Early last year, something beautiful happened: a single game of Civ V was started up, with 61 civs all controlled by the AI, then left to run. It was chaos, there was bloodshed, but sadly, it all kinda fell apart thanks to technical woes. Not to matter! It’s starting up again, and for curious spectators looks a lot …
A group of Civilization players have banded together and formed something called Democraciv, where a whole bunch of humans work together to operate a single Civilization, some of them actually playing, the rest arguing and giving advice.
It’s 2016. Bearing this in mind, go play a shooter from 2010. Or a sports game. Or, well, anything else from 2010. Look how (relatively) basic it is! Notice how advances in game design and technology have rendered so many of these former classics obsolete. Now go and play Civilization V. I’ll see you in six months. If…
From the very first game in the Civilization series through to today, India’s supposedly-peaceful leader Gandhi has been famous for one thing: dropping nukes. And there’s a very good reason for it.
If you think Donald Trump would be a disaster for the USA/world given 4-8 years of leadership, imagine the devastation if he was allowed to reign for millennia.
One of the real joys of Civilization V, a key factor in keeping people playing once the systems have worn thin, is the game’s character. Each rival AI isn’t just an AI. Thanks to a wonderful combination of art style, animation and voice, they’re very human opponents.
Swedish YouTuber Kilian decided to show us how to beat the game on the hardest difficulty in 50 turns. While playing as Venice, with domination victory only. Those are factors that’d make winning pretty much impossible.
When Alex Recker and his wife Marissa needed to get their household budget under control, they didn’t go to a financial planner. They went to a video game.
As I type this, a computer is simulating the biggest and most destructive conflict Civilization V has ever seen. Over 60 factions are currently waging war, and the world they’re leaving in their wake is a...weird one.
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.
My pessimism was for naught. The giant 42-player, AI-only Civilization V game that had seemed doomed has in fact been saved, and the surviving Civs are free to resume soaking the dirt with the blood of their enemies.
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.
The 42-player, AI-only Civilization game that's currently going down is already one of the most amazing things the Civilization community — no slouches when it comes to weird and wonderful spins on the game — has come up with. In over 20 years playing the series I have never seen anything like this.
Get some popcorn ready, because the entire planet is about to throw down.
There are dozens of leaders to choose from every time you sit down to play a new game of Civilization V, each with their own sets of perks and bonuses. Some are good, some are OK, some are terrible, but only one is the overall best, and that leader is Elizabeth.
Oh boy. This one hurt.