Weekly eXchange #237 – EPIC Fail?

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 Thea 2: the Shattering, Dominions 5, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, WH40K Gladius: Relics of War, Endless Space 2, Stellaris: Ancient Relics, 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. Thea 2 update – 01:31
  2. Dominions 5 update – 04:56
  3. Age of Wonders: Planetfall update and AaVak’s “Let’s Play: Age of Wonders: Planetfall” – 08:45
  4. WH40K Gladius: Relics of War – Chaos Space Marines update – 13:44
  5. Endless Space 2 update and Endless Space 2 turns two! – 16:02
  6. Stellaris Ancient Relics update and Story Pack – Announcement Trailer – 18:01
  7. Stars in Shadow update – 22:27
  8. Total War: Warhammer update – 26:40
  9. What is… Mini Gal4Xy? – 30:16
  10. First Epic sale and some chaos surrounding it and Epic Games Store Will Block Your Account If You Buy Too Many Games Too Quickly– 31:36

Games we are playing / Things we are doing – 41:17

  1. Thea 2: The Shattering Steam page
  2. World of Tanks Blitz Steam page
  3. eXplorminate Patreon Support page


5 thoughts on “Weekly eXchange #237 – EPIC Fail?

  1. Just want to say I thought Nate was making good points about the ongoing Epic debacle and his change of heart about Galyonkin. I dont think he was flogging a dead horse. I think Epic is being epicly mismanaged by whomever is making the decisions at this time.

    GOG on the other hand are showing what may possibly be the real future with their Galaxy 2.0 Universal Launcher. From what they say it is being developed as an open source gamer friendly platform to which other platforms can also link. I hope they can succeed.

    Epic have been choosing an aggressive strategy of price wars and exclusivity; whereas GOG are choosing a strategy of openness and inclusivity. Personally I think GOG is on the right track.

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    1. Isn’t GOG proposing one of the things that Epic was just being flamed for doing? To move all your friends lists together means you will need to give it access to your other accounts.

      And it still isn’t going to function as an updating service for any game not purchased on the GOG platform.

      As for combining your library, it seems as if all it is really doing is moving shortcuts into its own launcher. I have a fence on my desktop for that already, I’m not sure I need a program doing that. I love GOG and all, but it all seems pretty superfluous.

      I just basically don’t see the point. I will wait and see what they have though, maybe it will turn out great, I just don’t have any real expectations of it being anything worth being excited about.


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