Well, that's how the E3 demo ended. I'm not sure, but I think you forgot to mention that you now have to physically transport all spaceship parts to the capital - which is why that capital got nuked (the Aztecs had nearly finished their ship to Alpha Centauri.) PS. The Culture victory is the "Utopia Project" which is researched after getting a certain number of social projects. PPS. City states have personalities. For instance, Genoa in the demo I saw had "irrational" as a personality, meaning it would ask for off-the-wall favors from its friends. Befriending a CS funnels in Culture, etc, too. * * * Oh, and you can now install a puppet government in a city rather than annex it or raze it. The thing is, simply annexing a city can bring down production to your civ as a whole due to unhappiness. Leaving a puppet government means that it'll funnel its production to your coffers, but you have no ability to tell it how to produce at all. You can still annex it later when the time is right. Oh, and now the conquer win condition only requires you conquer every capital. You don't need to capture every single city.