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Weekly eXchange #185 – Planetfall!

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 Stellaris, Galactic Civilizations 3, Endless Space 2, Eador: Imperium, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Warhammer 40k Gladius: Relics of War, Interstellar Space Genesis 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. Stellaris turns 2 – 01:23
  2. Galactic Civilizations 3 turns 3 – 02:26
  3. Endless Space 2 update – 05:43
  4. Eador update – 09:39
  5. Age of Wonders: Planetfall revealed and a video – 12:46
  6. WH40K Gladius update – 17:34
  7. Imperator: Rome revealed – 18:47
  8. Crusader Kings 2 update and Paradox board games! – 21:35
  9. Europa Universalis 4 update – 22:52
  10. Total War: Warhammer 2 update – 23:31
  11. Northgard update – 28:16
  12. Empires in Ruins update and webpage – 32:18
  13. Star Control update is here – 33:51
  14. Phoenix Point update – 38:09
  15. More news on Babylon 5 – 42:16
  16. Net Neutrality is almost dead – 47:18

Games played – 49:47

  1. World of Tanks Blitz Steam page
  2. BattleTech Steam page

 

8 replies »

  1. I watched the first 4 seasons of Babylon 5, I think? I liked it well enough, but then at some point I just stopped watching. I didn’t care anymore. It felt like the story had reached its conclusion, but the series just kept going for the sake of it. Basically it overstayed its welcome.

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    • There were a lot of problems behind the scenes. They thought the network wouldn’t be around for another year so rushed as much as they could in season 4, and then surprise they got season 5. The networks also messed up a lot of other things with the show. Fun way to waste the day is to read up on the show history. Lots of interesting stuff.

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  2. It is the goals, rather than scientific accuracy, that distinguishes between science fiction and fantasy/space opera. The works of Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke all qualify as science fiction, despite scientific inaccuracies, because they are attempting to explore future technology and how it will change the world. Star wars, Dune and Hyperion are space opera. They are primarily trying to tell interesting stories.

    With games it is harder to draw the line, but Planet fall clearly falls into the space opera / fantasy category to me. As does Endless Space and MOO. More sci-fi games would be Alpha Centauri and Stellaris. Of course, those games would be soft sci-fi and not qualify as hard sci-fi, where scientific realism is important.

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  3. GCIII is three years old and it’s still a hot mess. What a train wreck. And B5 on Amazon? Just saved me a hundred bucks I was going to spend on the disc set.

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