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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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Civilization 5 devs on forging a Brave New World

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2013 11:30am PDT

We talk with Civilization 5 senior producer Dennis Shirk and Brave New World lead designer Ed Beech about the motivations and intricacies of the upcoming expansion.

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"heh, there's those new "XCOM squad" units fighting that Giant Death Robot."

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Civilization 5 'Brave New World' coming July 9

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2013 8:15am PDT

Civilization 5's "Brave New World" expansion will release July 9, Firaxis has announced.

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"Man, every day I think I should start a new Civ5 game, and every day I get distracted. Today ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown coming to iOS

By Steve Watts, Mar 23, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Today at its PAX East panel, Firaxis and 2K games announced that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to iOS devices.

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"Civ Rev was headed for Wii at one point but they canceled it. Not sure why but it probably had ..."

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Civilization 5 'One World' expansion spotted

By Steve Watts, Jan 16, 2013 4:15pm PST

Civilization V may be getting a new expansion titled "One World," judging by an executable file listing.

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"As a hard loyalist to Civ 4, Gods and Kings made all of the right moves and fixed lots of the ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown gets free Second Wave DLC today

By John Keefer, Jan 08, 2013 7:30am PST

If you feel like killing some aliens today and jump into XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you will be greeted with a brief download bearing a free gift. Publisher 2K Games has released the second DLC pack for the game entitled Second Wave.

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"Actually you're just plain incorrect about that. On Steam, if they release free DLC, you cannot ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown patch to make Easy easier

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2012 12:35pm PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is getting a patch that will make Easy mode easier, fix some hanging problems, and provide various other bug fixes and balanced adjustments.

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"Incorrect, because changing your next action (firing with the heavy instead of the sniper) means ..."

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Civilization Online announced for Asian territories

By Steve Watts, Oct 25, 2012 9:00am PDT

Take-Two has announced a massively multiplayer online Civilization being developed for Asian territories, dubbed "Civilization Online."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown achievements hint at DLC

By Steve Watts, Oct 17, 2012 2:00pm PDT

A series of XCOM: Enemy Unknown Steam achievements hint at extra missions not found in the main game, including special win conditions and a new squad member.

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"Any psionic soldier you put in psi-armor and send to the device is the chosen one, because you ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown PC patch enables 1080p movies

By John Keefer, Oct 15, 2012 4:15pm PDT

If you were one of the unlucky ones that could only get those really cool XCOM: Enemy Unknown movies in 720p instead of 1080p, fear not, human, as the new patch makes 1080p movies the standard for PC.

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"speaking of which what happened to those aliens? The ending kinda just forgot about them"

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown review: a space odyssey

By Steve Watts, Oct 09, 2012 6:00am PDT

Firaxis has revived the classic XCOM series by showing the world how to pull off a turn-based strategy game. Our review.

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"A true gamer cares not about platforms, but plays games regardless of platform."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown trailer launches the team

By Steve Watts, Oct 04, 2012 9:00am PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is out next week, and 2K has released a new launch trailer to mark the event.

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"MOOM is right. That's all in-game footage (with maybe an exception to the globe fly-by at the ..."

- Teirdome see all 5 comments

XCOM: Enemy Unknown interactive trailer is next-best thing to playing

By Steve Watts, Sep 28, 2012 9:00am PDT

An interactive trailer for XCOM: Enemy Unknown lets you choose some of the mission elements.

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"I understand, although the trailer comes across like there's a cut and dry right (defensive) and ..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo available on PC

By Steve Watts, Sep 24, 2012 9:30am PDT

XCOM: Enemy Unknown now has a demo up on Steam, letting you try out the tutorial missions and look around the XCOM base camp.

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"Pretty cool. Went from nowhere on the radar to a probable purchase down the road..."

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown preview: Little Gray Target Practice

By Steve Watts, Sep 07, 2012 9:00am PDT

A hands-on look at XCOM: Enemy Unknown, peppered with thoughts on updating the classic from lead producer Garth DeAngelis.

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"this game is going to rock, I got UFO to learn how to play and its pretty brutal .. like no ..."

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