Monday Modness: StarDrive 2 Community AI Patch

We here at eXplorminate like to take matters into our own hands. In my review for StarDrive 2: Sector Zero, the big thing holding the game back was how the mid- and late-game AI struggled to put up a decent fight. Thankfully, enough other people in the eXplorminate family saw the same problem - and … Continue reading Monday Modness: StarDrive 2 Community AI Patch

Friday eXcursion: Ashes Of The Singularity

In my mind, there are only two kinds of RTS games in the world: those that aspire to be like Cavedog’s masterpiece, Total Annihilation (TA), and those that don’t. This is a myopic way of framing things... Yet there is no question that TA, released waaay back in 1997, became a real-time strategy (RTS) classic. … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Ashes Of The Singularity

Weekly eXchange #80 – The Sixth Iteration!

Join Rob and Nate as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week we discuss the Civilizations VI announcement, Stellaris, Master of Orion Early Access 4, the updates to: Remnants of the Precursor, Imperia and Planar Conquest. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #80 – The Sixth Iteration!

Release-Day eXcursion: Overfall

The first game from Istanbul-based Pera Games, Overfall is an RPG-style Rogue-like with FTL elements and… Oh my God, no! Another one? Come on, how many of these games does the universe need to have? I’m not writing about this. I refuse. I… Fine. Y’know what? FINE. But this is the last one, I swear. … Continue reading Release-Day eXcursion: Overfall

Mobile Market Machinations: An eXposition

Every so often the pendulum of conversation in eXplorminate’s discussion group swings back towards the topic of mobile gaming. The prevailing attitude appears to be one of skepticism, particularly among those who haven’t really dug into the mobile marketspace directly. Many have the perception that most mobile games are casual, free-to-play (F2P), in-app purchase (IAP) … Continue reading Mobile Market Machinations: An eXposition

Weekly eXchange #79 – Stellaris!

Join Rob and Nate as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week we discuss Stellaris, The XX show, StarDrive 2: Sector Zero, Feudums, Pocket Space Empires, and Thea: The Awakening. As well as continued coverage for Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars, Endless Space 2 and … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #79 – Stellaris!

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Announced!

Not enough 4X in your life this year? Of course not! Announced in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Civilization franchise, CIV VI is planned for release on October 21, 2016.   The initial wave of press releases and interviews covers a wide range of innovations, so buckle up, we’re going to cover them for … Continue reading Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Announced!