You’re addicted. CivAnon can help.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; Sid Meier’s Civilization series is the one PC game that has been on my hard drive in one form or another since the first game was released in 1991. When everything else loses its luster I always go back to playing Civ. It’s a pretty addicting game all right and on October 24th Sid Meier’s Civilization IV will hit store shelves prompting some folks to ask: “Can a PC game be too addictive?” For the folks at Civilization Anonymous the answer is a resounding YES!

If you are like most Civilization addicts, your story began innocently enough way back in 1991 with the discovery of Sid Meier’s Civilization by Firaxis Games. The original “Civ,” as it’s called on the streets, and its two subsequent sequels, II and III, allowed you to create or conquer vast civilizations-from the dawn of man to the space age and beyond. The unique turn-based strategy game quickly became the game of choice for gamers around the world. For some, however, it became more than that…it became an addiction.

Now, with Civilization IV about to hit the shelves, it is important that you take control of your life and wrest the upper hand from your addiction once and for all. CivAnon (Civilization Anonymous) is a support community in the mold of traditional 12-step programs that can help you find your higher power in order to break the chains of your addiction-for good.

You can see shocking footage of Civ addicts in recovery by clicking here. Don’t laugh! It could happen to any of us without warning! Oh the humanity of it all!

5 thoughts on “You’re addicted. CivAnon can help.

  1. The original Civ sucked up so much of my life. It sucked up so much of it that i actually managed to miss the launch of civ2 completely :/

    Ah the joys of computer controlled players making rediculous demands followed by threats of desutrction from their massive army of one phalanx unit

  2. Hah!

    I was cured of this addiction long ago! Since I found Alpha Centauri, CIV is just a pale memory.

    That said, no one’s ever come up with a good way to spice up the endgame of these things. There’s rarely any challenge in it. I feel that there should be an option to actually activate ‘computer cheating’ so that the more powerful you get compared to the computer players, the more advantages they get.

  3. Uh, and the civann-site is a guerillia marketing device of CivIVs producers (look it up on whois). Seems to work. I wanna play wink

  4. Of course it is! It’s pretty figgin’ hilarious too which is why I filed this under Humor as well as Video Games. Did you watch the video I linked to? You gotta watch the video, it’ll have you rollin’.

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