Firaxis Games

A primer on the new features of Civilization VI’s Rise and Fall expansion

Civilization VI has already made me regret playing into the small hours of the morning, saying “one more turn”, and it doesn’t look like it plans on stopping this anytime soon.  The expansion for the game, Rise and Fall, adds gold ages and dark ages and makes your game have a sense of history and meaning as you pass through the various eras. For example, every era will have a sco...

Civilization VI is getting an expansion called Rise and Fall in February

Clear your schedule in February, the turns are calling us back.

The next Civilization VI patch will keep you from losing your religion

Get ready for religious warfare to follow many of the rules that make conventional warfare work so well.

Meet the Templars, XCOM 2’s new psionic elites

Get ready to wield Psiblades and dash into battle. No, not a Protoss Zealot, these are the psionic Templars.

XCOM 2: War of the Chosen showcases a new enemy type, the Lost

The future according to XCOM just gets bleaker as we learn what happened to those who were lost.

XCOM’s War of the Chosen expansion sounds like a must have

This expansion is so big it nearly became a sequel.

Time to hop in for a few more turns with Civilization VI’s spring update

Sometimes when a new 4X game comes out, I go through phases of intense playing followed by long breaks. This has happened in Civilization VI and while I really enjoy the game, sitting and playing an entire game from 4,000 BC to winning a space race takes a lot of time, making it pretty much the only thing I do that day.  Now the Spring update for the game is out, with a whack of balance changes an...

Civilization VI update tweaks AI, fixes pile of bugs

I have been playing a lot of Civilization VI and wondering why the AI keeps churning out outdated catapults and religious units. It turns out I am not the only person with this issue and Civilization VI’s AI is getting a patch today, improving the way it builds a military as well as allowing the AI to try win Science and Tourism victories. The latest update is out right now and comes in at 2...

Review: Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (PC)

Civilization VI is a celebration of how far the series has come from its 2D roots.

Review: XCOM 2 (PS4)

Console peasants are finally able to experience the glory of XCOM 2. But will it hold up?

Preview: Civilization VI (PC)

It keeps me up at night. The glow of my screen as I plan my next turn. Then the one after that, and another. Then I discover something new, something that requires immediate reaction. A war breaks out, and I must defend my cities. Now it is 2AM and oops, I hit that next turn button. Civilization VI feels fresh but familiar, thanks to a whole new way to build and manage cities, how culture works an...

Console versions of XCOM 2 are slightly delayed

Another day, another delay. What can I say to keep the pain away? Enough rhyming, time for some chiming. I’ve been itching to play Firaxis’ XCOM 2 ever since the game launched earlier this year, but since it was only released on PC, I hoped it would make its way onto consoles. Well, it’s on its way, however, it’s going to be a longer wait than anticipated. The game has been...

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