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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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Why Sid Meier's name is on his games

By John Keefer, Jun 26, 2013 12:50pm PDT

Just how did soft-spoken, but brilliant strategy designer Sid Meier end up having his name as part of almost all his games?

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"actually it was 2 console games the other console civilization was for the super Nintendo which ..."

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Mobile review: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 19, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Firaxis and 2K have released the long-awaited iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Does it hold a candle to its PC and console brothers?

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"Just got it, little sluggish but otherwise spot on to the Xbox/pc. I'm on an iPad 2 16gb"

- k1ld0r see all 4 comments

Civilization V: Brave New World trailer highlights World Congress

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 17, 2013 12:55pm PDT

While we were distracted gushing over horseback stealth and hair dragons last week during E3, 2K Games quietly released another Civilization V: Gods & Kings trailer. Now that we've had time to see it, hey, it's a short but interesting look at one of the expansion's big new f...

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"I did, bought it on release day. Your attempt to cheerlead for them falls on deaf ears around here."

- agcrouton see all 26 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown hits iOS on Thursday

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 17, 2013 6:30am PDT

We were jolly pleased when we got to play the iOS port of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and soon you should be too. The proper full game, which we're assured has "no free-to-play aspects to it," will launch this Thursday, June 20, at $19.99.

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"Picking this up on day 1. I used to use Splashtop to play when I was at work over a remote ..."

- mastermike569 see all 9 comments

Interview: Why XCOM: Enemy Unknown is such a 'good fit' for mobile

By Gabriella Tato, May 31, 2013 10:00am PDT

We chatted with Jake Solomon, lead designer of XCOM: Enemy Unknown about the upcoming iOS version, and what it means for the future of 2K.

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"Its a good fit for mobile, but not my WiiU?! Thats bananas man."

- rtricoche see all 8 comments

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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XCOM: Enemy Unknown iOS preview: made for mobile

By Gabriella Tato, May 30, 2013 5:00am PDT

After spending some time with XCOM: Enemy Unknown on the iPad, it's safe to say that the game for iOS feels like a match that was meant to be.

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"until I saw the bank draft which said $7529, I didnt believe that...my... friends brother woz ..."

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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."

- Grape Flavor see all 6 comments

Mobile review: Sid Meier's Ace Patrol

By Ozzie Mejia, May 14, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Firaxis takes to the skies with Sid Meier's Ace Patrol, an iOS turn-based strategy game that offers more quality than its free-to-play tag might suggest.

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"(As in, it was not really intended. You can define what hardware features the app requires and ..."

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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."

- asianwaste see all 2 comments

Mobile review: Haunted Hollow

By Ozzie Mejia, May 09, 2013 10:15am PDT

Firaxis ushers in Halloween early with Haunted Hollow, a new turn-based strategy game that features more treats than tricks.

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"That's how I felt too, I found the microtransactions to be very in your face all the time and it ..."

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Sid Meier's Ace Patrol launches, new trailer debuts

By Steve Watts, May 09, 2013 8:30am PDT

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol launches today, and Firaxis has produced a new trailer to show off the game in action.

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"forgot about this! really anxious to check it out, just hope the "freemium" BS is kept to a minimum"

- waxthirteen see all 2 comments

Sid Meier's Ace Patrol coming to iOS on May 9

By John Keefer, May 01, 2013 9:40am PDT

Firaxis Games already has one original iOS game in the works, but the popular strategy developer is releasing a new game with Sid Meier's name attached and hitting the App Store next week, publisher 2K Games announced announced today.

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"wow..had no idea this existed. i guess it plays kinda like w40k?"

- daggot see all 5 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown available on Mac today

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2013 10:40am PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown has hit the Mac today, available through the App Store for $49.99.

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"Nope, the Mac version isn't on Steam. Looks like they had Feral Interactive do the Mac port, and ..."

- BlackCat9 see all 8 comments