Civilization VI Announced, Releasing October 21st
It's been over five and a half years since Civilization V was released, and it still ranks—in this author's humble opinion—as one of the best strategy game ever made. The last DLC was released in 2013, and since then, not much has been happening in the Civilization world. I mean, sure, we got Beyond Earth, but nothing's happened that mattered. Well, Firaxis have finally realized that their cash cow needs some updating, and have announced Civilization VI, to be released October 21st. The new game won't be a huge shift like between the fourth and fifth games, but will still feature several important gameplay changes. For one, cities can span over multiple tiles. AI will also be improved, where the AI characters will remember their history with you, and will get mad at you if your actions are interfering with their nations' goals. And there's more!
I heard from someone else that the game will feature tourism and religion on release, the main features of the fifth game's two DLC. I can't find a source for that, but hopefully it's true!
Centipede and Missile Command Getting Movie Adaptations
"Angry Birds," we thought. "No game would be more ridiculous to make into a movie than Angry Birds." And we were wrong! You know what's more ridiculous? The classic arcade games Missile Command and Centipede have movie adaptations on the horizon as well. What is there to make a movie out of that you need the license for? You could make a movie about the Cold War, or about a giant centipede, and you wouldn't need to buy the license to do it. Well, I'm not sure we can get more ridiculous than this.
Oh, wait, we already did Battleship.
Five Nights at Freddy's Coming To Consoles, Apparently
If you thought you'd heard the last of Five Nights at Freddy's, you were wrong! I mean, you should've known it already, what with the ongoing movie deal and the upcoming sequel. But now you're even more wrong—the series is coming to consoles! Developer Scott Cawthon says that he's "talking with a few companies who are interested in doing console remakes of the original games." You might be wondering something like "What consoles?" or "Does the RPG count as one of the original games?" And I can't tell you the answer to those! Sorry!
Riot Games Owner Tencent Announces Console
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company that doesn't seem very interesting to video games. And, honestly, if they didn't own Riot Games, we probably wouldn't be reporting on it! But this company has announced a new console, the Tencent TGP Box. TGP stands for "Tencent Gaming Platform," making the name of this console the Tencent Tencent Gaming Platform Box. And what can this console do? It can download and stream games from the internet to your home! Wow! It's just like a computer, but for your TV! Seriously, like, it runs Windows 10. It's a Windows 10 PC with gaming-related bloatware.
Russian Embassy Tweets Screenshot From Command & Conquer: Generals
It's funny when important people and organizations mess up, because it reminds us that
we're better than them and they'll be first up against the wall when the revolution comes that we're all human. It's even funnier when the countries we don't like mess up, for obvious reasons. So I'd rate this incident to be "pretty funny," as it features the Russian Embassy in the UK tweeting a screenshot from Command & Conquer: Generals with the text "Extremists near Aleppo received several truckloads of chemical ammo." To their credit, the image was captioned "Image used for illustration purposes only." But maybe they could've found some other illustration for "chemical ammo?" Just a thought. Maybe they should hire me to run their twitter feed.