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Civ 5 Battle Royale sees 42 nations battle to the death

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The Civilization series lends itself well to emergent stories. Does anyone remember the endless Civ 2 war a Reddit poster documented a couple of years back?

This Civ 5 Battle Royale project is something on an even bigger scale though; 42 different AI-controlled civs are battling it on a huge map of Earth, and the Reddit r/Civ community is watching, munching popcorn and watching the world slide into chaos.

Beyond Earth available to pre-load, Civilization 5 goes free until launch day

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Almost time for blast-off. Firaxis' space age spin-off Civilization: Beyond Earth is now ready to pre-load on Steam, ahead of its full release on October 24.

If you fancy indulging in a little practice empire-building before then, there's some more good news. Firaxis has also made Civilization 5 free to play until Beyond Earth launches.

Report: Steam's 'most popular' games tallied, around 37% never played

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Ars Technica has sifted through public data from Steam to build a list of the most popular games owned on the platform. The most popular? DOTA 2 with around 25.9 million users.

Playing second fiddle is Team Fortress 2 with 20.3 million. The top twenty games are dominated by Valve, although Skyrim and Civilization V squeezed in. There's another interesting stat.

2K: Firaxis announcing "new AAA game" tomorrow at PAX East

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Civilization developer Firaxis will be announcing a "new AAA game" tomorrow, according to 2K Games teaser for their PAX East 2014 'pre-show checklist'. More XCOM or Civilization?

The 'Firaxis Games Mega Panel' will commence tomorrow at 4:30pm BST for one hour at the DragonFly Theatre. 2K promise an "exciting sneak peek" at their latest project.

Civilization V: Complete Edition contains all downloadable content, out this week

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Gold Edition? Pfft. You want the Complete Edition, my friend. 2K Games and Firaxis has announced Civilization V: Complete Edition which rustles up every last scrap of DLC for $49.99.

The 2010 turn-based strategy has two expansions to its name as well as many little packs for new civilizations and scenarios. The Complete Edition will retail this Friday.

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