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StarCraft

StarCraft II picks back up with Nova Covert Ops on March 29

Blizzard is cooking up more StarCraft II story content with its Nova Covert Ops single-player mission packs. The first pack of three will release on March 29, 2016, the company announced today. "The reign of Emperor Valerian Mengsk is under...

 
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Warcraft

Blizzard patching Warcraft III almost 14 years on

Warcraft III is getting a new patch. Yes, Warcraft III. You read that correctly. Blizzard is planning to issue an update to the 2002 strategy game this Tuesday, March 15, according to Robert Bridenbecker, the head of Blizzard's classic game...

 
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Warhammer 40,000

Five years later, Dawn of War II: Retribution adds the Necron Overlord

Five years of Dawn of War II: Retribution. My goodness. It doesn't feel like it has been then long at all, but then, anniversaries like this have a way of sneaking up on me. Relic and Sega were keeping track, at least. While there's no surp...

 
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XCOM 2

If you can't wait four-ish more days, this is XCOM 2's opening cinematic

I know, I know. I really want to be surprised by XCOM 2 in every way possible, and I've almost achieved a perfect media blackout. And now I'm tempting you away from your impressively monastic willpower by dangling an intro cinematic in...

 
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Gothic Armada

Battlefleet: Gothic Armada is holding the Space Marines for early adopters

Battlefleet: Gothic Armada is a real-time strategy game in which sprawling Warhammer 40,000 ships blow each other to smithereens. As previewed in today's narrative trailer, there's a story, too! I'm typically not a big fan of animated seque...

 
Homeworld Review
Homeworld is back! What a great sentence to type. After Gearbox Software acquired the rights to the series and released Homeworld Remastered, I figured that would be it. But now Blackbird Interactive, a team made up of franch...   read

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Cheap XCOM

$1 XCOM and a whole lot more in Firaxis' Humble Bundle

Holy shit holy shit holy shit, XCOM 2 is out next month. It's a follow up to the sublime strategy reboot by Firaxis with 2012's XCOM Enemy Unknown, which is one of the highlights of the Firaxis Humble Bundle. You can get it, and prep for sa...

 
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Element

Element is a space RTS 'for people who don't have time'

Our community monster Mike Martin has the real box quote when he alerted us to Element: "Guys... This gave me wood." But I'll soldier on for context. The minimal real-time strategy game is actually available right now on Steam in Early Acc...

 
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Homeworld

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak has a cool land-based aircraft carrier

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak is set to come out in less than two weeks on January 20. Maybe you want to watch a trailer for the story before you kharak open your wallet. Maybe I only signed up to write this story because I wanted to make a ...

 
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Who let you name this?

Original Homeworld devs back with prequel tale Deserts of Kharak

Following up on its early 2015 Homeworld Remastered Collection, Gearbox is publishing developer Blackbird Interactive's new Homeworld tale, Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak. The "prequel from some of the original creators of Homeworld&nbs...

 
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Nova Covert Ops

StarCraft II's Nova DLC is cheaper up front

Blizzard has opened pre-orders for StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops. Each of the three DLC packs will come with three story missions, and the first pack releases this spring. They'll be $7.49 each, or you can pre-purchase the complete bundle n...

 
Stellaris preview
Earlier this year, Paradox offered an alternative for the many disappointed by EA's botched SimCity two years earlier by publishing Colossal Order's excellent city-building-simulator Cities: Skylines. Now Paradox's internal s...   read

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StarCraft II

One million players have 'warped in' StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

In just three days since launch, one million people have "warped in" in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. The news was confirmed via a tweet from the official StarCraft Twitter account. Still undecided? Check out our  thoughts in our ...

 
StarCraft II review
When I last left StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, I had completed most of the story. Having now played it all, I've walked away satisfied, not only from this expansion, but from the series as a whole. Decades after its inception, Blizzard is still at the top of its class in terms of cinematic storytelling, and the new game modes don't hurt the appeal of the overall package in the slightest.   read

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Impossible Creatures

Impossible Creatures finally releases on Steam, 13 years after being announced

In gaming, a few days ago is considered ancient history. So, if Fallout 4 being released two days ago is now considered old news, what the hell do we call news from 2002? That’s pretty much the time when fish with legs were crawling o...

 
StarCraft II review
Although I had played countless RTS games before it (Command & Conquer, rest in peace), StarCraft grabbed me like no other in 1998. Part of it was because a large group of my friends, even those who had no prior affinity ...   read

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Nova Covert Ops

StarCraft II story will continue with DLC missions

StarCraft II's story won't be ending with the upcoming Legacy of the Void expansion. Today in Anaheim, California, Blizzard revealed Nova Covert Ops, the first in a three-part series of "Mission Packs," which the studio plans to begin rolli...

 
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Blizzard classics

Blizzard wants to restore StarCraft, Diablo II, and Warcraft III

Based on a job listing, Blizzard plans to revisit some its past games. The company is searching for a senior software engineer to help bring StarCraft, Diablo II, and Warcraft III up to date. "Evolving operating systems, hardware, and onlin...

 
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Age of Empires

Age of Empires II HD is going to Africa this week

The team at Forgotten Empires is keeping the real-time strategy dream alive in 2015. On Thursday, Age of Empires II HD will get a new expansion called The African Kingdoms. Running down this latest trailer, you can expect to find four fully...

 
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Oh...kay

Dawn of War II: Retribution just got some weird new DLC

Today's reminder that Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III would be a lovely thing to exist comes in the form of a peculiar DLC release for 2011's Dawn of War II: Retribution. Out now on Steam, the Ridiculously Bloody Blood Pack adds a toggle ...

 
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Warhammer 40K

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada brings out the Orks

I'm starting to run out of intelligible things to say about Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, but even if I did have fresh insights, I'd be too preoccupied by these screenshots to share them. Good lord is this game pretty. Today, it's finally the...

 
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Little King's Story

Little King's Story coming to PC in early 2016

Little King's Story is coming to Windows PC in early 2016, XSEED has announced. The new version is a visually-enhanced port of the Wii original that XSEED (along with its parent company Marvelous and European distributor Rising Star Ga...

 
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StarCraft II

Blizzard unveils all new UI for StarCraft II

The final part of the StarCraft II trilogy, Legacy of the Void, is set to drop next month on PC. But before then, all fans, regardless of whether or not they've purchased the new expansion, will be seeing a UI overhaul. The revamp is being...

 
Act of Aggression review
Act of Aggression claims to be built like games from the "golden era of RTS." You know, back when StarCraft and Command and Conquer were taking the industry by storm. At least, I assume that's what they mean because...   read

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Age of Mythology

Age of Mythology is getting a new expansion: Tale of the Dragon

It’s not every day you see a 13-year-old game get an expansion, is it? Well that’s sort of what’s happening to Age of Mythology: The Extended Edition with Tale of the Dragon. Technically, the Extended Edition actuall...

 
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Tecmo Koei

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII may not be coming west, but it is getting an English release

[Update: It sounds like the game is also in development for Xbox One.] Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII has not been announced for a western release, but it sounds like you should be able to play the upcoming strategy game even if on...

 
Total War: Warhammer
Back at E3 2015, I got a special sneak peek at the upcoming Total War: Warhammer. The pre-alpha footage we were shown featured an intense battle between the Empire and Greenskins, and each side brought their largest weapons a...   read

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StarCraft II

StarCraft II: Legacy Of The Void arrives Nov. 10

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void, the strategy title's second expansion, is coming to Windows PC and Mac on November 10, Blizzard announced today during the Starcraft II World Championship Series. This expansion follows the exploits of...

 
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Warhammer 40K

Finally, some Battlefleet Gothic gameplay

We've seen impressive stills from Tindalos and Focus Home's Battlefleet Gothic: Armada but no gameplay footage up until now. The Unreal Engine 4-powered real-time strategy title looks fantastic in motion, too. After hearing about all of tho...

 
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Tooth and Tail

Monaco creator reveals arcade RTS title Tooth and Tail

Last year, we reported that Monaco developer Pocketwatch Games was taking on the real-time strategy genre with Armada, a streamlined game whose complexity stems from "an emphasis on improvisation and reactive play over practiced build order...

 

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Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst...

 

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Gundy

Im super hooked on Re:Zero

 
Torchman

Im done work and theres still light out? WHAT IS THIS BLACK MAGIC

 
Ckarasu

So, another slow Except for that thing with DarkSydePhil thats been going Boy, was that a

 
JuIc3

Playing some Bloodborne if youd like to

 
Parismio

Found out in Nioh that you dont have invincibility when opening

 
Jed Whitaker

Im funny how, I mean funny like Im a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, Im here to fuckin amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

 
ChrisHannard

PSN - Season Passes are a great way to save money and allow you to purchase game specific DLC in one Let me rewrite that for Season Passes are a great way to bilk gamers for unnecessary DLC that may be of massively variable

 
Double Monocles

Gotta clean the house before I can play more Star Oh well, at least I get to watch Lord of the Rings while I do it

 
ZombZ

Weekend update: I have not cleaned up the mess in my It has grown by 2 plastic bottles, some files and 3 pairs of I did however sort the balls in the ball pit at our local indoor playground by I have the weirdest ocd known to

 
CumWizard2k14

Was thinking of starting a weekly blog series here where I highlight awesome game tracks to listen Does anyone here already do that?

 
Asterion

Rurouni Kenshin is one manga series which never got the videogame it A Souls-like with a romantic comedy subplot would be

 
JuIc3

Too many hours of Dark Souls now I dont want to do

 
Steven Hansen

that zootopia movie is good as heck AND keeps the space jam tradition going of making kids horny for a rabbit

 
CumWizard2k14

Thank you, Im feeling much better, calmed down quite a Now Im going to enjoy some childhood nostalgia with Drakan: The Ancients Gates before I get ready for :)

 
ZombZ

God damn why does Disqus have such a comments dont show up, then they double post and then reply to the wrong deleting more comments than posting

 
iam16bit

Finishing my pencils for tomorrows final narrative

 
CumWizard2k14

Real talk, Ive been very depressed lately and my anxiety has been getting worse and I need a friend, or

 
hlarge4

I made a very incorrect assumption about one of the limits of Traces abilities in Axiom Downsidw, extended my play by 3 Plus? Found dozens of secrets

 
Torchman

Shift starts earlier this Feels wierd eating lunch two hours

 
SpielerDad

Who wants to taste my salty nuts?

 
AdmiralAckbong

Went outside the theater to smoke a cigarette, and see the Coen Bros 15 feet away, getting in a Then was forced to move on with my

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

You know, while W101 would be an excellent WiiU addition for the Nintendo Humble Bundle, I didnt think about the 3DS What if its Project Mirai: DX? SEGAs already on board and gave us one rhythm game, so why not two? Or maybe its too recent?

 
ShadeOfLight

We have officially reached the point where for the life of me I can no longer keep track of all these American made-up

 
CumWizard2k14

Any bros wanna get together for some Wagnaria!! and jello shots?

 
ikiryou

This gif came across my Tumblr dashboard and even though I know its supposed to read A bottomless I keep seeing it as A bottomless Interesting place, that

 
CumWizard2k14

Dear Bungie, I will literally give to you my anal virginity if it means I get a Year 2 Vex you dtf or what

 
Nathan D

May the good blood guide your way on the first day of

 
Jed Whitaker

Look at all these talentless hacks disagreeing with Total Biscuit and agreeing with me:

 
LinkSlayer64

Why did no one ever tell me about Rhythm Thief!? I LOVE RHYTHM GAMES! I thought this was just a point and click! I cant stop giggling with glee!

 
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Happy May for happy

 

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