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  • Firaxis Contemplating Putting Day-To-Night Cycles Into Civilization Time is a key element of the Civilization games. As you advancing through the various stages of history dictate what technology you have and what you are able to do. However, aesthetically, the days and nights don’t change on screen. The only exception is through the Wonder movies. However, as Brian Busatti revealed to IGN, this could change:
    “We’ve been experimenting. We’d also like to do a setting where you literally you see the sun rise when you start the game. But we’ve also had a setting where you can just keep rotating through. It doesn’t make sense to tie it ...
  • Wonder Movies From Civ IV Returning in Civilization VI The Wonders of the World are a big part of the Civilization franchise. In the game, the Wonders allow you to get certain advances, or sometimes units, to help grow you nation/kingdom/empire. In Civilization IV, these Wonders were given a video to show off their being built. But they didn’t return for Civ V.
    In an interview with IGN, Brian Busatti noted how Civilization VI will have these videos, and that the team at Firaxis once again worked hard to make them special:
    “We had those pre-rended Wonder movies that show a sort of time-lapse photography sunrise to sunset. Everybody really liked those, ...
  • Odin Sphere Remastered Comes In Just Two Weeks odin sphereThe remastered edition of PS2 classic Odin Sphere will be released in just two weeks, but you can play a bit of it right now. The demo will be available on the Playstation Store starting today. If you’ve never played this lovely and unique game, don’t miss your chance to get a free taste of it. Handpainted sidescrolling action-RPGs, unlike sheep, do not grow on trees.
    In addition to the hi-res graphics running at 60 frames a second, other new additions will include a harder difficulty mode and cross-save compatibility between the PS3, PS4 and Vita versions. It’ll be available physically ...
  • Square-Enix Diagnosed With “Final Fantasy Disease” final fantasyThe director of Final Fantasy XV, Hajime Tabata, told the Japanese website 4Gamer that when he took over directing Final Fantasy XV in 2012, there was some backlash within the company. “It wasn’t only from inside the team, but outside as well. The reason was that if my way of doing it ended up working, there are those whose circumstances will worsen.”
    “Around that time, I realized that among fans as well, there are people who’ve caught Final Fantasy disease,” Tabata said.
    The reporter asked what exactly he meant. Tabata phrased it this way: “It refers to people within the company who ...
  • User Interface Getting Upgraded For Civ VI! The look of the UI is important in many games, as it helps guide you in both what you do in the game, and where you go to do things. Civilization is a great example of a simple yet elegant interface. As it’s required only minor changes throughout the years. With Civilization VI, this principle will continue.
    “Civ 5 has a beautiful UI – we were really happy with how that turned out. The Art Deco theme was a great fit for that project. But we wanted to do something different this time, and one theme that kept coming up and ...
  • More FFXV Ultimate Collectors Editions Go On Sale Soon If you want the biggest, rarest, most showoff-iest version of Final Fantasy XV that will be produced (not to mention the most expensive) you’re getting one more chance, and we’ll tell you when and where. Square-Enix promised they would produce another batch of FFXV Ultimate Collectors Editions as soon as they could, and they kept to their word. The second batch will be available for preorder at that point, but you’ll need a bit of luck to get the chance.
    Square has had a waitlist up for FFXV for some time. It’s still open, and getting to it this late doesn’t ...
  • New Trailer For Witcher 3’s Blood And Wine Expansion witcher 3Witcher 3’s final update will be going live soon, and if the trailer is to be believed, it’s a big one. The new city of Toussaint looks gorgeous, but it’s hiding a few deadly secrets. With over 90 new quests and 40 points of interest to explore, the update should keep players from retiring Witcher 3 to their shelves for some time. Developer CD Projekt Red claims the average gamer should get 30 hours of play from Blood and Wine.
    It took about a year to release everything that has to do with Witcher 3 — and to celebrate its one-year ...
  • Fallout 4’s Far Harbor Arrives Tomorrow — Here’s Video Proof far harborFallout 4’s first big story expansion, Far Harbor, will be going live in less than 24 hours. Described as the largest single area that Bethesda Softworks has ever created for an expansion, the island is based on the real location of Bar Harbor, Maine. (Let’s hope they don’t get mad — the place isn’t nice.)
    Far Harbor sounds more vicious than the regular Fallout 4 area, if you can believe it. With unfriendly locals, a community on the verge of war and huge new mutant monsters, it provides an intentionally greater challenge than the main game. Lead producer Phil Nelson puts ...
  • Civilization VI To Have More Detailed And True Unique Units A new engine brings a lot of new opportunities to the visual aspects of a game. For Civilization VI, the desire to make the individual units more relevant to the countries they represent was a personal goal for the team at Firaxis:
    “We still have our unique units. Like, you see the Samurai, which are still unique the Japanese. But even the base units, like the Pikemen, all have a cultural flare to them.” said Art Director Brian Busatti in an interview with IGN, “You still need to be able to read them as Pikemen – he still needs a long ...
  • New Detailed Models Coming To Civilization VI Via New Engine Details in the art of games can sometimes go unnoticed, while for others its a vital part of the game. For Civilization, they’ve often hovered between great detail, and lesser detail to suit the engine and their desires.
    With Civilization VI, the team at Firaxis are not only making another new engine for the game, but also emphasizing things that they’ve never truly focused on in previous incarnations.
    “When we went into this, we looked into how people play the game,” says Brian Busatti to IGN, “Typically in a Civ game you want to see the world as a whole, so you’re ...