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Sid Meier’s team estimates a billion hours of Civ have been played

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Some of Civilization’s designers, including the man himself, Sid Meier, got together at DICE this week to talk on stage about the game’s 25th anniversary and the history of the game’s development.

Steam Spy graphs show few people have purchased XCOM 2 without having already owned XCOM or Civ V

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It seems that people who purchased XCOM 2 already had played XCOM or Civilization V, according to Steam Spy on Twitter. The independent, Patreon-funded Steam watchdog posted graphs of common ownership to prove his point.

The newest Humble Bundle is a trove of Firaxis goodies

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Firaxis has been on a roll for a pretty long time with a generally well-received backlog of strategy offerings. Whether you're looking at Civilization or Firaxis's reboot of XCOM, there's a lot to take in from their games and even more on the way with XCOM 2. If you're worried your Firaxis collection isn't complete or if you want to get up to date for the upcoming sci-fi strategy sequel, then the latest Humble Bundle is your cost-effective shot at filling those voids.

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.

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