The ability of any game of the Civilization series to produce an addiction sufficient to warp spacetime around the player. Results in being tardy or accidently pulling a video game all-nighter.
Gamer Dude #1: "Well, I was playing Civilization 4 in the afternoon, and then, suddenly, it was the next morning!"
Gamer Dude #2: "Sounds like the Civilization affect, alright."
1) The human institution by which a group of people come together for protection, the gathering of food, trade, the raising of young, and through this, create, share, and spread a common culture.
2) A large group of people who share a common culture.
3) Created by Sid Meier, a series of turn-based strategy computer games which charges the player with doing (1) to create a world dominant (2). Highly addictive and widely played. Used unwisely, causes the Civilization affect, which has ruined many careers.
1) The savages realized that they could survive in the harsh world by living together and helping each other survive. They formed a civilization.
2) One thousand years later, the descendents of those savages had formed a set of morals and beliefs distinct from their fellows.
3) One of those descendents lost any and all hopes of becoming a dentist through the use of Civilization.
|3.||World War III|
World War Three is generally thought of (Notably in Science-Fiction) as a Nuclear holocaust that would end up leaving the survivors in a primitive state of survival (Post-Apocalyptic World) hence the Fourth World War being Fought with sticks and stones following the destruction of the advanced technology & civilization by those same so-called advanced technologies & civilizations that are seemingly unable to stop destroying the world. The result of this process is to go back to the stage of the Stone Age so that the cycle of human folly can (most likely) repeat itself.
Once Albert Einstein was asked,"Can you say something about the Third World War?"
He replied:"No. I cannot say anything about the Third
World War, but I can say something about the fourth."
-“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
-"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought with, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
-"I do not know how the Third World War will be fought, but I can tell you what they will use in the Fourth — rocks!"
-"Yes, I can say with absolute confidence about the fourth that it is not going to happen, because the third will be the last; it will finish all life on the earth."
One of the Diadochoi, or Alexander's successor-states, also the largest. At it's height, the Seleucids cevered everything in between modern Turkey, Armenia, Syria, Arabia, Kazakhstan and Iran. It was founded by Seleukos Syriakos I Nikator in 312BCE with his capital, Antioch-on-the-Orontes (named after his Father). After extablishing his power in Mesopotamia and Syria, he re-conquered the lands of Alexander to the East until the Indus River; there, instead of the squabbling little Indian kingdoms he expected to find, was a large kingdom which rules over the whole of Northern India known as the Mauryan Empire ruled by Chandragupta Maurya. After warring with Chandragputa for a few years, Seleukos made a peace treaty with him and exchanged a part of the Seleucid empire for 500 war elephants which would serve him well in the battles against Ptolemaios I Soter, Antigonos I Monophthtalmos and Lysimachos, mainly at the Battle of Ipsos.more...
Circa 245BCE, Basileis Diodotos asserted his independence from the Seleucids in his kingdom of Baktria. The Kingdom of Baktria was to last until 125BCE during the invasion of the Yuezhi Nomads from Mongolia and in 180BCE, the Baktrian Basileis Demetrios I lead an army into the Indus Valley and founded the Graeco-Indian Kingdom.
in 246 BCE, Seleukos II Kallinikos waged the Third Syrian War against the Greek Pharoas of Aigyptos and defeated Ptolemaios III but was defeated. Seleukos also had to fight a civil war against his brother Antiochos Herax. W...
A new medieval empire-building which has had mixed reviews, it says "play unnoticeably" however on wikipedia it says "despite the fact that Evony does nothing to hide itself from network logs and its URL and cookies will still be present in a web browser's history like any other website." Also a running slogan for the campaign was "Save the queen!", although within the game, there is no queen to save.
Not only that, it has been accused of breaching copyright laws, as it says on wikipedia: "The game and website currently uses graphics from various games including Microsoft's Age of Empires: The Age of Kings and Age of Mythology as well as descriptions copied directly from Sid Meier's Civilization III and Civilization IV, as well as from other Mods and Wikipedia.
During the ongoing advertising campaign a particular advert featuring a fairy was apparently taken from the website costumecraze.com. The owners were subsequently informed and blogged about this."
And there was another controversey about the developer corporation, Universal Multiplayer Game Entertainment being linked to WoWMine, a Chinese operation known for gold mining. also criticism made regarding the game has been removed from Evony's forum by moderators.
guy 1: Have you played Evony?
guy 2: No, I've been reading about it on Wikipedia, it as been accused of some serious crimes, being linked to illegal operations, copyright issues and unethical and misleading adverts.
guy 1: I don't care, I like it
Albania, the country on the Adriatic coast of the Balkans.
country located in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula on the Strait of Otranto, the southern entrance to the Adriatic Sea. It encompasses an area of 11,100 square miles (28,748 square kilometres), with a maximum length from north to south of about 210 miles (340 kilometres) and a maximum width of about 95 miles. It is bounded to the northwest by Montenegro, to the northeast by the Kosovo region of Serbia, to the east by Macedonia, and to the southeast and south by Greece. To the west and southwest, Albania is bordered by the Adriatic and Ionian seas. Albania's immediate western neighbour, Italy, lies some 50 miles across the Adriatic. The capital city is Tiranë.
The origins of the Albanian people:more...
Data drawn from history and from linguistic, archaeological, and anthropological studies have led to the conclusion that Albanians are the direct descendants of the ancient Illyrians and that the latter were natives of the lands they inhabited. Similarly, the Albanian language derives from the language of the Illyrians, the transition from Illyrian to Albanian apparently occurring between the 4th and 6th centuries AD.
Illyrian culture is believed to have evolved from the Stone Age and to have manifested itself in the territory of Albania toward the beginning of the Bronze Age, about 2000 BC. The Illyrians were not a uniform body of people but a conglomeration of many tribes that inhabited the western part of the Balkans, from what is now Slovenia in the northwest to (and including) the region of Epirus, which extends about halfway down the mainland of modern Greece. In general, Illyrians in the highlands of Albania were more isolated than those in the lowlands, and their culture evolved more slowly—a distinction that persisted throughout Albania's history.
Authors of antiquity relate that the Illyrians were a sociable and hospitable people, renowned for their daring and bravery at war. Illyrian women were fairly equal in status to the men, even to the point of becoming heads of tribal federations. In matters of religion, Illyrians were pagans who believed in an afterlife and buried their dead along with arms and various articles inte...
One hell of an epic novel by the great writer Stephen King. It's guaranteed to leave some kind of an impression, otherwise you're a fuckin douchebag.more...
The novel ties into the Dark Tower universe(s), and is broken down into three parts, or "books":
BOOK I: "Captain Trips"
In this first 400 pages or so (of the uncut 1142-page book), there is an outbreak of a manmade biological plague, which is spread to Texas, New York, Atlanta, New England and the southwest in a matter of days. We're introduced to the main characters, and their backstories, and we see the government panic as the superflu spreads as a plague, and we see the collapse of civlization as totalitarian martial law is enforced, thousands are killed to keep the government's lies under wraps, and what the characters on an individual level go through.
BOOK II: "On The Border"
In the wake of civilization's destruction via plague, the key individuals are trying to cope with the loss, until they are all united by dreams and visions of a 108-year-old black woman in Nebraska named Mother Abigail. Many of these protagonists find each other, and unite for a cross-country oddysey from various places headed for Nebraska. Meanwhile, however, other scattered survivors with darker natures are drawn via dreams and visions to a mysterious supernatural drifter in Las Vegas, who they refer to occuasionally as "The Dark Man" or "Walkin' Dude" and whose supposed real name is