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  • Apolyton interviews Jon Shafer at GamesCom

    Apolyton interviews Jon Shafer at GamesCom

    View our interview with Jon Shafer, Lead Designer of Civilization V, at GamesCom in Cologne! (Read the preview about Civ 5 Modding and the Civ5 SDK here!)



    Credits:
    Camera: jobe
    Images: Shizanu
    Video editing: Rutger van Overbeek
    Interview: Robert Plomp


    Index, Day 1, Day 2, Preview, Interview, Gallery, Nuke, Combat, Other Games, Best Game

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  • Civ5 Modern Combat Video Presentation

    Civ5 Modern Combat Video Presentation



    During Gamescom Pete Murray and Tiffany Nagano were giving presentations showing combat in the modern age in Civ5. A (relatively low-quality unless you are registered with ESL TV) video of this presentation is now available.

    Itīs the same rather "preconstructed" game situation we were shown, but still interesting for anyone who hasnīt seen this part of the game, yet.

    Since embedding doesnīt work with the ESL-TV player, go here to watch. Index, Day 1, Day 2, Preview, Interview, Gallery, Nuke, Combat, Other Games, Best Game...
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  • Gamescom Photo Gallery

    Gamescom Photo Gallery

    Here are some more impressions from Gamescom 2010 to while away the time waiting for CivV.
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  • Civ5 voted Best PC Game of Gamescom

    Civ5 voted Best PC Game of Gamescom

    Just returned from last my trip to the halls of the Gamescom and at the Firaxis booth I met with a surprise:
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  • Apolyton's Civ 5 Hands On Preview!

    Apolyton's Civ 5 Hands On Preview!

    Imagine yourself entering this huge hall in Cologne. You know that the Civilization V stand you're looking for is overthere, somewhere in Hall 6 B40. But your entire sight is blocked by this huge Blizzard stand. Gigantic screens screaming at you. It's early in the morning. Around you are all kinds of 'game characters' walking by. Barely dressed Babes wearing futuristic weapons. 8 feet tall mech warriors. Noise, flashes and flesh. And then suddenly it's there. Your eye falls on it. An oases of rest. It spreads this classic style. No screaming, no flashing lights. Just decently dressed woman, classical pictures of Washington showing his authority. Victoria and Cleopatra walking between the many screens, showing dignity and majesty. An isle of Civilization in the sea of Decadency and Barbarism of GamesCom.


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  • Video of Nuclear Explosion in Civ5

    Video of Nuclear Explosion in Civ5

    During Gamescom we were able to check out the next incarnation of Civīs most destructive weapon. Itīs likely the most oppulent way an atomic explosion has been displayed so far in a Civ Game - it also seems to be among the most powerful ones.

    Units in its radius blast get destroyed, land gets ravaged and cities take heavy damage. Also the impact radius is generally bigger compared for example to Civ4.



    Post comments here Index, Day 1, Day 2, Preview, Interview, Gallery, Nuke, Combat, Other Games, Best Game...
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  • Apolyton on GamesCom Day #2

    Apolyton on GamesCom Day #2

    Today Rutger, Peter, Tobias and me spent a lot of time again on the Firaxis stands on GamesCom in Cologne Germany. We were able to interview some fair visitors who were playing Civilization hands on the first time themselves. We even got Napoleon Bonaparte on tape himself, commenting on this games business, picturing him in fancy forms of entertainment.
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  • Gamescom Overview

    Gamescom Overview

    Guild Wars 2 World Premiere


    I got the opportunity to play the first publicly playable version of Guild Wars 2 the successor of ArenaNetīs very successful, fee-free action RPG. Its publisher NCSoft provided a 45 Minutes Demo Version of the starting area with 4 available classes. Already on the character screen there was something new: You are asked how you master difficult situations, weather you are from a noble family or from the countryside etc. Depending on what you choose there are different introduction movies and people behave differently towards you, so it already feels like an interesting option for individualizing your character.
    Combined with great graphics, a very natural environment (the way NPCs run around, events take place and your character moves) and a lot of story in the first 30 minutes this leads to a game drawing you into its world right away.

    WoW Cataclysm



    A similar test was possible for the next WoW expansion Cataclysm featuring the return of the dragon Deathwing. Unfortunately with Cataclysm being an expansion with no new classes available the starting areas of the new races, Worgen and Goblin, werenīt really what I wanted to see. Still the little impressions I got confirm a continuation of the constant improvement during the last years, that kept WoW in business with uncharacteristically rising numbers of players since its release.

    Starcraft II
    The game has already hit the shelves, but considering the hype and initial sales records I just have to drop a few words. While probably everyone by now has heard about the balance and strategic variety and depth of the multiplayer, the singleplayer campaign that only became available to the public with ...
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  • Apolyton on GameCom: 1st day is press day

    Apolyton on GameCom: 1st day is press day


    The first day of Gamescom has just begun. Today is press day, from tomorrow on till Sunday public visitors will be able to take a look. The list of exhibitors covers almost any known publisher and a lot of developers. Among them are 2k and Firaxis, who entertain a Civilization 5 booth, where the game can be playtested.

    Alternatively itīs possible to have a chat with Napoleon, Catherine and a couple other civ leaders...

    During the upcoming days our coverage will be mostly around Civ5. That includes the game itself as well as a video interview with Jon Shafer, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow in the morning. Weīll be trying to catch other developers, too, maybe get them to reveal a bit of information that isnīt public knowledge, yet .

    Aside from Civ5 there will be a general description of what is going on and weīll introduce a couple of the other presented games. Stay tuned throughout the week! Index, Day 1, Day 2, Preview, Interview, Gallery, Nuke, Combat, Other Games, Best Game...
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  • Apolyton on GamesCom

    Apolyton on GamesCom

    Apolyton Civilization Site is visiting GamesCom, the biggest game fair in the world, today and tomorrow. Stay tuned on Apolyton for some Civ5 exclusive game info, images, videos, news and interviews!

    Index, Day 1, Day 2, Preview, Interview, Gallery, Nuke, Combat, Other Games, Best Game

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  • Gamescom Overview
    Shizanu
    Guild Wars 2 World Premiere


    I got the opportunity to play the first publicly playable version of Guild Wars 2 the successor of ArenaNetīs very successful, fee-free action RPG. Its publisher NCSoft provided a 45 Minutes Demo Version of the starting area with 4 available classes. Already on the character screen there was something new: You are asked how you master difficult situations, weather you are from a noble family or from the countryside etc. Depending on what you choose there are different introduction movies and people behave differently towards you, so it already feels like an interesting option for individualizing your character.
    Combined with great graphics, a very natural environment (the way NPCs run around, events take place and your character moves) and a lot of story in the first 30 minutes this leads to a game drawing you into its world right away.

    WoW Cataclysm



    A similar test was possible for the next WoW expansion Cataclysm featuring the return of the dragon Deathwing. Unfortunately with Cataclysm being an expansion with no new classes available the starting areas of the new races, Worgen and Goblin, werenīt really what I wanted to see. Still the little impressions I got confirm a continuation of the constant improvement during the last years, that kept WoW in business with uncharacteristically rising numbers of players since its release.

    Starcraft II
    The game has already hit the shelves, but considering the hype and initial sales records I just have to drop a few words. While probably everyone by now has heard about the balance and strategic variety and depth of the multiplayer, the singleplayer campaign that only became available to the public with ...
    January 28, 2011, 19:45
  • Civ5 Modern Combat Video Presentation
    jobe


    During Gamescom Pete Murray and Tiffany Nagano were giving presentations showing combat in the modern age in Civ5. A (relatively low-quality unless you are registered with ESL TV) video of this presentation is now available.

    Itīs the same rather "preconstructed" game situation we were shown, but still interesting for anyone who hasnīt seen this part of the game, yet.

    Since embedding doesnīt work with the ESL-TV player, go here to watch. Index, Day 1, Day 2, Preview, Interview, Gallery, Nuke, Combat, Other Games, Best Game...
    August 29, 2010, 06:59
  • Gamescom Photo Gallery
    Shizanu
    Here are some more impressions from Gamescom 2010 to while away the time waiting for CivV.
    ...
    August 24, 2010, 15:21
  • Civ5 voted Best PC Game of Gamescom
    jobe
    Just returned from last my trip to the halls of the Gamescom and at the Firaxis booth I met with a surprise:
    ...
    August 22, 2010, 01:59
  • Apolyton interviews Jon Shafer at GamesCom
    Robert
    View our interview with Jon Shafer, Lead Designer of Civilization V, at GamesCom in Cologne! (Read the preview about Civ 5 Modding and the Civ5 SDK here!)



    Credits:
    Camera: jobe
    Images: Shizanu
    Video editing: Rutger van Overbeek
    Interview: Robert Plomp


    Index, Day 1, Day 2, Preview, Interview, Gallery, Nuke, Combat, Other Games, Best Game

    ...
    August 21, 2010, 04:36
  • Apolyton's Civ 5 Hands On Preview!
    Robert

    Imagine yourself entering this huge hall in Cologne. You know that the Civilization V stand you're looking for is overthere, somewhere in Hall 6 B40. But your entire sight is blocked by this huge Blizzard stand. Gigantic screens screaming at you. It's early in the morning. Around you are all kinds of 'game characters' walking by. Barely dressed Babes wearing futuristic weapons. 8 feet tall mech warriors. Noise, flashes and flesh. And then suddenly it's there. Your eye falls on it. An oases of rest. It spreads this classic style. No screaming, no flashing lights. Just decently dressed woman, classical pictures of Washington showing his authority. Victoria and Cleopatra walking between the many screens, showing dignity and majesty. An isle of Civilization in the sea of Decadency and Barbarism of GamesCom.


    ...
    August 20, 2010, 15:51
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