Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods & Kings

PC / Strategy / Release: Jun 19, 2012 / ESRB: RP

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Humble Sid Meier Bundle celebrates the Civilization creator

Humble Sid Meier Bundle celebrates the Civilization creator

2K Games has a lot of love for Sid Meier and they're proving it through a new collaboration with Humble Bundle. The latest Humble Bundle will collect some of Meier's best games, including the recently-released Sid Meier's Ace Patrol. But if you're feeling particularly charitable, you can also come away with Sid Meier's Civilization V and both the Gods and Kings and Brave New World expansions.

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Civilization V patch adding Pitboss mode

Civilization V patch adding Pitboss mode

Almost three years after launch, Civilization V's promised Pitboss multiplayer mode is finally arriving today in a new patch. The update also brings an observer mode, support for custom maps in multiplayer, AI tweaks, new terrain art, bug fixes, and more, making everything spick-and-span for the launch of the Brave New World expansion next week.

Read more: Standalone Pitboss server to follow later »

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Why Sid Meier's name is on his games

Why Sid Meier's name is on his games

Sid Meier's name is well known in gaming circles for the addicting "just one more turn" mentality associated with his strategy games. Of course, there is never any mistaking what his games are because his name is usually in the game's title.

It can't be because of ego, as colleagues say Meier is a very soft-spoken, unassuming man. "In the [13] years and all the people I've worked with at Firaxis," said designer Jake Solomon, "there has never been anyone who's had a personality issue with Sid, 'cause it's not possible. He's such a wonderful person."

So just how did it happen that the brilliant strategy designer's games get that title treatment? It started in Meier's days at MicroProse with partner Bill Stealey, as Meier was pitching the idea for a pirate game.

Read more: Robin Williams suggested it »

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Civilization 5: Brave New World expansion announced

Civilization 5: Brave New World expansion announced

Culture, trade and diplomacy are to become more important in Civilization 5 with Brave New World, the second expansion pack, announced today by publisher 2K Games. Arriving this summer, it'll bring a new culture victory condition, international trade routes, the new World Congress, and heaps more.

New civilizations, units, and buildings »

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Civilization V: Gods & Kings review

Civilization V: Gods & Kings review

What makes Civilization so appealing is the ability to create whatever absolutely-bizarre version of history I want--whether it's the infamous battle of the Roman Phalanx defeating the British tank in Civilization II to having Montezuma drop nukes on France in Civilization IV. For the newest installment/expansion, Civilization V: Gods & Kings, my first session had Austria laying siege to New York with musketeers in 1532--after swiping the elusive secret of metallurgy from the Americans. New York was already getting swept up by my new religion, Scooteronomy, which granted an additional combat bonus to my musketeers as they tore through this alternate reality New York that my game has created.

Read more: Religion and espionage return »

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Civilization V 'Gods and Kings' demo available

Civilization V 'Gods and Kings' demo available

Civilization V recently got a lot more holy with the Gods and Kings expansion, but some of you fence-sitters haven't yet indulged in abusing religion for your own selfish ambitions. If you're still itching to give your theocracy a try, you'll be happy to know that a demo for the game is now available.

Read more: Religions, city-states, and espionage »

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Civilization V adding Steam Workshop for mods

Civilization V adding Steam Workshop for mods

Firaxis is cutting out Civilization V's existing mod browsing system to slip in Valve's sleek and chic Steam Workshop, publisher 2K Games has announced. As in Portal 2 and Skyrim, it'll let you easily peruse, download, rate, and submit mods through your browser or the Steam client.

Read more: For both Civ V and the Gods & Kings expansion »

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Civilization V getting free Steam weekend

Civilization V getting free Steam weekend

Civilization V is getting ready for some of that old time religion, also known as polytheism. To mark the Gods and Kings expansion, Firaxis and 2K Games are offering the game as free to play for this weekend, lasting from today until Sunday, May 27.

Read more: 75% off Civilization V and DLC »

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Civilization V: Gods & Kings coming June 19

Civilization V: Gods & Kings coming June 19

When Civilization V dropped religion and espionage from the basic game, hardcore enthusiasts were upset that Firaxis had messed with one of the more successful aspects from the previous game. The new Gods & Kings expansion plans to remedy that on June 19.

Read more: More civs, scenarios and wonders »

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Civilization V: Gods & Kings expansion announced

Civilization V: Gods & Kings expansion announced

Spies and religion are returning to Sid Meier's Civilization V in its first expansion pack, announced today, which will also bring revamped combat and bags of other new things. Named Gods & Kings, it's due from developer Firaxis in, oh, less than one turn--in "late spring."

Read more: 27 new units, 13 buildings, 9 civs, and more »

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