On Civ-Builders and Authoritarianism

Yesterday, Andrew Sullivan‘s blog at The Atlantic linked to an essay at The American Prospect by Monica Potts on how civ-building computer games don’t really allow for liberal-progressive solutions to life’s problems. Games like The Sims and Civilization model a rightward ideology, if not by design then certainly by practice. There are many ways toContinue reading “On Civ-Builders and Authoritarianism”

More on Civilization Anonymous

I mentioned CivAnon, an organization devoted to helping persons addicted to the computer game Civilization about a month ago. It’s a spoof organization, a really good marketing ploy, if you ask me. Poking around their website I found their public service announcement which features some of the funniest characters I’ve seen in a long time.Continue reading “More on Civilization Anonymous”