Arr! Shiver me timbers! And other such nautical expressions! It is time to set sail with Sid Meier's Pirates!
Armchair Arcade is proud to present an excerpt from the book contained within Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles, the definitive Civilization collector's edition recently released by 2K. This chapter is called â€œOne Civ, Many Worldsâ€ in which designer/programmer Soren Johnson writes about the Civ community and its positive impact on the evolution of the game. Johnson, who works at Firaxis, 2K's world-renowned development studio, was the lead designer for Sid Meier's Civilization IV and he programmed and co-designed Sid Meier's Civilization III.
Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles for PC is available for a MSRP of $69.99. For more information please visit http://www.civilization.com.
The following is an excerpt from Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles
In what is great news to those of us who have been Civilization (Civilisation for our European friends) fans since the beginning (around 1991, originals on various computer and videogame platforms), or even those who have just gotten into Civilization with the relatively recent release of IV, 2K is releasing an intriguing box set that compiles nearly every Civilization game released to date, including IV (though not the new expansion, Warlords), as well as several bonuses, including a card game and book. While a list price of $69.99 seems like a bit much, we'll no doubt be able to find it for less at retail, and truth be told, even at full list I have to say it's worth it, even if I own most of what's already on there (and even the Civilization board game!), and then some. Frankly, each and every one of these games can hook you for hours on end, providing true, limitless play value.
As readers of Armchair Arcade know (see Matt Barton's "The Rise and Fall of Game Audio"), the Commodore 64 (C-64/128) is a unique sound machine, not out of place itself as an instrument with its powerful SID chip. The Prophet64 has finally been released and it looks to help take the venerable Commodore system to a higher level of audio integration in today's world (click here to see another interesting modern C-64 sound integration option).