Civilization 5 is free to play on Steam this weekend and is only $7.50 ($12.50 for the Game of the Year edition) if you decide to invest in your future's lost time. Fans of the previous installment knock the game for not being as deep, but some of those rebels may be silenced by the upcoming Gods and Kings expansion on June 19.

What's everyone playing this weekend?
  • Alexander Sliwinski (@Sliwinski): Tropico 4: Modern Times. It's a bottomless pit of madness. Diablo 3 when I need to click something.
  • Ben Gilbert (@RealBenGilbert): It only took me playing Minecraft on 360 every day since it came out, but I've finally got a diamond pickaxe and a nether portal and HOLY SHIT THAT GHOST IS SHOOTING FIREBALLS AT ME
  • David Hinkle (@DaveHinkle): JC was kind enough to lend me Asura's Wrath, so I plan on taking 100 milligrams of crazy this weekend.
  • JC Fletcher (@jcfletcher): After a full week of non-stop reviews, I'm pretty excited to, like, clean my house ... maybe go outside, even.
  • Jess Conditt (@JessConditt): SpyParty. That is all.
  • Jordan Mallory (@Jordan_Mallory): Virtua Fighter 5, provided there are any other journos online. Otherwise, Jamestown, or the Sword and Sworcery EP, now that I have one of them there Windows computers.
  • Ludwig Kietzmann (@LudwigK): I'll be shooting some snarling aliens in Resistance: Burning Skies, but I'd like to find some time outside of that to shoot more robots in Binary Domain.
  • Mike Schramm (@MikeSchramm): I am away at camp in Cambria, California for the holiday weekend, so I've brought along my iPad with games loaded up from the Because We May sale. League of Evil 2 and Burnout Crash are the standouts.
  • Mike Suszek (@MikeSuszek): I downloaded Amoebattle on DSiWare and have been laying down the law on microbes. Still, I'll probably spend more time playing Minecraft (PC) and Shadow of the Colossus.
  • Richard Mitchell (@TheRichardM): I'm still out of town, so I'll be playing ... sleep a lot. I might see if Diablo 3 Starter Edition is even playable on my laptop as well. Oh no ... did I bring a mouse?
  • Steven Wong: I'll still be playing Diablo 3. The forces of Hell won't defeat themselves!
  • Xav de Matos (@Xav): With Prometheus coming, my girlfriend and I are going to marathon the Alien Quadrilogy (yes, we know it's not a prequel!). Other than that, I'll try getting in some time with Diablo 3 and Ghost Recon: Future Solider.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.