Oriental Empires Review

China is old. Like, really, really old. I am not talking about when the area was first settled two-million to one-quarter million years ago, no. I am talking about the proto-Chinese culture that may have existed as far back as 7000 BCE. How does one go about capturing all of that history? Especially since the … Continue reading Oriental Empires Review

Crossing The Rubicon: Defining The 4X-like Genre

Preface Classifying games into genres is a challenging endeavor. The terminology for describing games is often loosely defined, or is understood differently from person to person. Even when there is common language, new games are routinely created that seem to defy categorization. For instance, what was once a well-bounded RTS genre is now routinely a … Continue reading Crossing The Rubicon: Defining The 4X-like Genre

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!

Oriental Empires Leaves Early Access

After what seems like an eternity in Steam’s Early Access, Oriental Empires has finally released. OE is published by Iceberg Interactive and developed by RT Smith and John Carline (aka Shining Pixel Studios), both of whom worked on the original Total War game as well as other 4X games like Armada 2526. OE has undergone … Continue reading Oriental Empires Leaves Early Access

Oriental Empires Comes To Steam’s Early Access

If you’ve been looking forward to sinking your teeth into the Civ-like Oriental Empires, we have good news. Publisher Iceberg Interactive has announced that the game will enter Steam’s Early Access starting September 20. Oriental Empires has been in closed beta since the spring of 2016. We took a look at it recently and are … Continue reading Oriental Empires Comes To Steam’s Early Access