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  • Blog Post: Listen To Sid Meier Talk For An Hour

    Firaxis Games' Jake Solomon sits down for a long conversation with legendary developer Sid Meier. The subjects span a wide range, from finding inspiration to approaching development. The talk happened at the first Firaxicon – the official Firaxis Games convention. See the whole thing for yourself... More
  • Blog Post: Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 Coming To iOS Next Month

    A sequel to the popular Civilization Revolution is coming exclusively to mobile devices next month. The game will be available to download on July 2 for iOS devices, with plans to release the game for Android devices soon. Unlike the previous game, which released on consoles and was then ported to mobile... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Civilization V Complete Edition Out Today, XCOM Complete Coming In March

    Both Civilization V and XCOM have had some expansions and DLC release since their initial releases, and now it appears that 2K Games is collecting them together to produce PC-exclusive definitive editions of both titles. According to Take-Two's 3rd Quarter financial release, the two titles from Firaxis... More
  • Blog Post: 2K Games Taking Civ V To A Brave New World

    Civilization keeps growing, and it isn't showing any signs of slowing down. Publisher 2K Games and developer Firaxis have announced the second expansion to Sid Meier's Civilization V. The Brave New World expansion adds a host of new wonders, units, and scenarios, including a chance to see how... More
  • Blog Post: The Ten-Year Civilization II Game

    In the year 3,991 A.D., the world is a hellish nuclear wasteland convulsing in the throes of a 1,700-year war. An enterprising Reddit user has been playing the same game of Civilization II for ten years of real time and thousands of turns after scoring a victory in the typical 20th-century timeframe... More
  • Blog Post: Sid Meier Hopes To Have Civ On Facebook This Summer

    The legendary developer's next project, Civilization World, will put 200 people in each game as they vie for cultural, military, technological, and economic dominance. We've known that Meier is working on a Civilization game for Facebook for some time now, but the icon revealed new details recently... More
  • Blog Post: Grand Theft Auto IV Sales Near 20 Million

    Niko Bellic finally found the American Dream. At the Wedbush Securities Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference, Take-Two revealed that Rockstar's latest entry in its massively popular sandbox action series has moved nearly 20 million copies. We're not sure if those numbers include... More
  • Blog Post: NPD: PC Game Sales May Grow This Year Thanks to StarCraft, WOW, Civ V

    A few weeks ago , the NPD Group released a study stating that in the first half of 2010 digital sales of PC games were higher than physical sales. Those numbers were clarified a little bit today during a GDC Online panel. Digital distribution may not be the overwhelming winner that it at first appeared... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization V Gameplay Video

    Still confused about Civilization V's many changes from previous games in the series? This video walkthrough should answer any remaining questions. As dry as Firaxis' Peter Murray's voice can be, this live gameplay demonstration does a good job of explaining the basic concepts of Civilization... More
  • Blog Post: Befriending Civilization V's City-States

    My previous hands-on report with Civilization V indicated that I felt pursuing diplomatic relationships with the new city-states to be underpowered relative to other ways to spend your resources. A few thousand years in Alexander the Great's shoes has taught me otherwise. First things first, for... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization V Shines On in New Screenshots

    Scheduled to be released on September 21, Sid Meier's Civilization V has PC fans atwitter, and for good reason. This game should be yet another amazing entry it what can only be called one of the finest franchises of all time. These new screens gives us yet another look at the awesomeness. More
  • Blog Post: Meet Civilization V Lead Designer Jon Shafer

    Is he Steve Young replacing Joe Montana, or Quincy Carter taking over for Troy Aikman? Firaxis' Jon Shafer has big shoes to fill as lead designer on the next installment of the epochal Civilization franchise. After speaking with him, some of my reflexive paranoia about the big changes he's making... More
  • Blog Post: Sid Meier: Gamers Aren't Logical

    This year's GDC keynote was delivered by none other than the king of strategy himself, Sid Meier. Titled "The Psychology of Game Design," the Civilization creator proposed to the large crowd of developers that "Everything you know is wrong." The focus of his talks really centered... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization V Announced

    The next full entry in the Civilization series has been announced by publisher 2K Games, and it's going to be on a hex grid. The cover of the April issue of GamePro magazine is devoted to Civ V, and promises extensive interviews with Sid Meier and project lead Jon Shafer about how developer Firaxis... More
  • Blog Post: Facebook Gets Civilized

    A while back I wrote a blog post about the current state of gaming on Facebook. The post highlights some of the few good games that stand in stark contrast to the myriad attention-whoring, micro transaction-fueled non-games that are thriving on the social networking giant. Next year, there will be a... More
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