Friday eXcursion: Seasons After Fall

4K resolution! Hundreds of Hours of Gameplay! Explosive Multiplayer! The bigger, shinier, and longer a game is, the better. Or so we are lead to believe. In the attempt to capture the spectacular, we sometimes forget that it was probably simple, enchanting gameplay that first drew us into the world of gaming. Seasons After Fall … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Seasons After Fall

Friday eXcursion: Halcyon 6

Halcyon 6 is a strange beast. It is a game that routinely prompts me to ask “Why in God’s great earth am I still playing this?” Yet time and again I find my mouse cursor drifting back over the play button as I watch myself, in horror, making that fatal left-click to launch. Surely this … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Halcyon 6

Friday eXcursion: Out There

If you dig 4X games, then chances are you dig space-stuff. And if you dig space-stuff, there is a good chance you’ve heard about No Man’s Sky. And if you’ve heard anything about No Man’s Sky, you probably know all about its catastrophic launch and player reception - where everyone collectively realized there is nothing … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Out There

Friday eXcursion: Battlefleet Gothic – Armada

Hello my name is Oliver Kiley and I am addicted to Warhammer 40,000. It all began when I stumbled upon a copy of Rogue Trader (aka the 1st edition of the tabletop miniature game) towards the end of the 80’s, a period when my fledgling mind was easily seduced by the power of the warp … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Battlefleet Gothic – Armada

Friday eXcursion: Frozen Cortex

We’re now in August, the moment my eye turns from my beloved, yet moribund New York Yankees, and I start to feel the pull of professional (American) football. While I suppose I could just wait for the next iteration of Madden and plunk down $60 on that, I have a far better way to scratch … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Frozen Cortex

Friday eXcursion: Hearts Of Iron IV

Let me start with a confession: I’ve been fighting with the Hearts of Iron franchise for years. It’s a tough series to learn - I’ve tried. I’ve really tried. I’ve read about others trying; I’ve even watched others try (and succeed) online. Still, I’ve bounced off of each iteration every time, even with a few … Continue reading Friday eXcursion: Hearts Of Iron IV