July 08, 2008
It took awhile, but after its release in 2005, the latest installment of the popular computer game Civilization IV
was received warmly by many cultural commentators. Civilization IV
, or CivIV for short, was hailed alternatively as “a video game for the ages,” and “a kind of social-sciences chessboard that blends history and logic into a game that demands a long, long attention span.” The basis for much of this regard among even conservatives as “crunchy” as Rod Dreher was a piece in the Weekly Standard, highlighting the background of the game’s founder, Sid Meier. Continue Reading...