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"Civilization" is one of the most popular computer strategy games of all time, and has spawned several versions and updates over the past 20 years. The game allows players to build and develop their own cities, countries and civilizations across the expanse of time.
It has sold millions of copies and drawn in fans from around the world who are involved, vocal and loyal. From its beginning in 1991 to its most recent edition, last year's "Civilization V," Meier said it has been a strong, connected community that has kept the game strong.
Players have continued to respond to the game in spite of how far technology has come, in spite of how the world has changed, in spite of how the demographics of game players have changed," Meier said. "Each game starts out in a brand new world (and is) probably going to go off in a different direction than your last game. You've never really exhausted the possibilities of the game.
Hooray for mainstream media recognizing the granddaddy of computer strategy games.

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Best one was Call to Power. Why? Space colonies and sea colonies. Leetsauce.
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imho, turn based has nothing on real time. but apparently the masses disagree, i know a ton of super casual gamers who only have Steam accounts to play Civ on. they gotta be doing something right over there
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Sea colonies sound freaking jawsome.
    
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I hope in the next one you can be really nice.
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Imma let you finish Sid. But master of magic was the best turn based strategy game of all time. OF ALL TIME.
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Imma let you finish Sid. But master of magic was the best turn based strategy game of all time. OF ALL TIME.
Kanye West has obviously never heard of Alpha Centauri.
    
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Kanye West has obviously never heard of Alpha Centauri.
I thought it was interesting when the planet started to fight back against pollution in Alpha Centauri.
    
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I rather liked Imperialism. The best, no, but it was quite good.
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Father of computer strategy games, I believe that title belongs to Warcraft.
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