Sid Meiers Civilization V News


Civilization V mega-patch adds hot seat multiplayer

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 28, 2011 10:45am PDT

Hot Seat multiplayer has finally arrived in Civ V, as part of a colossal new patch which also brought heaps of changes, difficulty tweaks, and rudimentary support for play-by-email.


"Yeah I haven't played it since the first week, but i'm still mostly fine with my purchase ..."

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Civilization V DLC Now Available on Mac

By Xav de Matos, Feb 10, 2011 11:00am PST

The Aspyr Media-developed, Mac version of Civilization V has just received a swell of new content [via BigDownload]. Premium DLC for the turn-based...


"Did cross platform play work when both releases were at the same version? I thought I'd heard ..."

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Interview: Jon Shafer, Ex-Civ 5 Lead Now at Stardock

By Brian Leahy, Jan 05, 2011 12:00pm PST

Yesterday, it was announced (unofficially) that Jon Shafer, the lead designer of Civilization V who recently left Firaxis, had been hired by...


"LOL, congrats Jon! You've just joined the Uwe Boll of video games, way to flush your career ..."

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Best of 2010 Awards: PC Exclusive

By Shack Staff, Dec 29, 2010 1:00pm PST

PC Exclusive: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty It was definitely a close race between the two top games here, but in the end StarCraft II: Wings...


"So, first place to a crippled 2000 game (gameplay wise) with 2007 graphics, and second place to ..."

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Best of 2010 Awards: Strategy

By Shack Staff, Dec 28, 2010 1:00pm PST

Strategy: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Strategically, it doesn't get more intense than Blizzard's StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, especially...


"Did none of you guys play R.U.S.E.? Easily my favourite strategy game this year after SC 2, the ..."

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Civilization 5 Patch Bringing Oodles of Fixes, Soon

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 10, 2010 5:30pm PST

Hot on the heels of the announcement that The Double Civilization Scenario Pack: Spain and Inca is coming soon, Firaxis and 2K Games have revealed...


"Civ V didn't seem to have a soul of Civ IV. It adds plenty of good new stuff but there was ..."

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Civilization 5 DLC Brings New Scenario and Two New Civs on December 16

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 10, 2010 3:00pm PST

Firaxis and 2K Games have announced that they'll be providing Civilization 5 players with some more options for world domination via a...


"Both civ 5 and 4 released with 18 civs, not counting the special edition's Babylon. Room on a ..."

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Civilization 5 Pre-Order DLC Now Available for Purchase

By Brian Leahy, Dec 01, 2010 10:50am PST

The various "Cradle of Civilization" map packs that were released as retailer-specific bonuses with the launch of Civilization V are now available...


"I guess there must be people who bought Civ to play multiplayer, but THAT SEEMS FOOLISH! Civ is ..."

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Shack PSA: Civilization V Now Available on Mac

By Xav de Matos, Nov 23, 2010 9:00am PST

The time has come for all Mac owners to dust off their marching boots and dominate the world. As was announced earlier this month, today marks the...


"Hmmm - so the Civ 5 producer at Firaxis goes on about how important mods are to the game... ..."

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Mac Version of Civilization 5 Dated, Older Games on Sale

By Brian Leahy, Nov 03, 2010 10:40am PDT

Aspyr, the company responsible for porting Civilization V to the Mac, has announced a release date for the game: November 23. It will be available...


"If you want to play on your mac download Codeweaver's Crossover Games, I play a lot of PC only ..."

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Civilization 5 First Major Patch Arrives

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 22, 2010 2:40pm PDT

A little over a week ago, Firaxis announced that a major patch to address bugs, UI changes, and exploits in Civilization V, was on the way. As...


"Map - Huge map crash-during-load fix that were reported on some specific systems. It says that ..."

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Civilization 5 Hitting Macs This Holiday Season

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 20, 2010 7:40am PDT

Porting veteran Aspyr Media has announced that it'll be bringing Sid Meier's Civilization V to Apple's shiny white computerators some time this...


"Because that's exactly what I said, nor should I be able to express an opinion on what I think ..."

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Two Downloadable Add-ons for Civilization 5 Available Next Monday

By Garnett Lee, Oct 18, 2010 2:00pm PDT

Civilization 5 publisher 2K Games announced two add-on packs for the game will be available next Monday, October 25. As a thank you to the fans,...


"Still no patch to fix the original cluster fuck this game is, why spend more?! Release the damn ..."

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Upcoming Civilization 5 Patch Fixes Crash Bugs, UI Issues and Exploits

By Xav de Matos, Oct 13, 2010 12:00pm PDT

An upcoming patch for Civilization V, revealed in part on the official 2K forums, is set to fix a laundry list of small issues plaguing the game....


""Map - Terrain caching fix that could cause problems for certain video cards (the "glowing red ..."

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Rumor: Civilization 5 Mac Version Coming 'Very Soon'

By Brian Leahy, Oct 08, 2010 1:20pm PDT

MacRumors is reporting "that Civilization V for the Mac is due very soon -- likely in the coming weeks." No additional details are available at...


"They should be fixing the current PC game instead of Releasing a new version. I have played two ..."

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