Monday Modness – Warlock 2: Renaissance mod

Chumley - Warlock 2 - Renaissance Mod Have you ever played a game and felt like the developers just didn’t go far enough? Sure you have! Warlock 2 was one such title. At release, it felt like little more than an update to the original title. Despite the added content that soon followed, it still … Continue reading Monday Modness – Warlock 2: Renaissance mod

Monday Modness – Galactic Civilizations III and Friends

Welcome back, dear reader. Here we are with another fantastic modder, Naselus, who took a Galactic Civilizations III and put his own spin on it. His mod, the Insane Abundant Balance Mod, increases GalCiv3’s playability on larger maps. We’ll also talk about his mods for several other games from Stardock and Paradox Interactive. So, let’s … Continue reading Monday Modness – Galactic Civilizations III and Friends

Monday Modness – Civilizations IV: Fall From Heaven I/II

Welcome to week three of the Monday Modness eXtravaganza! When I think of mods, there is one total conversion mod for Civilization IV that comes to mind, and it puts many studio-released games to shame. So, let’s get to it and find out more. Kael - Civilization IV - Fall From Heaven I & II … Continue reading Monday Modness – Civilizations IV: Fall From Heaven I/II

Monday Modness – Pandora: Eclipse of the Nashira

Alexander "Ail" - Pandora: Complete Pandora: First Contact came out in November of 2013, almost a full year ahead of its terrestrial sci-fi cousin, Civilization: Beyond Earth. As a successor to the the classic 1999 hit Alpha Centauri, Pandora was not all that far off. The problem was the game had issues; most notably a … Continue reading Monday Modness – Pandora: Eclipse of the Nashira

The DLC/Expansion Conundrum: an eXposition

When Amplitude announced its Shadows DLC for Endless Legend, it touched off a debate inside the eXplorminate internal forums. What exactly is a DLC anyway? Isn’t Shadows more of an expansion? Is it going to be expensive enough to be called an expansion? How do you classify these things to begin with? The staff at … Continue reading The DLC/Expansion Conundrum: an eXposition

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