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Humankind is a delightfully complicated, full-fat 4X strategy – even though its devs want to “kill micromanagement”

The 4X strategy genre thrives on complexity – but the latest challenger in the genre wants to reduce tedious micromanagement.Watch on YouTubeThe last time I played Humankind, the new Civilization-like 4X game from Amplitude Studios and Sega, I described it as “complex, clever, and more unique than you might think”. Back then, in a more limited early-game hands-on, I could only see the teases of true depth at the edges of the playable section. Now, in a new hands-on, I’ve been able to see Humankind’s depth and complexity right into the mid-game. Here’s the headline: it’s impressive, satisfying, and just…

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Watch Sid Meier discuss his incredible career at PAX Digital x EGX Digital

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 13 September 2020 10:05 GMT PAX Digital x EGX Digital is finally underway, and it’s already off to a great start.In a panel that took place at the digital event yesterday, gaming icon and legendary developer Sid Meier gave a talk that looked back over his impressive career and gave us some great insight into some of the projects he’s worked on.The creator of Civilization, Pirates!, Railroad Tycoon, SimGolf, and more joined Rock Paper Shotgun to discuss some of the most notable projects he’s overseen during his illustrious career.During the panel, Sid drops more information on his upcoming…