Civilization

Podcasts

Where There Is Dark Souls Discourse, There Is Waypoint Radio

Don't worry, we only spend...an hour...talking about it. We really constrained ourselves this time.
Patrick Klepek
4.5.19
Postscript

Surviving the Cold Winters of 'Northgard' Means Somebody Has to Die

'Northgard' pits you against brutal blizzards, difficult armies, and the ruler you want to be versus the one that you are.
Cameron Kunzelman
3.16.18
open thread

It Sucks When You Want to Learn a New Type of Game, But Don't Know How

For the longest time, I figured strategy games weren't for me. They were too hard, too complicated.
Patrick Klepek
3.1.18
Civilization

'Rise and Fall' Takes a Cautious Step Toward a More Nuanced 'Civilization'

An interesting expansion proves too wary of it's own changes to the status quo of 'Civilization VI'.
Rob Zacny
2.15.18
Modders

This 'Civ VI' Mod is Translating Trump's Real-Life Policies into the Game

When Trump proposes budget cuts to science, that's going to impact what it's like to play as Trump in the game, too.
Patrick Klepek
1.29.18
Civilization

'Civilization VI' Shows How Small Things Can Sabotage a Big Game

Like a bad TED Talk, 'Civ VI' repackages big ideas into empty, bite sized chunks.
Rob Zacny
5.29.17
Endless Space

'Endless Space 2' Makes Everyone Feel Like a Winner, Even Losers

Letting players go from strength to strength, Amplitude's space 4X may conceal the game it really wants them to play.
Rob Zacny
5.25.17
Modders

The Modders Who Decided to Overhaul the AI in 'Civilization V'

It's one thing to modify part of a game, but a core component? That's something else.
Patrick Klepek
4.13.17
Games That Made Me

‘Civilization’ Taught Me All About the Darkness at the Heart of Man

The famously addictive game's everlasting conflict presents us with an accurate portrait of who, and what, we are.
Andrew Lowry
7.15.15