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

Strategic eXpanse #31 – Strategic Warfare Part 1

Join Nate, Oliver, Mark, Joshua and Troy as they discuss Warfare in 4X games and provide examples of games that both do it well and potentially innovate. They also discuss ideas that they’d like to see developers implement in future games. Notes: Strategic Position & Maneuver - 04:05 Stellaris past Dev Diary about doomstacks Stellaris … Continue reading Strategic eXpanse #31 – Strategic Warfare Part 1

Monday eXcursion: Total War – Warhammer 2

Sequels can be hard to pull off. Books, movies, and games all ride on the hopes and dreams of fans that are looking for something bigger and better than the original. I am happy to say that for this fan, Total War: Warhammer 2 (TW2) has largely pulled the whole sequel thing off. Or to … Continue reading Monday eXcursion: Total War – Warhammer 2

Nate Asked – Day 2

Greetings and Salutations eXplorminators, here is part two of the series. Enjoy   Joshua Why talk about the games I’m not playing? I guess it says as much about the state of gaming today as those that I do put time into. It’s been a heck of a year for our favorite hobby, but that … Continue reading Nate Asked – Day 2

Nate Asked – Day 1

Troy’s Reflection on the Last Year  Nate asked the staff to write about games we wanted to play from the last year but couldn’t for whatever reason. I told him, there were no such games. For me, the last 12 months have been a bit of a hangover from the previous 12. From late 2015 … Continue reading Nate Asked – Day 1

eXplorminate’s 3rd Year

Greetings and salutations eXplorminators! Another year has come and gone. It was an exciting one at that with a lot of surprises, both good and bad. I'm sure you are wondering what I mean by that. Well, let me tell you. This year saw the official departure of our founder, Rob “Devildog” Honaker. We all … Continue reading eXplorminate’s 3rd Year

Weekly Exchange #145 – The Ancients?

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, Ancient Cities, Ancient Frontier, Total War: Warhammer, XCOM 2: War of the Chosen and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and … Continue reading Weekly Exchange #145 – The Ancients?