Weekly eXchange #244 – Back From The War…

Join Nate and Troy as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Thea 2: the Shattering, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Children of the Galaxy, Interstellar Space: Genesis, Stellaris, Alliance of the Sacred Suns, Astra Exodus, Endless Legend, Endless Space 2, Distant Worlds: … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #244 – Back From The War…

Weekly eXchange #228 – Phoenix Fiasco!!!

Join Nate and Troy as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Thea 2: the Shattering, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Galactic Civilizations 3, Sins of a Solar Empire and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #228 – Phoenix Fiasco!!!

Dominions 5: Warriors Of The Faith Review

Dominions 5 is an astounding game. As a longstanding indie darling, the magnum opus of Illwinter Game Design has long been the poster child for iterative design: more the product of small adjustments over time and continuous development than a series of leaps and bounds. With Dominions 5 (Dom5), Illwinter has brought the full force … Continue reading Dominions 5: Warriors Of The Faith Review

Strategic eXpanse #33 – 4th Anniversary Hangout Session!

eXplorminate turned four years old! So Nate, Troy, Joshua and Mark had a some fun hanging out and talking about 4X and gaming in general. They had A LOT of fun, so much so, that some strong language made it on the podcast. Listeners, beware!!! Thank you for following us for four years, because we … Continue reading Strategic eXpanse #33 – 4th Anniversary Hangout Session!

The XX Show #12 – Top 12 4X Games of All Time.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to discuss the top 12 4X games of all time as of July 1st 2018. So, what qualifies for Greatest of all Time, aka the 4X GoaT, many things, but the game needs to not only stand the test of time, but must truly introduce multiple mechanics (new or polished). … Continue reading The XX Show #12 – Top 12 4X Games of All Time.

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

Strategic eXpanse #31 – Strategic Warfare Part 1

Join Nate, Oliver, Mark, Joshua and Troy as they discuss Warfare in 4X games and provide examples of games that both do it well and potentially innovate. They also discuss ideas that they’d like to see developers implement in future games. Notes: Strategic Position & Maneuver - 04:05 Stellaris past Dev Diary about doomstacks Stellaris … Continue reading Strategic eXpanse #31 – Strategic Warfare Part 1