Posts Tagged firaxis


Civilization V patch 1.0.3.276 coming 27 October

The new hotness in the Civilization world may be Beyond Earth, but Civilization V is still receiving updates from Firaxis.

By Peter Parrish | 27 Oct 2014 | 1

Civilization: Beyond Earth demo now available

Civilization: Beyond Earth is dialing back the years by actually providing an honest to goodness demo to people who want to sample the game before buying.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Oct 2014 | 0

Civilization: Beyond Earth AMA talks mods, AI and demo

Today saw Civilization: Beyond Earth developers David McDonough and Will Miller answering questions about the upcoming game on Reddit.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Oct 2014 | Comments Off

Civilization: Beyond Earth pre-loading on Steam, Civ 5 free for a bit

According to 2K’s PR representatives, Civilization: Beyond Earth is now available to pre-load on Steam prior to Friday’s release date.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Oct 2014 | 1

Civilization: Beyond Earth intro cinematic released

2K have released the intro cinematic for Civilization: Beyond Earth.
The cinematic is a pre-rendered affair, showing exactly who boarded the rockets off Earth, how they were chosen, and how they got to their new home.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Oct 2014 | Comments Off

Civilization: Beyond Earth trailer explains how the game works

This 10-minute trailer for Civilization: Beyond Earth offers an in-depth look at pretty much all aspects of the game.

By Tim McDonald | 1 Oct 2014 | Comments Off

Civilization: Beyond Earth art is definitely arty

You’d normally expect concept art around the time of the first screens – or earlier – but Civilization: Beyond Earth is giving it to us a short while before launch.

By Tim McDonald | 29 Sep 2014 | Comments Off

New Civilization: Beyond Earth screens depict cities

See the sights of beautiful Ganzorig in these new screenshots of Civilization: Beyond Earth.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Sep 2014 | Comments Off

Civilization: Beyond Earth explains covert ops

Firaxis has been streaming more Civilization: Beyond Earth today, dealing specifically with the covert ops portion of the game.

By Peter Parrish | 11 Sep 2014 | Comments Off

Civilization: Beyond Earth full PAX panel video

Mindful that not all of their audience will have managed to attend PAX, Firaxis has posted the full Civilization: Beyond Earth panel video for people to enjoy.

By Peter Parrish | 4 Sep 2014 | Comments Off

Civilization: Beyond Earth gameplay video is a Kraken watch

A new Civilization: Beyond Earth video, shown during this weekend’s PAX event, features more gameplay from the upcoming Firaxis strategy title.

By Peter Parrish | 30 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Firaxis Games have their own convention now

Firaxis titles can no longer be contained by mere trade events like E3 or Gamescom, so they’ve set up their own convention in September.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Civilization: Beyond Earth system specs and pre-order on Steam

Firaxis’ Civilization: Beyond Earth is now on Steam in pre-order form, complete with a bundle offer and some lovely PC system specs to compare against your own machine.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Civilization: Beyond Earth screenshots make planetfall

Okay, “make planetfall” is a bit dramatic but it sounds so much more exotic than “are released to press by a PR company”.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Civilization: Beyond Earth videos show 50 mins of alien relations

Firaxis’ Pete Murray has been streaming some early moves from Civilization: Beyond Earth, and those videos are now up on YouTube.

By Peter Parrish | 9 Aug 2014 | Comments Off

Take Civilization: Beyond Earth on 24 October

The release date for Civilization: Beyond Earth has moved beyond the nebulous “third quarter” and turned into a solid number.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Jul 2014 | Comments Off

Civilization: Beyond Earth gets some E3 2014 images

There’ll hopefully be a fair bit more to come from Civilization: Beyond Earth at this year’s E3, but here’s a warm up of some screenshots and concept art.

By Peter Parrish | 9 Jun 2014 | Comments Off

Watch the Civilization Beyond Earth reveal panel in full

Firaxis and 2K have made the full Civilization Beyond Earth reveal panel form last weekend available for all to view.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #161

This week on the IncGamers Podcast, YOU get a Nexus 7 and YOU get a Nexus 7 and … oh, sorry, you weren’t at the Ubisoft Paris preview event for Watch Dogs, so you don’t get one.

By Peter Parrish | 16 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

Civilization Beyond Earth is the Firaxis game reveal

Civilization will be returning to space with Civilization Beyond Earth, a title that for many will call to mind Alpha Centauri.

By Peter Parrish | 12 Apr 2014 | 2

Firaxis game announcement coming on 12 April

Strategy game developer Firaxis will be revealing a new title at their PAX East panel this Saturday.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Apr 2014 | 3

XCOM: Enemy Within Review

XCOM: Enemy Within is, in a lot of ways, the quintessential expansion pack.

By Tim McDonald | 26 Nov 2013 | 1

XCOM: Enemy Within’s Security Breach trailer details human enemies

A new trailer for the forthcoming XCOM: Enemy Within expansion has been released, detailing the rogue organisation EXALT.

By Tim McDonald | 9 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

XCOM: Enemy Within can be pre-ordered on Steam

If you’re feeling suitably confident that the XCOM: Enemy Within expansion will provide you with as much enjoyment as XCOM: Enemy Unknown did, then you may wish to risk pre-purchasing it on Steam in order to save a small amount of money.

By Peter Parrish | 3 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

Base expansion: XCOM: Enemy Within due November

2K and Firaxis have announced that XCOM: Enemy Within – an expansion pack for XCOM: Enemy Unknown – will launch in November.

By Tim McDonald | 21 Aug 2013 | 2

Civilization Online brings MMO gameplay to the franchise but only in Asia

Developed by XL Games and driven by CryEngine 3, the popular Civilization series is being made into an MMO called Civilization Online.

By Paul Younger | 8 Aug 2013 | Comments Off

XCOM still too tough for some, next patch will make it easier

Apparently there are some players for whom XCOM: Enemy Unknown is still too difficult when set to ‘Easy’ mode.

By Peter Parrish | 1 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

XCOM: Enemy Unknown [Review] – World turns

Back when I was a wee lad of about 10, we got hold of Terror from the Deep, the aquatic sequel to UFO: Enemy Unknown (which was better known as X-COM: UFO Defense across the Atlantic, and I’ll grudgingly call it that to distinguish it from the similarly-named 2012 game).

By Tim McDonald | 18 Oct 2012 | 2

Choose your fate in this XCOM: Enemy Unknown interactive video

The magic of youtube makes such things as ‘interactive trailers’ possible.

By Peter Parrish | 28 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

XCOM: Enemy Unknown demo can now be abducted on PC

Anyone itching to see how Firaxis has handled the task of taking on the much-beloved XCOM series can get a taste of the full game by heading over to Steam and grabbing a two level PC demo.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off