Weekly eXchange #134 – Try #2…

Join Nate and Joshua as they bring you all the important information on all of your favorite 4X and strategy games! This week they talk about Oriental Empires, Stellaris, GalaCollider, Endless Space 2, Starpoint Gemini: Warlords 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. Oriental Empires update – 02:02
  2. Stellaris just passed 1 million owners on Steam for the first time according to Steam Spy – Congrats, Paradox! and they listened too – 05:50
  3. GalaCollider is open for Alpha registration – 11:27
  4. Endless Space 2 update, a bug update and patch 1.06 update preview – 15:00
  5. Kotaku reviews Endless Space 2 – 21:37
  6. Starpoint Gemini Warlords has launched – 22:48
  7. No word yet from the Shallow Space devs – 25:03
  8. Shadow Tactics is coming to PS4 and Xbox One on 8/1 (7/28 in Europe) – 26:40
  9. Darkest Dungeon: Crimson Court expansion coming on June 19th – 29:30
  10. Red Dead Redemption delayed to Spring 2018 – 30:50
  11. State of games at release – 33:55

Games played – 39:03

  1. Endless Space 2 Steam page
  2. Injustice 2
  3. Mario Kart 8 on Nintendo Switch


9 thoughts on “Weekly eXchange #134 – Try #2…

  1. Hi

    I’m a new listener of the podcast and visitor to the site.
    Just wanted to say thank you for the work you put into this site.

    I stumbled upon explorminate, a few weeks ago, via your Age of Wonders III re-review article which got snagged in a Google search. Never heard of you guys before then. But this is just the gaming news site I’ve been missing.
    My spare time is limited, and my gaming passing is 4X games, so you provide me with a perfect solution for staying informed, and at the same time not having to trawl all the various “main” gaming sites in the hope that they cover a niche 4X game.

    Also, during this podcast, you mention your reviewing system not being point based. Big fan of the structure you guys use instead. The reviews I’ve read through have been great and informative, and especially the “reexamination” is brilliant. Something I wish more reviewers would do, as there is a huge difference from a newly released game, versus a patched-for-a-year game.

    Now I’ve been listening to the last four podcasts, and a shared topic is Nate and Troy being busy with work. But I never figured out what you guys do?! It’s bugging me!

    Anyway, keep up the good work.
    (And I’ll swing by and support you on Patreon).

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  2. Odd, the podcast isn’t working for me in Firefox (which is my primary browser); absolutely no sound is coming out. I can listen to it no problem in Google Chrome, though.

    Anyway, just wanted to say I strongly second Andreas’ assessment of your reviews and the way you structure them. I’ve always liked how your reviews examine each “X” in detail, how they include a concise yet informative “TLDR” summary, and especially your scoring system — I find it far superior to a numerical-based score!

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