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Civilization fan plots each Civ 6 civ's unique feature, and when they unlockJun 15, 2021 - Strategy GamerCivilisations in Civilization VI express their unique offerings in a number of ways: the bonuses associated with a specific Civ 6 leader (which are usually expressed via an ability, but can also be other things), the unique ability of the civilisation itself, and the unique units and infrastructure that come with each civ. Different civs draw their core strengths from different parts of this holy trinity, but every civ's unique units and infrastructure always have an active impact on the game. Now that we're at 50 civilisations as of the end of the New Frontier pass, Civilization fan Mobius_Peverell has put together an infographic showing when each civilisation's unique infrastructure and unique unit unlock. There are some pretty interesting things to note about the results, which have been ordered so that unlocks are grouped via era. America is the only civ to unlock something in the Atomic era (the unique unit), and no civilisation has an unlock after that. The most unique unlocks occur in the Ancient era with 28, and there is a slow, then sharp, decline as you go through the eras: 24 in Classical, 20 in Medieval, down to 13 in Renaissance and by the time you get to the Atomic there's only one. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The best strategy games on PC in 2021 You have one month to get all of Civilization 6 for just $50 The best civilisations in Civilization 6 CIVILIZATION VI ANTHOLOGY - NOW AVAILABLE AT A SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICEJun 14, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsSteam players can now pick up Sid Meier’s Civilization VI Anthology which contains the entire Civ VI collection. This includes the base game, both the Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm expansions, all of the DLC, and the New Frontier Pass. That’s over $150 worth of content that you can get for 77% off as a special introductory price. Grab the game at this special price from June 10 - June 24.Firaxis Games launch the Civilization VI Anthology Edition to get it allJun 14, 2021 - GamingOnLinuxCivilization VI Anthology Edition was recently launched as the easiest way to get all current DLC released along with the fulll game for Civilization VI. Read the full article here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/06/firaxis-games-launch-the-civilization-vi-anthology-edition-to-get-it-all Get Civilization 6 and every expansion and DLC ever released for just $50Jun 11, 2021 - PC GamerCivilization 6 is brilliant—the best Civ game ever, in our estimation—but if you haven't made a move on it yet because you're waiting to see what happens with all the expansions and DLCs, it may finally be your time. 2K Games has put it all together in a big package called the Civilization 6 Anthology, and made the whole thing available for just $50... Read more.Civilization VI Impossible Save Challenge - Race to the Stars!Jun 11, 2021 - Community AnnouncementsTo celebrate the recent release of Civilization VI Anthology, we wanted to issue a fun challenge that leverages the content in Civ VI Anthology to all of you. Welcome to the Impossible Save Challenge - get ready to Race to the Stars! The setup is simple - you'll play as Australia. Korea has already launched their rocket and is on track to win in just 16 turns. Can you come roaring back from behind and emerge victorious? To participate in this challenge, all you have to do is grab the save file and load it into Civilization VI with the instructions below. Please note you'll need at least the Platinum Edition of the game to play; the Impossible Save Challenge is also only available on PC. To participate in this challenge, all you have to do is grab the save file and load it into Civilization VI with the instructions below. Please note you'll need to have the latest version of Civilization + all DLCs and expansions to play*; the Impossible Save Challenge is also only available on PC. Click the link here to download the save file. Find the save file in your Downloads folder; Cut and paste the save file into your Civilization VI save folder (\Documents\My Games\Sid Meier's Civilization VI\Saves\Single) Launch the game and load it like any other save Steps for a Mac are similar, but the folder holding program files is hidden Download the file and find it in your downloads folder Open Finder Press command-shift-G and type in “~/Library”, press“Go” Navigate to /Application Support/Sid Meier’s Civilization VI/Saves/Single and move your save file to the folder Launch the game and load it like any other save While it may take a few tries, we encourage you to stick with it! Try out multiple victory paths; some are straightforward, some are impossible. There are both peaceful and not-so-peaceful ways to win. Take on the challenge, post your playthrough videos, and we may even spotlight you on our social channels. Happy gaming! ********** We appreciate your continued support and feedback across our social media channels, the Civilization subreddit, Steam forums and elsewhere. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #OneMoreTurn, and be sure to follow the Civilization franchise on social media to keep up to date with the latest news and information on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.Get Civilization 6 with all DLC for £42 in its new Anthology editionJun 10, 2021 - Rock, Paper, ShotgunSid Meier's Civilization 6 has a whole lot of extra content. Vikings, zombies, natural disasters and Australia are but a few new additions the strategy game has seen since its initial release in 2016, and today you can nab it all in a helpful and well-priced bundle. The Civilization 6 Anthology contains the base game as well all the DLC packs and expansions, which would normally be £143 bought individually. That's a lot of Civ 6 indeed. Read more You have one month to get all of Civilization 6 for just $50Jun 10, 2021 - Strategy GamerEver since Civilization VI concluded its New Frontier season pass - which offered a fixed schedule of mini expansions and free updates across a 12-month period - we've all been wondering what's coming next. Will we get another season pass? Another big expansion? Civilization 7? In the short term at least, the answer appears to be: none of the above. Developer Firaxis and publisher 2K have announced the Civilization VI Anthology, which is an all-in-one collection of all Civ 6 DLC. Available from later today (June 10), it includes both major expansions, the scenario packs from the 4X game's first year, as well as everything from the New Frontier Pass. Better yet, until July 8 this anthology is available for an introductory price of $49.99 / £39.99. That's over $150 / £100 worth of Civ 6, for basically the cost of the New Frontier pass. Madness. This anthology might also signify that we're entering Civ 6's twilight. The big April 2021 patch may not be the last free update, but it seems weird to release a bundle like this if Firaxis is planning to release more add-ons. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Civilization fan plots each Civ 6 civ's unique feature, and when they unlock The best strategy games on PC in 2021 The best civilisations in Civilization 6 Civilization fans are discussing who the next narrator should beJun 4, 2021 - Strategy GamerOne of the best things about Civilization is the narration. Whether it's the quote that gets read whenever you unlock a new tech, or the intro movies that set the scene for the 4X game's compulsive 'one more turn' loop, Firaxis has chosen some excellent companions for strategy fans across the years. Civilization VI is currently narrated by Sean Bean - who was the focus of some major community appreciation a couple of months ago - but we've also been graced by the voice talents of William Morgan Sheppard in Civ 5, and Leonard Nimoy in Civ 4. Recently, fans on the Civ subreddit have been discussing who else would be a good voice for the strategy game - especially as we consider the possibility of a Civilization 7. The most upvoted suggestion is of course David Attenborough, although strong contenders arise in Morgan Freeman, Keith David, James Earl Jones, and even Patrick Stewart. There have been some suggestions for a lead female narrator as well, which would be a welcome change for the series. Natasha Loring currently provides the voice for the advisor in Civilization VI, as well as the narration for the diplomatic victory video that was introduced in Gathering Storm. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Civilization fan plots each Civ 6 civ's unique feature, and when they unlock The best strategy games on PC in 2021 You have one month to get all of Civilization 6 for just $50 Humble's June Choice games include Civilization 6 Platinum EditionJun 1, 2021 - Strategy GamerThe June Choice bundle from Humble is now available, and the headline game is none other than Civilization VI, one of the best 4X games on the market. That's not all, though - this is the platinum edition of Civilization VI, which includes the Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm expansions as well as six civilization and scenario DLC packs. The June Choice bundle is $12, and along with Civilization VI, it includes social horror game Secret Neighbor, Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse, Worms Rumble (with the Legends Pack DLC), startup-themed roguelike game Going Under, Panzer Paladin, Milky Way Prince - The Vampire Star, zombie survival game Desolate, Ikenfell, Paw Paw Paw, Effie, and Disjunction. With no disrespect intended to the rest of the games in this month's bundle, it's safe to say the Civilization VI Platinum Edition is the Big Game for June. The Rise and Fall and Gathering Storm expansions both made exciting changes to the established Civilization formula, and they're necessary for playing many of the best Civ 6 mods. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Civilization fan plots each Civ 6 civ's unique feature, and when they unlock The best strategy games on PC in 2021 You have one month to get all of Civilization 6 for just $50 Please look at these extremely cursed Civilization 6 horsemenMay 25, 2021 - Strategy GamerNo game is ever truly free of visual glitches. If you spend an amount of time in any game's community spaces, a favourite thing to share is amusing or notable visual hiccups that can occur. These trigger for a whole host of reasons, the most common of which being strange or unusual interactions between the game's software and the hardware in your machine. Mods can also cause issues, depending on what they change. Civilization VI, despite the fine-tuned polish that's come from five years of active development, is no exception. I enjoy keeping an eye on spaces like the Civ subreddit - it's thrown up everything from crazy tile yields, to the best worst (or worst best) city placement I've ever seen. It also provided this incredibly cursed image of a horseman unit. As you can see, it's missing quite a few things. Namely the armour, helmets, and weapons for the human riders. Oh, and their actual bodies. The horses are also missing their bridle gear. User AkihabaraAccept is not sure what might be causing the glitch. It could be mod related, but they report they're not using any mods that interact with this unit specifically. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Civilization fan plots each Civ 6 civ's unique feature, and when they unlock The best strategy games on PC in 2021 You have one month to get all of Civilization 6 for just $50 This Civilization 6 mod adds Mondstadt from Genshin ImpactMay 24, 2021 - Strategy GamerEvery time I open Facebook, I see advertisements for T-shirts that blend one humongous pop culture phenomenon with another humongous pop culture phenomenon. Jules and Vincent from Pulp Fiction, except they're stormtroopers from Star Wars, for example. Well, this Civilization IV mod is in that same vein: it adds Genshin Impact's nation of Mondstadt as a playable civ in the massively popular 4X game. Genshin Impact - Mondstadt by Kevin Liu is an impressive piece of work, it turns out. With Mondstadt, you get three Genshin Impact characters as leaders: there's Fischl, Barbara, and Noelle. The civ has its own unique district, the Knights of Favonius Headquarters. This replaces the Government Plaza, and it has an outer defence and provides bonus amenities during peacetime. Mondstadt's unique unit is the Outrider Knight, which replaces the skirmisher, or Rise and Fall's scout. You'll need the Rise and Fall DLC to use this mod, by the way. The Outrider Knight can get Wind Gliders, which gives them +1 movement when they begin a turn on a hill. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Civilization fan plots each Civ 6 civ's unique feature, and when they unlock The best strategy games on PC in 2021 You have one month to get all of Civilization 6 for just $50 Civilization devs have "several" games in development that will be revealed "this year"May 18, 2021 - Strategy GamerCivilization VI has had a successful run, and Take-Two has dedicated space all over its latest financial report to marking the 4X game's sales. It looks like big things are on the way from developer Firaxis, too, as the studio has "several" games to reveal sometime later in the year. Firaxis has "several exciting projects in development that will be revealed this year," Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick says in today's financial report. There's no word on what those games are or precisely when that reveal will take place, but Take-Two will be taking part in E3 2021 in June, which would be an ideal place to see whatever Firaxis might be working on next. At 57 million units sold, Civilization is one of Take-Two's best-selling series, just behind Red Dead Redemption at 60 million and Borderlands at 70 million. (NBA at 111 million and GTA at 345 million are way ahead, though.) Civilization VI alone has sold 11 million units, as revealed during today's conference call. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The best strategy games on PC in 2021 You have one month to get all of Civilization 6 for just $50 The best civilisations in Civilization 6 This Civilization 6 city placement is next levelMay 19, 2021 - Strategy GamerMay 19, 2021 StixLord later returned to state they managed to flip the city in the end via loyalty pressure. The Civilization 6 community has been twiddling its thumbs a bit as of late now that the New Frontier season pass has come to a close. Last week the denizens of the Civ subreddit decided to create a bunch of city-location maps, and this week they've been googling statues, all in an attempt to pass the time while we wait for whatever Firaxis is working on next. Some players though are still finding the fun within Civ 6 itself, and today's item is a galaxy-brain city placement that we can't tell whether is genius, or just incredibly dumb. In a recent game of redditor StixLord, Peter the Great decided to found Saint Petersburg in a hex surrounded on all sides by mountains. The Putorana Plateau, to be specific. While the city's boundaries can extend beyond the mountains via basic culture generation and growth, because the city centre itself is locked within the mountain, no units can escape the plateau. The AI can't send out armies to defend itself or conquer others, it can't spawn new settlers to found new cities, it can't even spawn workers to improve the tiles Saint Petersburg does end up claiming. Truly a next level play. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: The best strategy games on PC in 2021 You have one month to get all of Civilization 6 for just $50 The best civilisations in Civilization 6 Civilization fans are making city location maps "for fun"May 12, 2021 - Strategy GamerOne of the most fascinating things about covering videogames for a living is that you get to see what communities get up to when there's nothing else going on. Now that 4X game Civilization VI's New Frontier season pass has come to an end, players can't expect to get the same regular cadence of monthly updates to keep them entertained as they'd been getting before. So, what are they going to do in the meantime? Make maps, apparently. It all started with Reddit user Le_Charlie, who made a map that locates all of the city names available for the Arabian civilisation in their real-world location, using a simple world map. Whenever you play a Civ 6 civ (or civ in any civilization game, for that matter), the names of new cities that you found will be generated from a set list from that civ's history. This isn't the first time Le_Charlie has done this, and previous maps of theirs include one for the American cities in Civ 6, and even a world map that locates all of the capitals in the strategy game. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Civ 6 tier list - a guide to the best civ 6 leaders for multiplayer Civilization fans are discussing who the next narrator should be The best Civ 6 mods This Civ 6 screenshot reminds us how good Civ 5's art style wasMay 6, 2021 - Strategy GamerThere were plenty of reasons why many preferred Civilization V to Civilization VI when the newer 4X game first released, and even though in recent years Civ 6 has come out the decisive leader of the two, one or two points of comparison will never go away. One of them being the art style. Now, I don't have issues with Civ 6's art direction (and, ultimately, no one seems to care as much as the Age of Empires crowd does about AOE4), but it was certainly a departure from the muted realism of Civ 5. Fans have sometimes remarked that its art style is more 'cartoonish', which is a catch-all term often used for any style that's bright or exaggerated. It's not something I often think about, but a recent find on the Civ subreddit reminded me how good the Civ 5 style can be if recreated today. Other than showing a decent case of 'canal porn' (not as sensational as 'tile yield' porn, but just as impressive) involving six lakeside cities connected to the ocean via the Panama Canal wonder, it's a a gorgeous recreation of Civ 5's graphics. This is because it uses the Environment Skin: Sid Meier's Civilization V mod, one of our favourite Civ 6 mods. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: Please look at these extremely cursed Civilization 6 horsemen This Civilization 6 mod adds Mondstadt from Genshin Impact This Civilization 6 city placement is next level Civ 6's April patch brings welcome balance to a complex 4X gameApr 30, 2021 - PCGamesNLast week, Firaxis released its biggest Civilization 6 balance patch to date. The April 2021 update includes significant changes to just over half the existing Civ 6 civilisations and adds new combat units. It also introduces new cultural domination incentives, huge Earth and True Start Location maps and even a feature allowing scouts to pet their dogs. For the most part, fans have welcomed these changes, though some fussy Redditors had hoped for more. The patch, billed as the final free update of the New Frontier season pass, addresses many of the most common complaints. Combining player feedback and data-driven analysis, Firaxis has sought to give the 4X game a face lift. The result shows what it means to really end on a high note. The patch injects new life into several formerly weak civilisations while nerfing others many considered overpowered. The new units offer more options for early- and mid-game combat - critical stages of the game. Overall, the update refreshes aspects of Civ 6 that would otherwise have become stale in the wake of the New Frontier Pass. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: These handy map tacks for Civilization 6 help you plan your districts This Civilization 6 mod pulls out the massive bonuses for chopping and plunder You can now pet the dog (but not the cats) in Civilization 6 These handy map tacks for Civilization 6 help you plan your districtsApr 29, 2021 - Strategy GamerFiguring out the optimal placement of districts in Civilization VI can be a pain - with so many potential adjacency bonuses to keep track of, it can be nigh impossible to work out what you should plunk down where in the massively popular 4X game. Thankfully, you now can just add some handy tacks to your map that will do all that math for you. The Detailed Map Tacks mod by wltk is elegant in its simplicity, really: you simply add a map tack to a hex, and the mod will show you the potential yields and adjacency bonuses you stand to gain by building districts nearby. The campus district, for example, gains extra science for each adjacent mountain tile, and the tacks will remind you of this when you decide to place your campus. You can even use keybindings for placing and removing the map tacks - by default, Shift+A adds a tack, while Shift+D removes one, and Shift+S toggles the tacks' visibility on and off. It's a simple enough mod to be compatible with most other UI mods for Civilization VI, as long as they don't alter the underlying logic for the map tacks - which most won't. Wltk says the tacks should also support most custom districts found in other mods, as long as they feature simple adjacency bonuses. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: This Civilization 6 city placement is next level Civilization devs have "several" games in development that will be revealed "this year" Civilization fans are making city location maps "for fun" This Civilization 6 mod pulls out the massive bonuses for chopping and plunderApr 26, 2021 - Strategy GamerOne of the decisions you'll always be faced with in a game of Civilization VI is when to 'chop' a natural resource tile near a city - the yields you get from this scale up drastically as you research new techs in the 4X game, so the question is always a matter of how long you can afford to hold off before cashing in for as big a bonus as you can rake in. The Harmony in Diversity mod removes this massive scaling, encouraging rulers to develop land without planning to eventually strip it of its natural benefits. There are actually a bunch of changes introduced in this overhaul mod, but the changes to chopping and plunder might be the biggest. The idea is to encourage new strategies for development, and provide more incentives for building up specialised cities. The tech scaling for chopping and plundering resource tiles has been removed, and the modders have also rebalanced basic tile yields across the board. Popular maps have gotten larger fertile areas, and structures like factories now produce more regional effects. The modders have also changed the way the cost of building city districts scales up - rather than scaling with the number of techs and civics you've researched, they'll instead increase with each new district built. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: This Civilization 6 city placement is next level Civilization devs have "several" games in development that will be revealed "this year" Civilization fans are making city location maps "for fun" You can now pet the dog (but not the cats) in Civilization 6Apr 23, 2021 - Strategy GamerAs excited as we are for all of the civ balance changes and new units introduced in yesterday's Civ 6 patch, there's one new feature that's scratched a particular itch. We can now pet the dog in Civilization 6. 'Which dog?!' I hear you cry - an early game unit known as the scout has a canine companion that travels with him as he explores the map. Scouts are pretty weak in combat situations, but they've got high movement and sight range values. This makes them useful for exploring the map and discovering other Civ 6 civilisations and places to settle. The April patch has now introduced a new 'Pet the Dog' button on the Scout's unit ability bar, as illustrated by this video on Reddit. If you click it, a new animation will trigger where the human turns and pets his faithful doggo. But wait, it gets better! Or worse, depending on which side of the battle lines you sit - it turns out you're not allowed to pet the cat. Read the rest of the story... RELATED LINKS: This Civilization 6 city placement is next level Civilization devs have "several" games in development that will be revealed "this year" Civilization fans are making city location maps "for fun" Civilization VI has a final free update 'of the season' hinting at moreApr 23, 2021 - GamingOnLinuxThe final free update to Civilization VI is now live although the team appears to be hinting that more may be on the way now the New Frontier Pass is finished. Read the full article here: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/civilization-vi-has-a-final-free-update-of-the-season-hinting-at-more