Weekly eXchange # 167 – 1.3 million Or So…

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, Aggressors: Ancient Rome, Stellaris, Predestination, Alliance of the Sacred Suns, Stellar Monarch, Three Kingdoms: The Last Warlord 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. Civilizations 6 – Rise and Fall update – Georgia – 01:23
  2. Aggressors of Rome got an update and posted some pics – 07:14
  3. Stellaris Update – Apocalypse is coming and we have something to add too… – 09:00
  4. Predestination is 1.0… But that’s not the launch version – 18:13
  5. Alliance of the Sacred Suns update – the artist wants their art assets back that were paid for already – 23:56
  6. Stellar Monarch got another update and promises a new DLC at end of year – 25:26
  7. Amplitude needs an AI programmer. Ail? You out there, buddy? – 27:47
  8. Neocrux is looking for 3D artists for GalaCollider – 29:51
  9. AI War 2 got an update – 31:05
  10. Europa Universalis 4 2018 roadmap – 34:04
  11. Three Kingdoms: The Last Warlord got an update – 37:12
  12. Total War: Three Kingdoms announced – 39:42
  13. Total Warhammer 2 – Tomb Kings DLC update – 41:51
  14. Post Human W.A.R. Giveaway – 48:29
  15. Over 7,600 new games launched on Steam last year!!! – 49:53
  16. 1.3 million unique downloads since moving our podcast to Hipcast! – 53:45
  17. Of prospective writers and e4X scores – 58:19

Games played – 1:04:30

  1. Endless Space 2 Steam page
  2. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Steam page
  3. Oriental Empires Steam page
  4. Blood Bowl 2 Steam page
  5. World of Tanks Blitz Steam page
  6. Stellar Monarch Steam Page
  7. Predestination Steam page
  8. Eador: Imperium Steam page


9 thoughts on “Weekly eXchange # 167 – 1.3 million Or So…

  1. The thing with AI war is that the AI provides a tough challenge because the game isn’t symmetrical. The AI plays by different rules than the player, which immediately means it doesn’t need to measure up to a human intelligence. Compare that to the traditional 4X game where the AI plays by the same rules as the player, and that’s when shortcomings relative to human performance stand out a lot more. So I think statements that the game’s AI is “good” are more than a bit influenced by that different kind of perception.

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  2. the state to name the 1.0 patch of predestination a beta was also surprising me. i realy like that some developers still use the beta-stage and not just hop over it to full release even the game isn’t ready.

    thanks for the show :)


  3. Wow 1.3 million that’s amazing guys. Keep up the good work!

    These days 1.0 most of the time does indeed feel like beta so thumbs up for them calling it what it is. Sadly not many games ever reach the 2.0 state which seems to be the point games start feeling complete.

    Amplitude hiring an AI designer is the best news I’ve heard in a while. Their games are so amazing but the AI in them has always left me feeling hollow after cracking down the mechanics of the game.

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