Thea 2: The Shattering Review

Go back to 2015 for a moment. It was a year marked by the disappointing launches of Worlds of Magic and Sorcerer King, as well as the solid but ultimately unimpactful Galactic Civilizations III. It was also the year we got the most original take on 4X gaming since the 90’s: Thea: The Awakening (Thea1). … Continue reading Thea 2: The Shattering Review

Let’s eXplore Star Dynasties Alpha

Does Crusader Kings 2 meets Master of Orion sound intriguing to you? Well then you'll want to see this! Star Dynasties is exactly what you'd expect from a marriage like that and it's already in an eXtremely promising state. Rob took a bit of a dive in to this diamond in the rough recently and … Continue reading Let’s eXplore Star Dynasties Alpha

Stardock Releases Patch 3.8 for Galactic Civilizations 3

It's been a while since we've talked about Galactic Civilizations 3 (GC3) here at eXplorminate, but we're happy to announce that Stardock has released version 3.8 today. Brad Wardell sent us this message today: Today we're releasing GalCiv III v3.8.  This update focuses on quality of life things, like user interface and font size, etc.A … Continue reading Stardock Releases Patch 3.8 for Galactic Civilizations 3

Weekly eXchange #248 – Planetfall…

Join Nate and Troy as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Civilization 6, Thea 2: the Shattering, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Astra Exodus, Pax Nova, Interstellar Space: Genesis, Stellar Monarch, Galactic Civilizations 3 and much much more. As well as continued coverage … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #248 – Planetfall…

Audible eXtension for Civilization 6: Gathering Storm

Join Nate, Troy, Joshua and Dallin as they discuss the Civilization 6: Gathering Storm review. We discuss what was left on the cutting-room floor and where this game is headed. Come and listen to what we think about this latest outing for Civilization 6. Music for eXplorminate by Mangadrive Show Notes:  Sid Meier's Civilization VI: … Continue reading Audible eXtension for Civilization 6: Gathering Storm

Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review

Confession time: I played but never loved Age of Wonders 3 (AoW3). I liked aspects of the game, but something about it never clicked with me. Even through the admittedly fantastic expansions, Age of Wonders 3 felt too combat-centric and a bit light on lore, world building and empire management. Unfortunately, those are also the … Continue reading Age of Wonders: Planetfall Review

Slitherine Acquires Master of Magic

Great news from Slitherine, as they recently acquired the rights to the classic Master of Magic from Atari! See the press release below! Epsom, August 5th 2019 - In a continuous bid to update and modernize popular strategy IPs and bringing them to the 21st century, Slitherine has acquired the full publishing rights to the Master of Magic … Continue reading Slitherine Acquires Master of Magic