Kotaku - I had never played Civilization V prior to last week. Not to any meaningful degree, at least. I grew up with Nintendo and, to a lesser extent, Sega (plus Microsoft, come the aughts) providing my gaming goodness. I was a toddler when the original Civilization hit computers in 1991. Going from fast-paced kiddie-crack like Sonic on a 3-inch Game Gear screen to a massive, slow-paced strategy title like Civ would have been like putting Power Rangers and Mad Men back-to-back on Fox Kids. It was so far off my radar I don't think I even knew it existed.