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Civilization: Beyond Earth coming in October

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2014 7:54am PDT

Civilization: Beyond Earth, the futurist take on the long-running strategy franchise, has set a landing date. 2K Games announced today that it will come to PC on October 24 for $49.99.

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"of all the things to like about AC, unit customization was one aspect i did not care for"

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PSA: Civilization 5 on SteamOS (and on sale)

By Steve Watts, Jun 11, 2014 8:48am PDT

Civilization 5 is now available on SteamOS and Linux, and it's on sale for a hefty discount for a limited time as well.

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth preview: boldly going

By Ozzie Mejia, May 20, 2014 8:00am PDT

It's time to blast off into parts unknown in Civilization: Beyond Earth. Shacknews recently had a chance to go hands-on with the Civilization series' jump into the future.

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"Well, it it really just Civ5 in space? I'm not surethat is enough to make me buy it. "

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Civilization: Beyond Earth takes the series into the future

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 12, 2014 9:00am PDT

Firaxis revealed a brand new game in the Civilization series at PAX East today. Dubbed "Beyond Earth," the latest entry in the franchise takes the series into the future.

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"I wonder if it's going to have space exploration or it's going to be one planet only like Alpha ..."

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Civilization 5 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown get Complete Editions

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 04, 2014 2:30pm PST

2K Games is working on a pair of Complete Editions for Civilization V and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The former will release tomorrow, while the latter arrives on March 4 with XCOM: Enemy Within packed in.

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"They could just call it something else. Planetfall or Rigel Kentaurus would be good options. "

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Civilization 5 'Scrambled' map packs announced

By Steve Watts, Oct 16, 2013 2:00pm PDT

2K Games and Firaxis have announced two new "Scrambled" Civilization 5 map packs inspired by the Scramble for Africa scenario in Brave New World. One is available now, and the other is coming November 5.

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You can play Civilization 5 as Beavis & Butthead

By Steve Watts, Aug 19, 2013 7:00pm PDT

One intrepid modder has produced the leaders Civilization 5 clearly always needed: Beavis and Butthead.

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"Oil deposits are replaced by natural gas. Biology and Steam Power on the tech tree become ..."

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Civilization Online adapts Sid Meier series into MMO

By Steve Watts, Aug 07, 2013 1:30pm PDT

XLGames has announced Civilization Online, an MMORPG that uses the broad strokes of Civ, but puts you in the shoes of a single citizen.

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"I do wonder how the buildings progress while these hundreds of people construct. Hopefully they ..."

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Civilization 5 'Brave New World' launch trailer showcases human achievement

By Steve Watts, Jun 28, 2013 10:30am PDT

A Civilization 5 "Brave New World" launch trailer gives a rousing summary of humanity's accomplishments over the last century.

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How Civilization 5 chose new cultures for Brave New World

By Steve Watts, Jun 27, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Firaxis details how it picks the new cultures going into a Civilization 5 expansion, using the nine set for the upcoming Brave New World as an example.

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Civilization 5: Brave New World trailer shows off trade routes

By Steve Watts, May 30, 2013 10:00am PDT

A new trailer for Civilization 5's Brave New World expansion shows off the new trade routes system.

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"It doesn't look like there's an expansion worth of content here. Nothing really game changing, ..."

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Civilization 5: Brave New World trailer delves into new ideologies

By John Keefer, May 23, 2013 9:30am PDT

The Civilization 5: Brave New World is bringing a new ideology system to the game, as well as adding some social policies. A new trailer for the...

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Civilization 5: Brave New World adding Indonesia, Morocco

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2013 8:30am PDT

Firaxis announced two more cultures being added to Civilization 5's "Brave New World" expansion: Indonesia and Morocco.

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"Or maybe i'm overreacting! Hope so. I'll just shut up and wait for the reviews."

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Civilization 5: Brave New World trailer highlights culture, tourism

By John Keefer, May 10, 2013 9:45am PDT

The Civilization 5: Brave New World expansion puts new focus on tourism and culture, including a new Cultural victory that lets you besiege other civs with just how cool you are with all the works of your new artists and composers.

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"X-com squad reminds me of that amazing X-com map-mod scenario for Civ II."

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Civilization 5 'Brave New World' new cultures, ideology system detailed

By Steve Watts, Apr 12, 2013 8:00am PDT

Firaxis has detailed a few more of the changes coming to Civilization V's "Brave New World" expansion, including additional cultures, a revised trade route system, and ideologies.

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"Oh come on, Baba Yetu is one of the best video game songs of all time. It's a menu theme though. ..."

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