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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.

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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.

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"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.

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"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?

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"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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"Will Pitboss be before or after IPX/SPX compatibility? You know, because some folks use it - ..."

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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.

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"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,...

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"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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"Got to agree (regardless of price). You can tell Nintendo are getting desperate when they're ..."

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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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