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Posts tagged “Firaxis Games”

Civilization VI battle royale Red Death adds aliens, zombies and Sean Bean next week

I wouldn't say I'm an expert on history, but surely Civilization VI is taking the mick here, no? As the first "community update" to run alongside Civ's new "New Frontier" pass, Firaxis are rolling battle royale spin-off mode Red Death into Season 2 with sneaky aliens and shambling zombies in a free patch next week - now narrated by the gravelly Yorkshire tones of Sean…

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Civilization VI is free on the Epic Games Store right now

The latest giveaway on the Epic Games Store is a doozy: Civilization VI, for free, for keepsies. I'm pretty sure some countries consider handing out free Civ to be an act of economic terrorism, for encouraging innumerable late nights and sick days in people who couldn't resist the siren call of just one more turn. The turn-based strategy game may be almost four years old…

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Civilization VI starts its DLC season pass today with new civs and the Apocalypse

Firaxis today kicked off a year of new DLC for Civilization VI, with the first of six packs coming as part of their New Frontier Pass. Seems a smattering new civs and modes will be the focus for the next while, rather than a big ol' expansion. The first of these adds two new civs, Maya and Gran Colombia, along with a few bits and…

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Civilization 6’s New Frontier Pass will include six DLCs starting this month

Rome wasn't built in a day, nor was Civilization 6, I suppose. The strategic colonize 'em up is going to spend a year rolling out new paid (and some free) updates. Firaxis Games say "we want to bring you more content—more Civilization—but in a way that keeps the game fun." Apparently that's coming in the form of the New Frontier Pass, which will get you…

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Feature: Back with a bang

Podcast: the triumphant return, and Gears Tactics vs XCOM: Chimera Squad

We've been away from podcasting for a while, ever since Bungus Humongous (who used to record and edit it) fell off his skateboard and exploded into a pile of coins. But now we're back! And because we all need a chat with mates at this difficult time, we're just having a nice chat about the games we're playing every week. This time: Gears Tactics vs.…

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Feature: How to pair agent abilities

XCOM Chimera Squad character guide: every agent’s role explained

XCOM Chimera Squad has you take command of 11 specialised units. Each one has a dramatically different role that you can use to your advantage in battles, and abilities that you can unlock as you use them in missions. Some agents work very well with others, allowing for combos to quickly take out enemies.

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Feature: Tips for managing your squad and reducing city unrest

XCOM Chimera Squad guide: 25 tips and tricks for beginners

XCOM Chimera Squad came out of nowhere didn't it? The latest in the rebooted XCOM series opts for a more streamlined approach than its predecessors, focusing in on a fixed squad that must keep the peace in City 31. Things can quickly snowball out of control if you don't know what you're doing, but that's where we come in.

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Reminder: XCOM Chimera Squad’s 50% launch discount ends today

If you're curious about XCOM: Chimera Squad, the new spin-off about a swat team of human and alien cops, take note: its half-price launch offer ends today. It's clearly an experiment the publishers weren't quite sure people would easily take to, so launched with a 50% discount last Friday. £8 is a good "Ah yeah gwan, I'm curious" price, but it'll double at 6pm today.…

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Feature: How to upgrade your field teams

XCOM Chimera Squad field team: how to unlock abilities to reduce unrest and anarchy

XCOM Chimera Squad takes place in City 31, a colony that is always at risk of becoming unsettled. Enemy factions are stirring up unrest in each of the districts and it's up to you to keep the peace. You can recruit field teams to assist with this, as field team abilities can be used to reduce anarchy or freeze unrest from building up in a…

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Feature: How to upgrade your agent's equipment

XCOM Chimera Squad weapons: how to craft in the assembly

One way to upgrade your agents in XCOM Chimera Squad is via the assembly. Here you can invest time and resources into improving their equipment, improving field team ranks, and tons more. It can be daunting to know what to start off with first, so we've prepared a table with all the available research.

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XCOM Chimera Squad console commands: how to enter cheats

I warn you now that these XCOM Chimera Squad cheats will likely ruin the game for you, whether it is the challenge of running your own team with limited resources, or even the challenge of each and every mission being nullified because your agents are all invisible gods. Enter at your own risk.

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Firaxis on taking XCOM in a new direction with XCOM: Chimera Squad

The strategic squad-shooting antics of XCOM return today by way of XCOM: Chimera Squad, a standalone spin-off that takes place amidst a new world order. Whereas in previous games the player fought directly against the alien menace, in Chimera Squad, developer Firaxis Games have fast-forwarded events to five years after XCOM 2’s campaign. Now humans and aliens have made peace, and characters from both factions…

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XCOM: Chimera Squad is out now, and it’s half-price

It's time to put down your world-saving guns and pick up your alien-policing batons, because XCOM: Chimera Squad is out. XCOPS takes a big sidewards leap away from the main series, boiling down turn-based combat into single-room encounters. Developers Firaxis have messed with the turn-order, too, with your troops' individual moves now interleaved with your enemies. I've already played it, and have mixed feelings. It's…

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XCOM: Chimera Squad review

It is very hard for me not to think about XCOM: Chimera Squad as a warped and watered down version of XCOM proper. We're still in the same universe, fighting many of the same enemies. We're still alternating between squad-based missions and a boardgamey over-structure, researching new weapons and gadgets while unlocking new abilities for our troops. This is still, fundamentally, a game about devising…

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How video games consistently fail Gandhi

Gandhi is one of the most unique figure in history. His adherence to non-violence, his establishment of a full-fledged philosophy behind it and, above all, his success, are practically without precedent. Kings, empires and leaders can often blur into each other. The locations change, the dates are different and the numbers differ, but the essence remains the same. Gandhi was something completely different, and yet…

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See the surprise XCOM game Chimera Squad in action

Following on from the surprise announcement of XCOM: Chimera Squad, a small, standalone game that has the frighteningly close release date of April 24th, we've tracked down some footage. If you want to see the motley crew of humans and aliens working together in turn-based harmony, breach this page break with your best officers.

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There’s a brand new XCOM spin-off coming out next week

Fancy a follow-up game to XCOM 2? Well you're in luck, because there's one coming out next Friday. 2K Games surprised everyone today by announcing a new spin-off, XCOM: Chimera Squad - it's not a proper sequel, but a shorter standalone story set after the events of XCOM 2.It's bringing a bunch of new and improved features to the series - like letting you select…

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Best pirate games on PC

Ahoy there, you salty sea dog! We 'ear that ye want to be a filthy cutthroat pirate. All right, but you don't become a pirate just by asking. You'll 'ave to play, the best pirate games! In each one, you'll have to master the sword, the art of thievery, and the quest. What? That be treasure hunting, ye sea urchin!So if ye want to prove yerself…

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