Civilization V Release Day

Civilization V Release Day

For those of you in the USA, at least, today is the release day for the much-anticipated Sid Meier’s Civilization V. With the promise that this will be the most groundbreaking Civ game since Civilization II, I’ve managed to acquire a leaked screenshot of the very first thing that players will see when they launch Civilization V for the first time:

With apologies to those of you who haven’t had the experiences to find this funny.

Dan Q is a software engineer, a director of a voluntary organisation, a trainee counsellor, a keen geocacher, and an amateur magician. He lives with his partner and her husband in a polyamorous triad, and occasionally finds time to blog.


  1. Kit 7 years ago

    What in the name of whatever can you possibly need 4x the size of my first PC harddisk for just for a part of a game????? I could understand the *game* needing 4 gig (ish. Still a bit surreal!) but really!

  2. Rory 7 years ago

    I’m not sure what’s worse, having to ask the user something the game should be able to figure out for itself or being programmed so badly it needs 4GB to display a freaking 3D graphic.

  3. Scatman Dan 7 years ago

    Aww, Rory – that’s so cute!

    I’ll drop you an IM and explain the joke to you.

  4. Kit 7 years ago


  5. Claire Q 7 years ago

    Oh dear, come on, guys! I got it, and I’ve never played the version with a message like this in it. Fools.

  6. John Pierson 7 years ago

    4gb… wow