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, Stellaris, Galactic Civilizations 3, Eador: Imperium, Battle Brothers, XCOM 2’s Long War 2 mod and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games!

Music for eXplorminate by Mangadrive

Show Notes: 


  1. *sigh* Did you really have to stop and virtue signal for everyone? You are absolutely correct, this is no place for real-life politics, but then why mention it at all? I thought maybe threads were blowing up on the forum or something and you wanted to nip it in the bud, but no. Seems like just the one. Yet you had to bring it up and then couldn’t resist slipping your personal viewpoint in, even if it was diplomatically phrased. Disappointed.


    • I understand where you’re coming from, but that wasn’t my goal. I’m neither for nor am I against. I just wanted to make sure that people don’t think we exist in a fishbowl. At the end of the day, I am a human being and I’m affected by real world events. I’m not a paid professional that is completely able to divorce himself from current events. There is a lot more going on via private messaging than just what you hear on the podcast or read on the forums. Does that make more sense?


      • Fair enough. Just a sore spot since I came here, among other things, to avoid having social commentary heaped on me like many other more higher-profile gaming sites have taken to. You all do a fantastic job and I would hate to see that creep in to your coverage.

        Keep up the good work and please do carry on.


      • Oh, don’t worry, I have no intention of visiting the subject again or pushing my beliefs on anyone.. Well, that’s not true, I kind of do that with the games I play. BUY XCOM 2. Sometimes… BUY ENDLESS LEGEND.



    • I was reading your comment as I was starting to listen to the program and stopped listening immediately.

      So this is the week Nate goes full on SJW on us, eh? He’s been dipping his toes in the water and I’ve been waiting for this.

      I’ll get my game news elsewhere from now on.


      • Social justice warrior? Not at all. At the end I mentioned that we are not ignorant of the political atmosphere in the U. S. But that we aren’t planing to discuss it since we are about the games. If that makes me a SJW, than I suppose anyone that plays video games and follows politics is one.

        I hope you don’t give up on us that easily.


  2. Have I been listening to the same recording? :) Maybe I’m naive about these things and don’t know how to read the signals, because I’m having a hard time discerning anything about Nate’s political views from his brief comment. How could it be construed as even vaguely SJW? We’re talking about a forty minute show and he spends one minute acknowledging the fact that some people are stirred up over politics in the States, that there’s been some discussion of politics in a separate part of the forum but he hopes it _won’t_ become a focus of the site, that it’s _supposed_ to be an _escape_ from stressful real world stuff… Seriously, virtue signaling? What’s wrong with any of that?

    It was a great show as always, guys. I LOVE what you are doing with the site, for all of us. Thanks!

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  3. Coming right now to an Intarweb near you, Nate the SJW!! Being all Justicey and Warriory and stuff!! Righting wrongs and fighting the good fight against THE MAN!!

    Oh, and also discussing games once a while. But only inbetween vigorous, lengthy tirades against oppression, and injustice, and the patriarchy, and oppression, and the military-industrial complex, and also oppression and injustice!!11!!!11


    Ouch. I think I hurt myself.



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