Get a feel for Civilization VI with this 60-turn demo

How much can you get done in your first 60 turns of a Civilization campaign? If you're anything like me in Civ VI and are prone to oh-so-tempting barbarian distractions, not a whole heck of a lot. Firaxis Games has a Windows-only Civilizati...


Oh wow, XCOM 2's Long War 2 overhaul is out now

And here I was, about to write up a bit of late news about how Pavonis Interactive (née Long War Studios) planned "Long War 2" mega-mod for XCOM 2 would include some new types of missions, when the damn thing just up and dr...


Dang, XCOM 2 is only $12 in this Humble Monthly deal

Yesterday's news of the Long War 2 mod reminded me that I failed to snag XCOM 2 at launch and, dumber yet, while it was discounted in recent end-of-year sales. But actually, that indecisiveness has paid off -- the alien-blastin', bad-luck-c...


Long War 2 mod is coming to XCOM 2

Long War Studios, the fellers wot brought you the Long War mod for 2012's XCOM reboot, are replicating those actions for the sequel. A rebranding has led to the team calling itself Pavonis Interactive, and its official site mentions both Lo...


Civilization VI's fall update has a lot of changes

As a novice-at-best Civilization player, I tend not to get these games at launch. I know I'll enjoy them, but the discounts will eventually come and so too will updates and expansions. I'm usually not in a rush! With Civilization VI, though...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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, ...


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...

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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...


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