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One More Turn Episode 412: "Nothing Good"
By DanQ at 2016-08-24 18:34
Image A change in weather mirrors a change in tone. The twelfth and penultimate episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) fourth season is now available. Entitled "Nothing Good", it has a runtime of 07m56s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability.

OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series. Episode 413, the show's season finale, is scheduled for release on August 31st, 2016.

Reanimate the Podcast Imagination: PolyCast Evergreen, Season 8
By DanQ at 2016-08-24 16:21
Image Celebrate a decade of podcasting on PolyCast (PC), the Civilization strategy-centric bi-weekly show that was renewed for a eighth season in 2014. Hosted by PC co-creator Wouter "Locutus" Snijders, he counts down ten selected Season 8 topics that most retain their relevance and ten moments that best represent delivery style on PolyCast Evergreen, Season 8. The eighth in a side series of ten productions for each of PolyCast's ten seasons running, it carries a runtime of 01h59m00s. Topics were chosen by fellow PolyCast co-creator Daniel "DanQ" Quick, serving as lead co-host alongside Stephanie "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn". Moments were chosen by recurring guest co-host "CanusAlbinus".

Today and since 2011, PolyCast records live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

TurnCast Episode 73: "Bingo"
By DanQ at 2016-08-20 12:46
Image Called it. Regular players Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Scott "AlphaShard" Dirk and "UberMarklar" are accompanied by fellow co-operative Civilization V multiplayer players in the seventy-third episode of TurnCast (TC). Entitled "Bingo", its runtime is 09m59s. Snippets include but are not limited to what what, long claim, another one, no uncertainty and chant like.

TurnCast is the third spin-off of the Civ strategy-centric PolyCast on which Quick and Makahlua serve as regular co-hosts; fellow sibling ModCast focusing on Civ modding was the first.

PolyCast Episode 263 Topics List
By DanQ at 2016-08-18 16:05
Image This Saturday, August 20th, 2016 is to see the seventeenth recording of Civilization strategy podcast PolyCast's tenth season. Beginning at 12PM ET North America (timezone converter), Episode 263's topics list is set as follows:

News
- Civilization VI "First Look": Germany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgvfU-1ycUs
https://www.facebook.com/civ/videos/10154299769140359
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=572971)
- First CivVI Fan Gameplay @ 2016 Gamescom, Germany
https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154305640375359
http://ca.ign.com/videos/2016/08/17/...-gamescom-2016
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=572996)
- Firaxis Games Livestream of Germany in CivVI
https://www.facebook.com/civ/photos/...205359/?type=3
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=573016)
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=573092)
- Civilization VI First Look: Scythia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PfDkGcSNE0
https://www.facebook.com/civ/posts/10154281365055359
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=572388)
- Other CivVI Bits
http://well-of-souls.com/civ/civ5_changelog.html
(http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=572941)

Intro/Outro
- A Makeshift CivVI Civilopedia
http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=572306

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; listeners are encouraged to follow the show on Twitter and subscribe to its YouTube channel. Episode topics list is subject to change. Sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

One More Turn Episode 411: "Spillover"
By DanQ at 2016-08-17 20:15
Image In the wake of one announcement comes another. The eleventh episode of dramedy podcast One More Turn's (OMT) fourth season is now available. Entitled "Spillover", it has a runtime of 08m57s. A story set in the near future, OMT features geeks deal with non-geeky problems. One can follow the show on Twitter and check out its YouTube channel for caption capability.

OMT features the voice talents of Civilization strategy-centric podcast PolyCast regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick and Stephanie "Makahlua" among others; Quick is also the show's writer and creator. Selections of American music and soundtrack composer Kevin MacLeod's work is included throughout the series. Episode 412 is scheduled for release on August 24th, 2016.

HOF Civ5 Update
By Denniz at 2016-08-17 08:09

The Civilization V Hall of Fame has been updated. 59 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to keg for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Settler, Domination, Quick, Duel, Great Plains, Morocco (Ahmad al-Mansur) [BNW] game for 8783 points.

Kamist Reloe was the most active player during this update, submitting 9 games.

Only 3 players were brave enough to take on Deity this update
Brainwave - 1853 AD, Turn 443, 1413 points, Deity, Science, Epic, Small, Large Islands, Babylon (Nebuchadnezzar II) [BNW]
Dines - 120 AD, Turn 362, 4420 points, Deity, Domination, Marathon, Huge, Pangaea, Germany (Bismark) [BNW]
GiovDenti - 1902 AD, Turn 322, 2260 points, Deity, Science, Standard, Standard, Shuffle, Zulu (Shaka) [BNW]
GiovDenti - 1862 AD, Turn 301, 3918 points, Deity, Domination, Standard, Standard, Shuffle, Netherlands (William) [BNW]

Gauntlet Results:
G-Major LXXIV - Domination, Emperor, Standard, Small Continents, Epic, Indonesia (Gajah Mada) (check options)
1st trendy - 245 BC T-157
2nd Sclb - 385 AD T-199
3rd Kung-Fu Kitty - 850 AD T-230

G-Major LXXIV - Domination, Emperor, Standard, Small Continents, Epic, Indonesia (Gajah Mada) (check options)
1st Svinopes - 1440 AD T-204
2nd Mighty Dwaarf - 1725 AD T-255
3rd Big Luther - 1765 AD T-263

** New Gauntlets Starting **
G-Major LXXV - Diplomacy, King, Standard, Highlands, Standard, Ethiopia (Haile Selassie)
G-Minor CXXVII - Domination, Prince, Standard, Frontier, Standard, Arabia (Harun al-Rashid)

Civilization: Best PC Game of all Time?
By Petek at 2016-08-13 16:57


This article makes a strong argument for the Civilization series being the best PC game of them all. Very well-written and informative.

PolyCast Episode 262: "Variety of Threads"
By DanQ at 2016-08-13 00:39
Image Consideration on many levels. The two-hundred-and-sixty-first episode of PolyCast, "Variety of Threads", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, Stephanie "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and "MadDjinn" with returning guest co-host Christopher "blauerfackel" Ryder. It carries a runtime of 59m59s.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 01m35s | News
In Civilization VI, what to expect from France and what is brought by Brazil (07m54s) is followed by the first livestream of the game by developer Firaxis Games (19m08s).
- 52m06s | Forum Talk
A blog post by CivVI publisher 2K Games does not contain any new game information, but how it is presented prompts some written comments and panel reaction.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
Off fence, unwanted honour and being contrary.

PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production recording live every other Saturday throughout the year, in an ongoing effort to give the Civilization community an interactive voice; sibling show ModCast focuses on Civ modding, TurnCast on Civ multiplay.

Want to Help Create a Better AI?
By leif erikson at 2016-08-12 10:08
Image
If you wish to help create a better AI for Civilization games, please read the following:

Dear All,
Arago, an artificial intelligence company based in Frankfurt and New York invites you to participate in our HIROic challenge. We are working on an artificial intelligence, called HIRO, and we believe that it will be able to beat the worldÂ's best players in Freeciv shortly. However, HIRO doesnÂ't know anything about the game yet.

Although HIRO is a quick learner it needs awesome mentors: world class Civ experts that know how to build civilizations and compete against other empires within the game. Therefore, we are looking for the most experienced and most creative players in your community that are ready to support us to not only teach HIRO to play Freeciv like a world champion but to create the worldÂ's most powerful computer opponent.

The major difference between the usual computer opponents you are already familiar with and HIRO is that the latter will be human-like Â- no more tricking, no more unfair information advantages. Every time you play against HIRO you will be playing against the worldÂ's best players at the same time, because HIRO will pool the knowledge of the worldÂ's best human players in one “super brain”.

The task we ask for is simple: play at least two games with us in the beginning of August and tell us about the principles of your pathway to victory. Once you register, you work with a "buddy" from our organization. We have set up a Docker container that will have everything you need to participate and we will assist you in getting setup to play. Any issues can be addressed through your "buddy".

Depending upon how well you do, your efforts will be rewarded with great non-cash bonuses. Furthermore, Arago would like to provide your community with its computer opponent as soon as it is ready to win against the best.

If you want to go down in history, please register at http://hiroic.arago.co and beat the beast.

Regards,
Arago Team


We are intentionally exempting this from our policy of no advertisements because we feel this effort could bring great benefit to the civilization community.

HOF Civ4 Update
By NobleZarkon at 2016-08-12 04:56
ImageThe Civilization IV Hall of Fame has been updated. 9 games were accepted since the previous update.

Congratulations to zbgayumn for the highest Firaxis score of the update with a Small, Normal, Prince, Domination game for 118893 points.

magpie_robert was the most active player during this update, submitting 3 games.

Only 1 player was brave enough to take on Deity this update:
smitsk00 - 1811 AD, Standard, Marathon, Deity, Space Colony game for 88226 points.

No players gained number one positions on harder difficulty levels.

No players gained a composite table High Score (i.e. Any Condition).

*** Gauntlet Results **

G-Minor 213 - Religious, Monarch, Tiny, Quick, Pangaea

  1. magpie_robert- 320 AD
  2. colonelmustard- 500 AD

Congratulations!

** New Gauntlets Starting **

G-Minor 214 - Conquest, Warlord, Any Era, Small, Quick, Pangaea, (check options)


>> Civ IV HOF
>> Full Update Details
>> Discussion Thread

 
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