Reddit user Lycerius has been playing the same game of Civilization II for ten years. Ten. Years.
In that time, civilizations have risen and fallen, the devastating horror of nuclear weaponry has been unleashed upon the world multiple times and the world has been split into three warring states, all endlessly cranking out military units for fear that turning resources to civil pursuits will put them at a military disadvantage and a bleak, apocalyptic fate. War between the Vikings, the Americans and the Celts has waged for 1700 years. Most cities have been bombed to dust. What population that hasn’t died of radiation poisoning or global warming induced starvation have huddled in various cities, surrounded by irradiated swamplands, the result of the polar ice caps melting 20 times over.
It is a bleak, horrible, utterly fascinating look at what happens when games with no end are left to run endlessly and military might is prized over everything else.
On a totally unrelated note, the Witches and Wieners DLC pack is now out for Saints Row: The Third. Video games!