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Civilization 5: Brave New World enacts policies and ideologies

In addition to the two new civilizations announced this week for Civ 5's Brave New World expansion, Firaxis has also released a trailer with a quick overview of how the game's new policies and ideologies will be enacted as of July 9....

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Sid Meier's Ace Patrol review: Strategy simplified

There's a certain stigma attached to strategy games, where deep systems and mechanics can hoist a sky-high barrier for the uninitiated. Sid Meier's Ace Patrol sidesteps these stigmas, presenting a turn-based experience so simple that even the strategically challenged will be able to play and...

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Mac version not on Steam

Though XCOM: Enemy Unknown Elite Edition arrived on Mac on April 25, one place it didn't launch was Steam. A representative of the Mac version's developer, Feral Interactive, told Joystiq that it "does not release games on Steam." This isn't the only game that Feral has shipped on platforms not...

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Firaxis' 'Haunted Hollow' available now on iOS (for real this time)

Firaxis Games' (XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Civilization) free-to-play mobile game Haunted Hollow is available now on the iOS App Store. As we noted last week – when the game accidentally launched the first time – Haunted Hollow takes place over a series of one-on-one, tug-of-war style...

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Sid Meier's Ace Patrol lands on iOS May 9

Sid Meier's next project is an iOS game set in World War I called Ace Patrol, a dogfighting strategy game created by Meier himself. Ace Patrol will launch on the App Store May 9 as a free download. Ace Patrol is comprised of four campaigns – all downloads gain access to the British...

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Civilization 5: Brave New World launches in July, XCOM units playable

The Civilization 5: Brave New World expansion has been given a launch date of July 9 for North America, July 12 internationally. During today's Firaxis PAX East panel, the team also announced that the game will feature XCOM squads as late-game units. The units are paratroopers who can drop in 40...

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Mac April 25

XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Mac just received a release date of April 25 at PAX East. Announced earlier this month, the Mac version is the "elite edition," which includes the Slingshot and Elite Solidier downloadable content packs, as well as the second wave update....

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown announced for iOS

XCOM: Enemy Unknown was just announced for iPad and iPhone during a PAX East panel. "It is a straight port. We have not made any gameplay exceptions," XCOM: Enemy Unknown Lead Designer Jake Solomon told us. "You play the exact same game [as on PC or consoles], it's just now fully playable on an...

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Seen@PAX East: A tactical poster for your time

Hanging at the 2K booth at PAX East is an inspirational poster of marketing, featuring the characters from Firaxis' Civilization and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. If you're at the show, you can pick up the poster at the "Strategy Masterminds Mega Panel - Behind the Scenes at Firaxis Games" panel. The panel...

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Civilization 5 enters 'Brave New World' with expansion pack this summer

History can't be stopped and neither can developer Firaxis' Civilization 5 expansion packs, with "Brave New World" arriving this summer for Mac and PC. This is the second "massive expansion" for the strategy game, following last year's excellent "Gods & Kings," which added religion and...

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