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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth (Fall 2014)

12 April 2014 - 08:49 AM

Firaxis' new game has been unveiled!



In-depth PC Gamer Interview


Beyond Earth will be available for Windows PC, Mac and Linux in North America this fall for $49.99.


Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is a new science-fiction-themed entry into the award-winning Civilization series. Set in the future, global events have destabilized the world leading to a collapse of modern society, a new world order and an uncertain future for humanity. As the human race struggles to recover, the re-developed nations focus their resources on deep space travel to chart a new beginning for mankind.

As part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth, you will write the next chapter for humanity as you lead your people into a new frontier and create a new civilization in space. Explore and colonize an alien planet, research new technologies, amass mighty armies, build incredible Wonders and shape the face of your new world. As you embark on your journey you must make critical decisions. From your choice of sponsor and the make-up of your colony, to the ultimate path you choose for your civilization, every decision opens up new possibilities.




Seed the Adventure: Establish your cultural identity by choosing one of eight different expedition sponsors, each with its own leader and unique gameplay benefits. Assemble your spacecraft, cargo & colonists through a series of choices that directly seed the starting conditions when arriving at the new planet.

Colonize an Alien World: Explore the dangers and benefits of a new planet filled with dangerous terrain, mystical resources, and hostile life forms unlike those of Earth. Build outposts, unearth ancient alien relics, tame new forms of life, develop flourishing cities and establish trade routes to create prosperity for your people.

Technology Web: To reflect progress forward into an uncertain future, technology advancement occurs through a series of nonlinear choices that affect the development of mankind. The technology web is organized around three broad themes, each with a distinct victory condition.

Quest System: Quests are injected with fiction about the planet, and help to guide you through a series of side-missions that will aid in resource collection, unit upgrades, and advancement through the game.

Orbital Layer: Build and deploy advanced military, economic and scientific units that provide strategic offensive, defensive and support capabilities from orbit.

Unit Customization: Unlock different upgrades through the tech web and customize your units to reflect your play style.

Multiplayer: Up to 8 players can compete for dominance of a new alien world.

Mod support: Robust mod support allows you to customize and extend your game experience.

Borderlands: The Pre-sequel (CONFIRMED!)

07 April 2014 - 08:09 AM

UPDATE 2014-04-09: Official Announcement and OCC post


Please be true!



  • PC, PS3, and 360 only
  • Developed by 2K Australia, not Gearbox
  • Takes place during the five-year gap between BL 1 and 2
  • Set on the moon of Elpis where Hyperio has a large H-shaped moon base (could be seen in BL2)
  • Follows Handsome Jack's rise to power before he became known as Handsome Jack
  • Four new playable characters (Jack's lieutenants):
    • Athena The Gladiator (from BL1 General Knoxx DLC)
    • Wilhelm The Enforcer (BL2 Loader boss, but prior to him becoming a loader)
    • Nisha The Lawbringer (possibly BL2's Sheriff of Lynchwood, Jack's girlfriend)
    • Fragtrap (a militarized Claptrap)
  • Two new weapon types: Laser and Cryo (cold/freeze)
  • Low-gravity environments (can send enemies into orbit)
  • Jetpacks (for traversal)
  • New resource: Oxygen (acquired by OX-Kits)

DirectX 12 Officially Unveiled

20 March 2014 - 10:49 AM

DirectX 12 has been unveiled at GDC 2014!


DX12 will be supported on PCs, Xbox One, and Windows-powered mobile devices.


Many existing GPUs will support it. AMD didn't specify which ones, but NVIDIA stated Fermi, Kepler, Maxwell, and all future releases.


Sadly, what Windows version it'll require was not stated, but signs point to Win8 (or 8.1) and beyond.


While it won't be coming until Holiday 2015, a preview release is expected later this year.


The link above has a bunch of images from the GDC presentation.

Gauntlet Reboot!

17 March 2014 - 07:09 AM

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WB has announced that a modernized Gauntlet reboot is coming to Steam this Summer!
Here's the official trailer:

I'm really excited for this. I recently started playing Hammerwatch with my friend, which is certainly heavily inspired by Gauntlet. If the reboot is anything like the original and/or Hammerwatch, it should be awesome for co-op!
Full Press Release:


Batman: Arkham Knight officially announced!

04 March 2014 - 08:22 AM

Batman: Arkham Knight has officially been announced, with Rocksteady back at the helm for the FINALE of the Batman Arkham series.


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Awesome Announcement Trailer: