Stellaris ReeXamination #2

When Stellaris first launched in 2016, it was marketed under the slogan “Make Space Great Again.” Lately, I’ve been campaigning for Stellaris by co-opting a different American political rallying cry: “Keep Stellaris WeirdTM.” What I mean is, as Stellaris continues to grow and change (it’s basically a living organism at this point), I believe that … Continue reading Stellaris ReeXamination #2

Monday eXcursion: Cities – Skylines

With so many city builders newly released or about to arrive, I feel like it’s appropriate to look back at the current Big Daddy in the genre: Cities: Skylines (C:S). Even though the game was developed by Colossal Order Ltd., C:S has many of the strengths and weaknesses that are commonly associated (fairly or not) … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Cities – Skylines

Monday eXcursion: Aven Colony

Though they don’t figure into the game at all, Aven Colony makes me think about the Transformers. In the 1980s, Transformers were one of the coolest toys out there -- vehicles or objects that could transform into robots. There were also the Gobots - vehicles or objects that… Could transform. Into robots. Transformers were cool, … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Aven Colony