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XCOM studio are making a Marvel turn-based game, rumours say

E3 is almost upon us, which means E3 rumours and supposed leaks are ramping up. Here’s a curious one: Firaxis, the studio behind the rebooted XCOM, are making a turn-based game with Marvel superheroes. The evidence supporting rumours of this ‘Codename CODA’ are pretty flimsy but welp, pre-E3 is the time for gossip and speculation. Honestly, I can see superpowers being a good fit for XCOM-esque action, but didn’t XCOM 2 already give soldiers so many more interesting and varied abilities than your average Marvel wizard? Read more

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Have you played… Sid Meier’s Civilization VI?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day, perhaps for all time. “Just one more turn.” For all that the phrase is most commonly attributed to the Civilization franchise, I’ve never really experienced that feeling with the games. Whenever I’ve wanted to pack the game in and continue another day, I’m able to do so. If the phrase were instead “Just one more game,” then that would much more accurately capture the influence Civilization VI in particular exerts over me. I’ve probably played through as many early-games in Civ VI as I’ve played…