The Fallacy Of "Keep Your Politics Out Of My Video Games"

It can often feel as though some people who like video games want to have it both ways: They want games to be taken seriously and acknowledged as an exciting artistic medium, but the moment someone critiques a game's politics they respond, as if cued by an invisible conductor: "It's just a game! Stop taking it so… » 10/14/13 9:00pm 10/14/13 9:00pm

Civilization's Crazy Ten-Year Game Is STILL GOING

Redditor Lycerius made headlines last year when he showed off a Civilization II save game that had been bombing the same map into the dust for ten years. Status update: despite the attention, and the fact the game's war wasn't really going anywhere, he's still at it. And so are a legion of "fans". » 10/09/13 2:00am 10/09/13 2:00am

The Funniest Civilization V Mods

The modding community of Civilization V pumps out some of the most creative stuff day by day on Steam, and luckily you don't have to be an expert in 3D modelling to participate. Besides total conversions, graphics and interface tweaks, there are quite a few funny and unexpected addons that are worth a look. » 9/10/13 9:00am 9/10/13 9:00am

There's A Beavis & Butt-Head Mod For Civilization V. It's Brilliant.

Sid Meier's Civilization V and its expansions now include almost all the major civilizations, nations and cultures in one way or another, meaning it's okay to go wild when it comes to modding. So why not make a playable nation based on two of the greatest minds of our time: Beavis & Butt-head? » 8/19/13 9:20am 8/19/13 9:20am

Tips For Playing Civilization V

Now that its second expansion is out, Civilization V isn't just one of the best strategy games out there, it's also a lot more complex than it was when it first launched in 2010. To help out newcomers to the game, then, or just those who are upgrading with the expansions, I thought I'd put this guide together, letting… » 7/11/13 11:00pm 7/11/13 11:00pm

Inheriting Civilization V's Brave New World, One Trade At A Time

I'd like to think I'm a people person. I might not agree with 75 percent of what other people say or think or believe, but I get along. It's what I do. In today's society it works, for the most part. In Civilization V it didn't, at least not until now. It's a Brave New World, and I almost conquered it with commerce. » 5/17/13 8:00pm 5/17/13 8:00pm