2K is the publisher. Would Firaxis let the publisher do actual work on the game itself (being that it was said it was taken from the pedia)? That is crazy, they leave China with Ice Cream? I mean, don't get me wrong, I like Ice Cream, but... come on. Civilization has always represented a more serious strategic game... last thing we want is to have a bunch of circus jokes floating all over the place. If I wanted some comedy game, I would play Leisure Suit Larry or something.