Weekly eXchange #135 – The Fix Is In

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 Endless Space 2, Galactic Civilizations 3, Stellaris, Lord of Rigel, Children of the Galaxy 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. Endless Space stuck turn hotfix is out and Apology letter part two – 01:27
  2. Galactic Civilization 3 June dev journal – 06:43
  3. Stellaris Dev Journal and Bradbury update – 08:29
  4. Lord of Rigel Youtube Channel – 16:52
  5. Children of the Galaxy got a small update – 17:53
  6. Europa Universalis 4 and Hearts of Iron 4 getting DLC on June 14 – 18:54
  7. Valve revealed what the cost will be to get new games listed on Steam, and it’s not $5,000 and it is an enemy of the player too… Steam that is – 21:25

Games played – 27:43

  1. Endless Space 2 Steam page
  2. Stellaris Steam page
  3. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe webpage
  4. Star Realms card game


11 thoughts on “Weekly eXchange #135 – The Fix Is In

  1. There is certainly a relation between Rome and Russia, because the Russian word for emperor, “Czar”, is a direct derivative of the Latin word for emperor, “Caesar”. That’s… all I know, really.


  2. Space pirates won’t spawn in Stellaris when playing the hive mind.

    You know, because resistance is futile (?)


    Great show guys


  3. “Third Rome” was a very important ideological concept for the Russian Right in the 19th century. Even the late Fyodor Dostoyevsky was in for that. The idea is that the Russian spirit (especially orthodox christianity) should “redeem” the world.

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    1. We actually talk about it all the time. The review is being worked on as the author is putting in the hours into the game. He’s is not a veteran GalCiv3 player, so it will be interesting to get a fresh look at Crusade. It’s coming for sure with all the additional coverage that we give our 4X reviews.

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  4. The new crisis mechanic in Stellaris reminds me of the Inhibitors in Alastair Reynolds’ Revelation Space series. They were programmed to destroy spacefaring civilizations once they reached a certain technological level. The main character unlocks the secrets of a vast supercomputer at the heart of a neutron star while investigating the death of a sentient avian species a million years prior. This alerts the Inhibitors, which causes them to mass in huge numbers and they begin their plan to destroy humanity by dismantling entire star systems, including the stars themselves. Really good read if you’re into good hard SF British space opera.

    Anyway, nice show as usual. While I’m looking forward to Troy’s return I enjoy Joshua’s insights. Looking forward to hearing him on future EXtensions and other podcasts.


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