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Civ: Beyond Earth photo
I killed a worm and I liked it
I tried to help settlers colonize a new planet (Earth becomes uninhabitable after we screw it up in a big way) in our first hands-on with a pre-alpha build of the upcoming game Civilization: Beyond Earth early last week. I wa... read feature

Firaxis interview photo
Possible crossover with XCOM, inspiration sources, and more
Last weekend during its panel at PAX East, Firaxis announced the next big project for the Civilization franchise: Civilization: Beyond Earth. After the announcement, Destructoid took some time to talk to some of the designers... read feature

Civilization Beyond Earth photo
'We start in a very familiar place based on actual science... and kind of just [go] wild'
To take a brief aside from videogames: are you watching Cosmos: a Spacetime Odyssey? If not, you should be, especially if you are not particularly scientifically literate. It is filled with a lot of important information abou... read feature

Civilization Beyond Earth photo
Civilization Beyond Earth

Civilization explores the final frontier with Beyond Earth


Firaxis announces new direction at PAX East
Apr 12
We knew Firaxis would be announcing a new game at their panel this morning at PAX East, and now we know what the team has been working on. Civilization: Beyond Earth is taking the series past future tech and into space explo... read
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PAX East

2K is bringing Borderlands 2 for PS Vita, Evolve to PAX East


Gearbox and Firaxis announcements too, it sounds like
Apr 04
Evolve. Now there's a game I've been hoping to try out for a while now. PAX East attendees will be able to get their hands on the Turtle Rock Studios-developed multiplayer game next weekend as well as Borderlands 2 for PlaySt... read
XCOM: Enemy Within photo
It almost feels like a sequel
XCOM: Enemy Unknown was one of my favorite games of 2012. As a fan of the original franchise back in the '90s, I felt like it did an excellent job of not only re-introducing the once-beloved franchise back into the fold ... read feature

Ex-Civ devs start studio photo
Ex-Civ devs start studio

Mohawk Games founded by former Civilization developers


Backed by Stardock
Nov 06
The lead designer of Civilization IV, Soren Johnson, has started up his own studio called Mohawk Games. If one Civilization veteran isn't enough to make you happy, the co-founder of the studio is Dorian Newcomb, the art direc... read
Oxide Games photo
Oxide Games

Ex-Firaxis and Microsoft devs create new 64-bit engine


Giant brains want to create shiny graphics
Oct 28
A group of game development gurus have banded together to form Oxide Games, and their first plan is to make a 64-bit game engine called Nitrous. This new engine will focus on taking better advantage of multi-core processors, ... read
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XCOM for iOS gets multiplayer, on sale for $9.99


Normally goes for $19.99
Oct 11
XCOM: Enemy Unknown on iOS has received a new update that brings in asynchronous multiplayer. Additionally the update brings in iOS7 optimization and a newly implemented leaderboard. The game usually goes for $19.99, but it's on sale for $9.99. Check out our review to see why the mobile version is worth picking up.  read
XCOM photo
XCOM

XCOM: Enemy Within trailer shows the Exalt faction


This substantial expansion is set for release on November 15
Oct 09
I've put 30 hours into XCOM: Enemy Unknown and I still suck at it. I'm losing soldiers left, right, and center but maybe that's the game's appeal. Still, I'm hankering for new enemies to fight so the upcoming Enemy Within lo... read
XCOM Enemy Within photo
XCOM expansion has me xcompletely excited
If you haven’t played the eXcellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown, you should. However, now there is a caveat to that. You should play it, but you should probably wait until November 12 to do so because that’s when the Enem... read feature

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Let's take a look at XCOM: Enemy Within's gameplay


Look at it!
Sep 04
Missed gamescom and PAX Prime 2013? Well don't stress about it too much if you were hoping to catch the gameplay demonstration for XCOM: Enemy Within as it's now available to view right here. Lead designer Ananda Gupta shows... read
XCOM too big for consoles photo
XCOM too big for consoles

XCOM: Enemy Within 'too big' to be console DLC


XCOM's enemy is size
Sep 04
Over the weekend we posted the trailer for XCOM: Enemy Within, the meaty expansion to the excellent strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. It showed off new enemies that look like a mix between the mechanical squids of The Matrix... read
XCOM: Enemy Within video photo
XCOM: Enemy Within video

XCOM: Enemy Within: Ghost robots & transhumanism


I asked for this
Aug 31
You're well Enemy Within your rights to be upset with the lackluster The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, but when you remember that XCOM: Enemy Unknown was excellent, you should be back to appropriate levels of excitement for its... read
XCOM: Enemy Within photo
Mmmmm, cybernetic modification!
Being at gamescom has its perks, especially when it comes to having the first opportunity to play a newly announced game. Or in this case, a new expansion so big that it's essentially a new game. 2K officially announced expan... read feature

XCOM: Enemy Within photo
Official expansion to Enemy Unknown is officially official
2K Games has lifted the lid on XCOM: Enemy Within, an expansion to the wildly popular Enemy Unknown. It'll be available on November 12, and aims to bring a whole host of fresh content to the original game.  New soldier ... read feature

Review: Brave New World photo
It's the Civ game you've all been waiting for
When Civilization V launched a few years back, a lot of die-hard fans were disappointed with the lack of depth the game had to offer. The graphics were sharp, the interface was clean and intuitive, and the overall gameplay wa... read feature

XCOM photo
XCOM

Critical Hit! XCOM: Enemy Unknown finally out for Macs


Running a paramilitary organization has never looked this trendy
Jun 29
Seems like a fair bit of critically acclaimed titles are finally making their long-awaited hop over to the Mac gaming universe. Last week we had Rockstar's take on a modern noir story in Max Payne 3, and this week we have Fir... read
XCOM: Enemy Unknown photo
Relive the despair of permadeath on the go
I was pretty blown away by Firaxis Games' re-imagining of the X-COM universe last year in XCOM: Enemy Unknown. So blown away in fact that it was my second choice for Game of the Year -- and this is coming from a fan of the '9... read feature

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Civ V trailer will be the best minute of your day


Fact: The announcers voice is a safe alternative to sleeping pills
May 31
A new trailer has arrived for the Civilization V expansion, Civilization V: Brave New World. There's quite a bit of meat on Brave New World's bones, with plenty of later-game additions, and an emphasis on trade routes. For a... read
Civilization V preview photo
I have seen many things
With the arrival of the 20th century, I can sometimes get a bit bored in Civilization V. It continues to engage me enough so that I power through to achieve whatever victory path I had chosen, but therein lies the issue. I en... read feature

Sid Meier photo
Despite developing for mobile, the design legend is open to all platforms.
Sid Meier is a legend to PC gamers for strategy games he lent his name to but the man himself admits that the Meier name doesn't mean much to mobile players. In an illuminating interview with GamesIndustry, Sid revealed his n... read feature

Civilization photo
Civilization

Sid Meier brings back culture with Brave New World


Knock other civilizations off the block with your sweet culture
May 10
It has been over a year since the release of the Civilization V's last expansion, Gods & Kings, but Firaxis and 2K have been hard at work on injecting some new units, civilizations, and culture with the next expansion, B... read
Haunted Hollow review photo
Build, fight, scare, and conquer
Firaxis Games is on fire again after the launch of XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Both a critical and commercial hit as well as one of my favorite games of 2012, it seems as if they could only go up from here. So of course, Firaxis dec... read feature

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Sid Meier's new game Ace Patrol comes to iOS next month


New mobile IP from 2K and Firaxis
May 01
Game designer Sid Meier's newest title has just been revealed. Ace Patrol is a mobile strategy game based on WWI air combat. You'll defend camps in allies in the sky in any of 30 aircraft, in more than 120 missions. You'll be... read
XCOM photo
Make alien love, not war!
Adam Sessler and Rev3 Games brings two noteworthy turn-based designers together in the same room to chat and hug it out. On one end is X-COM (1994) creator Julian Gollop; the other is occupied by 2012 XCOM reboot designer Ja... read feature

New Civ V expansion photo
New Civ V expansion

Huge expansion heading for Civilization V


Brave New World
Mar 15
Dozens of new units, nine new civilizations, eight new wonders, seven swans-a-swimming, four gameplay systems, and a partridge in a pear tree! This is all incoming in Brave New World, the freshly announced expansion pack... read
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Awards

Journey wins big at the BAFTA Game Awards


The Walking Dead and Unfinished Swan win two awards each
Mar 06
Looks like the folks at thatgamecompany might need a new trophy cabinet after Journey picked up five BAFTA Game Awards last night at the ceremony in London. The PlayStation Network title won awards for Artistic Achievement, A... read
XCOM for Mac photo
XCOM for Mac

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is coming to Mac soon


Save the earth on your Apple gizmo
Feb 26
Last year's awesome "save Earth from evil aliens" simulator, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, will be finding its way onto Macs very soon. The port is being handled by Feral Interactive, who has ported a lot of good titles like Bat... read
XCOM: Enemy Unknown photo
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Green Man Gaming has XCOM: EU for $16 right now


Tell your friends!
Feb 20
Green Man Gaming is doing that thing it does again where it heavily discounts a worthwhile PC title that's redeemable on Steam and also offers a coupon code (GMG20-P4DLK-FKYRS) for an even greater deal. In this case, the game... read






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