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Endless Games Giveaway: Week Three Winners

Here we are again, giving away more games to our awesome community. Do you know we love you, yet?

In celebration of Endless Legend’s and Dungeon of the Endless’ new content recently, Amplitude Studios has sent us a number of keys to give you, our dear members and readers. So, what’s up for grabs?

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3 Keys for the “Endless Legend Collection

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3 Keys for the “Dungeon of the Endless Crystal Edition

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3 Keys for the “Endless Space Gold

Yes, we’re chock-full of awesome gaming content and we’re going to give three keys away each week for the next three weeks, one key for each game.

You can enter now for all three games. Let us know in the comments which game(s) you want and you’ll only be considered for those games’ drawings.

You have to be a group member to win (they are Steam keys, by the way). Enter in the comments by giving us one piece of advice, a bit of constructive criticism, or one compliment. Preferably, just give us some feedback on what we’re doing right or wrong so that we can grow.

Your entry should look like this:

I’m DevildogFF in the Steam group. I think the Weekly eXchange runs a bit too long and would be better as a strictly news podcast that runs for less time. I already have Endless Legend, but would love to entered in for Dungeon of the Endless and Endless Space. 

Once you’ve left a comment, just like the one above, you’ll be entered in to our drawings each week until you win or we’ve run out of keys. We’ll draw each Sunday, finishing December 20th! Good luck!

Click on me to learn how to claim your prize!!!

Week Three Winners:

  • lasersquad – Endless Legend Collection – Claimed
  • BitGameReviews – Dungeon of the Endless Crystal Edition – Claimed
  • Grubsteak898 – Endless Space Gold – Claimed

Bonus Winner!

  • Nanker Phelge – Dungeon of the Endless Crystal Edition – Claimed
  • jlc2 – Endless Legend Collection

Week Two Winners:

  • dscarron – Endless Space Gold – Claimed
  • SicKhippie – Endless Legend Collection
  • Geltoid – Dungeon of the Endless Crystal Edition

Bonus Winner! 

  • Hstio – Endless Space Gold – Claimed

You have until Wednesday to redeem, otherwise they’re returned to the pool and will be given away next Sunday! Check back next Sunday for more drawings!

Week One Winners:

  • Long Dead Fingers – Endless Legend Collection – Claimed
  • JaiiDerHerr – Dungeon of the Endless Crystal Edition – Claimed
  • Kory Donati – Endless Space Gold – Unclaimed 

Click on me to learn how to claim your prize!!!

Categories: Contests

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  1. I’m Rhonin the wizard in the Steam group. For advice, not sure, think you guys are doing a pretty good job, have you considered doing any let’s play or Twitch streams?. I already have Endless Legend base game, but would love the DLC.

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      • Yeah, saw it. Maybe you could organize it a bit better, like make a page with links either on the site or the Steam forum.

        Also update the poll more often. How along has the current one been there?

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      • Hello, I’m Ran_Dom on steam, member of the Xplorminate group. I hate critics, this give-away is tearing me apart, lol.
        Well, I like mostly everything on this site and I sometimes even mention it on others sites. I love your re-examinations I think it’s a brilliant idea, really. I’m impressed by the known 4x games database too…. Looking for downsides…. I also like the Utube let’s play.
        Oh, I don’t know if you still do that but I didn’t like when you got personal in podcats , like when you criticised “three moves ahead” for not knowing much on 4x games, or when you had this AoW3 fanbase story. I also found Mordheim’s and LoE’s reviews had this kind of “too personal” (and not enough documented) thing. I guess both things could be reproached to a professionnal site, but maybe you do it by choice, so I don’t know…
        I already have endless space, I would love to have Endless Legend or Dungeon of the Endless. Keep on the good work!

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  2. Hey, I’m JLC2 in the Steam group. The articles on the site are great and I really enjoy the opinions/eXposition pieces especially and the format of the reviews. The Podcasts are a good length and I’d suggest during your “what are you playing” section you recap why you enjoy playing them (briefly). I’d like to be entered for Endless Legend!

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  3. I’m I’m Spartacus in the Steam group – I think most of your podcasts are fine as is. I could use a key for dungeon of the endless and if I win either of the others I will gift it to some worthy soul who is willing to make a small donation to the American or Canadian Red Cross. Keep up the great work EX4!

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  4. I’m dscarron in the Steam group. I like articles the over videos and podcasts. I would love to have the Endless Space, the DLC & Endless Legend. :)

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  5. I’m mr.kill in the steamgroup. I think the biggest problem with the podcasts is that specific content is not labeled. For example you tell us at the start that “X and Y and Z” will be covered but you don’t provide specific time-stamps so people can follow the games they actually care about. I don’t have either of the two games being given away (on my personal account) so it would be nice if I were entered for both of the games.

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  6. I’m intensifier in the Steam group. I think you’re doing a really good job with news and reviews, and it’s cool that you have some LPs for games which aren’t really popular titles. I think it would be interesting to see more polls with results, just to see how everyone else likes their 4X. I don’t think I’d enjoy Dungeon of the Endless, but I’d love to be entered for Endless Legend – maybe this way I can finally play the DLC I’ve been gifted in the summer. I’d also like to be considered for Endless Space.

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  7. Hi, I’m Long Dead Fingers in the Steam group and would like to win a key for the Endless Legend Collection.

    The WeX’s are fun. They aren’t too long, IMO – only I sometimes wish they were time-indexed by topics being discussed.

    Thanks!

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  8. I’m Zzappruder in the steam group. I’m just an oldfashioned review viewer and like what you do. If I have to make a suggestion, I would ask for a quarterly “10 best squad tbs WW2 style”, “10 space 4X with the most involving stories”, etc. Being a more specialized and dedicated team you can bring this to a deeper level than is common.
    I would love to have Endless Legend to fall into my lap (I know, it’s a shame I don’t already own it, but I put myself on a diet due to a woefully underplayed library of both steam and steam-free games).

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  9. I’m Jaii der Herr in the Steam group. I sometimes have trouble following which game is talked about in the Weekly eXchange. A list of what games is talked about (in order) helps allot with links like in the last one is really great. Perhaps you could try to mention the game name a few times more instead of often only one time.
    I already have Endless Legend and Endless Space, but would love to entered in for Dungeon of the Endless.

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  10. I’m Hstio in the steam group and I have the base Edless Legends but would love the doc, endless space gold or dungeon of the endless. My favorite part of explorminate are the weekly podcasts. I like the news, the general banter back and forth, and the what have you played this week. What your playing shows what you think is good. I also think the re-examinations are great as very few sites reviews games months after they’ve come out and been properly patched.

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  11. I am ryati in the steam group. This is my first time hearing of you guys, so I all I can say is that maybe you need a larger presence outside of the /r/4xgaming. I listed to the first few minutes of your latest podcast and I can say that the audio quality is not bad, but its not great either. Again these are minor suggestions and I am going to spend some time to listen to your podcast now!

    I would like a copy of endless legends or Endless space. ( I might pick up legends in the sale later tonight… haven’t fully decided as of yet).

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  12. Hi I’m Fakeace in your steam group and I’ve been with you just since around this time last year. While I’ve been a long time listener I have yet to really add my two cents to any discussions. I’ve really enjoyed the podcast that Rob and Nate do and find myself to really looking forward to listening to it while I run or something. However, I’ve found that I usually shy away from eXplorminate’s Youtube content if its anything other then new game footage. It’s not that it’s bad, its quite good to be honest, I just feel that it can’t hold my attention for long. This isn’t because I have a short attention span, its simply because I’d rather watch something…new…content wise of course. You may want to consider trying a mod of the week or month kind of thing. That’s something I’d defiantly be interested in. I love the written reviews that are posted here and generally find myself basing my purchase off of them. The community feed back poll is also a unique touch. Also,I would prefer to be entered into the endless space gold drawing. Keep up the good work!

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  13. Hello! I’m Reten343 in your Steam group. Honestly, everything you guys are doing is great. The reviews are interesting and the Steam group is helpful. I’d like to be entered in for the Endless Legend Collection and Dungeon of the Endless, as I own Endless Space already.

    Gotta love giveaways!

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  14. I’m grubsteak898 in your steam group. I really like the podcasts, but I think you should give a more specific and detailed text overview of it on the page, and if possible, add time bookmarks to when you will be talking about some of the major talking points or whatnot.

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  15. I’m BitGameReviews in the Steam group and I think you guys are pretty awesome. So far what I like best is the reviews posted on Explorminate and the discussions in the steam group. I won the Amplitude Endless Pack in one of your previous contest so please don’t enter me for this one so other members have a chance to win a steam key.

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  16. I’m SicKhippie on your steam group, and I really enjoy the podcasts (like everyone seems to), but I enjoy the Let’s Play series as well. I generally listen to the podcasts going to and from work, and watch Let’s Play to unwind in the evening.

    I already have Endless Dungeon (just the base game though), but I’ve been wanting Endless Legend and Endless Space for quite a while.

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  17. Hi, I’m FridayBiology in the Steam group. I would love to win Endless Legends as I own the other two, Dungeon of the Endless being my favorite.

    Personally I would like to see more reviews for the newer small developer games, I’ve been watching for a review of StarHammer for awhile now. Maybe just a new feature for eXplorminate such as “Dob in a game for review”

    As well as more community events.

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  18. Heya, I’m Geltoid in the Steam group. I’ve been following you for quite a while now (ever since I learned of you on Reddit). You guys are great. I prefer the print reviews/articles more than the podcast – but that’s not a knock on it at all; I just don’t listen to many podcasts at all. I’ve been playing 4X-type games since 91 when Civ 1 was realeased, so I enjoy the ability to keep current on the new games coming out, and you guys always deliver.

    I already own Endless Space and Endless Legend (and I’m pretty sure all of the DLC) so I’d like to be entered for a chance to win Dungeons of the Endless. So far, I enjoy Amplitude Studio games, and I’ve been itching to try DoE.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    • Big 4X.fan, appreciate your approach.
      As to advise: More content! But im pretty sure you are already doing your best there with the means available. The podcast could use a bit more of consideration on what and how you want to talk about things and what that offers to the audience. I think for example the segments where you discuss your relationship with developers and developer/gamer/journalist feedback are rarely fun and/or informative. The whole Firaxis misunderstanding got mentioned several times in the older podcasts and i dont think there was any possible good result of discussing that. Similiarily discussing how great communication/responsiveness is with developer X and how great the next version looks, while being under an NDA and not being able to go into detail, is a bit of waste too. I realise that both these examples were due to your enthusiasm, which i wouldnt want you to lose. So my advise would be: Instead of curbing your enthusiasm channel it.

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  19. Hi, I’m monkeyknot in the steam group- I already dig Endless Space and Dungeon, but I haven’t played Legend yet, so please sign me up for that prize!
    I’m honestly not the most engaged in the community, I guess I’m a little put off by my own perceptions of how 4X communities conduct themselves. It’s difficult for me to conceive of playing against random humans- it might be my own assumption, but I feel like anyone confident enough to be playing against randoms online is going to trounce me. And this perception follows into other online interactions- I don’t feel like making fanart or contributing to forums/groups because I’m a little concerned that my involvement isn’t hardcore enough. I don’t know what you can do with that information- I don’t have any advice for engaging the more ‘casual’ crowd- I just know that that’s where my own perceptions are at. Maybe a sweet LoE key would change that, eh? eh?
    In any case, I really dig the worlds you guys build- music, art, story- the fact that the games all play like well-oiled machines is almost just the icing on the cake. Keep up the amazing work, guys!

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  20. Hi, I’m Marfig in the Steam Group. I’d love to get a key for the “Endless Legend Collection“.

    I’m a relative newcomer to eXplorminate, having been lurking for about 2 months. So it’s hard for me to be opionated on what is right or wrong, other than perhaps to say that, despite the more work involved, I rather prefer to see more written material and less podcasts. In fact, I wouldn’t mind at all transcribing some of it, so podcasts could be fit along a written article that highlighted some of the podcast content.

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  21. Hi I’m Obi Want Kanabis in the Steam group, I’m a huge 4x fan and I’m new here. I can’t give you any advice or criticism but I can give you a compliment. I’ve been browsing this web and the only thing I can say is good job, I wish there were more communities like this one out there. Some of my fav 4x games are Endless Space (I’m really excited about Endless Space 2), Warlock 2 and Civ 5.

    I already own Endless Space and Dungeon of the Endless so I’d love to play Endless Legend.

    Thank you.

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  22. I’m DracoGriffin in the Steam group. I don’t watch podcasts or YouTube, I prefer the instant communication of live streams. So perhaps some live preview/review segments and fielding viewer questions could work. I already have Endless Space, but would love to entered in for Dungeon of the Endless and Endless Legend.

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  23. I’m |BG|-Hevoc in the Steam group. I like your Youtube videos, they are really helpfull if you want to buy a game but you still can´t decide yet. I already have Endless space, but would love to entered in for Dungeon of the Endless and Endless Legend.

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  24. I’m Wickednet ! Spartus in the Steam group. I didn’t even know about the weekly exchange because I mainly see your content through youtube. The quality of the youtube content is great, can I suggest putting more of it through that portal as it makes it easier to show up in a regular feed.

    I’d be happy to take home any of the prizes.

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  25. I’m iapascual in the Steam group. I’ve been around for some months, I like the Reviews, eXpositions and Q&A with developers.
    I’ve seen some Youtube videos, sometimes the series get too long, maybe you could create some kind of “video summary” where one can see the most important/interesting parts of the game.
    I don’t listen podcasts, I’m not a native english speaker so it’s hard for me to listen them. If you add some transcription of the most important parts of them I would definitely read them.
    I would like to enter for the three games.

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  26. Hi, I’m Nanker Phelge in the steam group. I just discovered this website recently, so in lieu of levying some criticism I will tell you what I have enjoyed about this website so far.

    First, I really appreciate the reviews. I’m glad you don’t provide a arbitrary number in your rating system. The current ratings along with the Pro’s and Con’s gives all the information I need to make informed decisions when it comes to whether or not to purchase a game.

    Second, the YouTube content is great and I hope you continue with it. Let’s Plays for 4x games are much more informative and fun to follow along with compared to other game genres. I’m glad I discovered you guys. You’ve earned a bookmark and a regular content reader/viewer!

    If I win I would like the Endless Legends collection! I wouldn’t mind the Dungeon of the Endless but I’d much rather have the Endless Legends collection. Cheers!

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  27. I’m spacht in the Steam group. I’m a big fan of your Youtube Let’s Plays. My only gripe is with the Weekly eXchange notes section. Those links should be there when the whole thing goes up, not days/weeks later.
    I’d like to be entered into the contest for Endless Legend and Dungeon of the Endless.

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    • Hi there! I’m the one who types up the notes for the podcasts, and I agree with you. That would be my ideal too. Sadly, my schedule doesn’t allow me to to be as on top of it as I would like. We’ll work on making it better, though. Glad you like the notes! :)

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  28. I’m Jimmy Pursey in the steam Group.I found this place because of the Thea review which was brilliant. In fact your 4X reviews are absolutely great and some of best I’ve read as far as 4X games are concerned. Very detailed and with great information. I’m not really interested in podcasts but I appreciate that people like them and you doing them. I’d much prefer short regular written news updates on 4X game updates or development blogs. Also Stellaris… anything and everything about this upcoming awesome-looking game.

    I’d like to be entered into the contest for Endless Legend though both of the games would also make me happy.

    Thanks.

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  29. I’m DwarfComic in Steam Group. Y’alls types of games are right down my ally! I’m new to the group, was a fan of BirdyBots and that brought me here. Keep up the great work! I already have Endless Legend, but would love to entered in for Dungeon of the Endless and Endless Space.

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  30. I am ynsmrCan in steam group. I think the Weekly eXchange runs a bit too long maybe you guys could divide it to parts like news, interviews and reviews as three different podcast.

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  31. I’m [4boots] Saber153 in the Steam group, for advice I’d say that you guys might want to do more live streams for gameplay and giveaways, I’d also say you guys should try and have some community events or something like that. I have Endless Legends and Space but need the Shadows DLC for Legends thou, I wouldn’t mind getting Dungeons of the Endless (I also have a friend who I could give the code for Legends) owo

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  32. nice giveaway again, good luck everybody.

    passing on this one as i already have all the stuff for endless legend and endless space :)

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  33. Hello! I’m Plankton in the steam group and I’ve found this site via the 4X reddit and I must say that this is very good website. You reviews are detailed and very informative and actually that’s something that’s quite hard to find so keep up you work! As for the Let’s plays i can’t say much because I prefer short videos overviewing important features of the game.

    So I would like to get my hands on the Endless Legend.

    Thanks.

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  34. Hello! I’m darkus1297 in the steam group and I’d like to start by saying that I’m glad I found this website on a subreddit(can’t remember which) as it’s the only one I’ve found that caters just to 4x games. I like the weekly exchange and I really like the fact that you include show notes under the podcast but I think it would make more sense for them to be in order of discussion. Also,a timestamp beside each of them would be useful though I can see why you wouldn’t want to include them because it may encourage people to not listen to the entire podcast, but that’s just my two cents.

    I enjoyed endless legend a lot and would like to try endless space!

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  35. Hi, my name is Red Dragon in the steam group. I stumbled upon explorminate when it was mentioned in a threemovesahead podcast and I love the idea of having a website that’s focusing on 4x titles, which are possibly my favourite genre. One of the best and most unique features you got going for yourself is the reexamination of titles when they get updated or expanded, so I definitely hope you will continue these reexaminations, as they really are a unique selling point. Many titles accumulate tremendous improvements over the years but you may never know if you judge a game by the reviews it got when it came out – Age of Wonders III is one such hidden gem.

    I’m only entering for the Endless Legend collection, so I can play multiplayer with my Civ V addicted wife :)

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  36. Howdy, I’m Blackadar in the Steam group. I can’t remember when I found eXplorminate. I’ve been playing 4x games as long as the genre has existed and stumbled across the Steam group.

    I like your reviews even if they tend to end up on the positive side. What I’d love to see is more in-depth articles about 4x strategies for current and past games. I’m not a huge podcast guy so I don’t listen to those. But it’s nice to have a place on the web that’s dedicated to our passion of 4x games. Keep up the good work!

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    • I think we all agree that we’ve been a bit too positive. We’re going to move forward with a more critical eye in hopes of really fleshing out the good from the maybe-good-someday games. Thanks for the input!

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  37. I won! Dungeon of the Endless will complete my Endless collection (well some Endless Legends addons are missing but that hole will be closed soon).

    Now I can leave the field for you others to win something :)

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    • Congratulations! You will like Endless of Legend. It’s an innovative dungeon crawler (I refrain from calling it roguelike), with plenty of action, smart mechanics, fun and fast to play and with some secret and cool stuff waiting to be unlocked by your skill in the game. Amplitude really makes charming games. Some of the coolest cats on the block. Have fun!

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  38. Always late to the contests. I’m Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy in the Steam groups. I enjoy the reviews and articles, which usually point me to the direction of games I haven’t heard about (Thea: The Awakening now on my wishlist thank you). I enjoy listening to the podcasts while I work. The only thing I’d request is more discussion or spotlights on great mods. Would love to be able to know what is out there without having to look up everything myself.

    Please put me in the drawing for any of the collections listed please. They all look fun.

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  39. I am ryati in the steam group. Well I won in the first week, but totally missed my chance to claim my prize :(

    I am here again with more advice. After listening to a few podcasts and reading a few reviews, I can say that you guys are right up my ally. However, even with the small amount of time I have, I feel like it would be nice to have a few more articles and updates. It seems like everything on the site is an interview, review, preview or the podcast. It would be nice to see a few editorials, to fill in the gaps (ex. “What are the gameplay elements we love in 4X games? What are the ones we hate?”). The podcast does this to some extent, but there could be more to beef up the sites weekly articles.

    Thanks again

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