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In addition to its use of DirectX 11, Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will be among the first wave of products optimized for the latest in AMD graphics technologies, including: the new Mantle graphics API, for enhanced graphics performance; AMD CrossFire™, for UltraHD resolutions and extreme image quality; and AMD Eyefinity, which allows for a panoramic gameplay experience on up to six different HD displays off of a single graphics card.
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Woo, looks like it should run great on AMD hardware.
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Holy poooooop! MY BUTT IS CLENCHING FROM EXCITEMENT
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Woo, looks like it should run great on AMD hardware.
and they just forced me into getting an AMD card since I hate long turn times!
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Can we still inhabit earth? Or is this a pure space game? It would be cool to have both
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Looks like an attempt to get all the Civ players to play a Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri sequel tongue.gif.
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I remember the first time I sat down with Civilization in 1991. It was about 5pm, started playing, got hooked! Next thing you know, it was 6 in the morning. Geeeze!!! What an awesome game. I couldn't stop playing it and still haven't in 23 years.

So obviously, this will be a modern take on Alpha Centauri, a great game in it's own right. Looking forward to more info.

Civ is quite possibly the greatest game series ever made. "Just. One. MORE. TURN!!!!!!"
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I remember the first time I sat down with Civilization in 1991. It was about 5pm, started playing, got hooked! Next thing you know, it was 6 in the morning. Geeeze!!! What an awesome game. I couldn't stop playing it and still haven't in 23 years.

So obviously, this will be a modern take on Alpha Centauri, a great game in it's own right. Looking forward to more info.

Civ is quite possibly the greatest game series ever made. "Just. One. MORE. TURN!!!!!!"

I hope they give support to modding community this time around and don't offer some locked down crap like Civ 5 to push their DLC with "see - there is religion now".
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This will most likely be similar to Alpha Centauri and different to Galactic Civ games in way that there will most likely be a single alien world with different factions landing in different locations on the planet.

No Galactic Empires.

Can't wait for this game! biggrin.gif
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Could this be a 4x game that will actually have a decent development budget? I don't know if that's happened before tongue.gif

Endless Space and Stardive are the best we got these days unless you go all the way back to MOO2
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Actually its not impossible at all for an poorly armed force to take out an tank. During the winter war finish soldiers disabled and destroyed tanks with very rudimentary tools. One man got a medal for going in and prying off the tanks tracks using a crow bar. Others jammed the tracks using nothing but fire food and once a lone tank is no longer mobile its pretty much a death trap.

That's why later model tanks have the swivel mounted MG. They are there so that adjacent tanks can cover each other form infantry attacks but in rough terrain that usually not enough and so after this weakness was recognized it was pretty usual to see tanks and infantry working as an single combat unit.

That's a good point, it does and has happened in real life but Civ III/IV were plagued by that situation happening over and over again. it was infuriating. That also brings up why I like battle system of Total war games. It allows you to pair troop types to complement each other. Civ 5 still boils down to a 1 vs 1 battle.
Edited by serothis - 4/14/14 at 8:46am
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