PolyCast Episode 148: "Onwards and Upwards"


Owner, Civilized Communication
Oct 24, 2000
Ontario, Canada
Holding onto that hope. The one-hundred-and-forty-eighth episode of PolyCast, "Onwards and Upwards", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua", Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew and Lisa "qnl" Bang with first-time guest co-host Steve "steveg700" Gale; it has a runtime of 59m59s; listeners are encouraged to rate the show on iTunes and follow on Twitter.

The summary of topics is as follows:

- 01m09s | Forum Talk
The arrival at last of the official Civilization V: Gods & Kings website; still with this CivV expansion then, dissecting the nature of the upcoming Machine and Gatling Gun units (07m41s), debating merits of introducing Non-Aggression Pacts (19m30s), whether to bring back a Civil War mechanic (28m59s), and moving availability of the Trading Post improvement to the Guilds technology (36m25s).
- 41m48s | News
The sudden and jarring demise of Rise of Nations developer Big Huge Games.

- Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous
A land-based equivalent for the weakness that is the Ironclad in the Civilization series, hearing folly and mute interpretations.

Recording live before a listening audience every other Saturday, PolyCast is a bi-weekly audio production in an ongoing effort to give the Civ community an interactive voice on game strategy; sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, ModCast on Civ modding, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.
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