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#1 Post by Seripmav » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:04 pm

Ok I guess I'm a little out of the loop. Could someone explain what a game means when it's a "4X" game? I'd always assumed that 18xx train games were just to signify a random year in the 1800's but I've seen this "X" thing pop up in other game titles and I'm a little confused. Not sure if it's always 4x or if other numbers work too.
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Re: 4X

#2 Post by Guardtroll » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:22 pm

Here is the definition I clipped from a Wiki. Matches what I thought.

4X is a genre of strategy-based video or board games in which players control an empire and "eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate".

Masters if Orion is a popular 4X game. Space Empires 4 is the one I push from time to time.
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Re: 4X

#3 Post by Skittlebrau » Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:38 pm

So... you just stopped worrying about it after Triple X content?
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Re: 4X

#4 Post by Seripmav » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:36 pm

Hahaha... eXpose... well you get the idea

I saw that Tiny Epic Kingdoms was a "4x" game and was wondering what the deal was. But I see now how it fits.

I'm going to invent a 5x game! That'll show 'em!
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