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Civilization Anonymous is back

Discussion in 'News Updates' started by Thunderfall, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Thunderfall

    Thunderfall Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    You won't stop playing until you want to stop playing. Join CivAnon now at civanon.org or facebook.


    Link to video.

    Spoiler The Twelve Steps to Break Your Addiction :
    The Twelve Steps to Break Your Addiction

    1. We admit we are powerless over Civilization - that our lives have become unmanageable.
    2. We believe that a power greater than Sid Meier could restore us to sanity.
    3. We turn our will and our lives over to this greater power.
    4. We make a searching and fearless moral inventory of our turn-based gaming philosophy
    5. We admit to one and all the exact nature of our Civilization addiction.
    6. We ask mercy upon Sid Meier to release us from our addictive tether and defects of character.
    7. We humbly submit to eliminating our shortcomings.
    8. We make a list of all persons we have harmed (not including in-game societies such as the Greeks, Romans or Mongol hordes) and make amends.
    9. We make direct amends to such people, except when to do so would cause further harm.
    10. We continue to take personal inventory and when we feel the urge to take a few Civ turns, we promptly admit it.
    11. We seek to improve our conscious selves, and to reject Sid Meier's siren song.
    12. We practice these steps in our daily lives and bring our message of hope and redemption to other Civilization addicts.

    Thanks to taillesskangaru for posting about it.
     
  2. grandad1982

    grandad1982 Deity

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    Hahaha!

    Nice.
     
  3. wenamon

    wenamon Warlord

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    not nice.

    Isn't this like Budweiser putting out a commercial making fun of alcoholics? This is an absolute travesty, how is anyone with a problem with video games supposed to work up the nerve to get help when the programmers are poking fun at how they addict us?

    Am I totally off base here? Should I find this funny? Theres people out there who's addiction is so bad that there kids are dying from their neglect and here they are making fun of them.

    Congratulations Firaxis, this is a really classy way to promote your product!
     
  4. Liquidated

    Liquidated Goofed Up on Cough Syrup!

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    It's satire. Saw this a few years ago when civ 4 came out. Could see no posible way this could be officially sponsored by take 2, sid, ad nauseum. It's just merely fan sponsored idle.

    Cheers!
    -Liq
     
  5. wenamon

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    I know and I cheered it on then too but it just feels wrong now. I just think with all the talk about video game addiction in the news, maybe they should back off a bit? It is becoming a serious issue in a lot of places (just look at your cousin who plays way too much WoW... exactly)

    I'm as much as a civ nut as anyone so maybe I'm the wrong one to say it tho :)
     
  6. Link

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    You can't really be addicted to a video game.
     
  7. Mustakrakish

    Mustakrakish In 'Node' We Trust

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    That's too many erections! Too many erections!
     
  8. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    To set the records straight, Alezander01 posted about it first.
     
  9. Geek113377

    Geek113377 Human (Usually)

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    Why would i want to stop playing? civ is GOOD!
     
  10. Nobody

    Nobody Gangster

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    Civilizations is like Red Bull compared to The Crystal meth hybrid heroin which is World of Warcraft
     
  11. Pylon

    Pylon Chieftain

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    God damn Montezuma...
     
  12. Bobbtjoe

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  13. cav scout

    cav scout The Continuum

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    Gotta love the Sid janitor cameo :D
     
  14. Soduka

    Soduka Warlord

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    There's no such thing as a problem with video games. They are just idiots with a preexisting medical condition most commonly known as "Too Moronic To Live Syndrome".
     
  15. Mustakrakish

    Mustakrakish In 'Node' We Trust

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    Couldn't agree more...
     
  16. dirtyparrot

    dirtyparrot Upholding Brannigan's Law

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    Edna was awesome
     
  17. crismac

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    She reminded me of the lady that made the"where's the beef"commercials famous,back in my day :D I think she would have sounded like that with todays language :lol:
     
  18. Ramesses

    Ramesses Ruler. Visionary. Pimp.

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    Agreed. Sid, you magnificent bastard. :lol:

    I also love the "Obama" poster with Sid and the word "NOPE".
     
  19. Eversharpe

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    Game addiction is probably real, as it's been scientifically proven that some people are more susceptible to addiction of any addictive substance be they externally generated (nicotine, heroine, etc) or internally through behavioral acts (endorphins, adrenallin, etc).

    Censoring humor however is not the rememdy. And this is some funny shiat. Rob and Edna are the funniest.
     
  20. Killazeke14

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    Love this video!!!
     

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