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Posts tagged “Sid Meier’s Civilization IV: Colonization”

Life After GameSpy: Civ 3, Civ 4 And Borderlands Go Steam

You might well cheer the demise of GameSpy Technologies, but an awful lot of games will lose official online multiplayer support when the service shuts down on May 31. Publishers scour the battlefield running triage measuring pulses peeling eyelids shining lights flexing smashed bones jabbing fingers in wounds licking blood. "We've got a live one here!" they cry occasionally and haul the game up on…

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Feature: From The RPS Archives

Closure & Colonization

In 2008, I took it upon myself to return to and finally finish a game that had hung over me for 14 years - the original Civilization sequel, Sid Meier's Colonization (the old one, not the underwhelming Civ 4-based remake from a couple of years back). Here's what happened. This one’s about closure. Despite playing it zealously for weeks on end back in 1994, I…

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The New New World – Civ 4: Colonization Reviewed

My write-up of the official remake of one of my all-time favourite strategy games is in the current issue of PC Gamer UK, and now also on the magic internet. While a solid and largely faithful remake, the game wasn't quite what I was hoping it would be, so I'm expecting outraged folk to shout at me and email a death threat or two because…

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Civilization: Colonization: Pre-Renderization

Civilization IV: Colonization (prop. Sid Meier) is due out all sorts of soon, but we've yet to see a teaser or trailer. UNTIL NOW! See how I surprised you? Of course, showing me an RTS or TBS is the equivalent of showing a 12th century peasant an iPhone. I react with fear, suspicion, and ultimately setting things on fire. Fortunately, three other people in the…

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