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Entries from August 2010

Civ5 demo available on Sept 21st

August 28th, 2010 · No Comments

2K games announced today that the demo of Civilization 5 will be available on Sept 21st, the day of the American release. For people who wonder whether the game will run on their PC set-up can use this to know before buying the game.
Announcement by 2K

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Tags: Civilization

Exoplanet search updates

August 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Today ESO, the European Space Organisation announced they discovered a planet rich solar system around HD 10180, a sun-like star. The discovery was made using the HARPS spectrograph.
Thanks to the 190 individual HARPS measurements, the astronomers detected the tiny back and forth motions of the star caused by the complex gravitational attractions from five or […]

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Tags: Astronomy · Science

Civ5 demo and preview

August 21st, 2010 · No Comments

The goodies from Gamescom keep coming. Civilization fansite Apolyton has their hands-on preview up and there is a 10-min demo video with great in-game footage and to-the-point explanations by Peter Murrey of Firaxis. Enjoy!

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Tags: Civilization

From Dust

August 19th, 2010 · No Comments

One of the interesting new games shown in the GamesCom is From Dust. Described by its designers as a nature simulation game, it looks like something I would like to try. Rumoured to be console only when it was still called Project Dust, it has now been announced for PC too.
Jostiq interviewed Eric Chahi and […]

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Tags: Other games

GamesRadar played Darkspore

August 18th, 2010 · No Comments

If you want to know what Darkspore plays like, you can read the account on GamesRadar of their time with the game.
One thing’s for sure: the game is pretty and polished-looking. It’s brimming with details, animations, and sparkly particle effects. It’s also easy to pick up and play, but will take time to peel back […]

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Tags: Maxoids · Spore

DarkSpore and Civ 5 at GamesCom

August 18th, 2010 · No Comments

If you are near Köln, Germany this week, be sure to visit the games event GamesCom. DarkSpore and Civ5 are both presented there and Civ5 is even playable! Members of Civ fansites like Civfanatics and WePlayCiv will get VIP treatment, so even if you can’t make it there I’m sure we’ll be hearing from them […]

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Tags: Civilization · Spore

Gaming sites played Civ V

August 8th, 2010 · No Comments

A number of gaming sites had the opportunity to play Civ V, follow the links to read what they think of it: Kotaku, 1UP, Shacknews, Gamespot.

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Tags: Civilization

Gamervision interview on Civ5

August 6th, 2010 · No Comments

A nice little video interview on Gamervision today with Civilization 5’s Pete Murray. A nice concise description of the new game and some gameplay scenes:

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Tags: Civilization · Video

Civ5 demo

August 4th, 2010 · No Comments

With palpable pleasure Firaxis announced on their website that before Civ5 comes out there will be a playable demo available in September, even before the game is released! When exactly it will be, will announced later.

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Tags: Civilization