Earlier this year, there was a giant, 42-player, AI-only game of Civilization V going down. Wonder why we never heard anything more about it? Because it died. But that’s OK. Now the same guy is going to run a game with over 60 players.
After some technical woes, the enormous 44-player, AI-only Civ V battle has resumed, and the rivers of the world are running red.
Bad news, everyone: the giant 42-player Civilization V game that was turning into the most enjoyable spectator sport of 2015 (at least for me) has broken down, crushed by the weight of its own awesomeness.
When Peripatet was in Jordan visiting the ancient wonder of Petra, he had only one thing on his mind: dragging along a laptop and a copy of Civilization V, and building the video game version of Petra in front of the real thing.
Get some popcorn ready, because the entire planet is about to throw down.
England is obvious. So too Japan, and China, and Egypt. But there have been a lot of Civilization games featuring a lot of Civilizations, so let's take a look at a map (made by sirprizes) showing every nation that has made it into the series and those who, sadly, have not.
A year after we first got to play the mod that brought a playable Australia to Civ V, the team behind it has beefed it up to look just like one of the game's "proper" civs.
From now until 10am PDT Thursday, you can play Civilization V for free. If you've somehow never picked it up, now's your chance.
Oh Civ V modders. Don't ever change.
For all its grandeur and humour, Civilization V can also be strangely tragic at times.
Modder Steph, bummed as the rest of us are that the World Cup is over, decided to keep the fires burning by making a FIFA mod for Civilization V. One that, despite the limitations of the host game, is one of the smartest attacks on the corrupt and generally awful FIFA (at least in terms of video games) that I've ever…
I had never played Civilization V prior to last week. Not to any meaningful degree, at least. I grew up with Nintendo and, to a lesser extent, Sega (plus Microsoft, come the aughts) providing my gaming goodness. I was a toddler when the original Civilization hit computers in 1991. Going from fast-paced kiddie-crack…
Civilization V is a different beast to Civilization IV. There are lots of new things, and the things that were kept have been changed. To help keep your feet on the ground, here's our guide to the new stuff (and don't forget to read our review!)
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