Sid Meier's Civilization V

PC, MAC / Strategy / Release: Sep 21, 2010 / ESRB: E10+

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Civilization 5 devs on forging a Brave New World

Civilization 5 devs on forging a Brave New World

Civilization 5 is preparing to reinvent itself, again. The Brave New World expansion, which launches July 9, is going to make serious shifts to the late-game content, revising both the cultural and diplomatic victories. We talked with lead designer Ed Beach and senior producer Dennis Shirk about the expansion's focus and goals.

Read more: How to make culture less 'passive experience' »

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Civilization 5 'Brave New World' coming July 9

Civilization 5 'Brave New World' coming July 9

Civilization 5 is heading into the Brave New World this summer. Firaxis put a pin on a release date during its PAX East panel this weekend, stating it will be available on July 9.

Read more: Includes revisions to cultural, diplomatic victories »

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Civilization 5: Brave New World expansion announced

Civilization 5: Brave New World expansion announced

Culture, trade and diplomacy are to become more important in Civilization 5 with Brave New World, the second expansion pack, announced today by publisher 2K Games. Arriving this summer, it'll bring a new culture victory condition, international trade routes, the new World Congress, and heaps more.

New civilizations, units, and buildings »

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Civ 5 designer kickstarts Jon Shafer's At the Gates

Civ 5 designer kickstarts Jon Shafer's At the Gates

Civilization 5 lead designer Jon Shafer has kickstarted a new 4X turn-based strategy game called Jon Shafer's At the Gates, coming from his new three-person indie studio, Conifer Games. The game is about half-way complete already and he is looking for a modest $40,000 target to get it officially off the ground.

"The core aspects of the game are all in-place, but a lot of the peripheral, more 'boring' work still needs to be done," he told Shacknews. "Things like sound effects and hotkey systems. We also want to polish up the art and add nice 2D animations for all the units and the landscape. The gameplay also needs iteration time. The features are in but the game hasn't had much playtesting, and I'm sure it's not very much fun to play at this rough stage! There’s also a lot of AI work still left to do."

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Civilization 5 'One World' expansion spotted

Civilization 5 'One World' expansion spotted

Civilization V may be getting another large chunk of content. A listing for an expansion titled "One World" has been spotted on a database, fueling rumors of more content to come for the world culture simulator.

Read more: Steam database no guarantee »

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown experiments with pre-order bonuses on Steam

XCOM: Enemy Unknown experiments with pre-order bonuses on Steam

Ever keen to experiment with digital distribution, Steam is trying something unusual on XCOM: Enemy Unknown pre-orders with publisher 2K. Rather than offering fixed bonuses, Steam will unlock increasingly fancy goodies as more people pre-order, including extra character customisation options, Team Fortress 2 hats, and a free copy of Civilization V.

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Civilization V 'Gods and Kings' demo available

Civilization V 'Gods and Kings' demo available

Civilization V recently got a lot more holy with the Gods and Kings expansion, but some of you fence-sitters haven't yet indulged in abusing religion for your own selfish ambitions. If you're still itching to give your theocracy a try, you'll be happy to know that a demo for the game is now available.

Read more: Religions, city-states, and espionage »

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Civilization V adding Steam Workshop for mods

Civilization V adding Steam Workshop for mods

Firaxis is cutting out Civilization V's existing mod browsing system to slip in Valve's sleek and chic Steam Workshop, publisher 2K Games has announced. As in Portal 2 and Skyrim, it'll let you easily peruse, download, rate, and submit mods through your browser or the Steam client.

Read more: For both Civ V and the Gods & Kings expansion »

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Civilization V getting free Steam weekend

Civilization V getting free Steam weekend

Civilization V is getting ready for some of that old time religion, also known as polytheism. To mark the Gods and Kings expansion, Firaxis and 2K Games are offering the game as free to play for this weekend, lasting from today until Sunday, May 27.

Read more: 75% off Civilization V and DLC »

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Civilization V: Gods & Kings coming June 19

Civilization V: Gods & Kings coming June 19

When Civilization V dropped religion and espionage from the basic game, hardcore enthusiasts were upset that Firaxis had messed with one of the more successful aspects from the previous game. The new Gods & Kings expansion plans to remedy that on June 19.

Read more: More civs, scenarios and wonders »

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Civilization V: Gods & Kings expansion announced

Civilization V: Gods & Kings expansion announced

Spies and religion are returning to Sid Meier's Civilization V in its first expansion pack, announced today, which will also bring revamped combat and bags of other new things. Named Gods & Kings, it's due from developer Firaxis in, oh, less than one turn--in "late spring."

Read more: 27 new units, 13 buildings, 9 civs, and more »

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Civilization V Game of the Year Edition announced

Civilization V Game of the Year Edition announced

With Sid Meier's Civilization V just about to celebrate its first birthday, publisher 2K has announced a Game of the Year Edition for Firaxis' historical strategy game. Boasting a whole host of downloadable content, it's slated to launch on September 27.

Read more: A list of the included DLC »

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Daily Filter: August 8, 2011

Daily Filter: August 8, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features a developer diary for Bodycount, a teaser trailer for Deepak Chopra's Leela, and new screenshots for Sid Meier's Civilization V.

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Civilization V mega-patch adds hot seat multiplayer

Civilization V mega-patch adds hot seat multiplayer

A huge update for Sid Meier's Civilization V launched on Steam yesterday, bringing the long-awaited Hot Seat multiplayer mode along with heaps of changes and updates.

Hot Seat multiplayer lets several players compete in front of the same computer, taking their turns, well, in turn. The changelog also notes, "While play-by-email is not yet implemented, we did include an in-between turn saving option for those that want to play via email." Read more »

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Civ V getting two new DLC packs next week

Civ V getting two new DLC packs next week

[Update 11:05 am] Firaxis has announced that in the US, the packs will be available for $4.99 each or bundled for $7.49.

[Original Story] Civilization V continues to roll on with more downloadable content. 2K games and Firaxis announced today that a Denmark Civilization and Scenario Pack and Explorers Map Pack will be coming next Tuesday for the standard price of £2.99, CVG reports. Read more »

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