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Dragon Age: Inquisition gets a chill-inducing launch trailer, come watch!

<i>Dragon Age: Inquisition</i> is, by all accounts, an amazing game. You can also read our full review, or watch the video review below. This is the launch trailer for the game, and everything from the editing to the choice is music is damned near perfect. If you can watch this without getting chills, …

This War of Mine sucks you into your role as a civilian in war (review)

<i>Check out our</i> <i>Reviews Vault</i> <i>for past game reviews.</i><p>This War of Mine stands battlefield games on their heads. What happens, it asks, to the people who have to scrape out a living in the middle of a war?<p>The result is a dark, somber, and seductive game, a sort of Sim Slums that asks you to look out for a …

Rise of Nations dev returns from the dead with new strategy game DomiNations

With two years lost to a studio closure, Rise of Nations creator Big Huge Games is ready to return to the world of strategy.<p>Helmed by original founders Tim Train and Brian Reynolds — who also created Civilization developer Firaxis Games — the company will release its first mobile strategy game,</i> …

Freedom Wars arrives on PS Vita this Friday - check out the launch trailer

PlayStation fans, PS Vita aficionados and “sinners” around the world – the day you’ve been waiting for is nearly here! I’m extremely proud to welcome …

New Xbox One IP In The Works That Will "Push The Boundaries"

Though Microsoft remains committed to its tentpole franchises such as Halo, Gears of War, and Forza, the company is looking beyond those games to brand new franchises for Xbox One. Xbox boss Phil Spencer said in a new interview that Microsoft does in fact have unannounced new IP in the works, going …

Civilization: Beyond Earth review: starstruck

Science is the hub around which <i>Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth</i> turns, but science also thrums within the game's every node, synapse and tendril.<p>This is a very good strategy game. I expect nothing less from a franchise that has dedicated itself to turn-based strategy for more than two …

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is wondrous and bewildering at the same time (review)

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is going to be another must-play for fans of the long-lived series. You’ll find it mesmerizing to discover something new with every hexagon you traverse on the alien planet where you’ve landed after humanity …

Linear Games Are "Going to Suffer" In Current Market, Far Cry 4 Dev Says

The rise in video-sharing services such as YouTube and Twitch means that linear games are "going to suffer," according to Far Cry 4 creative director Alex Hutchinson. He says in a new interview that those video services will in fact work against linear games, in that people who stream or post …

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'Civilization: Beyond Earth' takes the strategy series out of the stratosphere

This is how humanity ends. We've fought our way out of caves and from shorelines, built cities, built rockets, finally slipped the surly bonds of Earth. We've made it to a new planet and conquered it, we've tamed the wildlife — worms and krakens and monsters — and we've come to a new plane. A new …

Civilization: Beyond Earth's space setting let designers think outside the hex (interview)

David McDonough and Will Miller would like you to know that they ripped parts of Civilization: Beyond Earth from other games.<p>“We play a lot of games here. We didn’t invent a lot of the things in Beyond Earth,” Miller said. The pair are the lead designers on Firaxis’ latest game, which takes the …

Civilization: Beyond Earth deals from USA to Australia (updated for release)

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Dealzon.</i><p><i>Update 10/25: Details updated for release!</i><p>If you are a Civilization fan, you probably know this already but starting late night tomorrow, we are all in for a treat as <i>Civilization: Beyond Earth</i> goes live across the globe (West Coast in USA gets as early as …

Watch Sunset Overdrive's In-Game Message to Reviewers

Sunset Overdrive, the stylized open-world shooter exclusive the Xbox One, will be released later this month, so reviewers are already playing the game in preparation. As you can see in the video above (via Forbes), developer Insomniac Games put a message in the game just for them.<p>"If you’re …

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Free XCOM games now being dispatched

Good news! Digital distributor Green Man Gaming is now distributing free copies of Firaxis' seminal sci-fi strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown, to …

The Destiny of Destiny's Future Content

Based on Bungie's past, what might the future of Destiny look like?<p>For Bungie fans that fell in love with the Master Chief’s plight in the Halo …

More Star Wars: Battlefront III Footage Appears

Around 30 minutes of gameplay footage for TimeSplitters developer Free Radical Design's scrapped Star Wars: Battlefront III has emerged, giving gamers a glimpse at a game they'll likely never play.<p>A pair of 15-minute gameplay videos (via Eurogamer) provide a look at how the game played in its …

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‘Civilization: Beyond Earth’ Is Not Messing Around In Its Opening Cinematic

Hey, ever wonder what actually happens to your units when you play a <i>Civilization</i> game? We’ll give you a hint: It’s <i>incredibly depressing</i>. Like this opening, from a space “victory” that would wrap up a normal Civ game.<p>When we checked in on the gameplay, the trailer made vague reference to “The Great …

Sorcerer King Forces You to Build an Empire in a World Gone to Hell

In most empire-builders with magic and quests and psychopathic dark lords, you play the plucky up-and-comer. If you're a dude, you usually look like …

Destiny players summoned for the Iron Banner

Bungie invites Destiny players to join the Crucible for a limited time event that will “test your power as a Guardian”: The Iron Banner. The event …

Destiny's story, explained

YouTube user Marszie has undertaken a daunting task: to recap and explain the story of <i>Destiny</i>. In a video fittingly named "<i>Destiny</i>'s story in 4 minutes (give or take ten minutes)," he goes through the entire plot, within the context of how the story elements relate to the tasks given to the …

Bungie Talks Raid Matchmaking, Private Matches in Destiny

Not now, but maybe one day.<p>Bungie has revealed discussions are ongoing about adding Raid matchmaking and private matches to Destiny.<p>Community manager …

New Sorcerer King fantasy strategy game offers redemption to Stardock

Stardock’s new Sorcerer King fantasy strategy game may have a shot at repairing the company’s tarnished reputation.<p>The developer is best known for its well-reviewed Galactic Civilizations series of space 4X (“eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate”) strategy games. Its last foray into fantasy …