Sid Meier News


Sweepstakes: Your Favorite Civilization

By Jeff, Jan 24, 2008 7:48am PST

Shackers, tell us of your favorite real or fictional civilization. Give a short description of the civilization, who the leader is and their traits, and what is their favored military unit and building.


"Almost perfect, minus the Emo part which wasn't really fitting although it was funny."

- razorblade79 see all 34 comments

Sid Meier to Be Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC

By Aaron Linde, Jan 08, 2008 11:54am PST

Often recognized as the "father of computer gaming", legendary designer Sid Meier (pictured left) will be recognized for lifetime achievement at...


"I never really tried any of the civ games enough to remember them. /o\ Anyways - Colonization, ..."

- humbleone see all 12 comments

Blizzard's Mike Morhaime Joins AIAS Hall of Fame

By Chris Faylor, Dec 12, 2007 9:47am PST

Blizzard Entertainment co-founder, president and CEO Mike Morhaime (pictured left) is the latest addition to the Academy of Interactive Arts &...


"Ask him if they're working on Diablo 3. If he says they have no real plans at this time, he's ..."

- qtseng see all 6 comments

Pirates of the Burning Sea Impressions

By Nick Breckon, Dec 07, 2007 12:59pm PST

Pirates of the Burning Sea is, at its core, Sid Meier crossed with World of Warcraft, an "If They Mated" experiment by developer Flying Lab. You...


"My full review on the thing: Economy is too vast. It's impossible for a person to even make ..."

- DerHuhnTeufel see all 24 comments

E3 07: Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

By Chris Faylor, Jul 21, 2007 9:24pm PDT

"We're really excited about Civilization Revolution because it's the first Civ since Civ I that Sid Meier has made himself," a 2K Games...


"ditto. Scanned through the pre-rendered to find it...but nope."

- Madwacker see all 54 comments

Civilization Revolutionizes PS3, X360, Wii and DS

By Chris Faylor, Jul 10, 2007 9:06am PDT

The upcoming console spinoff of Civilization, Firaxis Games' Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, is headed to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, and...


"Oh thank the almighty that it's coming for DS! The initial press release was very vague and had ..."

- PenicillinX57 see all 6 comments

Sid Meier's Civilization Conquers Consoles

By Nick Breckon, Jun 28, 2007 8:33am PDT

Sid Meier's long-standing strategy franchise will make its way to handhelds and consoles next year.


"A civ DS game would be fantastic. I would pay full price + extra for alpha centauri straight ..."

- aeg1x see all 10 comments

Educational Civilization 3 Mod Donated to Canadian High Schools

By Chris Faylor, Jun 01, 2007 8:15am PDT

Developed by Bitcasters and donated to 100,000 Candian High Schools, HistoriCanada: The New World focuses on key situations and scenarios of Canada's history.


"what was the one where you played a settlor family? It was in black and white I think. I just ..."

- Morgin see all 29 comments

Game Reviews

By Maarten Goldstein, May 02, 2007 4:50am PDT

PC Penumbra: Overture Episode 1 on YouGamers. Silverfall on Killer Betties. PSP Cube on GameSpot. Sid Meier's Pirates! on play.tm. PS3 Tekken...


Civ 4 Designer Leaves Firaxis for Spore

By Chris Remo, Apr 19, 2007 2:33am PDT

Firaxis designer Soren Johnson has left the Hunt Valley, Maryland-based studio founded by Sid Meier to join Will Wright's hand-picked development...


"Good designers/devs are always needed at any time for a project."

- Sturm08 see all 17 comments

Game Reviews

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 30, 2007 5:58am PDT

PC Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars on Driver Heaven. Penumbra: Overture on Eurogamer. Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle on games xtreme. Sam &...


Preserving the History of Games

By Chris Remo, Mar 12, 2007 12:54pm PDT

On a yearly basis, important films are added to the National Film Registry in the Library of Congress, ensuring that landmark motion pictures are...


""It was also a watershed moment in user content creation for games." Nah... Not really. Doom ..."

- cosmicc see all 46 comments

Game Reviews

By Maarten Goldstein, Mar 08, 2007 6:20am PST

PC Supreme Commander on GamePyre. Titan Quest: Immortal Throne on Atomic Gamer. NDS Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja on Atomic Gamer. PSP...


Irrational Games Developing X-COM Title?

By Chris Remo, Feb 17, 2007 12:23pm PST

Irrational Games, developer of System Shock 2 as well as the upcoming BioShock (X360, PC), may be working on a successor to Microprose's PC...


"A little bit of X-com, a little bit of Space Hulk... Maybe the bastard child wouldn't be so bad. :)"

- Cruciform see all 114 comments

Game Reviews

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 06, 2007 6:38am PST

PC Sam & Max Episode 3: The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball on IGN. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade on GameSpot. NDS Fullmetal...