Has the Civ V expansion been put up for pre order yet anywhere?
Yes. I saw it at BestBuy.com
. The release date is June 19 (North America), so it should be available on Steam soon, too. The Expansion is $30, by the way.
Might be worth waiting for the Steam Summer Sale, which should start just about a week after the expansion comes out. I'm sure it won't be hugely discounted, but maybe 25% off? That would be a nice bump for a brand new expansion.
Might have been more useful to post this earlier, but if you got in on the free Disciples II deal over at GreenManGaming, you can trade it in now for 5$.
That means you can get a Civ 5 steam key from them for 2.49$.
Thanks for the reminder. Green Man Gaming also has some (but not all) of the Civ 5 DLC, also at 75% off. I'm using my $5 credit to get the last of the DLC that I don't have. Such an awesome little deal.
For anyone interested, GMG has all the Civ 5 DLC except for the Korea pack. They have the four "cradle of civilization" maps for $0.73 each, but they don't have the four-map bundle of these that Steam offers for $2.49.
Also, because they don't have the Korea DLC, they don't have the combo-pack of Korea and Wonders of the Ancient World, although they do have the Wonders of the Ancient World as a stand-alone, without Korea.
Quite a hassle to sort all that out, but if you're looking for a way to use up your $5 GMG credit, this is a good way.