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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 22 October 2015

Meet Rising Tide's New Sponsors

Civilization fans looking to learn more about Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth: Rising Tide's new sponsors need look no further than the below video, which succinctly outlines each of the new sponsors' backstories, detailing the reasons why they developed into exoplanet-exploring leaders:

Buy Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth: Rising Tide from Steam today!

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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 22 July 2015

What's new in Rising Tide

I was lucky enough to play the first 150 turns in Civilization: Beyond Earth Rising Tide, Firaxis' generous expansion to last year's exoplanet-faring 4X. I'm happy to report that, based on what I played, Rising Tide represents a major addition to the mechanics established in Beyond Earth's core game. Water may be the obvious update, but Firaxis has also made a number of significant changes to the underlying systems, all of which work to empower the player, giving him or her more tools to achieve the civilization they want. Read about the changes and new features below!

  • 1 Starting Colonies in the Ocean
  • 2 North Sea Alliance
  • 3 New Biomes
  • 4 Alien Behavior
  • 5 Harmony Alien Leashing
  • 6 Moving Your Colony
  • 7 Marvel Quests
  • 8 Diplomacy Overhaul
  • 9 Artifact System

All fac…

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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 26 March 2015

Civilization Revolution 2 On Sale

If you haven't picked up Civilization Revolution 2, now's the perfect time. The iOS and Android versions of the game is currently 66%, on sale for a shockingly low $4.99. Buy it for iOS at the Apple Store, or for Android over at Google Play.

Check out the games article page for strategies and game information.

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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 12 February 2015

Beyond Earth Affinities in Starships

2K has posted a blog detailing how affinities from Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth will be represented and expanded on in Sid Meier's Starships. Each affinity has been treated to a sleek visual update to represent the time difference between the games, but there's more to it than that:

These differences in Affinity in Starships are more than just cosmetic. Affinities also have gameplay advantages in Starships for the player. Supremacy begins the game with a Wonder, representing the achievements of their advanced technology, a powerful bonus that applies from the start, and which can guide the development of the entire fleet and its tactical approach. Purity gains double rewards from each mission, through the skillful work of the flee…

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Matt Hadick Matt Hadick 18 December 2014

How to Win as Purity

What does leaving Earth mean for the future of humanity? Civilization: Beyond Earth's Affinity system adds yet another layer of depth to the Civilization equation by rewarding players for playing with a specific overarching philosophy that attempts to answer the above question in mind. Players gain affinity points by researching technologies and making quest decisions that align with the direction they believe humanity should take as a species that's transcended Earth. That said, beyond the philosophical considerations, there are also a number of strategic aspects associated with the pursuit of a given Affinity for Civ players to think about.

is one of the three affinities in Civilization: Beyond Earth. The Purity affinity desires to preserv…
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