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Review in Progress: Civilization VI

Many empires have risen and fallen throughout the history of mankind. What once stands as a towering achievement to human ingenuity and engineering soon becomes rubble, dust, and bones. The cycle repeats and history moves on; nothing demons...   read

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Listen to the Civilization VI theme from 'Baba Yetu' composer Christopher Tin

Christopher Tin, who brought us the Civilization IV theme "Baba Yetu" and won a Grammy for it, is back composing music for the strategy series. His theme for Civilization VI is called "Sogno di Volare" (the dream of flight), and here he is...   read


Buy Civilization VI, get 20% off another upcoming triple-A title

If you're a Civ fan pondering buying a copy of Civilization VI, the bad news is that the pre-order deals have dried up as Firaxis puts a halt to discounts across the web. The good news though is that retailers are getting a bit creative to ...   read


What hardware will it take to overthrow Gandhi in Civ VI?

Civilization VI will be releasing in a little less then a month's time. Prospective buyers may want to know if their hardware is capable enough (spoiler alert: it probably is). Firaxis has revealed what kind of PC it will take to topple the...   read

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Good luck getting past Gandhi in Civilization VI

For years, Mahatma Gandhi has struck fear in the hearts of Civilization players as a nuke-amassing warlord. He seems like a pleasant-enough guy at first -- someone who doesn't resort to violence, much less violence on a nuclear scale -- bu...   read


Civilization VI Anniversary Edition announced

Fans of Civilization will be pleased to know that a collector's edition for the upcoming Civilization VI was announced today. The package comes with an art book, commemorative coins, some pre-order DLC and the bonus content from t...   read


XCOM 2 console editions delayed by nearly a month

Just like the PC version, XCOM 2 has suffered a delay on consoles. The PS4 and Xbox One editions were originally supposed to come out on September 6, but Take-Two interactive has announced that due to some extra polish, they're now arr...   read

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Walk (and build, and trade) like an Egyptian in Civilization VI

When it comes to Civilization VI, you might find yourself tempted to sidle up next to Egypt. That's because Firaxis Games has given us a first look at what the "wonder-focused" civilization is capable of, and it seems like a potentially po...   read

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Save 23% on Civilization VI with this pre-order deal

We've been waiting for this deal to show up publicly and the moment has now arrived: you can pre-order Civilization VI for 23% off at Green Man Gaming. While Firaxis' upcoming time-drain simulator has been listed on GMG's catalog since its ...   read

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Civilization VI's America will rule the world with blue jeans and pop music

My first encounter with President Roosevelt in Civilization VI went about as well as I could've hoped -- he had his people bake me pies! -- but I'm fairly certain the gift was a part of some Machiavellian scheme. Once his military might gr...   read


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XCOM 2 is indeed coming to consoles this year

After 2K Games announced that XCOM 2 was a PC-only title some time ago, everyone collectively smirked, because they knew that one day it would reach consoles. That day, according to the publisher this morning, is September 6, 2016. Pri...   read

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I teamed up with Teddy Roosevelt in Civilization VI and he gave me pies

Does that look like a man you'd dare cross? There was a brief moment, after Theodore Roosevelt introduced himself, that I contemplated turning my back on his tentative kindness. The plan, as I imagined it: I'd try my best to act neutral on ...   read

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XCOM 2's Alien Hunter DLC is out now, has hella snakes

XCOM 2 is still very much relevant, and it just dropped its new Alien Hunter DLC this week. The gimmick of the add-on is that it features tons of gigantic alien bosses, allowing you to steal their technology from them after you're victoriou...   read

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XCOM 2's Alien Hunters DLC is all about that boss, that boss

Despite running like poo on my more-than-capable PC, I enjoyed XCOM 2 more than Nic did, and have been eagerly awaiting new content, whether it was new missions, weapons, or just plain better optimization. Looks like next week we'll get all...   read

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XCOM 2 rebels against dad with Anarchy's Children DLC

I've always been...a 'lil twisted (winky face smiley) and now XCOM 2 lets me express this dark side of my personality with the "Anarchy's Children" DLC, a $5 aesthetic pack that "features more than 100 new exotic soldier customization optio...   read

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XCOM 2 patch brings balance and performance tweaks

I loved XCOM 2, but even its biggest fans could agree that it needed some serious patch-love. Bugs, hitches, and some nasty difficulty spikes all conspired to keep the game from becoming the instant classic it should have been. Thankfully, ...   read


XCOM 2 rides the Fury Road with Anarchy's Children DLC

One of my favorite things about XCOM 2 is the level of customization that's been added to soldiers. The ability to mix-and-match armor pieces, colors, and accessories really helps me individualize my troops, and alongside the many...   read

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Firaxis is 'working very furiously' to fix XCOM 2

XCOM 2 might be a fine strategy game, but for many players, it's one marred by bugs. Speaking with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, lead designer Jake Solomon expressed surprise at the title's rocky launch, saying "I can honestly say that we didn...   read

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XCOM 2 trick

One weird trick is cruise control to shorter XCOM 2 load times

XCOM 2 is pretty hitchy and janky, though I've not encountered any game-breaking issues. Still, worse than the lazy virtual camera man too busy on his phone to always keep the focus on the action are the sometimes lengthy load times. Especi...   read

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XCOM 2 tips

Very Quick Tips: XCOM 2

Even if you're a veteran of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 is likely to catch you off guard. The aliens are a meaner, sneakier lot this time out, and it's going to take every dirty trick in the book to keep up with them. The XCOM team has more...   read

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XCOM 2 review

Review: XCOM 2

XCOM 2 is a frustrating game, and not just due to the infamous difficulty the franchise is known for. It's frustrating because there is an absolutely fantastic game at its core, a total improvement on what was already one of the best turn-b...   read

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Why yes, yes there is a corgi gun in XCOM 2

Shout out to the ravioli-date-owing boo Dalé and shout out to XCOM 2, which, damn, I want to be playing right now and shout out to JonTerp whose mod turns a gun into a cute-ass corgi. It fits fight up there with the three "official" ...   read

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XCOM 2 review in prog

Review in Progress: XCOM 2

I've only had a few hours with XCOM 2, Firaxis Games' follow-up to its 2012 XCOM: Enemy Unknown and I can already tell it's a different beast. At its core, it is still the same isometric turn-based strategy game it has always been, but a da...   read

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XCOM 2 will be compatible with the Steam Controller at launch

While playing a review copy of a game that may or may not rhyme with Frying Dwight, a pop-up appeared to announce that Firaxis and Valve are implementing Steam Controller support for XCOM 2. If you have one of them fancy doohickey's, you ca...   read

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Look at this XCOM 2 release schedule map while you wait for our review

XCOM 2 is almost here! This handy 'lil map will help you determine when you'll be able to start sending your soldiers (that you named after your best buddies, you monster) to their inevitable deaths. I think I've made that joke before,...   read

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