Monthly Archives: April 2023

PolyCast 413: Christmas Special?

By | April 29, 2023

The four-hundred-and-thirteenth episode of PolyCast, “Christmas Special?“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus. Stephanie “Makahlua”, Phil “TheMeInTeam”, and Jason “MegaBearsFan”. Topics for this episode include: News– 00h02m57s | The Release of Leader Pack 1– 00h17m18s | The Civ Give 2022– 00h22m13s | Ed Beach Interview with wccftech– 00h31m51s | Ara-History Untold… Read More »

Humankind: New Parabellum wonder pack for free until May 10, and Vauban update out

By | April 26, 2023

Today Amplitude has released a new DLC for Humankind! This new DLC contains 6 new wonders, like the Colosseum or the Pentagon, and is free until May 10! At the same time Humankind is on sale, with a 80% discount down to 9.99! Today you also get the next update for Humankind, the Vauban update. This update adds… Read More »

Play the new Civ3 “Game Of The Month” #163 and #190

By | April 24, 2023

Thanks to our Civ3 veterans we are also still running the “Game Of The Month” for Civ3! As usual, you get 2 GOTMs, one for the expansion “Play The World”, and one for “Conquests”. In the GOTM #190 for “Play The World” you play as Babylon on a standard size map on Monarch level. Everything is a secret,… Read More »

Sid Meier’s Civilisation VI: The Kotaku Re-Review

By | April 22, 2023

Luke Plunkett from Kotaku posted a new article: His Civ6 Re-Review.He reviewed Civ6 for the initial release, and now he went back to have a look at it again.While he still likes Civ6, in his opinion it’s the worst of the main games (not counting expansions). He likes the happiness system, as well as controling archeologists and rockbands,… Read More »

Atari buys Microprose games from 1980s and 1990s – Are Civ1 and Civ2 among them?

By | April 20, 2023

Today Atari announced that it has acquired more than 100 retro titles from the 80s and 90s, from Accolade, Infogrames, and most importantly Microprose. A few names of titles are in the article, but neither Civ1 nor Civ2 are among them, but according to the article this deal “includes groundbreaking and award-winning titles from Accolade, Infogrames, and Microprose”.… Read More »

Civ6 music bug fixed

By | April 18, 2023

Firaxis has released a new Civ6 patch to fix the music bug. Please report here if it is indeed fixed.

Play the new Civ4 “Game Of The Month” #250

By | April 17, 2023

This GOTM has already started last month during Women’s History Month, so you’re playing as Boudica of the Celts. You may conquer other tribes on a small highlands map on Monarch level. You have until May 1 to defeat the other powerful women on this map, and the minor nations lead by men. For all other information please… Read More »

Soren Johnson’s GDC talk: Games and Meaning, or You Have No Idea How Hard It Is To Run a Sweatshop

By | April 16, 2023

Soren Johnson, the lead designer of Old World, as well as Civ4, has given a talk at the GDC, which is now freely available here.In this 1 hour presentation he talks about various game design issues, including that many decisions are mostly trial and error. He e.g. touches on that you need to know your community, otherwise you… Read More »