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Civilization V: Gods & Kings expansion announced

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 16, 2012 6:00am PST

Spies and religion are returning to Sid Meier's Civilization V in its first expansion pack, which will also bring revamped combat and bags of other new things. Named Gods & Kings, is due to emerge from developer Firaxis on PC in "late spring."


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Sid Meier explains how to approach tablet and mobile game development

By Steve Watts, Jan 31, 2012 5:30pm PST

Sid Meier talks about how his studio approaches new game concepts like mobile and tablet gaming, and how technology helps shape development.


Sid Meier wants to expand XCOM: Enemy Unknown's appeal to action gamers

By Steve Watts, Jan 23, 2012 2:45pm PST

Firaxis creative head Sid Meier talks about what drew his studio to create a new XCOM game, and how he thinks it can appeal to many different types of gamers.


"Seeing as how he hasn't made a flight sim (and, really, neither has anyone else) in decades... I ..."

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XCOM creator calls FPS direction 'disappointing'

By Steve Watts, Jan 20, 2012 10:45am PST

XCOM creator Julian Gollop talks about his disappointment with the shooter XCOM, and his hopes for XCOM: Enemy Unknown.


"The Hitman movie's portrayal of the character wasn't accurate at all. Firstly, 47 doesn't rescue ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is 'reimagining' of 1994 game

By Steve Watts, Jan 09, 2012 12:30pm PST

We get more details on Firaxis' XCOM: Enemy Unknown, including just how closely it will stay to the 1994 original.


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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is Firaxis-developed strategy game

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 05, 2012 8:30am PST

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is the cover story for the February issue of Game Informer, and is described as a "full-on strategy game that puts players in command of a global anti-alien defense force." How's that for staying true to your roots?


"I wonder if they can bring back the jump-scares of the original. It was freaky walking around, ..."

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Civilization V Game of the Year Edition announced

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 14, 2011 7:00am PDT

Firaxis' strategy game is getting a Game of the Year edition packing most--but not all--of its DLC. It'll arrive on September 27, just after Civ V's first birthday.


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Civilization World public beta launches

By Xav de Matos, Jul 06, 2011 6:14pm PDT

Civilization madness spreads to Facebook as the long-in-development Civilization World has launched its public beta on the popular social media website.


"CivWorld is actually pretty good about that. The only time it asks you if you want to post stuff ..."

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Firaxis Lays Off 20 Employees; 2K Vows Development of Civilization 5 Unhindered

By Brian Leahy, Jul 08, 2010 12:40pm PDT

Take-Two Interactive has slashed 20 jobs at its Firaxis Games studio, responsible for past and future games in Sid Meier's Civilization franchise,...


"The sheer scope of a Civilization FPS make it sound like the best thing ever."

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Sid Meier's Pirates! Headed to Wii

By Chris Faylor, May 04, 2010 12:20pm PDT

An enhanced edition of buccaneer lifestyle simulator Sid Meier's Pirates! is headed to the Wii, publisher Take-Two Interactive and subsidiary 2K...


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Civilization V Announced, Introduces Hexes

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 18, 2010 8:34am PST

Sid Meier's legendary turn-based historical strategy series Civilization will receive a brand new instalment on PC this fall, publisher 2K Games...


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