Civilization VI: All the World Wonder Videos

Sean Bean has a voice made for narration, although I am disappointed that he does not “die” in the middle of one of the videos.

Published in: on November 17, 2016 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Civilization VI: All the World Wonder Videos  
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The Dream of Flight

 

Something for the weekend. Sogno di Volare, The Dream of Flight, the theme song of the game Civilization VI that was released yesterday.  (Be still my geek heart!)  I know what will be occupying my weekend!

 

 

Published in: on October 22, 2016 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on The Dream of Flight  
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Theodore Roosevelt and Civilization VI

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

As faithful readers of this blog know, I like to play computer strategy games, almost always historical simulations.  I have written before, here and here, about the game Civilization VI which is being release on October 21 and  which I eagerly anticipate.    As in past incarnations of Civilization, each of the nations will have a leader.  Past leaders of the US in Civilization games have been George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  This time it is Theodore Roosevelt.  As a fan of Colonel Roosevelt I like the choice, but what have they done to Teddy.  His girth is more reminiscent of his successor Taft instead of Roosevelt!  (more…)

Published in: on August 22, 2016 at 5:30 am  Comments (3)  
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Winter and Civilization VI Are Coming

As faithful readers of this blog know, I like to play complex computer strategy games.  One I am eagerly anticipating is Civilization VI which is coming out in October.  The video above is an overview of the game narrated by actor Sean Bean who somehow manages not to die during his voice over.

 

Published in: on June 29, 2016 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Winter and Civilization VI Are Coming  
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Civilization VI Optimism

 

As faithful readers of this blog know, I like to play historically based computer strategy games.  One of my favorite series has been the Civilization games by Sid Meier.  The first one reached my house on Christmas Eve 1991, the first Christmas of my twin sons, and my bride and I quickly became entranced by it.   In between playing with our infants and introducing them to the joys of Christmas, we took turns charting the courses of society through 6,000 years of history.  For a young married couple fascinated by history, it was the ideal Christmas present.

Over the past quarter century we have purchased each new version of it.  I was struck by the optimism of the announcement trailer.  It is a historical optimism I share and it is splendidly set forth in Daniel Webster’s closing argument to the jury of the damned in The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benet: (more…)

Published in: on May 17, 2016 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Civilization VI Optimism  
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