4X games are a genre of strategy-based video and board games in which players control an empire and "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate". The term was first coined by Alan Emrich in his September 1993 preview of Master of Orion for Computer Gaming World. Since then, others have adopted the term to describe games of similar scope and design.4X games are noted for their deep, complex gameplay. Emphasis is placed upon economic and technological development, as well as a range of non-military routes to supremacy. Games can take a long time to complete since the amount of micromanagement needed to sustain an empire scales as the empire grows.
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      Play Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth for free this weekend on Steam. Some love it, some hate it. If you haven’t played Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth yet, now is the chance to pick your ‘love it or hate it’ side since Firaxis’ latest 4X strategy game can be played for free this weekend.

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    • Destructoid's most wanted games of 2015

      Ugh. Mondays, am I right? They're a day that people don't like because you have to do stuff and things after (maybe) not having to do those things, you know? Lame. Let's turn our frowns upside down and instead talk about something positive: videogames we are real keen on playing this year. 2015 can't be any worse than 2014, where most of our most anticipated games ended up n ...

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    • Amplitude Unveils Three-Game Endless Day Event

      AMPLITUDE STUDIOS CELEBRATES FOURTH BIRTHDAY IN STYLE WITH “ENDLESS DAY” IN-GAME EVENT, TWITCH STREAMS, AND GIVEWAYS Players to Witness Mysterious Technology and Strange Happenings Rippling Across the Entire Endless Universe Paris, France – January 20, 2015 – Recently nominated at the D.I.C.E. Awards for Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year for Endless Legend and Dungeon of ...

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  • PC Gamers Pick Their Top 10 Mods of 2014

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  • Call Of Duty Just Got The Most 420 No Scope Mode Ever

    This new Advanced Warfare gamemode is the best place for trick shotting, montage making, no scoping, quad feeding and 360yyfakiefakie ladder stalls. Hope you all try it out! Background music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcUUNDLlfMI NobodyEpic T-Shirts! http://www.nobodyepicgear.com/ 2nd Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/NobodyExtra Twitter: https://twitter.

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  • The Bestest Best Game Of 2014: Endless Legend

    … of the most interesting (and potentially one of the most important) European developers. As for Endless Legend itself, well, we’ve already said enough about it, I think. A formidable strategy that encompasses thoughtful decision-making, esoteric world-building, and even a worth story. It’s full of ideas, and feels like the strategy genre woke up…

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  • Amplitude’s Endless Sale Ends In Nine Hours

    … By Adam Smith on December 18th, 2014 at 9:00 am. One of the year’s Bestest Best Games is currently discounted by 50% on Steam. The game is Endless Legend, Amplitude’s superb 4X fantasy game, and it’s currently £13.49, but only until 6pm GMT. The discounts extend to all three of the studio’s releases, so you can also grab debut title Endless…

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  • Endless Games 50% off on Steam Daily Deal

    … with friends. For more details on the winners and their new monsters, please visit: Creation Contest: Monster Edition, Part 1 Gameplay Creation Contest: Monster Edition, Part 2 The Art Offering a unique blend of rogue-like toughness, RPG-light building options, and dungeon-defense strategies, Dungeon of the Endlessenables players to equip a team…

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  • Sorcerer King adds Priest and Commander for Beta 3

    … Opposition against the wicked Sorcerer King continue to rise from the ashes. The third beta update to Stardock's 4X strategy game has gone live today, adding a pair of new classes, as well as a couple of notable new features. The Priest focuses on healing and defensive magic, building up her forces until she can unleash an all-out assault…

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  • Hegemony III Announced As A Kickstarter Project - Bigger Map & Improved City Development

    … Hegemony: Wars of Ancient Greece so I’m quite pleased about this news. Hopefully they’ll polish up the engine to make it run better. Longbow Games are making the map in Hegemony III 4X bigger than any of the previous games and adding depth to the city development aspect of the game. If you’re a fan of strategy games, I suggest you give their Kickstarter page a look. They aim to reach USD$30,000 by 9th January 2015. check out the Kickstarter video below... …

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  • Six Arcen Games Titles in One Nifty Bundle

    …, 16 player LAN) - Adventure/strategy game that pits you and your citizens against a legion of otherwordly foes. Most of Arcen's games follow turn-based strategy design and feature heavy dozes of micromanaging. The team recently announced a new game in the same vein titled Stars Beyond Reach, a 4X strategy title that sits somewhere between Civilization and SimCity. Read More …

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  • Freebies from Amplitude Studios in Advent of Indies 2014

    … 23 indie game developers are celebrating the winter holidays by hosting a free giveaway event known as the Advent of Indies 2014 that involves an online calendar. Basically, visitors needs to check the website in order to receive freebies on each day. For starters, Amplitude Studios is giving away the whole soundtrack of Endless Legend–this 4X…

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  • Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s Bestest Best Games Of 2014

    … Esport Best RPG Best Exploration Best Local Multiplayer Best 4X Best Landscape Best CCG Best Space Best FPS The categories were chosen after the games, so we could work out which games we wanted to celebrate before we decided exactly how to celebrate them. What game shall we declare queen of space or king of being pleasantly lost? Can we really draw…

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