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This is the $100 Civilization V Special Edition

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Are you a collector of Civilization games? If so, then this may be for you.

Are you a Civ fan? Then you might be up for spending some extra coin on Sid Meier’s Civilization V Special Edition, which will have all the Civ goodness of the regular version, plus:

° 5 metal figurines based on units from Civilization V and manufactured by Reaper Miniatures
° 2 disc CD soundtrack of game score selections
° DVD "Behind the Scenes at Firaxis on Civilization V"
° 176 page hardcover art book

The price? $99.99, and it comes out on September 21.

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    Pei-chen , July 16, 2010 2:06 PM
    If you like the sound track, just buy it off Amazon.

    Civ players are supposed to be smarter than normal FPS and RTS players. Hey, at least this isn’t a $200 collector’s edition for a bad FPS game.
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    moomooman , July 16, 2010 2:55 PM
    I might buy it for my collection of Civ games, it will stand as a monument to the time I could have spent studying, learning a language or raising children.

    Instead I enjoyed my life. :) 
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    ta152h , July 16, 2010 1:47 PM
    The question should have been "Are you a Civ fan, and an idiot?".


    That's way too much extra cost, for way too little.
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  • 16 Hide
    ta152h , July 16, 2010 1:47 PM
    The question should have been "Are you a Civ fan, and an idiot?".


    That's way too much extra cost, for way too little.
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    dman3k , July 16, 2010 1:59 PM
    I'd buy Monopoly special edition over this. I'm sure someone will rip the soundtracks on the web... (¬_¬)
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    Pei-chen , July 16, 2010 2:06 PM
    If you like the sound track, just buy it off Amazon.

    Civ players are supposed to be smarter than normal FPS and RTS players. Hey, at least this isn’t a $200 collector’s edition for a bad FPS game.
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    urlsen , July 16, 2010 2:22 PM
    Pei-chenIf you like the sound track, just buy it off Amazon.Civ players are supposed to be smarter than normal FPS and RTS players. Hey, at least this isn’t a $200 collector’s edition for a bad FPS game.

    No its not activision
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    moomooman , July 16, 2010 2:55 PM
    I might buy it for my collection of Civ games, it will stand as a monument to the time I could have spent studying, learning a language or raising children.

    Instead I enjoyed my life. :) 
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    Userremoved , July 16, 2010 2:56 PM
    I have the Civ IV special edition it was just a few bucks more but this is ridiculous.
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    Userremoved , July 16, 2010 3:04 PM
    kd1966I would pay the $100 if it didn't require the SteamWorks crap. As it stands, Civ IV is the last version I will purchase unless this changes!

    SteamWorks is a great thing for the PC I was skeptical at first but now I use for most of my games. Anyways I don't think VALVe is a "crap" developer. Plus the sales there are amazing. Try it before you say it's bad.
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    Userremoved , July 16, 2010 3:10 PM
    Wow I did not know so many Civilization players hated Steam come on it's a great platform your just complaining you need to download a game client to play a game.
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    sliem , July 16, 2010 3:13 PM
    @kd1966: I love steam, what are you talking about
    I like Civ 4 but $100 for any game any edition is too much. $60 is too much damn it.
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    dredg98 , July 16, 2010 3:20 PM
    yeah games are starting to get overpriced and they wont go back to there original prices i like steam too yes you really cant sell the games but oh well i love that if i loose my game discs or cd key i can just go to steam reinstall it and not have to put in a blasted cd key. but the prices do need to change
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    Bolbi , July 16, 2010 3:28 PM
    I like Civ4, and Civ5 looks to be even better. Can't wait to stretch my HD 5670's DX11 capabilities with it! I'll be looking to buy Civ5 soon after it comes out, but I wouldn't pay extra for this special edition package.
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    d0gr0ck , July 16, 2010 3:32 PM
    "This video contains content from playcast, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds." :( 

    In Ohio for the record.
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    LORD_ORION , July 16, 2010 3:32 PM
    Figurines are expensive, and they add alot of extra weight. I believe the cost is justified, and this is the version I will get. (and I will airbrush the figurines too because that is fun).

    Infact, that would probably be something that would spur sales. Have a painting contest for the figurines, and the winners get something spiffy.
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    tleavit , July 16, 2010 3:41 PM
    Ive played Civ since the beginning. I remember staying up all night playing Civ one all the time. Civ is dead. Its been basically the same since Civ 3 with nothing but a few graphics upgrades. Civ would be a power house if they would have taken civ 5 and attached it to a site like Facebook, built much large worlds and let say hundreds if not thousands of people play the game basics at one time (much like the facebook game kingdoms of Camelot if you have tried it).
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    dredg98 , July 16, 2010 3:50 PM
    LORD_ORIONOh wait, this requires steam? I am not getting Civ 5. My bad.
    it doesnt require steam, steam is another place where you can get it, you can also buy it in store.
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    Sabiancym , July 16, 2010 4:28 PM
    LORD_ORIONOh wait, this requires steam? I am not getting Civ 5. My bad.


    It doesn't, but even if it did what irrational argument against it do you have? I've never heard one argument against steam that was actually true.
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