Episode 197: Ready for the Awesomeness
- 01m14s | News
Much anticipation leads to the announcement ofCivilization: Beyond Earth at PAX East 2014, already being seen by many as the spiritual successor to 1999's Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri; then, word that the GameSpy Multiplay service is being shut down at the end of May getssomeattention -- and a suggested workaround -- from the Civ community (13m11s).
- 24m24s | Open Mic
Responding to feedback from Episode 196 with extended consideration to oneinquiry followed by what the panelists themselves would like to see added, possibly even brought back into, Civilization and specifically CivV (35m19s).
- 43m18s | Theatre
One panelist's account of dealing with the loss of their civilization's capital city which had been carrying much of its science output... without rage quitting.
- 46m28s | Forum Talk
Implications for Civilization V gameplay are analyzed in a response to a suggestion to have one's playstyle choose their Ideology as opposed to player choice.
Episode 196: Far to the Side
- 02m58s | Open Mic
A past guests checks-in with a voicemail on a new Civilization V: Brave New Worldtournament coming together followed by an email from "red" on more specialized versus generalized civilizations (08m05s) and then responding to both feedback on Episode 192 (15m25s; recorded for Episode 193) and then Episode 195 (19m46s).
- 31m04s | Forum Talk
An apparent hangup on using Tank units in CivV and the fork in the road that is settling for Hill and Rilver, Hill and Mountain or River and Mountain (35m14s).
- 40m03s | Miscellaneous
A 'Top 10' of good and bad jokes about Civilization V (recorded for Episode 190) and an update to the Macintosh version of the game to improve performance (44m21s).
- 46m43s | News
Civilizations to be included, and timeline for open beta, on the upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) title Civilization: Online from developer XL Games and CivV developer Firaxis Gamesto be atPAX East 2014 and what they're teasing to reveal (51m59s).