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PolyCast 416: Let Us Trade Maps!

By | June 1, 2023

The four-hundred-and-sixteenth episode of PolyCast, “Let Us Trade Maps!“ is now available for streaming on This episode features regular co-hosts CanusAlbinus. Stephanie “Makahlua”, and Phil “TheMeInTeam”.. Topics for this episode include: News– 00h02m58s | Leader Pack 4: Rulers of the Sahara First Looks Forum Talk– 00h09m21s | Sequels in Strategy Gaming: Civilization II by Digital Antiquarian– 00h15m41s… Read More »

Firaxis releases Marvel’s Midnight Suns

By | December 2, 2022

Today Firaxis released its major new game of the year: Marvel’s Midnight Suns. Midnight Suns is a tactical turn based game, similar to the XCOM franchise, but set in the Marvel universe, featuring various Marvel heroes like Blade or Doctor Strange. The game has so far received extremely good critiques, with 83 points on MetaCritic, so good that… Read More »

The CivGive 2022 announced!

By | November 2, 2022

The CivGive is a charity event, organized by various Streamers around TheCivShow.Last year the team managed to raise $42 000 for extralife, and $25 000 were matched by 2K Games.This year the team will be aiming at $75 000 in total, to contribute to, which helps hospitalized children through games to make ther life in the hospital… Read More »

StudyingPixels podcast: Games as Historical Problem Spaces (with Jeremiah McCall)

By | October 24, 2022

The podcast StudyingPixels has released a new episode: Games as Historical Problem Spaces (with Jeremiah McCall). In this episode Stefan Heinrich Simond, a games scholar from Marbug (Germany), discusses with video game historian Jeremia McCall from the Ohio State University, also know from the blog GamingThePast, about games as historical problem spaces. This means they both address the… Read More »

2K games support hack, virus emails sent

By | September 23, 2022

In short: 2K reports that one of the vendors for their support was breached. The hackers sent out emails to people who had interactions with the 2K support, with a malicious link in it (or trojan attachment, depending on source). If you recently received an email from 2K which you did not expect and you clicked a link… Read More »

ABCClassic: The sound of strategy, volume 2: sci-fi and fantasy

By | August 31, 2022

ABCClassic, normally a broadcaster for classical music, has published their second episode about computer game soundtracks. This episode is about sci-fi and fantasy soundtracks, and might interest some people here, because it contains 2 songs composed by Christopher Tin (who won the Grammy for the Civ4 main theme) for OffWorld Trading Company (a game by the Civ3 lead… Read More »

PolyCast 403: 100 Turns to the Next District

By | August 26, 2022

The four-hundred-and-third episode of PolyCast, “100 Turns to the Next District“ 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: News00h01m32s | Take-Two Merges with Zynga00h05m24s | Microsoft Announces Ara: Histories Untold Forum Talk00h11m03s | Issues with Production in Civilization VI00h35m52s |… Read More »

Boston: Sand sculpting festival, theme “Wonders of the World”

By | July 21, 2022

If you are a civ-fanatic, and living anywhere close to Boston, then you have one thing to do this weekend: Head to the Revere Beach sand scultping festival. From Friday to Sunday world-renowned sand sculpting artists will be working on their sculptures to win a grand price. The theme of the competition this year is “Wonders of the… Read More »