Weekly eXchange #220 – Da Biff!

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 At the Gates, Civilization 6 Gathering Storm, Thea 2: The Shattering, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Endless Legend Symbiosis,  Warhammer 40K Gladius: Relics of War, Galactic Civilizations 3 Retribution, Endless Space 2 Penumbra, Alliance of the Sacred Sun, Stellaris, Children of the Galaxy, 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

Show Notes: 

  1. At the Gates update – 04:10
  2. Civilization 6 update – first look Sweden and gameplay footage – 06:44
  3. Thea 2 update – 11:18


  4. Age of Wonders: Planetfall update – 15:04
  5. Endless Legend update – Symbiosis – 19:05
  6. WH40k Gladius: Relics of War update – 23:22
  7. Galactic Civilizations 3 update – Retribution is coming – 26:15
  8. Endless Space 2 update – Penumbra – 31:26
  9. Alliance of the Sacred Suns update and What’s next – 35:33
  10. Stellaris update – 41:14
  11. Children of the Galaxy update – 44:37
  12. Stars in Shadow update – 48:02
  13. Star Control: Origins update – 51:10
  14. Fort Triumph update – 54:19
  15. What is ReLegion? – 56:12

Games played – 57:13

  1. Thea 2: The Shattering Steam page
  2. Offworld Trading Company Steam page
  3. World of Tanks Blitz Steam page
  4. Civilization 6 Steam page


23 thoughts on “Weekly eXchange #220 – Da Biff!

  1. I appreciate the show but why would you knowingly upload if it is that broken? Just say we had technical difficulties for this week and cu in next. From the start to the end the sound has issues and I’ve spent 3G just to download this.


    1. We’re really sorry about that. Last week spiraled out of control, we didn’t get a chance to re-record. We’re going to be changing up our production and post-production methods, so, please hang in there a bit longer.


    2. Like we said at the beginning of the show, we just don’t have time to rerecord shows right now. We want to, but real life is encroaching on our gaming time. We do apologize and we are looking for ways to not repeat these problems.


      1. That chair has turned out to be a real monkey’s paw… you wish to get rid of an occasional squeak and instead you get so much more….

        Anyways, you have our support…

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  2. I have to say I passed on this episode due to the sound issues. I listen to halfway with the sound issues last time. First world problem of course and nothing compared to Troy’s heavy week.

    I don’t mind at all if you guys need to drop a week if it doesn’t come together due to RL reasons. You dedication is commendable, but games and in extension this podcast are a luxury after all.

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      1. I can definitely understand the routine thing, that is very true. Still if need be do take a break.

        Also I hate to break it to you, but you’ve nothing to make up for. Technical difficulties happen and you don’t always have ways to fix that or time to rerecord it (Which often doesn’t lead to fun episodes anyway). Like the great Greek philosophers said: Shit happens.

        Hmmm now I think about it, what might make up for this horrible injustice done to your listeners is you singing everything for a full episode, so we can really enjoy that sound quality.
        Of course we will all listen to that in its entirety… :P

        Its all good and I look forward to the next episode.


  3. Sorry for loss Troy, sounds like it’s been a rough time for you. I hope it gets better. I think if you guys are upfront with a post or 5 min podcast saying you have to miss a week, people would understand. You guys do a lot for this site and community.

    Appreciate the podcasts as always, hopefully the audio issues are resolved for next week. Thank you!


  4. Hey Troy, my deepest sympathies. Hope you’re doing ok. Agree with other comments above, if you guys need to take a podcasting break from time to time, please do it, no worries. Regarding Nate’s comment, I do totally understand how easy it is to fall out of a routine, but hey if you need to take a rest from time to time due to real life stuff, don’t sweat it.

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  5. I’ve been thinking I should make a comment about how much I appreciate the show. It would fit better in an anniversary, but I feel it’s a good time now.
    Because I know I’ve probably came here more often to complain about a minor thing and not to be positive; it’s a bit the nature of the net to just consume without saying anything if everything’s peachy. And yep, I’ve listened to every single MP3 you put out and I’m still here, so you’re definitely doing something right.
    I can’t really give you a lot of good objective feedback on the features, but they’re fine. Maybe I’ll look into what you’re talking about, maybe I’ll have my hands full. I grinded you a bit about saying the “same” thing about Steam every week, but only because it became repetitive (to me) at the time.
    You’re doing a valuable thing here, if someone disagrees, well, so be it. There’s got to be more who appreciate your effort.
    Despite this episode’s audio.

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    1. Thank you Paolo. We really appreciate that. Sometimes it feels like we’re shouting into the void, and that can be disheartening, but when you and our other listeners engage with us, we appreciate it. Even if we don’t always agree.


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