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Civilization: Beyond Earth review: starstruck

Science is the hub around which Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth turns, but science also thrums within the game's every node, synapse and tendril. This is a very good strategy game. I...

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WWE 2K16 launches Oct. 27 on current and past consoles, says Take-Two

WWE 2K16 will launch Oct. 27 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, 2K Sports parent company Take-Two Interactive told investors in a filing today. Last year the pro...

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Minimap May 18, 2015: Let's talk about the news, Duke

Welcome to Polygon Minimap, a daily audio podcast tour through the latest news about video games, related technologies and culture. Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe to the podcast (RSS) D...

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Rising Tide is Civilization: Beyond Earth's expansion, due this fall

Firaxis and 2K Games today announced an expansion for its science-fiction turn-based strategy game Civilization: Beyond Earth. Rising Tide will expand Beyond Earth's oceanic options allowing...

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Civilization: Beyond Earth's creators are fixing their biggest mistakes

The first problem with Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is that at no point in the game does Gandhi show up to nuke anyone. That stumbling block has to do with psychology. David McDonough...

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Sid Meier's Starships coming to PC, Mac and iPad in early 2015 from Firaxis

Sid Meier's Starships is the latest turn-based strategy title from Firaxis Games, and it will allow players to "build a planetary federation" in an effort to secure peace for the galaxy, publisher...

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Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is free on Steam this weekend

If you're curious to try some Civilization, but have never been able to make the commitment, this weekend might be a good opportunity. Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is available for free...

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Steam's Holiday Encore Sale gives you a second chance at some of the biggest games of 2014

The Steam Holiday Encore Sale is now on, giving you a second chance at 40 of the most popular Holiday Sale deals up until Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. PT. Sales include new and classic games at up to 85...

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Why Beyond Earth can't top Alpha Centauri

One of the most common criticisms levelled at Firaxis’ Civilization: Beyond Earth is that it fails to live up to the narrative grandeur of its spiritual-predecessor, Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri;...

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Civilization: Beyond Earth Lego idea submitted for public vote

Here's a Lego Worker Mech from the recently released strategy game Civilization: Beyond Earth. Based on a useful in-game unit, it was designed and built by Firaxis' artist Andrew Clark, just for...

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Civilization: Beyond Earth is the new episode of our game review show Quality Control

In each episode of Quality Control, Polygon managing editor Justin McElroy talks to a critic after they review a new game and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did...