Civilization VI at GamesCom, part 2

Civilization VI at GamesCom, part 2

I just had the chance to play Civilization VI on the show floor of GamesCom. While being a limited build I saw a few new things that I haven't seen mentioned before. But first let me mention the limits to the build: 60 turns maximum or half an hour playtime Only Chinese are payable Only Prince difficulty Only quick speed Only tiny map Another thing was they showed an advanced start button, but wasn't working on this build. New stuff The first thing I noticed was that they now started showing recommended improvements for tiles. While still rudimentary (it showed…

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Civilization VI at GamesCom, part 1

Civilization VI at GamesCom, part 1

So I just had the opportunity to sit in on the presentation from Pete Murray from Firaxis Games. Of course it was about the upcoming Civilization VI. He showed us the newly announced civ, Germany led by Frederick Barbarossa. Besides showing off the new Hansa district, I was then shown about the new religion system. First off you have to gain faith to find a pantheon. Then later on, the player goes on to get enough great prophet points to get great prophet. Interesting detail that Pete mentioned, is that you use those points only to get a great prophet.…

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XCOM 2 @ GamesCom: The fan experience

XCOM 2 @ GamesCom: The fan experience

Here I tell you about how I experienced XCOM 2 at GamesCom 2015. When the announcement came for XCOM 2 from Firaxis Games, I immediately got excited in anticipation that 2K might show it off at GamesCom, the biggest games convention in the world aimed at consumers. As time progressed it became clear that 2K would indeed be presenting XCOM 2 at GamesCom, so I got ready to head off to Cologne! Just before I left, I got this huge surprise from Andrea at 2K: she got me access to GamesCom a whole day early! This is usually reserved for…

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