Star Ruler 2 Review

Blind Mind Studios’ Star Ruler 2 is a grand-scale 4X RTS that places players at the helm of building a complex sprawling empire, forged from the metaphorical space fires of rampant expansion, dominating conquest, and cunning diplomacy. Does that description sound appropriately epic enough for a game titled […]

Europa Universalis IV Review

The date is November 11th in the year of our lord 1444, and Western Europe is on the move. Intrigants run the land and mercenary lords plan their next move behind closed doors. The King of Scotland had annexed Tyrone and Ulster, then summarily captured Munster and turned […]

Imagine Earth Preview

Imagine Earth, from two-man indie developers Serious Brothers, is a sandbox-style management sim with a healthy dose of strategy and a smattering of environmental conscientiousness. Yes, a video game that even Al Gore can enjoy. The game is set at some point in the distant future after multi-national […]

My Lunch with Brad Wardell

When I started this website in September 2014, I had no idea how many great people I’d befriend as a result. First it was great people like Nasarog, Warmacblu, Marlowe, Davey and more that have directly and indirectly helped with the site. I’d soon find that the 4X […]

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 […]