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The XX Show #11 – Game Difficulty.

Join Nate and Troy as they analyze and discuss the many aspects of video game difficulty settings. If you think you know what they’ll be discussing, you might be in for a surprise. There is a lot more to game difficulty that one would imagine. Come and listen to what they think. eXplorminate Music by MangaDrive Show notes: What constitutes […]

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The XX Show #10 – Licenses

Join Nate and Troy as they examine the possibilities of future 4X games. With Warhammer 40K: Gladius coming out this year, one of our long-time dreams is coming true: a 4X game in the Warhammer universe. This got us thinking about what other IP’s out there would make good 4X games, so that’s what we’re going to talk about. Come […]

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The XX Show #9 – The MTX/DLC/Lootbox Dilemma…

Join Nate and Troy as they discuss the state of Microtransactions, DLC, and the Loot Box potential in 4X and Strategy games. Should we care? Can anything be done? Is this even a problem? Come and listen to what we think. eXplorminate Music by MangaDrive Show notes: Pc-gamer article talking about Take 2 – 01:51 Pretty Good Gaming talking about […]

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The XX Show #8 – 4X Problems?

Join Nate and Troy as they discuss the state of 4X in 2017 as well as the community sentiment. Is there something wrong in 4X? Have we become overly critical? Is nostalgia the bane of new games? Come and listen to what we think. eXplorminate Music by MangaDrive Show notes: Notes? Notes? We don’t need no stinkin’ notes.

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The XX Show #7 – Indie Games.

Join Nate and Troy as they discuss indie games and the role Steam has played in promoting them. Indie games are beginning to dominate the volume of new releases on Steam, and therefore are becoming an important issue to consider. In this episode, the hosts examine to what extent the market may be flooded with small games and which recent […]

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The XX Show #6 – eXplorminate Reviews.

Join Nate and Troy as they delve into the process and policies behind eXplorminate’s rating system. With Steam changing its review system, and the increasing importance placed on various scores and ratings, XX#6 will provide listeners with insights into why E4X rates games the way it does, why it came to be, and how the system will improve in the future. […]

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The XX Show #5: The Steam Review Show.

Join Nate and Troy as they discuss the importance of Steam reviews. In this episode they analyze the impact of reviews on the games, their developers and publishers, as well as the gaming community at large. Additionally, they examine how review scores can be manipulated, what can be done to combat that, and much much more! eXplorminate Music by MangaDrive […]

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The XX Show #4: The Mobile eXperience Show

Join Nate and Troy as they discuss the ins and outs of mobile gaming. Listen as they examine how older games such as Ascendancy perform on an iPad and newer 4X games like Planar Conquest compare to their PC brethren. All this and the audience question XX Show #4! eXplorminate Music by MangaDrive Show notes: Mobile Gaming iPad Air 3 […]