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MONG Podcast 128 | But Wait! There’s More!

This week the crew got together to talk about movies. Not the whole time, but they did spend a few minutes talking about the new Ghostbusters and they might have had opinions you wouldn’t expect! They also introduced a new segment (that might be weekly… maybe) called Hideo Kojima Quote of the Show, or HKQOTS for short! Come one come all, join the MONG Podcast crew once more for another week of fun! Continue reading MONG Podcast 128 | But Wait! There’s More!

Civilization: Beyond Earth Review


 Civilization, the 4x heavyweight champ, is a standard bearer for the genre, but to me, it is that and more. Many moons ago, when I was a wee lad, I came across Sid Meier’s Civilization (SMC) on my elementary school’s computers. I can’t be sure how I happened upon it, nor do I care to ruin the memory with facts. All I know is that AC / BC to me means After Civilization / Before Civilization. School lunches and recesses were spent inside, frantically trying to finish a couple more turns. This game franchise, more than any other, I credit with really sparking my love of gaming. How fitting it is to be my first review. How serendipitous, the timing couldn’t have been better. So then, it is with a heavy heart that I say this, Civilization: Beyond Earth  (C:BE) could have been better.

Civilization is a franchise owned and developed by Firaxis Games. The company is best known for its Civilization series of games, though it has had notable success with other titles as well, such as XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

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