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Weekly eXchange #173 – Damned Gremlins!

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, Galactic Civilizations 3, Stellaris, Alliance of the Sacred Suns, Stars in Shadow, M.O.R.E., Space Tyrant 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 2 rewards and new faction poll – 01:42
  2. Galactic Civilizations 3 preview and it just hiked its regular asking price? – 05:19
  3. Stellaris – Apocalypse is out – 10:39
  4. Alliance of the Sacred Suns update – 13:36
  5. Stars in shadow update – 16:42
  6. MORE got an update – 19:34
  7. Space Tyrant Launches This Week – 24:09
  8. Northgard to Launch on March 7th – 26:30
  9. Warcraft 3 gets and update and might get the SC2 Remastering treatment – 29:28
  10. Total War: Arena is now in open Beta – 33:21
  11. Starpoint Gemini Warlords – Numibia DLC – 36:00
  12. Star Control: Origins update, then Q&A and Paul and Fred file a counterclaim – 38:17
  13. Armello 2.0 update – 41:02
  14. Brass Tactics – 42:23

Games played – 46:01

  1. World of Tanks Blitz Steam page
  2. Endless Space 2 Steam page
  3. Oriental Empires Steam page
  4. Endless Legend Steam page
  5. Stellaris Steam page

 

7 replies »

  1. In fairness I think you can level the same criticism about bland leaders to the Endless games. Yes the heroes at least get some flavor text, but mostly they’re a collection of bonuses to this or that. I’ve never really felt compelled to care about them.

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  2. Stardock didn’t call in the lawyers first. Check the timeline on the stardock forums. Also ES2 heroes are basically the same. I give a “skill” that adds +20 dust output to the system he’s in. If the numbers for the game were different, such as a systems entire output would be 20 dust max then that bonus would only be +1. So is it just the size of the number that bothers you? I think the number scale is different for those two games is all :)

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  3. Very good job, guys. You are really awesome. That’s my feedback! hehe I am really into Stellaris again. God, game is getting better and better. This update changes everything… I am still enjoying it after hundreds and hundreds of hours. Starbases, war exhaustion, casus belli, titans, hyperlane-only… Wow!

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  4. What Spartackus said. It wasn’t a well advertised change though, wouldn’t have known if I wasn’t a SD forum regular.

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