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Watch Civilization maestro Sid Meier discuss his storied career

While you wait for the October 24 debut of Civilization: Beyond Earth you can pass the time with this lengthy presentation from Civilization creator Sid Meier, in which the legendary developer offers insight into his impressive career and the strategy games that have made him such a revered...

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Civilization dev launches Firaxicon fan conference

Following in the footsteps of Blizzard and Mojang comes Firaxicon, an upcoming conference dedicated to Civilization developer Firaxis Games. According to Eventbrite, fans attending Firaxicon will enjoy "unique Firaxicon swag," a tour of the Firaxis offices, a chance to meet the developers and an...

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Humble Sid Meier Bundle adds Civilization 5 DLC, Sid Meier's Pirates

The good people at Humble Bundle have opted to make the Humble Sid Meier Bundle even more attractive, with two additional DLC packs for Civilization 5, as well as the 2004 remake of seminal swashbuckling simulator Sid Meier's Pirates. As it now stands, those who spend any amount of money between...

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Humble Sid Meier Bundle: Civ 3, 4 and 5, plus Ace Patrol, Railroads

Humble Bundle offers three tiers of entry into Sid Meier's epic, world-building simulation games: The first package offers Civilization 3 Complete, Civilization 4: The Complete Edition, Ace Patrol, Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies and Railroads for any price you want. The second tier adds Civilization 5...

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Sid Meier's Ace Patrol review: Strategy simplified

There's a certain stigma attached to strategy games, where deep systems and mechanics can hoist a sky-high barrier for the uninitiated. Sid Meier's Ace Patrol sidesteps these stigmas, presenting a turn-based experience so simple that even the strategically challenged will be able to play and...

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Will Wright shares admiration for the three Ms: Miyamoto, Molyneux, Meier

Bespectacled brain Will Wright is one of the world's most revered game designers, both within the industry and in the more mainstream eye. But which game designers does he admire the most? Speaking at the Game Horizon conference in the UK via a video stream, Wright said he regards a great number...

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Sid Meier's Ace Patrol lands on iOS May 9

Sid Meier's next project is an iOS game set in World War I called Ace Patrol, a dogfighting strategy game created by Meier himself. Ace Patrol will launch on the App Store May 9 as a free download. Ace Patrol is comprised of four campaigns – all downloads gain access to the British...

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Civilization 2 10-year-game predicts nuclear wasteland future, Sid Meier 'can't believe' it

A few days ago, a thread on Reddit revolving around a tense Civilization 2 match received quite a bit of attention. Within the thread, user Lycerius detailed a scenario within the game that has been in play for about ten years. The American, Viking, and Celtic nations in his decade long battle...

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These games inspired Cliff Bleszinski, John Romero, Will Wright, and Sid Meier

Everyone in the industry has a story about their formative experiences with video games, but Jon-Paul Dyson, the director of the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, was a bit more blunt than most. "Great artists don't borrow. They steal," Dyson said, borrowing a quote from...

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Sid Meier indirectly involved in XCOM: Enemy Unknown

XCOM: Enemy Unknown's lead designer Jake Solomon may be part of a conspiracy at Firaxis that finds studio head Sid Meier experimenting on employees. Asked by PC Gamer if the legendary creator of the Civilization series is involved in the development of XCOM, Solomon noted he and Meier interact on...

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