Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

Endless Space 2: ‘eXploit’ every opportunity

Following on from last week’s ‘eXpand’ trailer, SEGA and Amplitude Studios have released the third video in their ‘4X’ series of trailers showcasing the meaning of each “X” (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) in their upcoming grand-scale sci-fi strategy game Endless Space 2. The latest “eXploit” trailer displays the responsibility you have as the leader of your civilisation, with a …

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Shenmue and the success of ‘playing life’

As human beings with busy lives, errands, obligations, and chores, there is something enthralling about sitting down and playing a game that features errands, obligations, and chores. That was Shenmue. For those too young to remember SEGA’s hit open-world action-adventure video game for Dreamcast in 1999, Shenmue featured a young hero (you) by the name of Ryo Hazuki, who traversed …

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