As most folks know, I am a Civilization III fanatic. In fact, if Sid Meier produces the item (or even randomly comments on it in a fashionable manner), I am on it in seconds.
So of course it would interest me when the idea of Civilization comes into it’s own field as a new discipline – digital game studies. Seemingly, it’s not a hoax. Christopher Douglas of the Furman University has written an article for Postmodern Culutre entitled “You Have Unleashed a Horde of Barbarians!”: Fighting Indians, Playing Games, Forming Disciplines. Very interesting.
And for all of you not from the Mid-Atlantic United States, yes we are under six inches of snow with a 1-inch crust of ice. You are more than welcome to come and help me dig out.