Opening Strategy Splits Civ V Studio.
Since the beginning of time, man has been bedeviled by the eternal question: "In Sid Meier's Civilization, is it better to found your first city on the opening move, or move around to find a more advantageous spot?"
is a long, multi-part essay about how computer games deal with the concept of nations and turns it into a game mechanic. The author, Troy Goodfellow of strategy gaming blog Flash of Steel, focuses on how the fourteen indistinguishable national factions of the original Sid Meier's Civilization have been treated by different games through the years. [more inside]
We believe that a power greater than Sid Meier can restore us to sanity.
Yeah, World of Warcraft may currently be ruining your life, but I'd bet good money that over the long haul Civilization
and other games by Sid Meier
have ruined more lives than that upstart. Don't give in! NO MORE TURNS!
"By the time I got to the industrial age, I was a full blown junkie."
(Quicktime MOV) Sid Meier's Civilization IV is coming. Civ addicts everywhere now have a place to turn for help
. Your recovery is only 12 steps away...
Classic Games Convention.
For those of you
into vintage games, tomorrow is the last day to check out PhillyClassic 4
, a vintage game fest at which developers will release new vintage games
. Some industry personalities
will be present, including Sid Meier of Civilization
fame, and Cindy Morgan
from everyone's classic game movie, Tron
, soon to have a sequel (the game, not the movie). Play a vintage game on a current system
, or relive the good old days of Vectrex
. Leave your quarters at home (the games are on free-play), but bring your joysticks to donate
to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Aztecs Conquer Russian Civilization
…Now that Sid Meier's Civilization III
has been released for the Mac OS
, I shall now begin to wall myself off from our own actual
civilization and begin a weeks-long campaign to rule a fictional world.
Civ3 truly is, as its packaging claims, “the Greatest Game of All Time.” Civ is not merely a battle simuator or an extrapolation of the board game Risk — it's a chance to learn how successful (and not-so-successful) societies can be developed through history. Strategy gaming at its finest.