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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies announced


Coming this June
Mar 28
Sega has announced that a standalone multiplayer Company of Heroes: The Western Front Armies will launch this June for $19.99. This brings back the Western Front from the original CoH game. Two collections of content -- ... read
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Grey Goo: A new RTS from Petroglyph


This looks goo
Mar 13
Petroglyph Games and Grey Box have announced a new PC RTS called Grey Goo. They claim that this title has classic RTS roots, but uses modern design and lessons learned along the way to improve the formula. Their goal wa... read
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Pocketwatch Games

Monaco dev's next game is a real-time strategy title built for gamepads


Hear them out
Mar 12
"With Monaco, we took an old school genre (Stealth), we simplified the controls, and then we built an incredibly complex game that could be played at high and low skill levels alike. I want to do the same with the RTS genr... read
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Game over, man
This should sound somewhat familiar: a small band of mercenaries are on a forbidding planet, confronted by a horrific alien force that swarms across the landscape. Well-armed and entrenched, the soldiers have been easily keep... read feature

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Blizzard

Unsure about Heroes of the Storm? Watch this full match


Blizzard will walk you through it
Mar 04
Hearing Blizzard talk about the Heroes of the Storm alpha yesterday renewed my interest in the game, leading me to this, a commentated match that serves as a nice introduction. Even as someone who doesn't play many MOBAs, I ... read
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Blizzard

Blizzard preparing Heroes of the Storm for public alpha test


May luck be on your side
Mar 03
The "online team brawler" Heroes of the Storm has been offering beta sign-ups for quite some time now. First things first, though: the game needs to hit alpha. Blizzard is inviting "a very limited number of players [in the Un... read
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Steam

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition teased for Steam


Eff yeah
Feb 28
Even before Age of Empires and its sequel made it to Steam, I had been longing for Age of Mythology to see a release on Steam, or GOG.com, or anywhere. I know you feel me. A developer stream on Twitch has hinted at Age of Myt... read
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Titan Invasion

Titan Invasion announced for PS4, PS3, Vita


Cross-buy!
Feb 19
No, it's not a ploy to trick people into thinking they're buying Titanfall. Titan Invasion is a collection of two indie PC games; the Space Invaders-styled Titan Attacks!, which won me over with its well-done trailer (above)... read
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Legendary Wars

Legendary Wars marches on to Android


It's about time!
Feb 15
It's been three years, but one of my favorite mobile strategy titles, Legendary Wars, has finally come to Android, via the Google Play Store. In this RTS-RPG hybrid you directly control an ever growing army of knights, wizar... read
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Total War: Rome II

Rome II update replaces Indian elephants for African ones


You'd think Creative Assembly would have checked that?
Feb 10
In his review of Total War: Rome II, our own Josh Tolentino was left unhappy at the buggy state of the game but was happy with the level of historical accuracy displayed. I wonder if he would have docked the game an extra poi... read
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World War II is back with Hearts of Iron IV


A hardcore grand strategy title
Jan 23
Another new announcement from the Paradox Convention this week is Hearts of Iron IV, a new grand strategy World War II war-game. You can play as any country that existed during the World War II time period, from Puerto Rico ... read
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Rymdkapsel on PC

Rymdkapsel to see PC launch on January 30


New modes included
Jan 21
Rymdkapsel, the tetromino-based space station building strategy game with a Swedish name, originally released in May of last year on PlayStation Vita, and has since made the rounds onto Android and iOS. Early last month we h... read
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You can download part of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls now


Plus an upcoming patch
Jan 20
Those of you playing Diablo III via either the Battle.net desktop client or the game's launcher may, from this week, notice a 6GB background download initiate. That's quite big, and for good reason, because that download... read
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Free Steam Weekend

Play Company of Heroes 2, Saints Row IV for free on Steam


Free to play until Sunday afternoon
Jan 16
This weekend on Steam, both Saints Row IV and Company of Heroes 2 will be playable for free. If you like what you find and want to continue after 1:00pm Pacific on Sunday, which is when this promo ends, the titles are on sale... read
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Fancy new RTS engine

This engine could mean massive new strategy games


Oxide Games uses AMD's Mantle for its new engine
Jan 14
Leveraging AMD's Mantle technology, Oxide Games has come up with a new game engine intended for real-time strategy titles on PC and consoles called Nitrous that can handle up to 5,000 AI- or physics-driven objects (like laser... read
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FTL

New race announced for FTL Advanced Edition


And 50% more ship designs
Jan 01
FTL: Faster than Light is gearing up for its "Advanced Edition" update, coming early this year, and some new information about the content said update will contain has now been released. The biggest news is the addition ... read
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Natural Selection

A classic Natural Selection map has returned


Blast from the past
Dec 20
I completely and utterly missed out on Natural Selection back in the day and although I have only ever played its follow-up, it is cool to see the classic map Eclipse revitalized for Natural Selection 2. Graphics sure have c... read
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StarCraft

StarCraft II patch 2.1 is all about clans


Icons, decals, and event planning
Dec 20
Blizzard has detailed the upcoming StarCraft II patch 2.1 that targets clan players. An in-game solution for scheduling events for groups and clans now exists, allowing club officers or owners to mark a date, title the event,... read
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Dota 2

Dota 2 removes sign-up process and is finally open to all


Everyone can play!
Dec 17
In case you aren't one of the 611,480 people playing Dota 2 as I write this, you will be happy to know that the game is finally open to everyone. While it officially released this summer, Valve had been slowly allowing more p... read






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