What the 4X Genre Can Learn from War Games: an eXposition

I have a confession to make: the “4X Renaissance” has felt more like the dark ages to me.. Whether it’s the feature creep, strange design decisions, or age old problems that continue to plague the genre, I’ve had a hard time getting into most of the big, recent releases. And I don’t think I am … Continue reading What the 4X Genre Can Learn from War Games: an eXposition

Nate Asked – Day 1

Troy’s Reflection on the Last Year  Nate asked the staff to write about games we wanted to play from the last year but couldn’t for whatever reason. I told him, there were no such games. For me, the last 12 months have been a bit of a hangover from the previous 12. From late 2015 … Continue reading Nate Asked – Day 1

Monday eXcursion: Steel Division – Normandy ’44

In our beloved gaming community, World War II games always seem to spark strong feelings. Some players simply can’t get enough “dubya-dubya-two” but others are burned out from year after year of games focused on the iconic war. Hearts of Iron 4 and other WWII strategy series are somewhat niche and haven’t exactly been over-produced, so perhaps … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Steel Division – Normandy ’44

Weekly eXchange #111 – Happy Holidays ’16 Edition!

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 Galactic Civilization 3, Endless Space 2, Stellaris, Stellar Monarch, Dawn of Andromeda, Alliance of the Sacred Suns and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #111 – Happy Holidays ’16 Edition!

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