Weekly eXchange #207 – Updating Stuff…

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 Endless Space 2, Stellaris, Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars, Polaris Sector, Warhammer 40k Gladius: Relics of War, Age of Wonders: Planetfall and At the Gates and much much more. As well … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #207 – Updating Stuff…

Weekly eXchange #196 – Roman Times…

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 At the Gates, Aggressors: Ancient Rome, Civilization VI, Eador: Imperium, Endless Legend, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, WH40k Gladius: Relics of War, Endless Space 2, Polaris Sector, Children of the Galaxy, … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #196 – Roman Times…

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

Weekly eXchange #159 – Busy busy busy, again!

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 Endless Space 2, Polaris Sector, Children of the Galaxy, Stellaris, Civilization 6, Crusader Kings 2, Europa Universalis 4 and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #159 – Busy busy busy, again!

Weekly eXchange #157 – Year Four, Let’s Begin!

Join Nate, Troy and a surprise guest as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Endless Space 2, Polaris Sector, Children of the Galaxy, Galactic Civilizations 3, Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars, Galaxial, Stellaris, Predestination and much much more. As well as … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #157 – Year Four, Let’s Begin!

Weekly eXchange #154 – Damn You YouTube!

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 Civilization 6, Oriental Empires, Driftland: The Magic Revival, Total War: Warhammer 2, Thea 2. Polaris Sector, Stellaris, Stars in Shadow and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #154 – Damn You YouTube!

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