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  • Blog Post: Civilization: Beyond Earth Rebalances In Fall Update

    Firaxis has just released a major update for Civilization: Beyond Earth that includes quite a bit of rebalancing. The patch also fixes some exploits and offers you the opportunity to keep playing “just one more turn” after defeat. A number of units have received cost, strength, and upgrade... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization: Beyond Earth Worker Unit Colonizes Lego Idea Community Program

    We’ve covered the Lego CUUSOOO program a number of times before. Now, It has a less confusing name (Lego Ideas) and the same great crowdsourced voting system. This is the first time though, that we can recall a developer and publisher seeking to bring a brick-based video game asset to fans through... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization: Beyond Earth Coming To Mac, Linux This Holiday

    We have some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Mac and Linux. The bad news is that it won’t be this week alongside the PC release. Aspyr Media, which has handled the ports of a number of recent 2K titles, is bringing Beyond Earth to Mac and... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Play Civilization V For Free On Steam Through Thursday

    Later this week, Civilization: Beyond Earth arrives at retail and digital storefronts. If you’re looking to sharpen up your strategic thinking though, you can do so right now with Civilization V ( our review ). If you’ve never played a Civilization title or simply haven’t played the... More
  • 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: Firaxis Is Having A Fan Convention In September

    If you worship at the altar of “one more turn,” or have ever sent an XCOM soldier to die a terrible death, you may want to circle September 27th on your calendar. Whether you prefer a diplomatic victory or want to see your enemies driven before you, there will be something for you at the... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization: Beyond Earth Pre-Order Maps Based On Real Exoplanets

    Civilization: Beyond Earth is available for pre-order today on Steam and other digital distributors, with two different options to get in the game. If you don’t yet own the more recent Civilization titles, there’s a bundle that might catch your eye. For those that are new to the series, the... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization: Beyond Earth Blasts Off In October

    2K Games and Firaxis have added to your difficult decisions this October. Civilization: Beyond Earth will be joining the crowded month, but will land on a Friday to avoid some of the traffic. The spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri will arrive on October 24 on PC. Those that pre-order will have access... 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: Civilization: Beyond Earth Looks Out Of This World

    I had my first chance to get some hands on with Civilization: Beyond Earth at E3 2014, and I'm impressed. If you've played Civilization 5 at all, you'll be fine to jump in immediately and dig in. That said, there's a lot of new tweaks and nuances that make the process of colonizing a... More
  • Blog Post: 2K Bringing Evolve Demo, New Borderlands, And Firaxis Announcement To PAX East

    If you're heading to Boston tomorrow for PAX East, there's a good chance that you're interested in video games. If that's the case, you're probably going to want to visit 2K Games' booth. The publisher has a lot of stuff to keep visitors occupied starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. Eastern... 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: Get Your Civilization V Map Scrambled Today

    Sometimes you just want to conquer a world that looks more familiar. Firaxis Games has heard your cries, taking cues from the popular Civ mods to deliver another map pack faithful to Earth's geography. The Scrambled Nations pack, available today, offers geographically accurate maps of Canada, France... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization V Getting Two New Map Packs

    Two new map packs are arriving to Civilization V, both based on the popular Scramble for Africa scenario from the Brave New World expansion. The first map pack is called Scrambled Continents and has already been released. The other, Scrambled Nations, will release on November 5. Both packs cost $5. Like... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM On iOS Proves Gamers 'Willing To Pay A Premium Price For A Premium Experience'

    In June, 2K Games released its first current-generation console game on a mobile platform. Launching at $20, XCOM: Enemy Unknown was widely hailed as a great translation of the 2012 strategy favorite. The success might have Take-Two leaning toward future, similar adaptations. On today's Take-Two... More
  • Blog Post: Feral Interactive Reverses Course, Releases XCOM: Enemy Unknown For Mac On Steam

    Good news, Commanders. Despite previous assertions that an internal business decision was keeping XCOM: Enemy Unknown off of Steam for Mac , Feral Interactive has brought the title to Valve's platform. If you've already purchased it on PC, you can download it immediately for Mac via SteamPlay... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Gets Mobile Version Launch Trailer

    Today is the day many iOS users have been waiting for. The shadow war against the alien invaders is finally available for iPads and iPhones. XCOM: Enemy Unknown is on the move. Firaxis and 2K Games impressed fans of the legendary X-COM series and new players alike last year with its fantastic new take... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Arrives On iOS This Week

    No one said saving the world was easy (or inexpensive). 2K Games has announced that its strategy masterpiece, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, will be arriving on iOS devices on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Those eager to take the fight to the aliens on the go should be ready to spend $19.99. 2K Games tells us that... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization V Is Free To Play This Weekend Through Steam, On Sale Until Monday

    2k and Firaxis Games are offering a free-to-play weekend through Steam for Civilization V . The free period is under way now and ends on Sunday, June 9th at 1 PM PT. In celebration of the upcoming second expansion for Civ 5, Brave New World , the studio is also offering 75% off the entire Civ 5 franchise... More
  • Blog Post: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Available For Mac, Not Planned For Steam

    [ Update] A representative from Feral Interactive has reached out to Game Informer to clarify the situation. While Feral Interactive currently has no plans to bring XCOM: Enemy Unknown to Steam, this does not necessarily preclude them from changing this decision in the future. [Original Story] Over the... More
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