We're slowly learning more about the enigmatic Hardware: Shipbreakers, the sci-fi RTS from the makers of Homeworld. Blackbird Interactive has just released a new trailer showcasing the "Baserunner," the versatile, custo... more
We recently got a glimpse of Electronic Arts and Waystone Games' multiplayer online battle arena game Dawngate from its official site, but here's the ensuing "first look" video. While it isn't all developers talking about th... more
Good news for fans of the Company of Heroes 2 series as now you have a great reason to pick up the physical copy in June. Along with a snazzy steelbook, you also get a Czar's wealth of extra content.
Right off the bat, player... more
September 3, 2013. Commit that date to memory -- it's when Total War: Rome II releases globally.
Creative Assembly is offering DLC, the Greek States Culture Pack, as incentive for pre-ordering the game. This includes Epirus,... more
The beautifully animated, low-fi, post-apocalyptic action strategy game C-Wars has less than a week to go in its Kickstarter campaign, and sadly, it's not looking good for the game's potential to hit the Wii U or th... more
Tom and Tony Cannon have had quite the impact on the fighting game community with contributions like the Evolution Championship Series, the GGPO middleware for online play, and Shoryuken.com. For over a year, the duo has bee... more
The single-player campaign and multiplayer of Company of Heroes 2 will be joined by a third mode, one that's new for developer Relic Entertainment. A combination of single- and cooperative play, Theater of War is built with r... more
I miss the days where you could simply buy a game without contemplating the various pre-order packages, incentives, special editions, and what have you. I'm just a simple fellow. Hardware: Shipbreakers, a game I confess I st... more
Spicy Horse, the folks behind Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, calls their new game, Hell Invaders, a hybrid of collectible card gaming and RTS. That sounds delightful. They made hell sound delightful.
Hell Invaders isn't the final n... more
With Sega's purchase of Relic Entertainment behind us, now more than ever I'm dying to hear about the future of the company's Warhammer 40,000 titles. Game director Quinn Duffy told Eurogamer that "There's a strong possibilit... more
Defense Grid: Containment came about from a Kickstarter campaign intended to raise enough money to create Defense Grid 2. Sadly, Hidden Path Entertainment didn't get the funding needed to create a full sequel to this amazing ... more
Update: Along with Darksiders, Red Faction, and other THQ properties getting picked up by Nordic Games for a cool $4.9 million, it's come to light that Gearbox spent $1.35 million in acquiring Homeworld.
Borderlands developer... more
Total Annihilation lives on in our minds even if we don't have many new entries in the genre to capture that certain essence of strategy gaming. Thankfully, we do have Uber Entertainment and its Kickstarter-funded,... more
Those of you who happily bought Age of Empires II: HD Edition for nostalgia's sake only to encounter a slew of technical issues, heads up: a new patch for the game might do the trick. "We’ve got a giant excel ... more
Company of Heroes 2 is getting a Collector's Edition, and it's set to include several bonuses such as the original Company of Heroes, including the two original expansions: Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valor. Other bonuses in... more
Age of Empires is one of the older strategy game series. Before Supreme Commander, before Sins of a Solar Empire, before even StarCraft, there was Age of Empires.
As a fan of planning and scheming, the series has been a stapl... more
A lot of people have taken to poo-pooing "retro" graphics, stating that the style has been "played out" in gaming, music, and film thanks to countless attempts to pander to nostalgic 20-30 somethings. Fair enough, ... more
In the what-if scenario of the day, Gas Powered Games founder Chris Taylor has stated his desire to work on real-time strategy property Total Annihilation again. "I would love to yes, but the problem is you can’t j... more
What is Hardware: Shipbreakers? It was a question that I asked myself several times after watching the trailer that Blackbird Interactive, founded by ex-Homeworld developers, released last month. The admittedly gorgeous video... more
I was never aware that creating gigantic panoramic screenshots of games was a thing, but after seeing this huge picture of the Massacre of Teutoberg Forest I wish more people did stuff like this. The image is 3... more
Those who pre-order Company of Heroes 2 before the real-time strategy title launches this June will get a number of bonuses, including a Theatre of War mini-campaign. Seemingly unfinished right now, this extra spot of single-... more
It's nice to hear that Relic Entertainment is still plugging away at development on Company of Heroes 2. Leading up to the full June 25 release, the studio will soon hit the obligatory "closed beta" milestone. Open first on A... more
While Castle Story grabbed my attention because of its bright, colorful art style, I kept playing because of its addictive sandbox gameplay. It's a free-form building strategy game, where the goal is to build a fortress and d... more
Heart of the Swarm, the newest StarCraft II expansion, is capitalizing on the buzz surrounding its release. Blizzard announced that it sold more than 1.1 million copies in its first two days at retail.
"We want to thank ... more
It appears Blizzard's learned quite a bit from Diablo III's launch, as Heart of the Swarm was instantly playable on release with virtually no server problems -- a bit of a rarity, it seems, with recent PC releases.
It's a goo... more
Blizzard is ready to launch the newest addition to the StarCraft II family, Heart of the Swarm, and of course millions of people will be itching to get on at the earliest possible moment.
Look no further than Blizzard's offic... more
Was Blizzard's recent sale not enough? Well, now Newegg has joined the fun, as they've started offering Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty for $17.99.
All you have to do is go to the product page and enter the following code: STW311. Pretty soon, you'll be able to buy the new kinda sorta expansion Heart of the Swarm to augment your shiny new copy of Wings of Liberty.
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Unknown Worlds has issued a warning to everyone not to buy Natural Selection 2 Steam keys from any shady websites. The Natural Selection 2 developers revealed that 1,341 keys had to be deactivated, as they were like... more
It's time for another faction to be announced for Creative Assembly's upcoming strategy title Total War: Rome II. This time, it's the little-known Parthians that will be joining the fray. Formed from a confederation of tribes... more
Age of Empires II, the 1999 strategy game from Ensemble Studios, is getting an HD remastering and coming to Steam. Age of Empires II HD Edition will hit Steam on April 9, a mere month away. This HD-ified title will also... more
The SimCity launch has been pretty disastrous to say the least. My Twitter feed has been a constant stream of players experiencing connection issues, servers that won't save their cities, long queue times to get into a server... more
Iridium Studios, who previously developed the Kickstarter-funded rhythm RPG Sequence, have unveiled their next project, and are once again turning to the crowdfunding site to help produce their game. In a departure demonstra... more
Company of Heroes 2 has been set for a June 25 release date in both North America and Europe. Have to say, I'm really happy for Relic Entertainment on today's news. Things were shaky thanks to the THQ fallout, but I think Rel... more
Back in 2009, the small Canada-based Frima Studio developed a quirky little title named Zombie Tycoon where you assumed the role of mad scientist Brainhov and undertook his quest to rule the world with formula Z-fueled zombi... more
Those of you super obsessed with videogame news may have noticed some SimCity reviews are already up. Destructoid was given the same access as others to play the game before release on closed servers, but we're holding our r... more
Natural Selection 2 has always gotten smaller, bug-squashin' and balance-fixin' patches. Today, however, a large content patch will hit the competitive hybrid titled the "Gorgeous" update. There are a bunch of new ... more
There is a vast, tumultuous ocean between good ideas and their actual application, and lost in the middle of that ocean is Impire. In fact, it may very well be stuck inside the belly of a whale.
I had high hopes for the dunge... more
VG247 visited Victory Games, the development studio behind the upcoming Command & Conquer reboot, to bring some extensive video coverage of the free-to-play strategy title. Highlights of the video include alpha gameplay ... more
Yeah, okay Blizzard. We get it. You rule at making cinematic trailers, and this launch trailer for Heart of the Swarm reinforces that fact.
This trailer also reminds me that StarCraft has an actual story, and continues ... more
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It's been about three and a half years since Brütal Legend came out on consoles and it has f... more
Blizzard's Community Manager Kevin Johnson detailed some of the new eSports and multiplayer features fans can expect in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. New tools include the ability to watch match replays in groups, and a ... more
One thing that was rather striking to me about the community around Natural Selection II is that they're exceptionally nice. It's sad that I find this a pleasant surprise thanks to all the negativity out there, but neverthele... more
Right now, the team behind Natural Selection II is focused on making the game better. "No one is working on a new game yet," Unknown World's Hugh Jeremy told me at a recent studio visit. "Charlie (the co-founder and... more
The developers behind Natural Selection II have done 13 maintenance updates ever since launch last October. And in that time, they've been working on the first downloadable content for the real-time strategy meets first-perso... more
[Update: Turns out Natural Selection II has actually sold over 300,000 copies, not 200,000 as previously stated.]
Unknown Worlds is the small indie studio responsible for Natural Selection II, the hybrid real-time strategy me... more
The ambitious mod project formally known as World of StarCraft is now being released on Battle.net as StarCraft Universe.
This giant mod is really a whole new game built with StarCraft II's tool set. It's a masivel... more
Blizzard is pushing a new patch through for StarCraft II with a decent amount of updates -- most notably, a UI overhaul and the launch of in-game Clans and Groups.
But there's a heap of other upgrades, like new replay t... more
I'm going to do my best to not confuse anyone with unexplained technical jargon here. Lua is one of the many programming languages available to developers and is certainly popular among game developers due to i... more
Impire had been on my radar for a little while before I finally got a chance to play it just over a week ago. The tone, setting, and genre brought back fond memories of Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper titles, and that's more t... more
If you've worked as a designer at both Firaxis and Stardock, then you must really know what you're doing when it comes to strategy games. Jon Shafer was lead designer on Civilization V, but now he's broken away to form his ow... more