Civilization is one of those games that drags me back to itself every time a new version is released.
I resist because I know that at some time in the evening, usually around 11pm, when I’m in the middle of a game I’ll say to myself, “Just one more turn and then I’ll get ready for bed.”
The next thing I know, I’m looking at the clock on my desk and the time is somewhere north of 2:30am. Oh Crap! In the I have an important team meeting at 9am kind of way. (Who has important meetings at 9am anyway? How crass.)
I only found out about Sid Meier’s latest and greatest egomaniac’s soul soothing turn based strategy game only a few weeks ago, and immediately did a bit of searching for a release date. I found nothing at the time, and figured it was quite a while away, perhaps sometime in 2011. Well tonight that uncertainty was laid to rest as I was perusing through the Steam online store and, lo-and-behold, found an entry for Civilization V with a release date of the 2nd of September, 2010.
At least I have five months to catch up on some sleep.