Weekly eXchange #154 – Damn You YouTube!

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 Civilization 6, Oriental Empires, Driftland: The Magic Revival, Total War: Warhammer 2, Thea 2. Polaris Sector, Stellaris, Stars in Shadow and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games!

Music for eXplorminate by Mangadrive

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11 thoughts on “Weekly eXchange #154 – Damn You YouTube!

  1. I’m not a big fan of the artwork in Civ VI myself. It is high quality, but it’s a cartoony style that not everyone is going to love, including me. It’s part of the reason I could never really get into WoW. ;)


  2. Google has detected profanity in this webpage’s title. It has been demonetized, de-ranked, and defenestrated. ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US!


  3. As far as I know demonetization means they do not place ads on your video – not that they withhold the money. You gave the impression they are withholding or not paying the money.
    My conspiracy theory about the adpocalypse is that it is part of what I call the fake news wars.
    The corporate media and the financial elites it is owned by and represents were freaked out when their candidate was defeated in spite of the wall to wall demonization of Trump. They are especially freaked out that he wants to deal rationally with Russia, whereas the war industry, which is worth a trillion plus per annum, wants Russia as an enemy to justify their astronomical budgets. They realise that the internet undermines their control of the narrative and the perceptions of the public; and one way to shut down dissenting voices is to demonetize them. Of course it is being done by an AI and a lot of channels which have nothing to do with dissent are getting caught up in the clampdown. I expect in time the AI will be improved and more accurately target the channels they want to suppress.


    1. Demonetization means that you can’t make money from your videos. Granted, we make pennies, but still, the work of our YouTubers is being rewarded. Check out the 156th episode of the WeX (which will be up this wednesday) to hear a further discussion.

      The de-monetization is directly or indirectly connected to the general politics because the sponsors of the ads, aka Coca-Cola, Dodge, Revlon, Pizaahut etc, don’t want their ads on edgy YouTUbe videos and whatnot.

      But anyways, thanks for listening.


      1. My point about adpocalypse is there is a deeper edge to the thing. There is too much synchronicity and coordination about it all; coming right after Trump defeated hillary, in spite of massive media propaganda in her favor and all their polls saying she was a shoe-in. I think they are spooked about losing control of the narrative. Maybe?



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