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!

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

Weekly eXchange #152 – Controversy!!!

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 Thea 2, Total War: Warhammer 2, Stellar Monarch, Stars in Shadow, Endless Space 2, Stellaris, Space Tyrant, Children of the Galaxy and much much more. As well as continued coverage for … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #152 – Controversy!!!

Weekly eXchange #144 – Space Bears Or Cats?

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 Remnants of the Precursors, Alliance of the Sacred Suns, Galaxial, Endless Space 2, StarDrive 2, Stellaris, Oriental Empires,  Eador: Imperium and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #144 – Space Bears Or Cats?

Weekly eXchange #141 – Failure To Launch

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 StarDrive 2, Stars in Shadow, Interstellar Space: Genesis, Stellaris, Civilizations 6 and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games! Music for eXplorminate … Continue reading Weekly eXchange #141 – Failure To Launch

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

With the release of Endless Space 2 (ES2), a wave in the space 4X ocean has crested. The “Big 4” space 4X games –  Master of Orion: Conquer the Stars (MoO:CTS), Galactic Civilizations III (GalCiv3), Stellaris and ES2 – have all landed within the past year along with major expansions for GalCiv3 and Stellaris amidst … Continue reading All That Glitters Is Not Gold