No, this isn’t a McClarey home video. My wife actually is the one who plays Civilization currently each day, while I would never go into raptures over Otto von Bismarck in a game. How juvenile. Now Abraham Lincoln on the other hand…
No, with the coming in September of Civilization V,
nirvana for historical computer strategy gamers like me, some organization has to exist to aid those who become helplessly addicted to it. Some of the signs of addiction: you sit down on Friday night at 10:00 PM to play a few turns, and the next thing you know it is 3:00 AM…Monday morning; your family begins to post photographs of you around town on billboards; a tornado is headed toward your home and you instantly seize the Civ V game box and race into the basement; your spouse files a lawsuit against Firaxis, the company behind Civ V, for alienation of affections; you think seriously about naming your next child Sid Meier, reasoning that she will grow to love it.
Update: Remember for those of you living in Maryland, September 21, the release day of Civ V, is officially in Maryland Sid Meier’s Civilization V Day. Not a joke, at least not of the intentional kind.