On Friday, MTV News reporter Stephen Totilo was one of 10 people a two-hour lunch at the Algonquin Hotel with game designer Sid Meier and his wife, Susan. Meier is the creator of one of the most popular gaming series of all time, "Civilization," though he has also picked up fans for his "Pirates!" and "Railroad Tycoon" games, among more than a dozen others.
While Meier talked about opening games up to wider audiences and ate his meal, some of the guests followed orders and didn't ask him about "Civilization: Revolutions," coming out June 3 for Xbox 360, PS3 and DS.
Totilo asked him about Bach, "Spore" and what game journalists were like 20 years ago.