Best “Starter” 4X Games

Rob here! I see this question asked a lot on the 4X Gaming subreddit and I'll occasionally get asked myself, "what's the best 4X game for someone new to the genre?" and it's about time we really sat down and thought about it. It's honestly a hard question to answer, as most 4X games are … Continue reading Best “Starter” 4X Games

Civilization 6: Gathering Storm Review

Gathering Storm comes as the second, and possibly final, expansion to the 2016 release of Civilizations VI (Civ 6). Historically, the second expansion for recent Civ games has done a lot of heavy lifting. These iterations often move the game from the “good” to the “great” category. Gathering Storm (GS) does a lot to improve Civ 6 … Continue reading Civilization 6: Gathering Storm Review

Interstellar Space: Genesis Releases July 25th

We recently received word that the project formerly known as Project Space Sector, from the caretakers of our old sister-site,, will be releasing July 25th. That's less than a week from now and we here at eXplorminate are very excited to see how Interstellar Space: Genesis has turned out. Rob will be diving in … Continue reading Interstellar Space: Genesis Releases July 25th

Warhammer 40K: Gladius – Chaos Space Marines DLC

It's time for Blood for the Blood God! Already torn by constant warfare for its forgotten relics, Gladius Prime will know a new kind of dedication to destruction, for Chaos is coming to WH40K: Gladius. The Chaos Space Marines DLC will be available on July 18th, TOMORROW, and we're very excited for it here at … Continue reading Warhammer 40K: Gladius – Chaos Space Marines DLC

Let’s eXplore Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Reboot

Rob wasn't happy with the sound quality of the last series' start, so he's rerecorded an intro video to a new series, with some new settings and some new fun challenges! Join him as he takes another plunge in to this highly-anticipated 4X strategy game with the Assembly and the Metal-Mohawk Doctor! Be sure to … Continue reading Let’s eXplore Age of Wonders: Planetfall – Reboot

Weekly eXchange #245 – New

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 Age of Wonders 3, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Endless Summer, Stellaris, Interstellar Space: Genesis, Astra Exodus, Star Sector, Fantasy General 2 and much much more. As well as continued coverage for … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #245 – New

Jon Shafer’s At the Gates Review

Disclaimer: I've already written a review of this game on my old personal site. However, I've decided to revisit Jon Shafer's At the Gates after roughly six months of patches and version changes to see how it holds up. This review hasn't changed much, except to add relevant version 1.2 information. After roughly six years … Continue reading Jon Shafer’s At the Gates Review