Monthly Archives: May 2023

Layoffs at Firaxis

By | May 31, 2023

The current struggle in the techology sector also does not spare the gaming industry. Today it got public that Firaxis is laying off 30 of their developers. It is in general suspected that the poor sales of Midnight Suns are to blame, despite the game being a success among critics. We do not know right now which of… Read More »

Play the new Civ6 “Game Of The Month” #159

By | May 27, 2023

As every month, you get a new “Game Of The Month”! This time you play as Nader Shah of Persia on a standard size continents map on deity level. For an additional challenge the disaster intensity is set to 2. You also need to go for a domination victory, and prevent all other civs from achieving one of… Read More »

Civilization 7 – Not before middle 2024?

By | May 24, 2023

We are all eagerly waiting for Civilization 7, so we cling to every piece of information we can get. Our moderator Eagle Pursuit has written down a short analysis of a recent fiscal report of Take2, and there is some chance that we will not get it before the middle of 2024. The fiscal report outlines various details,… Read More »

Total War: Pharaoh announced

By | May 23, 2023

Today, Sega has announced the newest title in the Total War franchise, Total War: Pharaoh.Fans of the series will not be suprised: Total War: Pharaoh continues with everything what belongs to Total War, so a turn-based overview map and real-time battles. The game will have 8 playable factions, of which Egypt, the Hittites and Canaanites are already known.… Read More »

PolyCast 415: We Lost the Game

By | May 23, 2023

The four-hundred-and-fifteenth episode of PolyCast, “We Lost the Game“ 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– 00h04m06s | Leader Pack 3: Rulers of China Release and Patch Notes– 00h22m25s | Aspyr Announces Mac and iOS Delays.– 00h25m26s | Small… Read More »

PolyCast 414: Nerve Staplers are NOT Still In Vogue

By | May 18, 2023

The four-hundred-and-fourteenth episode of PolyCast, “Nerve Staplers are NOT Still in Vogue“ 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: Intro– 00h01m47s | What Tech or Wonder Quotes Would You Like to See? News– 00h04m45s |  Leader Pack 3: Rulers of China Announced for Jan 19.– 00h10m45s |  Turn-Based Lovers Posts A New Review for… Read More » – now with ChatGPT!

By | May 16, 2023

AI, in the form of image generators and large language models, are currently the hype. And ChatGPT has now also finally arrived for Civ fans! (an offshot of FreeCiv) has announced today that they have incorporated ChatGPT into their diplomacy engine. Will we now see leaders realistically talking too each other? Or an AI, which will end… Read More »

Tacticon: All videos available on Youtube!

By | May 16, 2023

The Tacticon is over, and besides many sales, there were also many interesting talks! They are now also available on youtube, the playlist is here. Talks include, among others, “The Art of War: Applying philosophical principles to modern strategy games” (panel includes Soren Johnson) and “Heroes at war: the role of key characters in strategy games” (panel here… Read More »