* Posts by Kevoc

2 posts • joined 31 Aug 2011

Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?



Dammit, I'm jealous. I work out in the suburbs and haven't ready access to a Maplins or any similar retailer. Generally 'lunchtime' is spent carrying out virtual nerd window shopping – nowhere near as instantly gratifying as hitting the old bricks and mortar shops.


Sid Meier's Civilization

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Ah yes. I remember the days. And nights. And days...

How much of my life did I sink into this game? Probably more than I did playing Doom, Doom2 and Descent combined.

Undemanding hardware requirements and a small footprint meant that I could play this (almost) anywhere. I'd start a game on a Saturday afternoon and still be playing the same game on Sunday morning. Just one more turn...

I still dig it out from time to time and it still sucks me in.

I was never a big fan of Civ 2 (hey, lets do multi media!). I loved Civ 3 and 4 though and had many sleepless nights playing Alpha Centauri. Haven't bought Civ 5 (don't like the rule changes).

A true classic.