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The latest Sid Meier game, Civilization: Beyond Earth, launches later this week exclusively for PC. Mac and Linux players won’t get to play right out of the gate, but Aspyr Media announced today that Beyond Earth will be available for those platforms through Steam and on Apple’s Mac App Store sometime “this holiday season.”

Mac and Linux players can preorder a Steam code for Beyond Earth today through Aspyr’s GameAgent.com. Preordering will net you the Exoplanets Map Pack as a free bonus.

According to Aspyr, a prolific developer of Mac games, the Mac and Linux versions of Beyond Earth will “retain the same features and gameplay as the Windows PC version, while also offering cross-platform multiplayer via Steam.”

You can follow Aspyr’s progress on the Mac and Linux versions of Beyond Earth through a special “Dev Diary” series at blog.gameagent.com.

This is not the first time Aspyr Media has teamed up with Firaxis Games and 2K to bring a Sid Meier game to Mac. The developer was also behind the Mac versions of Civilization III, IV , and V.

For more on Beyond Earth, be sure to watch the game’s impressive intro cinematic (above), and then check out our previous coverage of the upcoming strategy game. Just yesterday, 2K announced that the Windows PC version is now available to pre-load, and that you can play Civilization V for free until October 23.

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Evolution Studios, the games developer that has been working frantically to solve the server problems that has marred the release of Driveclub, says the free version of the game will be available as soon as possible.

Prior to the release of the PlayStation 4 racing game, Evolution and Sony had agreed to release a free abridged version of the game to PS Plus subscribers. However, due to major server problems affecting the game, coupled with the likelihood that a surge of new players would make matters worse, Sony decided to postpone the PS Plus edition.

But on Monday Evolution Studios claimed it had begun to gain ground in restoring full online services for the racing title, and four days later it has released another update (1.04) which it hopes will bolster online stability even further.

“More servers and new upgrades are still coming online hour-by-hour, so we expect improvements to server connectivity and reliability for everyone,” the studio wrote on its Facebook page.

“Essential diagnostics are still running periodically (for the next 12 hours) to help us continue to improve server performance,” it added.

“We are still also working hard to get the PS Plus Edition of Driveclub out as soon as possible and hope to update you on this soon.”

The studio has apologised on several occasions for the downtime, and hasn’t ruled out compensating those affected by the problems.

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Step aside, Evolve’s monster and Titanfall’s Titan figures. One of the toughest characters in video games, The Walking Dead’s Clementine, is getting her own action figure as well.

Announced today at Telltale’s The Walking Dead panel at the New York City Comic-Con, the Clementine action figure is a collaboration between Telltale Games, comic publishing imprint Skybound, McFarlane Toys. You can check out the detail work on the Clem figure in the image gallery above. It will be available in both clean and bloodsplattered versions.

Telltale recently announced that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the first and second seasons of The Walking Dead will arrive in October at retailers and digitally. Physical versions of The Walking Dead season two are also coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 21 (disc versions of the first season are already available), while a PlayStation Vita retail version of season two will launch November 4.

In addition to the third season of The Walking Dead, Telltale is working on Tales from the Borderlands with Gearbox Software and a Game of Thrones project.

Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg.

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