2017 End of Year Statistical eXamination Part 2

You can find part one of this article series and all associated charts HERE. eXplorminate is entering its fifth calendar year of existence, thus we now have four years of market data from our time to examine. It’s been a very exciting period for 4X. Some call it a Renaissance, others a Second Golden Age, … Continue reading 2017 End of Year Statistical eXamination Part 2

The Core Mechanism of 4X Part 2: An eXposition

In Part 1, we defined the core mechanic for 4X and illustrated how it could be seen in exploration, research, and diplomacy. In part 2, we continue examining how the core mechanism manifests itself in other aspects of play. Unlocking Tools for Victory in eXtermination Combat is a major system that might seem like it … Continue reading The Core Mechanism of 4X Part 2: An eXposition

2016 End of Year Statistical eXamination Part 1

About a year ago, I wrote a piece that brought together data from SteamSpy and Steamcharts to do an analysis of 4X games launched in 2015. At the time, I didn’t know what to expect from an examination of such data, but in the 12 months since that article was published, I have found myself … Continue reading 2016 End of Year Statistical eXamination Part 1

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

WeX #39 – Endless Excitement!

Rob and Nate have a lot to discuss as they missed last week due to work obligations. This week we talk about the Endless Space 2 announcement, Endless Legend: Shadows, Worlds of Magic, Oriental Empires, and much, much more. Music by Sci-Fi Industries (Song title forthcoming). Show Notes Civilization Beyond Earth Steam Page Endless Space … Continue reading WeX #39 – Endless Excitement!