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  • Blog Post: Can An NFL Punter Defeat A Firaxis Developer In XCOM?

    UPDATE: The best of three series is over. Chris Kluwe has seized a glorious victory with the help of Fister McGrundle and Buttstallion, and is now gloating all over the GI office. Someone please send some grease so we can get his head out the front door. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is an avid... More
  • Blog Post: February Cover Revealed: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    This is the announcement you've been waiting for: One of the most beloved strategy titles of all time re-imagined by one of the best strategy studios in the world. Firaxis Games' XCOM: Enemy Unknown introduces a wider console audience to what made the storied franchise great in the first place... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization V Gets Game Of The Year Edition

    2K Games and developer Firaxis have announced that the lauded Civiliation V is getting a Game of the Year Edition that encompasses previously released digital content as well as some new goodies. The Game of The Year Edition Includes: Sid Meier’s Civilization V Civilization and Scenario Pack: The... More
  • Blog Post: New DLC Invades Civilization V

    On August 11, publisher 2K Games and developer Firaxis Games will unveil the Civilization and Scenario Pack: Korea as well as Wonders of the Ancient World Scenario Pack for the game. These DLC packs can be bought for $4.99 each, or together for the reduced price of $7.49. The DLC will be available on... More
  • Blog Post: Civ V Lead Designer Leaves Firaxis

    Jon Shafer has moved on from heading up Civilization V in the wake of the huge patch that hit last week. Troy Goodfellow at Flash of Steel has the news , which comes courtesy of the ol' LinkedIn profile . along with a content-free comment from Shafer on the departure. "I very much enjoyed my... More
  • Blog Post: Massive Civ V Patch & New Civs Now Available

    The free new patch for Civilization V is absolutely huge, and covers a wide range of aspects in the game. Hell, I wish I had it for my non-Civilization V games just because it's big. Going live along with the patch is Double Civilization and Scenario Pack ($7.49), which lets you control Isabella... More
  • Blog Post: Big Civ V Patch In The Works

    A 2K community manager has put out a preliminary look at the first major patch for Civilization V. Among the coming improvements are AI fixes, balance tweaks, and a whole bunch of bug squashing. I've been known to love myself a little Civ V, but I can absolutely understand the issues that some players... 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: Five Tips To Step Up Your Civilization V Game

    There's a lot to learn about Civilization V, even if you're an old hand at conquering the world. (You read our review , right?) Once you get a handle on the basics of settling cities, conducting diplomacy, and maybe get a war or two under your belt, it's time to start thinking about the next... 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: Meet The Most Powerful Civilization V Unit

    Or at least the "biggest, baddest, most awesome" unit in the game according to the Civilization V community site . That fellow up there is called the "Giant Death Robot," and he's sure to be the source of all sorts of turn-based problems for you. With a combat strength stat of... More
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