Oriental Empires Comes To Steam’s Early Access

If you’ve been looking forward to sinking your teeth into the Civ-like Oriental Empires, we have good news. Publisher Iceberg Interactive has announced that the game will enter Steam’s Early Access starting September 20. Oriental Empires has been in closed beta since the spring of 2016. We took a look at it recently and are … Continue reading Oriental Empires Comes To Steam’s Early Access

Weekly eXchange #95 – Let’s Conquer The Stars.

Join Nate and Troy as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they discuss Master of Orion, Endless Legend: Tempest, Civilization 6, Stellaris, Galactic Civilizations 3 and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games! Music for eXplorminate … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #95 – Let’s Conquer The Stars.

State of 4X in 2016

Well, here we are again. On the cusp of eXplorminate’s 2nd anniversary, the team has changed once more. Rob, aka Devildog, changed roles to be more of a guest contributor for the group, and Nate, aka Nasarog, took up his mantle. In non-eXplorminate news, a slew of 4X games came out this year and more … Continue reading State of 4X in 2016

Master Of Orion: Conquer The Stars Let’s Play Giveaway

It’s that time again! When the going gets tough, the tough get MoO-y. Or they get free games. Or something like that... In any case, the “patented” eXplorminate “Let’s Play Giveaway” is back, and this time we’re taking it to space. Just like last time, if you’re a member of our forums, post your Steam … Continue reading Master Of Orion: Conquer The Stars Let’s Play Giveaway

The 4Xperts Show #1 – Master Of Orion: Conquer The Stars

The 4Xperts Show is a new podcast created by Rob Honaker in close association with eXplorminate. It features a panel of 4X game veterans having in depth discussions about various 4X games. Some of their shows will review games, while others will revisit titles that have been out for a while and discuss feature changes … Continue reading The 4Xperts Show #1 – Master Of Orion: Conquer The Stars

Endless Legend: Tempest DLC Announcement

I don’t know about you all, but we here at eXplorminate are very excited about the new Tempest eXpansion/DLC (or whatever these are called nowadays) for Endless Legend. Amplitude is giving us what we have clamored for since day one: Naval Warfare. But that’s not all. We get a new major faction, the Morgwar, and … Continue reading Endless Legend: Tempest DLC Announcement

Master Of Orion: Conquer The Stars Review

There’s no getting around this: we walk on hallowed ground. The term “4X” was originally coined back in 1993 in an effort to describe the original Master of Orion (MoO). Twenty-three years later, the term is used to describe an entire genre of games - the genre to which eXplorminate is dedicated. In that time, the MoO franchise has … Continue reading Master Of Orion: Conquer The Stars Review