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Civ coming to Facebook

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/...-to-facebook/1

Sid Meier will be bringing Civ to Facebook through a new persistently online and free game.

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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 14:12   #2
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Uh oh.

Thus far I have resisted Farmville and all the games available on facebook, but this might just get me hooked :/
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 14:17   #3
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What would you need microtransactions for in Civ?

Though I should expect the worst.. Free play*



*One city allowed, additional cities cost $4.99 each.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 14:18   #4
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probably for the best that i cant access facebook at work.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 14:27   #5
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What would you need microtransactions for in Civ?

Though I should expect the worst.. Free play*



*One city allowed, additional cities cost $4.99 each.
Maybe instant building of units or buildings and maybe some of the wonders are only available through micro transactions.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 14:43   #6
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Sounds good to me, less so on mircotransactions. May finally help explain why we spend so much time of these sites afterall...

Oh, spotted this amongst the lines:

"...on the strengths of a social netowrking site ..."
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Oh hell, goodbye life. This will eat all of my spare time.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 14:54   #8
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It'll be good providing it plays like Civ4 rather than "Revolution", which was utter crap, IMO.
I'll be keeping an eye on this, I think - if anyone can pull it off then I suspect that Sid Meier will be the one to do it.
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Old 22nd Oct 2009, 15:05   #9
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oh wow, out of all the app request ive declined the past years in facebook (pretty much 99% of them), i might just succumb on this sucker.

man.... ive been laughin at my wife on how much time she spent in facebook, soon its all gonna turn back.
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Thus far I have resisted Farmville and all the games available on facebook, but this might just get me hooked :/
Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Thus far I have resisted Farmville and all the games available on facebook, but this might just get me hooked :/
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Same boat here!
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...as facebook is pretty much unused in Germany (i don't know anybody even trying it) I must have missed this game-on-facebook thing.
Isn't it a "social networking site"? This relates to free gaming how?
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...as facebook is pretty much unused in Germany (i don't know anybody even trying it) I must have missed this game-on-facebook thing.
Isn't it a "social networking site"? This relates to free gaming how?
Facebook has applications that you add to your profile. They weren't much when they first started, but now you can get some sickeningly detailed and deep games to play. They are flash based as far as I know, and a lot of my friends are hooked on some of them. Especially farmville. I have never really given any the time of day.

Civ might change that.
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...as facebook is pretty much unused in Germany (i don't know anybody even trying it) I must have missed this game-on-facebook thing.
Isn't it a "social networking site"? This relates to free gaming how?
I find that astonishing as much as it annoys me at times, a country not utilising one of the fast growing websites of all time sounds really bizarre.
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Uh oh.

Thus far I have resisted Farmville and all the games available on facebook, but this might just get me hooked :/
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Same boat here!
We're going to need a bigger boat!
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I find that astonishing as much as it annoys me at times, a country not utilising one of the fast growing websites of all time sounds really bizarre.
Germany has it's own version... (StudiVZ, Xing (former OpenBC))

You think that's odd? get this: the Netherlands have no Ebay...they have a (poor) version of their own (marktplaats.nl)
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Like Mousehunt wasn't addictive enough already >_>

Goddamn you Facebook!
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bit-tech++ for picking up on this. I have been looking out for someone to do a decent job of capitalising on the potential for a decent persistent MMOish game on FB & this looks like it could be it. Nice catch!
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