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Civilization V for Mac Now Available

Attention Mac Gamers: The wait is over. Civilization V is now available! Thanks to the game porting magicians at Aspyr, Sid Meier’s latest creation is now available in all of its turn-based empire building glory. No matter whether you’re an old hand at the game or new to its addictive turn-based gameplay, the latest iteration of the Civilization franchise has something for everyone. With streamlined city and civics management options, a refined technology tree and a fresh-faced combat system, the game is a strategy gamer’s dream come true.

So, what are you waiting for? You can snag your copy of Civilization V from GameAgent or Steam. Speaking of Steam, it looks as though as with many of the service’s other offerings, if you’ve already purchased Civilization V for Windows, you’re able to download the Mac version free of charge.

 

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Civilization V for Mac Available November 23

Today, Aspyr announced the availability of Civilization V for the Mac. According to the press release, the game will be available in digital and boxed forms on November 23, 2010, and Aspyr is currently taking pre-orders. To sweeten the pre-order deal, there are several giveaways, including the ability to win an autographed copy of Civilization V.

There’s no doubt that you’re waiting and wanting to get your hands on a copy of the game. So, Aspyr has started a pre-order for Civilization V on Game Agent. You can pre-order the boxed copy (with free shipping) or the digital copy.

When you pre-order, you can also get in on a special giveaway. A lucky, randomly chosen pre-order will receive a special edition copy autographed by Sid Meier. Ten runners up will receive an Aspyr t-shirt.

For more information about the release date announcement and the giveaway, check out the Aspyr news release.

 

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Civilization V for Mac Available November 23rd

Today, Aspyr announced the availability of Civilization V for the Mac. According to the press release, the game will be available in digital and boxed forms on November 23, 2010, and Aspyr is currently taking pre-orders. To sweeten the pre-order deal, there are several giveaways, including the ability to win an autographed copy of Civilization V.

There’s no doubt that you’re waiting and wanting to get your hands on a copy of the game. So, Aspyr has started a pre-order for Civilization V on Game Agent. You can pre-order the boxed copy (with free shipping) or the digital copy.

When you pre-order, you can also get in on a special giveaway. A lucky, randomly chosen pre-order will receive a special edition copy autographed by Sid Meier. Ten runners up will receive an Aspyr t-shirt.

For more information about the release date announcement and the giveaway, check out the Aspyr news release.

 

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Aspyr Announces Civilization V for Mac

There are two types of Mac gamers in the world: Those that love Sid Meier’s outstanding series of Civilization games, and those who haven’t played them yet. If you belong to either group, we’re sure you’ll be thrilled with the news that, according to a recent press release, the long-lauded series of games’ latest iteration–Civilization V–is one step closer to making its Apple debut. In an announcement made by Aspyr Media, the company, which is well-known for their ports of other Mac games such as Call of Duty 4, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Civilization IV, revealed that they will be publishing Firaxis/Take-Two Games’ Civilization V for OS X.

For those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to play the PC version of the turn-based strategy yet, Civilization V is a doozy of an upgrade over the older versions of the series. By offering up streamlined city and civics management options, a refined technology tree and an entirely overhauled combat system, the makers of Civilization V have managed to produce a game that is at once accessible to new players, while offering a deep strategic experience to those well-versed in the game’s mechanics.

Being the game addicts that we are, it goes without saying that we’re stocked to see such a well-respected title making its way to the Mac. As soon as we hear anything resembling a firm release date from the powers that be, we’ll be sure to let you know.

 

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Rumor: Civilization V Will Soon Be Available To Mac Gamers

Civilization isn’t so much a game franchise as it is a force of nature. Throughout the game’s various iterations and updates, the the turn-based strategy phenomenon has maintained a reputation for instantly enthralling players, causing millions of hours of sleepless nights, poor time management, the alienation of loved ones and some pretty serious cases of numb-bum.

Given the carnage that Civilization can cause in the lives of people’s lives, you’d think that Mac users, a normally enlightened, productive bunch, would want nothing to do with the latest version of the game, Civilization V. You’d do well to think again: When the game became available to eager PC-based empire builders in mid-September, great sorrow washed over Apple gamers when it became clear that for the time being, a Mac version of the game wouldn’t be available. Quietly weeping, we turned to our Boot Camp partitions to get our game on. Fortunately, the pain and embarrassment of being forced to boot into Windows to play Sid Meier’s latest offering will soon be coming to an end, as Firaxis Games/2K Games has announced that Civilization V will soon be available as an OS X application.

According to MacRumors, a reliable source has commented on the fact that Mac gamers won’t be left out of the Civilization V party for much longer. While there’s still no word on timing or pricing, a rumor, at this point, is better than nothing. For those of our readers who have already purchased the game for Windows, don’t fret–as you most likely noticed when installing it onto your system, Civilization V requires a Steam account in order to complete the software’s registration process. It’s a very good bet that as soon as a version of the game becomes available for OS X, it’ll be made available to early PC adopters for at no cost.

 

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