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PolyCast Episode 261: "Delineate These Things"
By DanQ at 2016-07-30 09:35
Image Parsing incoming. The two-hundred-and-sixty-first episode of PolyCast, "Delineate These Things", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, Stephanie "Makahlua" and "MadDjinn" with returning guest co-hosts Chris "TheChrisD" and Kyle "AlchemicalDream" David. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 01m17s | News
Deduction and disagreement reign following an apparent reveal of leaders at launch in Civilization VI gives way to a "first look" at China (16m18s) and the Aztecs, including "early access" hullabaloo (25m22s); then, the reveal that CivIV theme composer Christopher Tin is to give VI the same treatment (40m18s) and taking in featurettes profiling the art and development of the game (42m54s).
- 51m31s | Miscellaneous
CivVI publisher 2K Games and graphics card manufacturer AMD announce DirectX 12 support for the game.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Compartmentalizing, privacy contradiction and anatomical jigsaw.

One More Turn Episode 409: "Making Acquaintances"
By DanQ at 2016-07-27 18:13
Image Introspection will have to wait. The ninth episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) fourth season is now available. Entitled "Making Acquaintances", it has a runtime of 07m29s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability.

OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series. Episode 410 is scheduled for release on August 03rd, 2016.

Reinvent the Podcast Exultation: PolyCast Evergreen, Season 7
By DanQ at 2016-07-27 17:59
Image Celebrate a decade of podcasting on PolyCast (PC), the Civilization strategy-centric bi-weekly show that was renewed for a seventh season in 2013. Hosted by PC co-creator Wouter "Locutus" Snijders, he counts down ten selected Season 7 topics that most retain their relevance and ten moments that best represent delivery style on PolyCast Evergreen, Season 7. The seventh in a side series of ten productions for each of PolyCast's ten seasons running, it carries a runtime of 01h30m59s. Topics were chosen by fellow PolyCast co-creator Daniel "DanQ" Quick, serving as lead co-host alongside Stephanie "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn". Moments were chosen by recurring guest co-host "CanusAlbinus".

Today and since 2011, PolyCast records live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

HOF Civ4 Update
By NobleZarkon at 2016-07-26 15:10
ImageThe Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 8 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to ajw2255 for the highest score of the update with a Small, Marathon, Prince, Domination game for 146620 points.

WithTea was the most active player during this update, submitting 3 games.

Only 1 player was brave enough to take on Deity this update:[indent][indent]kovacsflo - 1350 AD, Large, Normal, Deity, Cultural game for 80493 points.
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One player gained a number one position on harder difficulty levels:
kovacsflo with a 1350 AD, Large, Normal, Deity, Cultural game for 80493 points.

Congratulations to ajw2255 for winning G-Minor 212 with a 1728AD Cultural, Prince Marathon victory.

** New Gauntlet Starting **

G-Minor 213 - Religious, Monarch, Any Era, Tiny, Quick, Pangaea, (check options)


>> Civ IV HOF
>> Full Update Details
>> Discussion Thread

PolyCast Episode 260: "Not Just a Lame Clip Show XIX"
By DanQ at 2016-07-23 14:50
Image It's been brought. The two-hundred-and-sixtieth episode of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast, "Not Just a Lame Clip Show XIX", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with three guest co-hosts in the eighteenth compilation of segments archived from previous episode recordings and not released previously. With a 59m59s runtime, the summary of topics is as follows:

- 00m37s | Forum Talk
An exhaustive fan review of Civilization: Beyond Earth expansion pack Rising Tide is given its own such treatment (recorded for Episode 246) while a study of Civilization V multiplay leads to quanitative and qualitative questions as well as answers (26m36s; recorded for Episode 251).
- 43m20s | Forum Talk
Merge onto development memory lane for the original Civilization (recorded for Episode 242); then, turn onto accolade boulevard for CivV topping a chart for turn-based strategy games (56m37s; recorded for Episode 249).

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay. PolyCast Episode 261 is to be released on July 30th, one week after its recording.

PolyCast Episode 261 Topics List
By DanQ at 2016-07-21 16:53
Image This Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 is to see the fifteenth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast's tenth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 261's topics list is set as follows:

News
- All Civilization VI Leader Portraits Revealed(?)
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=570683
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=570739
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=571065)
- "First Look": CivVI's China
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENMzcvQVvzA
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=571050)
- "First Look": CivVI's Aztecs, "Early Access"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw79o14yj6E
https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154232644005359
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=571175)
- CivIV Theme Composer Doing the Same for VI
https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154206469050359
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=570624)
- The Art of CivVI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lf_U-mbM6zA
http://www.fastcocreate.com/3060842/...bold-new-world
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=570766)
- The CivVI Development Team
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dH9MZkrXVQ

Forum Talk
- Should I Learn How to Play CivV in Preparation for CivVI?
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=570859

Miscellaneous
- "10 Biggest Changes in Civ 6!"
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA7LgQX01Ng)
- AMD, Firaxis/2K Bring DirectX 12 to CivVI
http://www.pcworld.com/article/30952...-showcase.html
(https://www.facebook.com/AMDGaming/p...93022527436900)

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; listeners are encouraged to follow the show on Twitter and subscribe to its YouTube channel. Episode topics list is subject to change. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

One More Turn Episode 408: "Realization"
By DanQ at 2016-07-20 20:44
Image Emotional turbulence meets physical altercation. The eighth episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) fourth season is now available. Entitled "Realization", it has a runtime of 07m36s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability.

OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series. Episode 409 is scheduled for release on July 27th, 2016.

HOF Civ5 Update
By Denniz at 2016-07-17 08:03

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 60 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to Sclb for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Emperor, Time, Quick, Standard, Continents, Germany (Bismark) [BNW] game for 14487 points.

Sclb was the most active player during this update, submitting 10 games.

sexten was the most active player during this update, submitting 10 games.

Only 5 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update
blatc - 1545 AD, Turn 219, 3893 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains Plus, Aztec (Montezuma) [BNW]
blatc - 1535 AD, Turn 217, 3667 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains Plus, Maya (Pacal) [BNW]
blatc - 1510 AD, Turn 212, 3969 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains, Maya (Pacal) [BNW]
dribnairb - Jan 1959 AD, Turn 569, 5302 points, Deity, Culture, Epic, Standard, Terra, Netherlands (William) [BNW]
Manpanzee - 1430 AD, Turn 203, 4632 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains, Egypt (Ramesses II) [BNW]
Manpanzee - 1380 AD, Turn 198, 4310 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains, Korea (Sejong) [BNW]
Sclb - 910 AD, Turn 236, 3235 points, Deity, Culture, Epic, Standard, Terra, Huns (Attila) [BNW]
vadalaz - 1470 AD, Turn 207, 4209 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Great Plains, Maya (Pacal) [BNW]
vadalaz - 155 BC, Turn 163, 3242 points, Deity, Culture, Epic, Standard, Terra, Huns (Attila) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Major LXXIII - Culture, Deity, Standard, Terra, Epic, Any Leader
1st vadalaz - 155 BC T-163
2nd Sclb - 910 AD T-236
3rd dribnairb - Jan 1959 AD T-569

G-Minor CXXIV - Science, King, Small, Small Continents, Standard, Zulu (Shaka)
1st JoeSham - 1685 AD T-247
2nd Sclb - 1745 AD T-259
3rd Matty B - 1854 AD T-297

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Major LXXIV - Domination, Emperor, Standard, Small Continents, Epic, Indonesia (Gajah Mada) (check options)
G-Minor CXXV - Culture, Warlord, Standard, Large Islands, Standard, Brazil (Pedro II)


>> Civ V HOF
>> Discussion Thread

PolyCast Episode 259: "Rock, Paper, Scissors"
By DanQ at 2016-07-16 08:44
Image Knowing what you know and don't know. The two-hundred-and-fifty-ninth episode of PolyCast, "Rock, Paper, Scissors", features regular co-hosts Stephanie "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with returning guest co-hosts Jon "CanuckSoldier" Ryder and Jonah Falcon. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 02m14s | News
Three Civilization VI civs have been revealed or otherwise confirmed: England, Egypt (07m31s) and Japan (15m02s); then, all about the Builder unit (23m00s).
- 29m39s | Open Mic
Not one but two sources of feedback for Episode 258 are raised, replied to and expounded upon.
- 40m14s | Forum Talk
Too early in some respects and others not: laying a preliminary strategic framework for CivVI.
- 52m21s | Miscellaneous
Trying to come to grips with Science Victories in Civilization V leads to a group creating a video to humourously do just that.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Would you rather more civilizations or more leaders, and is it exploit or imbalance.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

One More Turn Episode 407: "Third Wheel"
By DanQ at 2016-07-13 18:13
Image Everything is awkward. The seventh episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) fourth season is now available. Entitled "Third Wheel", it has a runtime of 07m44s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability.

OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series. Episode 408 is scheduled for release on July 20th, 2016.

 
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