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Homeworld trailer

Homeworld Remastered Collection trailer shows off sexy-voiced cultist or something


'If you will not join, then die'
Feb 19
All right, I'll admit it: I know almost nothing about Homeworld. After reading the plot synopsis on Wikipedia (yeah journalism!), I got the gist of how things go, but with all of the alien races involved I can't really place... read
Offworld Trading Company

Civ IV lead designer's Offworld Trading Company hits Early Access


Space Truckers
Feb 12
Mohawk Games, formed by Civilization IV lead designer Soren Johnson, released its first title on Steam Early Access today. Offworld Trading Company is a real-time strategy game that focuses on economic might as opposed to gi... read
Warcraft in StarCraft

These pointy Warcraft III models sure bring me back


New (old) assets now usable in the StarCraft II map editor
Feb 03
Blizzard is giving custom-game creators access to thousands of Warcraft III assets for use in the StarCraft II Arcade, including character and structure models, music, sound effects, and user interfaces for each race. What wi... read
Deadnaut impressions

Exploring the ghost ships of Screwfly's Deadnaut


While it's easy to overlook, this squad-based indie should not be missed
Jan 30
Deadnaut is a tactical, squad-based, sci-fi horror affair from Australian developer Screwfly Studios. The title launched on Steam last November and I'm regrettably only getting around to playing it now. Its un... read
Breach & Clear: Deadline

Breach & Clear: Deadline raids Steam Early Access


We have one copy of the game to give away, courtesy of Devolver Digital!
Jan 26
Mighty Rabbit Studios and Gun Media's top-down tactical thriller, Breach & Clear: Deadline, entered Early Access last week on Steam. After a brief stint in a public pre-alpha, the Gambitious Digital Entertainment&nb... read
Homeworld Remastered

We Can Go Homeworld Again: Gearbox sets date for Homeworld Remastered


Engine trails ahoy!
Jan 25
Finally! The Mothership has arrived. It's been quite a while since we last heard word from Gearbox and its plan to spruce up the Homeworld series for a much-needed rerelease, but more details have just jumped in, includ... read
Grey Goo

Grey Goo launch trailer shows who's the most ruthless of them all


I said 'Whose house?' 'Goo's house!'
Jan 19
Mankind's made an existence-long mission out of traveling to other planets and finding alien lifeforms. As this launch trailer for Grey Goo depicts, we might not necessarily like what we find. The Petroglyph real-time s... read
Battlefleet Gothic

Games Workshop's Battlefleet Gothic becoming a real-time strategy PC game


This sure is pretty
Jan 16
Kyle and I were just talking about how much we wanted a new Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. What a joy that was, all up close and personal. While we wait indefinitely on that dream to come true, there are plenty more videog... read
There Came an Echo

There Came an Echo set to release on Steam February 24


February 21 for Kickstarter backers
Jan 12
There Came an Echo is Iridium Studios' second Kickstarter success, but as a more ambitious project it took a bit longer than Sequence to release after its crowdfunding campaign. Originally projected for a June 2014 rele... read
Distant Star: RF

Distant Star: Revenant Fleet is an Early Access title to keep an eye on


Blazing Griffin's Scott Boyd gives us some pointers on how to die less often!
Jan 09
I've tried to keep one eye on Blazing Griffin's lovely looking real-time space strategy game Distant Star: Revenant Fleet for a while now, however, the slippery devil somehow managed to sneak past me and ... read
PS4

Threes! designer's Close Castles is a fast, cute, console-bound RTS


That looks like a zoning nightmare
Dec 01
The designer of mobile puzzle sensation Threes (obligatory entrancing .gif here) has spoken about his next game, a real-time strategy title called Close Castles, on the PlayStation Blog. In it, players will expand their kingd... read
There Came an Echo

There Came an Echo story trailer shows off its voice talent


Wil Wheaton, Ashly Burch, and more
Nov 16
Originally slated for a June 2014 release, then pushed back to October 2014, voice-controlled strategy game There Came an Echo is now projected to release by early February 2015. That's only a few months away! According... read
Satellite Reign

Early Access for Satellite Reign begins this December


My cybernetically augmented body is ready
Nov 15
It's an undeniably wonderful time to be a PC gamer if you're a fan of the cyberpunk genre. The last few years have produced a slew of high-quality titles on the platform with even more still on the smog-choked horizon. ... read
Make way for the villain
Being the bad guy has its perks. With an entire force of orcs, goblins, and other nasty creatures at your bidding, more gold you can count, and a near infinite supply of dark magic at your disposal -- it seems like you've got... read feature

RTS

Bring about the apocalypse in Uber's next real-time strategy game


Human Resources
Oct 03
[Disclosure: Uber Entertainment's Brad Nicholson used to be a writer here. Also, he's got huge guns.] Human Resources has a fun core concept for a real-time strategy game, and it's right there in the name: humans, not minera... read
Steam

Dawn of War II is no longer tied to Games for Windows Live


Multiplayer now handled by Relic servers
Sep 05
Relic has migrated the excellent Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II and its Chaos Rising expansion away from Games for Windows Live, just as the studio said it would. Unfortunately, not everything made it over to Steamworks, in... read
Beta period lasts until September 11
Mr Destructoid has gotten his greedy little hands on some codes for the Spacecom beta, and he's decided to hand them out to the Dtoid community! (This is actually quite generous of our robot overlord. He normally eats things ... read feature

Ancient Space

Ancient Space is a new space RTS from Paradox Interactive


Dwight Schultz is in it! Murdock from the A-team!!
Aug 21
If you're anxiously waiting for that Homeworld HD remake to arrive, we can console ourselves with another nice-looking space-based RTS game in Ancient Space which will dock with us later in the autumn for PC and Mac. Develop... read
Conflicks

Conflicks has a great alternate history setup with anachronistic space colonialism


Not what happens when you heat an egg yolk, but just go with it
Jul 23
Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci discovered MetaMatter? Well, not in real life, but in the universe of Conflicks he did. It turns out all it takes is to separate a chicken egg's yolk from its albumen, and to heat up the y... read
EarthBound

EarthBound localization dev chats about the old days on his new Kickstarter


Art changes, daughter cameos, and big tanks
Jul 20
Marcus Lindblom is a heck of a guy. Every time you think he's let loose everything there is to tell about taking Shigesato Itoi's Mother 2 and transforming it into EarthBound, he pulls out some new stories to shares. Right no... read
AirMech

AirMech Arena starts its Xbox 360 beta next week


Closed beta kicks off July 23
Jul 16
Oh, that's right -- Ubisoft and Carbon Games are bringing AirMech to Xbox 360 this year with AirMech Arena. The original browser-based release (which has since come to Steam) was good fun. It's real-time strategy, but instead... read
Z

'90s real-time strategy game Z comes to Steam tomorrow


Remember The Bitmap Brothers?
Jul 03
Some people have fond memories of The Bitmap Brothers' real-time strategy game Z. I do not. Never played it! It's returning to PC with "a faithful and thoroughly modern reworking" on Steam, set for release tomorrow. Sounds a ... read
Chicken chasers unconfirmed
For better or worse, Fable is one of the staple series for Xbox consoles. Since its beginning as a relatively simple action-RPG, it has seen some entries go off in various directions. Fable Legends is another game that takes ... read feature

Company of Heroes 2

Watch the US Forces in action in Company of Heroes 2 DLC


The Western Front Armies pack will contain US and German forces
Jun 02
It's been almost a year since the release of Company of Heroes 2 and now we've got a trailer for the first DLC content for Relic's WWII RTS title. There are two new factions included, the US Forces (which you can see in the ... read
Steam

Rise of Nations: Extended Edition pops up on Steam


Better visuals, Steamworks support, and Twitch streaming
May 30
38 Studios sold a bunch of assets at auction back in November, including the rights to Big Huge Games' real-time strategy title Rise of Nations. It's back! An extended edition, including the Thrones and Patriots expansion, ha... read
Coming June 24
Standalone multiplayer release for Company of Heroes 2, The Western Front Armies, can serve as a gateway, bringing players over to the full Company of Heroes 2 experience. Its pricing is low enough ($12.99 for one army, or $1... read feature

Early Access

Play Planetary Annihilation alone in new Galactic War mode


Seems like a good time to get in on the action
May 24
This week, Uber Entertainment added single-player to its in-development real-time strategy game Planetary Annihilation, which was Kickstarted in 2012 and has been doing its thing as an early-access release for a while now. Go... read
Grey Goo

Make like the Goo and absorb these Grey Goo screens


Seriously, they'll eat anything
May 21
One of the major aspects of Grey Goo that's likely to set it apart from other real-time strategy games is the inclusion of the titular Goo -- a race of nanites that can form into and break off from an amorphous blob. Whe... read
Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer goes standalone with The Western Front Armies


Two factions and eight maps for $19.99
May 08
If I were going to get into Company of Heroes 2 at this point, I'd likely just wait for a Steam sale, but options are appreciated. On June 24, Relic Entertainment will launch a standalone multiplayer release for its World Wa... read
AirMech Arena

Ubisoft to publish AirMech Arena on Xbox 360


Free-to-play robot warfare
Apr 07
AirMech, the action-oriented real-time strategy franchise from Carbon Games, will be arriving on Xbox 360 this summer. Published by Ubisoft, AirMech Arena will offer free-to-play cooperative and competitive multiplayer ... read
Three completely different factions
The real-time strategy genre has undergone quite the transformation throughout time. Seemingly gone are the days where games require that you focus on strategy, often replaced by experiences that reward combat ability and qui... read feature

Age of Mythology

See what's new in Age of Mythology with this Extended Edition trailer


Look for it on Steam in early May
Apr 03
This Age of Mythology: Extended Edition trailer is essentially a recap of the features we covered yesterday but it's still worth seeing the updated game in motion. The original Ensemble Studios title released way back in 200... read






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