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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.

Take-Two has "more than 10 unique titles" for Xbox One and PS4

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During the Q2 2014 earnings call for Take-Two, the company has revealed they have "more than 10 unique" next-gen titles in the works, and that includes "multiple releases" for fiscal 2015. What are they?

CEO Strauss Zelnick continued saying they're "new intellectual properties" as well as from "proven franchises," but no specifics were given. The 2K family is quite large.

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