The Inglorious State Of 4X Games: An eXposition

Greetings! If you haven’t listened to the 33rd Strategic Expanse - 4th Anniversary Hangout featuring all of the lesser (I’m jesting) eXplorminate staffers then please stop reading this and go listen to that first. The rest of this little rant (thoughtful article?) will make a bit more sense with the proper context. With that out … Continue reading The Inglorious State Of 4X Games: An eXposition

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!

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

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…

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!

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