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Rematch: AoE III vs. Civ. IV, who's buggier?

The two went head to head in a metareview showdown: Civilization IV versus Age of Empires III. AoE III won in sales, but got edged out in overall rankings, but then it was revealed that Civilization IV was playing injured. Reports of buggy software flooded the nets, and then it was AoE III's game...

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Civ IV needs fumigation and delousing

Civilization IV has been winning accolades from game critics, but customer experience with the title has not been quite as positive, with widespread reports of buggy software behavior piling up at Amazon.com and at other sites that accept user feedback (MetaCritic, too). We're talking roach...

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Metareview: Age of Empires III vs. Civilization IV

Whilst Age of Empires III and Civilization IV are classed in the same genre as strategy games, they have very different styles. AoE is real time and has a permanent "down with the troops" view and feel. Civilization IV, on the other hand, is turn based and features a lot of micromanagement. Rather...

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Best selling PC games: AoE 3 and Civ IV battle for top spot

For the week ending November 13th, here's the best sellers list for PC games in the U.S. 1. Age Of Empires III 2. Civilization IV 3. Call Of Duty 2 4. Star Wars Battlefront II 5. World Of Warcraft 6. The Sims 2 7. City Of Villains 8. The Sims 2 Nightlife Expansion Pack 9. Battlefield 2...

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Civilization IV demo released

Firaxis went ahead and released a demo of the fourth game in the Civilization series. The 314MB demo features a tutorial and 100 turns of a demo level. It's a good way to check out how the game will run on your machine but - let's face it - if you're a Civilization fan you'll already have the full...

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Take-Two buys Sid Meier's Firaxis Games

The house that Sid Meier has built, and made successful, is now officially a part of Take Two Interactive. The notorious publisher has been publishing Firaxis-developed titles for a long time now, including Pirates! and the Civilization series via its subsidiary 2K Games, so do not expect anything...

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Civ IV pre-order deal gets fancy

If you were a fan of Civilization IV, you were already giddy by yesterday's announcement that Sid Meier's precious baby would be arriving on store shelves a month early. Now you have even more reason to be excited: if you pre-order the game, you will receive the aptly titled Civilization IV...

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Take-Two takes a hit in revenues; Civ IV to ship before Halloween

Who needs trick-or-treating when you can conquer the world? Take-Two, in reporting losses of $28.8 million this quarter, has announced a couple of changes to the shipping dates of its upcoming games. Civilization IV, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and The Warriors will all ship before the...

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E3: More on Civ IV

Here's another screenshot of Civilization IV, and some more dope about the game that Firaxis games promises will be even more addicting than the original. faster pace: remember how the early years of a Civilization map tend to blow by, but the years approaching 2050 can take what seems like...

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Interview with Civ IV Producer

IGN has posted an interview with Civilization IV's producer Barry Caudill, who provides more detail on the what's changed since the last Civilization title 3D engine still covers the 4000 BC to 2050 AD timeframe revamped movement and combat mechanics animated, dynamic...

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