Items tagged with Civilization

Seven months after the release of Civilization: Beyond Earth, the game's first expansion pack has been announced. Called Rising Tide, this expansion pack revolves around water, water, and more water. Players will be able to colonize and explore vast oceans, while encountering new leaders and aliens, and producing unique units. Rising Tide will introduce an overhauled diplomacy system, adding even more complexity to your relationships, and also adds four new factions. One of these factions is called Al Falah, a group of nomad explorers who've descended from wealthy Middle Eastern states. Affinities have also been given an upgrade, now allowing you to unlock hybrid units and upgrades, and similarly,... Read more...
One of the ongoing questions around AMD's Mantle API is how much support it would garner in actual shipping titles. True, EA had committed to adding support to the Frostbite engine, but that's the kind of announcement that can be quietly swept under the rug or might be integrated into the engine but with a minimal number of titles actually using it. So far this year, only Thief and BF4 have shipped with Mantle support -- the former is a minimally regarded game, while the latter has been dogged by play issues that have nothing to do with AMD's API but have distracted from its quality. Three other games (Sniper Elite 3, Star Citizen, and Civilization: Beyond Earth) will include support for Mantle... Read more...
Gamespy's multiplayer servers are getting unplugged and going dark on May 31, and as the deadline approaches, game publishers are scrambling to find new homes. For 2K, the solution is simple -- send its more popular games over to Steamworks. That includes the first Borderlands titles and several Civilization games, which are all headed to Steam. "Beginning May 31, 2014, Borderlands 1 and select titles from the Civilization catalog will temporarily go offline while service is transitioned to Steamworks," 2K announced in a blog post. "During the transition, players will experience interruption of several features, including online play, matchmaking and voiceover Internet protocol (VOIP) where applicable.... Read more...
With the release of EA/Maxis's Spore (one of the most hotly anticipated games of 2008) only a mere 10 days away, more details about the $49.99 game have come out as well as another sneak-peek video of what gamers can expect come September 7. In the meantime, players have been busy creating creatures for Spore, with the $9.99 Spore Creature Creator, which has been available since June 17. And the many varied user-created creators have been quickly populating the Sporepedia for users to admire and even download if they wish. For the truly die-hard Spore wannabe, EA/Maxis even sponsored an "Ultimate Spore Creature Creator Dance Off Contest" on YouTube, where users uploaded videos of their creatures... Read more...
GIGABYTE Presents Radeon X1950XTX -- Civilization IV Edition World's First GDDR4 Graphic Accelerator - Cutting-Edge Performance August 23, 2006 - GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., LTD. (GIGABYTE), a leading manufacturer of VGA cards, today revealed the world's fastest 3D graphics card, the GV-RX195X512VB-RH. Featuring the ATI Radeon X1950 XTX, with state-of-the - art architecture which includes an ultra-threaded engine for outstanding shader performance and manufactured using an advanced 90 nanometer process technology, the GV-RX195X512VB-RH supports high speed GDDR4 memory, enabling it to crank up performance with an incredible increase in gaming and video image processing speed. The GIGABYTE... Read more...