 2010, Muha Games is a small independent […]

Lord of Rigel Q&A

Greetings and Salutations! This week we interviewed the developers for Lord of Rigel from Rhombus Studios. I’d like to introduce myself first. My name is Nate also known as Nasarog, and I’m the co-founder of eXplorminate4x.com, the premier 4X and strategy website on the internetz. With the resurgence […]

Endless Legend ReeXamination #2

Endless Legend released in September of 2014 to relative critical success. After all, It received our inaugural Game of the Year award and went on to receive Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s overall Game of the Year award, too. However, the title wasn’t without criticisms entirely. Not the least of […]

Why I Play Video Games

Why does anyone play video games? That’s a great question. Why do I? Why do you? Other than the developers and professional players, we gamers don’t earn any tangible rewards for playing them. There is no remuneration to be had. Stores sell them. Programmers make them. Artists create […]

Sid Meier’s Starships Review

In September 2014, 2K/Firaxis released Civilization: Beyond Earth (Civ:BE), a game that fractured the long-standing Civ community. It was an ambitious attempt that misfired at launch due to its similarities to Civilization V: Brave New World and a general lack of innovation, or “risks” as the developers put […]

Endless Space Review

Space is huge. No, it is massive. In the summer of 2012, space became endless. Amplitude Studios released Endless Space (July 2012 PC, August 2012 Mac), their first game, and I was instantly drawn back into the 4X genre. I have been a fan of the genre since I first watched […]

Warlock 2 Review

Be warned, this is an irreverant review. There, you have been warned. Is Warlock 2 a sequel? Is it a reboot? Is it both? Is there even a difference?  I have followed the game online for months and there is no general consensus. I could not form my […]