Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 coming to iOS

Civilization: CivRev2Beyond Earth isn’t the only entry in the time-sucking franchise coming out this year.

Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 is on its way to iOS devices on July 2 and Android devices soon thereafter. The sequel to the 2009 hit game is more than just a double shot of Civ for fans, though. It could also be seen as a worrisome sign to console makers.

Read more at Yahoo! Games

GOG.com doles out free games to furloughed government workers

If gog-shutdownyou’re one of the 800,000 federal workers with a lot more extra time on your hands these days, Good Ol’ Games would like to help you fill the hours.

The classic gaming service has introduced the Shutdown Promo, a collection of seven titles that it manages to tie to the current squabbling in D.C. And, in a classy move, GOG.com is giving it away for free to all furloughed federal employees.

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Critics: New ‘Civilization V’ expansion a godsend

If you’ve got a Civilization fan in your life, you might want to say goodbye for a little while.

This week’s release of Civilization V: Gods & Kings is being heralded as a terrific add-on to the much loved strategy series, adding a wealth of new content and ensures that the franchise’s well-known “one more turn” gameplay is as addictive as ever.

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‘Civilization’ for Facebook due this summer

As if Facebook weren’t a big enough time suck, one of the most addictive titles in the video game industry is set to invade the social network.

“Civilization World,” which has been development for years and in closed beta testing for months, may finally go live to the general public this summer, says developer Sid Meier.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog