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  • Sid Meier not keen on inflexibility of Kickstarter

    Legendary Civilization designer Sid Meier has said he personally would not enjoy the way Kickstarter projects often mean designers must commit early concepts.

  • Civilization 5: Brave New World introduces tourism

    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.

  • XCOM: Firaxis saved a brand "gone so badly awry", says creator

    XCOM franchise creator Julian Gollop has praised Firaxis for rescuing the property from 2K’s “schizophrenic approach” – and his own mistakes.

  • Civilization 5’s Brave New World explored

    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.

  • XCOM developer teases new project

    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.

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown full game headed to iOS

    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.

  • Civilization 5: Brave New World due in July, adds XCOM soldiers

    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.

  • Civilization 5 Gold out now on Mac

    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% […]

  • Civilization 5 Gold out now on Steam

    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 […]

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown Steam achievements hint at possible DLC

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown fans believe they’ve uncovered hints at a future DLC expansion.

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC patch unlocks HD movies

    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 […]

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown can now be pre-loaded on PC

    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, […]

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown preps for launch with new trailer

    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.

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown's Jake Solomon wants you to buy Firaxis' game

    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.

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown multiplayer video details point system, strategies

    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 […]

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown will feature deathmatch multiplayer

    Publisher 2K Games has announced that XCOM: Enemy Unknown will contain a one-on-one deathmatch multiplayer mode.

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown - take a closer look at the Elite Soldier Pack pre-order bonus

    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 […]

  • Gods & Kings? Civilization V is all about getting smashed

    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.

  • Civilization V Steam Workshop patch available

    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. Thanks, Blue.

  • Civilization V: Gods & Kings lands on PC in June

    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 […]

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