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Civilization VI’s Next DLC Adds Australia and John Curtin; Australian Summer 2017 Update Coming Soon

Developer Firaxis has announced that the next premium DLC pack for Civilization VI will feature, for the first time ever in a Civilization game, Australia, led by Prime Minister John Curtin. …Read More The post Civilization VI’s Next DLC Adds Australia and John Curtin; Australian Summer 2017 Update Coming Soon by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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The Long-anticipated XCOM Mod, Long War 2, Is Available Now on Steam

More Missions, More Weapons, More Classes, a Bigger Campaign, and More of Everything We Love about XCOM in the Long War 2 Mod Thanks to Pavonis Interactive, previously Long War Studios, XCOM players shall experience more nuanced gameplay against Advent. Presenting the Long War Mod for XCOM 2, available now from Steam. Players can experience the legendary overhaul of previous XCOM titles within the XCOM 2 engine. Moreover, as the name implies, fight in a longer campaign. Veterans already know all about Long War–now Long War 2. But in this case, it aptly caters to the theme of Insurgency. While we’ve covered Long War in the past, we’ve since gained some important details from the developers. Namely, we’ll see variability in the war against Advent, how AI responds to the player’s progress. Additionally, plenty of weapon additions and innovations expand our mode of play. Most prominent, we have a new soldier in the form of the Technical Class. You can watch the showcase below: The Technical Class may represent the most versatile unit since the Ranger. Since it can fire rockets as well as flames, they can help your team out of several binds. And that’s usually the case, especially now that Long…

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Civilization VI Has The Most Incredible Animation

Civilization V is one of the greatest video games of all time, and one of the oft-overlooked reasons why isn’t its “one more turn” systems or balance, but its cartoon leaders. Despite their exaggerated appearance they feel alive, and it was cool to see this aspect of the game not just retained, but improved for Civilization VI. If you’ve seen Westworld, a show about paying human customers hanging out with robots, you’d know that one of the most important things added to the hosts during the series are “reveries”, tiny gestures that seem meaningless in isolation, but which are the finishing touch when it comes to creating believable companions out of AI. It’s not a cowboy hat or eye colour that truly brings the hosts to life, it’s the little things: a flick of the hair, a quivering lip, a lingering touch. Advertisement Advertisement Firaxis’ animation team have done the same thing with Civilization’s leaders in the last two games, breathing character and emotion into every leader, which has the effect of turning dull negotiations with READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Improve Your Military Strategy with New Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Video

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XCOM 2’s Long War 2 Adds Coilguns Weapon Tier

In case you missed it, developer Pavonis Interactive (previously known as Long War Studios) and publisher 2K announced Long War 2 for XCOM 2, a follow up mod to the incredibly popular and extensive mod, Long War,  …Read More The post XCOM 2’s Long War 2 Adds Coilguns Weapon Tier by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Video Teaches Players How to Generate Culture

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Get XCOM 2 for Only $12 in the Next Humble Monthly Bundle

Firaxis’ XCOM 2 was adored by both critics and fans when it released on PC, PS4, and Xbox One last year (we gave the console version a 9.0). If you haven’t picked the game up yet, …Read More The post Get XCOM 2 for Only $12 in the Next Humble Monthly Bundle by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.

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Pavonis Interactive Announces Long War 2 Mod for XCOM 2 as Well as a New Original Project

If you’re a fan of the XCOM series — like myself — you will be familiar with XCOM: Enemy Unknown’s Long War mod from Pavonis Interactive (previously Long War Studios), as it was perhaps the games greatest …Read More The post Pavonis Interactive Announces Long War 2 Mod for XCOM 2 as Well as a New Original Project by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Learn How to Generate Science in New Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Video

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Civilization VI Gets Big Updates, New Civ

Civilization VI dropped some new stuff today. The first is a “Winter Update” that makes a bunch of tweaks and fixes to the core game. The second are some paid pieces of DLC that introduce new scenarios and the game’s first post-release Civ, Poland, who are led by Jadwiga. Advertisement You can read about all the little patch notes here, but of more interest is the paid stuff, especially since Poland seems ridiculously powerful. With the ability to culture bomb (by building forts that manually push borders back and steal hexes), knock enemies back in combat with their Winged Hussars unique unit and force their religion on neighboring Civs, they seem perfect for anyone who wants to play like a conquering asshole. Poland’s Civ, which costs $5, also comes with a scenario focused on defending Central Europe from the Teutonic Knights and Ottomans. Also costing $5 is a Viking Scenario pack, which adds six new city-states, three new natural wonders and a 100-turn scenario where you can play as Norway or Sweden and go raiding across Europe. Interesting to see Firaxis take this route to expanding the game. Civ V only had two main expansions, but both did a lot…

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Civilization VI Launch Trailer Is Suitably Epic, As Usual

Civilization VI Launch Trailer Gives Us Chills It’s not long now, folks. Civilization VI drops in just a few days, but Firaxis keeps giving us the good stuff, with the latest trailer for the game. Civilization trailers are always a treat to watch, as they manage to contain so much in such a brief window, but the right music, accompanied with the very pleasing narration of Sean Bean, helps make this trailer a standout among the series. The game drops for PC on October 21st, and fans can expect to log some serious time with this entry. It is shaking up the formula, and early impressions from the title have been very, very positive. You can read for our thoughts on what we got to play of Civilization VI so far, but we’re excited, and with good reason. You can scoop the title up on Steam, unlocking the additional Aztec Civilization before they are released for free post-launch. The more leaders you get to play as, the more chance you find a civ that matches your playstyle, so it may not hurt to get your hands on this one before it launches. This is shaping up to be one of the biggest installments,…