Wednesday, March 30, 2011 03:55 PM

The gift of Civilization IV

in Video Gaming by MegaBearsFan
Civ IV samurai
Samurai, I choose you!

A friend of mine called me up just a few minutes ago to ask me for advice on how to set up his first game of Civilization IV and what civ to pick in his first game.

He's going with Japan. Because "Samurai sound cool".

Yes they do. Yes they are.Laughing

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Today is a landmark day for video games and their nearly half-century struggle to be recognized as a legitimate art medium. For the first time ever, a piece of music written specifically for a video game has been nominated for a Grammy award. And today, for the first time ever, that piece of music won the award for which it was nominated!

This year's Grammy award winner for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)" was none other than Christopher Tin's Baba Yetu (the theme song from Civilization IV - the best video game ever!).

Washington Post: Video Game song wins Grammy

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