Weekly eXchange #183 – Calmness Returns…

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 Galaxial, Stellaris, Endless Space 2, Aggressors: Ancient Rome 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. Galaxial Update – 01:56
  2. Stellaris update – 06:01
  3. Endless Space 2 update – 10:36
  4. Aggressors: Ancient Rome update and e4X forum thread – 13:27
  5. Battletech update and Kearon’s Let’s Play – 16:54
  6. Steamspy is alive? – 21:15
  7. March/April Poll Results: “Would you play a VR-enhanced 4X game?” – 27:14
    • Yes (32%)
    • No (28%)
    • Maybe (10%)
    • LOLWUT (21%)
    • Already do (10%)

Games played – 32:49

  1. World of Tanks Blitz Steam page
  2. Oriental Empires Steam page
  3. BattleTech Steam page


10 thoughts on “Weekly eXchange #183 – Calmness Returns…

  1. I kind of had to laugh at the “you don’t have to bring $500 in miniatures” comment, because surely AR equipment for all the players is going to cost, what fifteen bucks, right?

    Still though, an AR space 4X would be great. Having the galaxy hang in the middle of my room, being able to spin it around with the flick of my wrist? Sign me up.


    1. Heh, not $15, but don’t forget that you need to paint the miniatures as well as buy and paint the scenary. It gets very expensive and $500 is going on 20 year old prices. Then there is that tech goes down in price with time. But yea, it’s all good.


  2. I don’t know if book sale totals are required by law, but I will say good luck finding a reliable source for best sellers. As I just found out when trying to compile a best seller list for a website, all the usual suspects only use so many select sources to come up with their figures, often leaving out ebooks totally or independent bookstores (or ONLY using independent bookstore sources), etc. The New York Times is probably the worst offender, since they’re so secretive about their sources, and bestsellers often listed in the Nielsen Bookscan (which they all use to come up with their figures) often don’t make their lists – and their lists are notoriously easy to game.


  3. Nate, I don’t want to come off like a grammar nazi, but the word is “augmented.” Maybe I’m hearing things, but it sounds like you were repeatedly adding a “u” in the middle there. :)

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      1. Curiosity killed the cat: which languages would that be Nate? For me: Slovak, Czech, English, German (in that order, English and Czech being very close, but Czech being largely “inbred” as we were Czechoslovakia once and we still have many many TV and other programs in Czech as well over here; Czech and Slovak are really close languages).


      2. Heh, I understand. But the way I look at it, if no one ever says anything because they’re too worried about insulting you, then you’ll never learn. Take it as you would a polite correction from a good friend, because it was meant in that spirit. No offense intended!

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  4. Is it actually a law that book and movie data is collected and released? I had thought and a quick search leads me to believe it was all Nielsen doing the movie data and the studios just went along with it, and now it is sort of “standard operating procedure.” I’d really like to see if it really is a law and if so, why?

    Or is just that those are all major corporations and that data is released as part of their reports due to having shareholders? And is that data different than what we actually see anyway?



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