Saying it is so. The one-hundred-and-ninety-seventh episode of PolyCast, "Ready for the Awesomeness", features regular co-hosts Daniel "DanQ" Quick, "Makahlua" and Philip "TheMeInTeam" Bellew with returning guest co-host Izzy "Izmir Stinger" Stinger and first-time guest co-host "adwcta". Carrying a runtime of 59m59s, the summary of topics is as follows: - 01m14s | News Much anticipation leads to the announcement of Civilization: Beyond Earth at PAX East 2014, already being seen by many as the spiritual successor to 1999's Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri; then, word that the GameSpy Multiplay service is being shut down at the end of May gets some attention -- and a suggested workaround -- from the Civ community (13m11s). - 24m24s | Open Mic Responding to feedback from Episode 196 with extended consideration to one inquiry followed by what the panelists themselves would like to see added, possibly even brought back into, Civilization and specifically CivV (35m19s). - 43m18s | Theatre One panelist's account of dealing with the loss of their civilization's capital city which had been carrying much of its science output... without rage quitting. - 46m28s | Forum Talk Implications for Civilization V gameplay are analyzed in a response to a suggestion to have one's playstyle choose their Ideology as opposed to player choice. - Intro/Outro | Miscellaneous Lack of coordination and pontificating future Civ series title timelines. 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; listeners are encouraged to follow the show on Twitter, and check out the YouTube channel for caption capability. Sibling show RevCast focuses on Civilization: Revolution, ModCast on Civ modding, SCivCast on Civ social gaming and TurnCast on Civ multiplay.