Tag Archives: Firaxis Games
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 22:58 BST
Legendary Civilization designer Sid Meier has said he personally would not enjoy the way Kickstarter projects often mean designers must commit early concepts.
Fri, May 10, 2013 | 03:29 BST
One of the new additions coming to Civilization 5 in its second expansion is tourism. This video explains the new system and how it fits in with the established culture mechanics.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 03:33 BST
XCOM franchise creator Julian Gollop has praised Firaxis for rescuing the property from 2K’s “schizophrenic approach” – and his own mistakes.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 | 23:23 BST
Brave New World features a raft of new additions and changes to one of the most compelling formulas in all of video games. The intrepid Stace Harman readies his mouse-clicking finger once more.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 01:31 GMT
At PAX East, Firaxis showed a brief teaser trailer which was described as heralding the developer’s next big project. The teaser hasn’t been released yet but Kotaku has an off-screen version. If it’s not a a sequel to 2012′s XCOM: Enemy Unknown, then it’s something very closely related.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 01:41 GMT
Here’s what you’ve been waiting for since you first fell in love with XCOM: Enemy Unknown and regretted having to leave it at home every day; the Firaxis strategy gem is headed to iPad and iPhone, with no feature left behind.
Sun, Mar 24, 2013 | 22:57 GMT
At its PAX East panel, Firaxis put a release date on the Brave New World expansion for Civilization 5, and revealed a cool little crossover.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 | 22:04 GMT
Civilization 5 Gold is now available on OS-X. Like the Steam version, it includes the core game, all DLC, and the Gods and Kings expansion. On the Mac App Store, the same content is available under the title Campaign Edition, with discounts on in-app purchases offering the same hefty savings. Finally, Aspyr is offering 50% off all Civilization IV titles and Civilization III: Complete.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 | 04:29 GMT
2K has released a new version of Civilization 5 containing the core game, the Gods & Kings expansion, and all DLC to date in one tidy bundle. The fairly hefty package will set you back $90 on Steam, according to the Australian storefront, but is valued at over $170. Pat’s been playing a lot of Civ 5 lately, and I know plenty of you lot have invested hundreds of hours in it, so if you’re keen to check out some multiplayer leave a comment and maybe you’ll find an ally – or foe.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 | 23:30 BST
XCOM: Enemy Unknown fans believe they’ve uncovered hints at a future DLC expansion.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 | 05:23 BST
Wondering why the cinematics in XCOM: Enemy Unknown aren’t doing justice to your fancy pants HD monitor? Fret not, friends; Firaxis has issued a patch for the PC version which corrects this minor cosmetic issue. Any movies should now present in glorious 1080p HD, as nature and your chosen settings dictate. For more informaiton on the update, visit Steam’s patch notes.
Thanks, Shack News.
Sun, Oct 07, 2012 | 11:50 BST
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out next week, and those who pre-ordered the game on Steam can now pre-load the game to save some time come launch. Those who pre-ordered through Green Man Gaming should check their inboxes for the key so they can start the pre-load process as well. The download size is approximately 12.3GB, according to Evil Avatar. XCOM: Enemy Unknown launches in North American on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 9 and in Europe on October 12. Watch the launch trailer here.
Thu, Oct 04, 2012 | 13:31 BST
XCOM: Enemy Unknown’s launch trailer has been released by 2K. You know you want to watch it, so head below the break and make yourself happy. XCOM: Enemy Unknown launches in North American on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 9 and in Europe on October 12.
Wed, Oct 03, 2012 | 20:41 BST
XCOM: Enemy Unknown lead designer Jake Solomon has taken it upon himself to convince customers at a games retail store to buy his game. Check out the video below. XCOM: Enemy Unknown launches in North American on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 9 and in Europe on October 12.
Sat, Aug 11, 2012 | 20:49 BST
A video showing the multiplayer mode in XCOM: Enemy Unknown has been unleashed on YouTube courtesy of Gamespot. In the video posted below, the site discusses the mode, point system, and balancing with lead designer Jake Solomon, and shows the various strategies players can use to defeat their enemies. Players will be able to craft their own squads using 10,000 points available at the start of each match. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will release for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on October 9 in North America, and on October 12 in Europe.
Fri, Aug 10, 2012 | 21:11 BST
Publisher 2K Games has announced that XCOM: Enemy Unknown will contain a one-on-one deathmatch multiplayer mode.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 | 17:47 BST
2K’s has released a high resolution screenshot of the Elite Soldier Pack folks will get when they pre-order XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The pack contains the Hyperion and Reaper soldier armor, a full color customization feature for sets in the game, and a character from the original XCOM. Have a look at the kits below. The game’s out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 October 9 in the US and October 12 internationally.
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 | 11:14 BST
Keen to get on board the latest on dit, Brenna Hillier ventures into Civilization V, but her empire crumbles when she runs screaming in terror.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 | 06:07 BST
Heads up – the promised Steam patch for Civilization V is live. Although the update adds a number of fixes and tweaks, notably to UI and presentation, the core content is probably Steam Workshop Integration, which will hopefully enable a lively modding scene. See the full patch notes here.
Thu, Apr 05, 2012 | 15:58 BST
2K has announced the Gods & Kings expansion pack for Civilization V will be released in North America on June 19 and internationally on June 22. Included in the expansion is new gameplay content allowing players to found a Pantheon of the Gods where their created prophets will spread the newly founded religion across the world. The expansion also includes new types of city-states, new systems for land and naval combat, nine new civilizations, nine new wonders, three original scenarios, and dozens of new units, buildings, technologies and resources.