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1000 Hours of Civ V

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Despite the game being several years old, and despite taking several six month breaks from gaming to study for CFA® Exams, I continued to play Sid Meier’s Civilization V even after Beyond Earth came out in the hopes of reaching a milestone of sorts…

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6 Month Break

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

During the six plus months I spent preparing for the Level 2 CFA® Exam I did not play any video games. Not on my computer, not on my Wii, not even on my iPhone…

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A Brave New World for Sid Meier fans

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Last week the 2nd expansion to the video game, Sid Meier’s Civilization V was released. Against my better judgement I download it on day one. I’ve only managed to finish four games since then, but that still represents substantial time and effort, especially when added to the fact all the time I’ve put in since the first game was released in the 90s. Sid Meier is my favourite video game designer and Civilization is undoubtably the video game series that I’ve spent the most time on. As a result I have more than a few thoughts on how to play the game, even though I don’t play competitively or even optimally, I still have much hard earned experience.

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Civ V Findings

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Update: the second expansion Brave New World came out…

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Civ V Reading List

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Civilization did not spring fully conceived from the mind of Sid Meier back in 1991. It was an extension of his previous work such as Pirates! and more directly Railroad Tycoon. It was also influenced by the board game Civilization, it’s successors such as Advanced Civilization and to a lessor extent History of the World. Other influences came from the literary world…

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First Civ V game in a long time

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Everyone else is talking about Diablo III, but I actually started my first game of Sid Meier’s Civilization V since 11-11-6…

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Civilization and Hockey too

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Tonight could be very interesting, but that isn’t probably the word the local police are likely to be using…

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