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Civilization: Beyond Earth dives into the Rising Tide with E3 walkthrough video

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 30, 2015 10:05am PDT

Civilization: Beyond Earth is months away from getting its first expansion. With that in mind, 2K and Firaxis have released the full E3 2015 walkthrough video to show off some of its new features.

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Watch the full XCOM 2 E3 2015 gameplay demo

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 25, 2015 5:00am PDT

XCOM 2 is coming exclusive to PC later this year. To help generate some excitement, here's the full demo from E3 2015.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth first expansion Rising Tide coming in fall 2015

By Daniel Perez, May 18, 2015 6:45am PDT

The first expansion for Civilization: Beyond Earth has been announced and will allow players to colonize both the skies and seas, includes additional diplomatic options, and more.

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"Hopefully this will fix all the glaringly bad problems with the game. It's boring as shit right ..."

- deadbeatsaint see all 3 comments

Civilization: Beyond Earth update prepares for Starships' arrival

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2015 11:45am PST

The latest update for Civilization: Beyond Earth is addressing several aspects of the Firaxis strategy game, including trading routes and Wonder effects. However, it will also prepare for the incoming arrival of Sid Meier's Starships by adding in a connectivity feature.

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"Some nice changes. It sounds like they made a bunch of the Wonders more worthwhile."

- Arcanum see all 2 comments

Watch Sid Meier and Firaxis construct vessels in Sid Meier's Starships

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 09, 2015 3:00pm PST

Now that fans have had a first glimpse at Sid Meier's Starships, now Sid Meier and Firaxis are offering a look at how to build the ideal starship.

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"Looks great and now I know that Sid is directly involved in this game as well. This is ..."

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Sid Meier and Firaxis offer a first look at Sid Meier's Starships on Twitch today

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 29, 2015 10:45am PST

Those wondering how Sid Meier's Starships is going to look will have their chance to get a first look at the upcoming turn-based strategy game. Firaxis and Sid Meier himself are set to offer a first look at the game on Twitch today at 11AM PST.

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"Ah thanks, I watched the video but it just showed the holding screen so I closed it thinking it ..."

- thecray see all 14 comments

Sid Meier's Starships goes further beyond Earth later this year

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 19, 2015 11:30am PST

2K, Firaxis, and Sid Meier aren't done exploring the cosmos yet. A new turn-based strategy game set in space is set to debut later this year with Sid Meier's Starships.

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"Heres what I think happened. Sid and the guys played the Endless games and realized that while ..."

- rtricoche see all 12 comments

Firaxis lead designers discuss Civilization: Beyond Earth's desert-like arid biome

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 25, 2014 12:00pm PDT

The Earth-like lush biome won't be the only one available to explore in Civilization: Beyond Earth. Shacknews recently spoke with Firaxis lead designers Will Miller & David McDonough to talk about the desert-like arid biome.

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"What? Not even something like a "Petra" World wonder as in CIV V? No buildings or special ..."

- Lukiopimp see all 5 comments

XCOM: Enemy Within trailer reveals human rivals EXALT

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 09, 2013 7:30am PDT

Oh, how ruddy marvellous! As if aliens attacking our cities and murdering our citizens weren't trouble enough, now a mysterious rogue human organisation named EXALT is stirring trouble too. They'll spread dissent in XCOM: Enemy Unknown's expansion Enemy Within, 2K has reveal...

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"i'm definitely ready for more xcom. has there been any mention of map/mission generating being ..."

- smacknca see all 6 comments

XCOM: Enemy Within trailer shows 5 minutes of gameplay

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 04, 2013 9:15am PDT

Grenades spitting needles, snipers leaping metres into the air, punching aliens to death with your mechsuit, and other treats are shown off in a five-minute narrated gameplay trailer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown's expansion Enemy Within. Yes, it's a very scripted demo, but mechsu...

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"have they talked about AI and whether enemies will just roam the map like they actually exist in ..."

- derelict515 see all 5 comments

XCOM: Enemy Within expansion announced

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 21, 2013 2:30am PDT

Just as XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a wonderful callback to days of yore, so's its expansion pack. Enemy Within, announced today by 2K, is far more than a mere mission pack, adding add oodles of shiny newness including new enemies, maps, augmentations, abilities, weapons, equipm...

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"The name and trailer reminded me of Apocalypse's Cult of Sirius."

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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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XCOM dev launches Haunted Hollow on iOS

By Alice O'Connor, May 02, 2013 6:45am PDT

The clock has chimed thirteen, blood drips down my walls, I hear footsteps in the empty hallway, and a Dracula is biting my neck, which all chilling omens all indicate that XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Civilization developer Firaxis has now launched its first mobile game. Turn-ba...

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How original X-COM creator would have made Enemy Unknown (and failed)

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Original Xcom creator Julian Gollop has played through XCOM: Enemy Unknown and found it to be a great and entertaining game. But that doesn't mean he wouldn't have done some things differently, and probably failed in the process.

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"I know what he means, I just lost the same way yesterday (4/25/13). I was doing great, and had ..."

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Firaxis 'cannot live by Civ alone,' as dev moves to mobile

By John Keefer, Mar 28, 2013 8:30am PDT

Firaxis game has always been traditionally a PC house. So why is it making a mobile free-to-play game?

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"I'm getting a Plants vs Zombies vibe off of this new game, which is a good thing. I am worried ..."

- PenicillinX57 see all 3 comments