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Civ V: Cradle of Civilization DLC added to Steam

Civilization 5 Cradle of Civilization Map Pack Bundle

The Cradle of Civilization map pack has been added to Steam for €7.99. The pack contains four Firaxis-made maps of real world regions like Asia and Mesopotamia and can be played with random leaders or leaders historically linked to the areas.

You can buy the maps individually at a price of €2.99 each or buy the collection for €7.99. Buying the collection together is a saving of €3.97.

Check out the pack here.

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Another Civ V lightning deal is due today

Civilization 5Amazon’s prelude to the Black Friday shopping day on the 26th continues and they’ve posted up teasers for a trio of lightning deals later today. One of the offers references ‘writing your own epic story each time you play’, which is snagged from the promo material for Civilization V.

The deal goes live at 8:15 AM PST in the U.S (in about 8 hours at the time of this posting). The other two deals will be for the Nintendo DS and an unspecified sci-fi shooter. Both of those deals open at 10:15 AM PST.

Keep a tab on the offers here.

2 and a half hours and counting to get 30% off Civ 5

Civilization 5Amazon have posted up a lightning deal for Sid Meier’s Civilization V, knocking $10.43 off the price. Ordinarily the game would set you back $49.99 but you can snag it for $34.99 with this deal. There’s currently 2 hours and 33 minutes left on the clock before the deal expires.

Check it out here.

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Civilization for Facebook coming next year

Sid Meiers Civilization NetworkTake-Two Interactive have confirmed that the Civilization-meets-Facebook project is still under development and is due for release next year. The current page for the game is pretty sparse at the moment but Joystiq reports that we will be catching a glimpse of the game ‘relatively soon‘:

Civilization Network’s production has been quiet for quite some time, with no update to the game’s Facebook page — you know, the platform the thing is going to be on — since May. When we contacted 2K Games about a status update last month, we were told the game was still in development and that there would be “more details to come in the future.” So, apparently, the future is kinda now.

The Civilization Network page has over 100,000 Fans already on Facebook and as a fan of the Civ series myself, the info note from Sid Meiers about the game sounds great:

Civilization Network will allow you to join together with your friends to create the world’s most powerful, richest, smartest, or just plain coolest civilization. You can coordinate your strategy to win great battles, share your technology to jump ahead of your rivals, lobby your family and friends to form your own government and win vital elections, manage and grow your cities to maximize production and happiness, spy on your enemies, and work with your friends to create the great Wonders of the World. The game will offer everything you enjoy in Civ in a fully persistent environment – you can play as much as you like, whenever you like, and it’ll be free to play.

Sid’s note also says there will be a beta testing period before the game goes live and that it will be free to play.
Join the page here for the latest updates.

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Where to buy Civ V Special Edition

Civilization V Special Edition

Special Edition really meant just that when it came to Civ V. The beautifully boxed collector’s item has already sold out on Amazon 2 days after the game was released, and in a small aside on the official Civilization Facebook page, we learned there were only 7500 copies in North America.

For the time being copies can still be had though. Walmart, Gamestop and Bestbuy are still selling copies, while forward thinking eBay sellers have already posted up auctions. The Special Edition will set you back $99.99 on Gamestopicon, Bestbuy and Walmart. While default bids on eBay are around the retail price at the time I write this, some copies are listed at $149.99 already.

What’s included in the Civilization V Special Edition

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V game disc
  • 5 metal figurines based on units from Civilization V, manufactured by Reaper Miniatures
  • 2-disc CD soundtrack of game score selections
  • DVD “Behind-the-Scenes at Firaxis on Civilization V
  • 176-page hardcover art book

Civilization V released to near unanimous glowing reviews on September 21st, for links to reviews and other info about the game, check out my Civilization V roundup.

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Civilization 5 Roundup

Civilization 5

Civilization V launched yesterday (21 September) to near unanimous glowing reviews. I’ve collected together all the useful links and tidbits of info about the game I’ve seen since launch.

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