Warhammer 40000 Gladius: Relics of War Review

Warhammer 40,000 (WH40K) is a grim and dark place. I should know, I’ve been tabletop gaming for more than 30 years in the universe created by Games Workshop. And not just gaming, but also reading the lore books, studying the army codices, and playing the video games. So let me get this out of the … Continue reading Warhammer 40000 Gladius: Relics of War Review

Weekly eXchange #195 – Messenger!

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 Star Ruler 2, Endless Space 2, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, WH40k Gladius: Relics of War, Endless Legend, Aggressors: Ancient Rome and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #195 – Messenger!

Sub-Genres & 4X Design: Post-Apocalyptic Settings

In several previous articles and podcasts (such as Theme, Future Development part 1, and MoO-itis) I have advocated for 4X developers to branch out into genres other than Space and Fantasy. I feel I made my case fairly well in those entries, but what I didn’t do was give much guidance on what those other … Continue reading Sub-Genres & 4X Design: Post-Apocalyptic Settings

WH40K Gladius: Relics Of War Preview/Q&A

As a long time fan of the various Warhammer tabletop games from Games Workshop, I have always wondered what a 4X title set in that universe would be like. Yes, there are more than a few to choose from, but that 40,000 Grimdark variant was always my favorite. Well, Slitherine’s announcement of Warhammer 40K Gladius: … Continue reading WH40K Gladius: Relics Of War Preview/Q&A

The XX Show #11 – Game Difficulty.

Join Nate and Troy as they analyze and discuss the many aspects of video game difficulty settings. If you think you know what they'll be discussing, you might be in for a surprise. There is a lot more to game difficulty that one would imagine. Come and listen to what they think. eXplorminate Music by … Continue reading The XX Show #11 – Game Difficulty.

The XX Show #10 – Licenses

Join Nate and Troy as they examine the possibilities of future 4X games. With Warhammer 40K: Gladius coming out this year, one of our long-time dreams is coming true: a 4X game in the Warhammer universe. This got us thinking about what other IP’s out there would make good 4X games, so that’s what we’re … Continue reading The XX Show #10 – Licenses

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