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  • 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: Weekend Warrior 2/07/2014

    Unless you live in Southeast Asia or Central America or something, it’s probably not warm outside. In fact, it might even be pretty cold. We plan to stay inside, turn up the heat, and play some games. What about you? Daniel Tack: Looks like a grab bag of Hearthstone, Magic: The Gathering Online... More
  • Blog Post: Take One More Turn With The Humble Sid Meier Bundle

    If you have the slightest interest in a) strategy games, b) world domination, or c) squares and/or hexes, the latest Humble Bundle is something in which you might be interested. Strategy mastermind Sid Meier is attached to every one of the titles on offer. This two-week bundle is split up into three... More
  • Blog Post: Take-Two More Than Quadruples Net Revenue, Increases Outlook

    Take-Two is still riding high on the Grand Theft Auto V wave. The company is reporting a strong third quarter 2014, with net revenue of $1.86 billion compared to $415.8 million in third quarter last year. Take-Two notes that, in addition to GTA V, WWE, and NBA titles, digital revenues for GTA Online... More
  • Blog Post: Steam Holday Sale Day 14: Chaos, Conquest, And Kombat

    Today we learn that alliteration is about the sound the letter makes and not the letter itself. Also, there are some great deals, especially if you've had your eye on budgeting software. Yes, we're serious. Today's daily sale offers up eight games and a highly regarded piece of personal finance... 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: 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: Weekend Warrior 04/05/13

    Editors are starting to dive into new games like Defiance now that some of them have finished up BioShock Infinite. Well, they will if the game actually works this weekend. Mike Futter : After an amazing first week at Game Informer, I feel on top of the world… so I'm going to conquer it. Civilization... More
  • Blog Post: Civ V Expansion Found?

    There are signs that the next Civilization V expansion will be called One World. 2K Games forum users found a Steam Apps Database listing for an expansion called One World. The database pulls down all of Steam's updates using the SteamKit2 – although the site itself is not officially endorsed... More
  • Blog Post: Release Date For Civilization V: Gods & Kings

    2K Games and developer Firaxis have announced that the expansion pack to Civilization V, subtitled Gods & Kings, will hit this summer. The PC title will be available on June 19, and includes new civilizations, leaders, units, technologies, and the return of religion. You also have the chance to found... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization V Expansion Adds Religion, Spies

    Civilization is getting back into religion, thanks to an upcoming expansion pack. Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings adds the ultimate motivator back into the game, as well as espionage and a host of new content. Adam didn't think that cutting religion out affected the game's bottom... 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: 2K Games President: Strategy Games "Not Contemporary"

    One wonders why one bothers making a game like, say, Civilization V at all. Speaking with MCV, 2K Games president Christoph Hartmann explained the decision to resurrect X-COM as a shooter rather than a strategy game thusly: "Every studio we had wanted to do it and each one had its own spin on it... More
  • Blog Post: Stardock Hires Civilization V Lead Designer And Fantasy Writer

    Personally, I was rather surprised when Civilization V lead designer Jon Shafer left developer Firaxis just a few months after the popular turn-based strategy title launched. Now it turns out he has joined semi-struggling competitor Stardock. Joystiq reports that Shafer has joined fantasy author Dave... 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: World Of Warcraft Map Modded Into Civilization V

    It may not be Samus and Master Chief fighting a two-on-two arena battle against Chewbacca and Worf [Neeerrrrdd!!—Ed.], but thanks to a dedicated fan you can now combine two more refined gaming tastes. This Civilaztion V map featuring Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms is pretty awesome. Not much... 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
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