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eXplorminate

The eXplorminate Podcast brings you great content about 4X, strategy, and tactics games. We feature news, reviews, discussion of gameplay mechanics, and interviews with the genres' top developers. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

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WeX #199 - Thanks For Trying!

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1hr 6mins

29 Aug 2018

Rank #1

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WeX #251 - Humankind.

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1hr 2mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #2

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XX #12 - Top 12 4X Games.

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1hr 3mins

30 Jul 2018

Rank #3

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WeX #263: Distant Worlds 2 Revelations!

Join Rob and Nate as they discuss the new release of Age of Wonders: Planetfall - Revelations, Astra Exodus, Warhammer 40K: Gladius, Stars in Shadow, and more!Show Outline: Age of Wonders: Planetfall update Endless Legend update WH40K Gladius update Distant Worlds 2 UpdateAstra Exodus update Stellaris update Stars in Shadow update Starpoint Gemini 3 update What is… Command: Modern Operations? Topic #1 - YouTube Topic #2 - Steam UI impressions--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

56mins

20 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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WeX #187 - Let's Change Steam.

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49mins

6 Jun 2018

Rank #5

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WeX #259: PDXCon 2019 and More!

This week on the Weekly eXchange, Rob and Nate talk about PDXCon, Stellaris, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Pax Nova, Crusader Kings 3, and much more, so tune in and let us know what you think!Notes:Before we begin: HUGE Shoutout to Drexy for his website help!Age of Wonders: Planetfall update – 02:26WH40K Gladius update – 05:09Stellar Monarch update – 07:27Astra Exodus update – 09:50Stars in Shadow Steam pagePax Nova Update: – 11:57Stars in Shadow update – 16:43Stellaris update and the Stellaris: Federations expansion – 17:51Endless Space – Disharmony Steam pageMaster of Orion: Conquer the Stars Steam pageStellaris Galaxy Command, a Mobile Game: – 24:17Nova Empire webpageDiablo Immortal webpageEuropa Universalis 4 Steam pageCrusader Kings 2 Steam pageNorthgard Conquest Mode – 31:06Battletech update – 31:56Battletech Flashpoint Steam pageXCOM 2 Steam pagePDXcon news – 35:55Surviving the AftermathWerewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood | Reveal Trailer“Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong” Announced At PDXCONVampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 on SteamCrusader Kings 3 – Announcement Trailer – An Heir is BornWhat is… Rebel Inc.? – 40:19Plague Inc: Evolved Steam pageFriday eXcursion: Plague Inc. EvolvedTopic: The Price of Games – 42:49Stellaris Steam pageCivilization 6 Steam pageMaster of Orion 2 Steam pageCivilization III Complete Steam pageCivilization V Steam pageSimCity 2000 Special Edition page on OriginGames we are playing / Things we are doing – 58:29Build-a-website! Awesome new game! Juicy achievements! Read all about it!!!(Not)Fix-my-driveway! Endeavor on a journey of self-discovery by pounding concrete blocks!!!(Hah!)What Is Bombogenesis?(Ahem, games please!)Thea 2: The Shattering Steam pageeXplorminate Discord servereXplorminate Patreon Support page--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

1hr 3mins

23 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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WeX #258: News Galore

Rob and Nate discuss a multitude of news topics, including the biggest one of the week: Blizzard. There's a lot of 4X and strategy news to discuss before we dive in on that one, though. Notes:Age of Wonders: Planetfall update – 01:02Stellaris Steam pageEndless Space 2 Steam pageCivilization V Steam pageWH40K Gladius update – 03:56Stars in Shadow update – 06:13Stars in Shadow: 2019 – ReeXaminationAstra Exodus update – 07:58Interstellar Space Genesis Steam pageGalCiv 3 Update – 11:09Elemental: War of Magic Steam pageFallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Steam pageStellaris update – 13:17Total War: Warhammer 2 update – 19:38Total War: Three Kingdoms Steam pageTotal War: Warhammer Steam pageWhat is… Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars – 24:16Let’s eXplore Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars BetaArmello Steam pageTopic #1: How does 5 sound? – 29:38Phoenix Point webpageGrim Dawn Steam pageDominus Galaxia webpageXenonauts Steam pageXenonauts 2 webpageTopic #2: WTF Blizzard?!?!? Are you for real??!?!?! – 43:41Games we are playing / Things we are doing – 58:07Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars Steam pageLet’s eXplore Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars BetaThea 2: The Shattering Steam pageEndless Space 2 Steam pageOriental Empires Steam pageAge of Wonders: Planetfall Steam pageXenoReaver modsXenia’s Ark Steam pageLegend of Keepers: Prologue Steam pageDungeon ArchitectGodhood Steam pageRenowned Explorers: International SocietyReusChildren of Morta – eXcursion by OliverSeals Victory in Age of Wonders 3 – Mechanical Wonders series by OlivereXplorminate Discord servereXplorminate Patreon Support page--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

1hr 9mins

16 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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Alliance of the Sacred Suns Interview with Steve Hawkins

Join Rob as he speaks with Steve Hawkins, the developer of Alliance of the Sacred Suns, about the origins of the game, its current state, and the direction it's headed in. Then be sure to check out www.eXplorminate.net for even more on this promising title!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

50mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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Weekly eXchange #267: Humankind's Spotlight

Join Rob and Nate as they discuss Stellaris, Astra Exodus, Slitherine's upcoming streaming marathon, and Amplitude Studios' Humankind being front and center at the Game Awards Show! They also discuss some of the site changes and Steam stuff.  Outline: Driftland: The Magic Revival Update Humankind Update Astra Exodus Update Stellaris Update Slitherine update - Jingle Bell Marathon on 12/19 Battletech Update What is...Gears Tactics? Topic #1 - Steam Ratings Topic #2 - Our Site Changes, etc. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

59mins

18 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Weekly eXchange Episode #270: Short and Solo

Join Rob as he updates you on some recent developments with the site and the staff. We will likely be taking a couple weeks to regroup after some setbacks.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

5mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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WeX #188 - Valve, What Have You Done?!?!?!

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53mins

13 Jun 2018

Rank #11

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Weekly eXchange Episode #276: eXploring eXpositions

Join Rob, Ben, and Drexy as they deliver this week's 4X and strategy news and expand a bit this week, in a test of a new, more thorough format! Outline: AI War 2 v1.332 “The Extragalactic War Nears” Stellaris Dev Diary #170: Performance and Other Technical Issues Age of Wonders: Planetfall “Tyrannosaurus Rex” Update v1.200 Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Dev Diary #26 “Colonial Day” Dominus Galaxia v0.7.1.7 Rob’s Astra Exodus Review Revision on Thea 2 “Wrath of the Sea” Update: It’s Free! What is Star Valor? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

1hr 6mins

23 Feb 2020

Rank #12

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WeX #252 - Troy's Big News

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 Oriental Empires, Eador: Masters of the Broken World, Total War: Warhammer 2, Pax Nova, Stellaris, Dominus Galaxia and much much more. As well as continued coverage for your other favorite 4X and strategy games.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

45mins

4 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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WeX #192 - Rome, Rome, Rome...

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55mins

11 Jul 2018

Rank #14

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WeX #201 - Is That How It Is?

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1hr 7mins

12 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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WeX #262: Time For Another Story?

It's time for the new Weekly eXchange, wherein we talk about Astra Exodus, Stellaris, Interstellar Space: Genesis, Alliance of the Sacred Suns and much, much more. Outline in lieu of notes, for now: Interstellar Space: Genesis Update Alliance of the Sacred Suns Story Update Pax Nova Update/Wiki Astra Exodus Update Stellaris Update Galactic Civilizations 3 Update Nate's Pipedream of an XCOM3 Update What is...Nebuchadnezzar? Mod Higlight: Endless Legend Topic #1 - AAA Quality games…. Yea, right!!!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

43mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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Interview with Chris Park of Arcen Games

Join Rob as he sits down with Chris Park, the main - and currently ONLY - developer behind Arcen Games, a studio with a rich history of doing things differently. Chris opens up on what's gone wrong in the past and what's going right with AI War 2, their latest release that's been met with a positive reception! Stay tuned to eXplorminate later today, as our full review of AI War 2 will be released!Music is taken from the game AI War 2.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

1hr 21mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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WeX #265: Predestined for Quality Issues

This week Rob and Nate bring you the 4X, strategy, and tactics news you expect, but with more audio issues than you'd probably like. Rob blames Nate.Outline: Driftland UpdateStellaris UpdateAstra Exodus Update Predestination Update Total War: Warhammer 2 Update Warlords on GoG What is...GloomhavenTopic #1 - Steam SaleTopic #2 - GotD survey--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

50mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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Godhood Interview with Manuel of Abbey Games

Join Rob as he speaks with Manuel, a gameplay programmer and original founder of Abbey Games, developers of the hit games Reus, The Renowned Explorers, and now, Godhood. Rob asks him about the direction of the game, the criticism leveled at Godhood, and what comes next!Abbey Games' DiscordGodhood's RoadmapGodhood's Forums--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

38mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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AudiX #36: Age of Wonders Planetfall

Join Rob, Nate, and Oliver as they further discuss Age of Wonders: Planetfall in podcast form. What did Rob leave out in the review? What's changed since the review posted? They talk about that and much more!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/explorminate/support

50mins

8 Oct 2019

Rank #20