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Ubisoft to publish AirMech Arena on Xbox 360

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 ...   more

Ubisoft to publish AirMech Arena on Xbox 360 photo

Grey Goo aspires to get to the roots of the real-time strategy genre

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...   more

Grey Goo aspires to get to the roots of the real-time strategy genre photo

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

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...   more

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

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies announced

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 -- ...   more

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies announced photo

Grey Goo: A new RTS from Petroglyph

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...   more

Grey Goo: A new RTS from Petroglyph photo

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

"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...   more

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

Review: Infested Planet

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...   more

Review: Infested Planet photo

Unsure about Heroes of the Storm? Watch this full match

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 ...   more

Unsure about Heroes of the Storm? Watch this full match photo

Blizzard preparing Heroes of the Storm for public alpha test

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...   more

Blizzard preparing Heroes of the Storm for public alpha test photo

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition teased for Steam

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...   more

Age of Mythology: Extended Edition teased for Steam photo

Titan Invasion announced for PS4, PS3, Vita

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)...   more

Titan Invasion announced for PS4, PS3, Vita photo

Legendary Wars marches on to Android

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...   more

Legendary Wars marches on to Android photo

Rome II update replaces Indian elephants for African ones

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...   more

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World War II is back with Hearts of Iron IV

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 ...   more

World War II is back with Hearts of Iron IV photo

Rymdkapsel to see PC launch on January 30

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...   more

Rymdkapsel to see PC launch on January 30 photo

You can download part of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls now

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...   more

You can download part of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls now photo

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

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...   more

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

This engine could mean massive new strategy games

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...   more

This engine could mean massive new strategy games photo

New race announced for FTL Advanced Edition

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 ...   more

New race announced for FTL Advanced Edition photo

A classic Natural Selection map has returned

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...   more

A classic Natural Selection map has returned photo

StarCraft II patch 2.1 is all about clans

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,...   more

StarCraft II patch 2.1 is all about clans photo

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

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...   more

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

Eufloria HD spreads to PS Vita on December 17

Eufloria has been around for ages, but the stylish real-time strategy game is only now coming to PlayStation Vita with a revised HD edition by Titanium Studios. Eufloria HD has been locked in for a Tuesday, December 17 launc...   more

Eufloria HD spreads to PS Vita on December 17 photo

New Warhammer 40K game is going to be a MOBA

A new Warhammer 40K game is being made, according to Develop. The game is called Storm of Vengeance, and it will be a "lane strategy" game for mobile and PC. Lane Strategy? Really? Does everyone need their own term for a...   more

New Warhammer 40K game is going to be a MOBA photo

Review: Company of Heroes 2: Victory at Stalingrad DLC

Victory at Stalingrad is paid DLC that's a part of the larger Turning Point update, which also includes new free multiplayer maps, the World Builder tools, four free commanders, and four premium commanders. The free stuff is ...   more

Review: Company of Heroes 2: Victory at Stalingrad DLC photo

Command & Conquer games will continue with new studio

EA stopped development on the latest Command & Conquer, and closed the studio working on it. The game was in its early alpha stages as a free-to-play title, and EA released a statement saying that all purchases during the...   more

Command & Conquer games will continue with new studio photo

Blizzard looking to update Warcraft 1 & 2 for modern PCs

At BlizzCon 2013, World of Warcraft production director J. Allen Brack responded to a fan request for the company to make Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness compatible with modern PCs. "So, we actu...   more

Blizzard looking to update Warcraft 1 & 2 for modern PCs photo

What's this? An Age of Empires II expansion?

I had to do a double take when I heard that all these years later, Age of Empires II has a new expansion out. The Forgotten was originally an unofficial mod before its team collaborated with Skybox Labs for a commercial relea...   more

What's this? An Age of Empires II expansion? photo

Company of Heroes 2 adding new maps and World Builder

Company of Heroes 2 will be getting a free content update, that will include the awaited World Builder that will let players create their own multiplayer maps. The update will also add two new multiplayer maps and four n...   more

Company of Heroes 2 adding new maps and World Builder photo

EA cans free-to-play Command & Conquer

We'd like more Command & Conquer -- without the hooks of free-to-play digging into our skin, if at all possible. I guess it's not. Electronic Arts has canceled the new C&C, which has been playable in an alpha capacity...   more

EA cans free-to-play Command & Conquer photo

Natural Selection 2 community to start a tournament

If you were looking for a heartwarming story, you can look no further. The Natural Selection 2 community, not the development team, has decided to host a tournament. However, this is more than just an online round robin...   more

Natural Selection 2 community to start a tournament photo

Review: Total War: Rome II

Picture, in your mind's eye, a testudo. If you're up on your Roman history, you'll know that I'm referring to that ancient Roman formation in which soldiers tightly align their shields to protect themselves from every an...   more

Review: Total War: Rome II photo

Dungeon builder Dwelvers has a free alpha

I am always willing to check out any game that describes itself as "a real-time strategy game inspired by the old-time classics Dungeon Keeper and The Settlers." Dwelvers is that game, and it just released a free alpha build...   more

Dungeon builder Dwelvers has a free alpha photo

Preview: Castle Story has me stacking bricks for hours

When I first saw the adorable Castle Story at PAX East earlier this year, it immediately grabbed my attention. Its simplistic brick stacking and mining are very enjoyable and addicting, and the animations are a joy to watch. ...   more

Preview: Castle Story has me stacking bricks for hours photo


Preview: Castle Story has me stacking bricks for hours photo
Preview: Castle Story has me stacking bricks for hours photo
Preview: Castle Story has me stacking bricks for hours photo
Preview: Castle Story has me stacking bricks for hours photo
Preview: Castle Story has me stacking bricks for hours photo
Preview: Castle Story has me stacking bricks for hours photo



Alien bugs want you dead in PS4/Vita RTS Final Horizon

One of the many indie developers currently working with Sony is Eiconic Games. They're calling their RTS Final Horizon, which apparently takes cues from Space Invaders and Aliens, "the evolution of tower defense." More tower ...   more

Alien bugs want you dead in PS4/Vita RTS Final Horizon photo

XCOM: Enemy Within announced for November 12!

2K Games has lifted the lid on XCOM: Enemy Within, an expansion to the wildly popular Enemy Unknown. It'll be available on November 12, and aims to bring a whole host of fresh content to the original game.  New soldier ...   more

XCOM: Enemy Within announced for November 12! photo


XCOM: Enemy Within announced for November 12! photo
XCOM: Enemy Within announced for November 12! photo
XCOM: Enemy Within announced for November 12! photo
XCOM: Enemy Within announced for November 12! photo
XCOM: Enemy Within announced for November 12! photo
XCOM: Enemy Within announced for November 12! photo



Review: Divinity: Dragon Commander

Dragons and jetpacks, Civilization and StarCraft. Mix'em all together and what do you get? Divinity: Dragon Commander. Okay, it's a bit more complicated than that, but those are certainly the core elements at play when discus...   more

Review: Divinity: Dragon Commander photo

Very quick tips for Pikmin 3

Miyamoto may have created Pikmin to be a "carefree experience," but that doesn't mean it lacks depth. With the addition of a particularly creative set of local multiplayer modes, Pikmin 3 has a ton of gameplay related nuances that may be lost to the void if you aren't careful. Here are some tips to help you acclimate yourself to the wonderful, cute world of Pikmin.   more

Very quick tips for Pikmin 3 photo

Nintendo bred a new flower to market Pikmin on GameCube!?

The common refrain these days is that Nintendo doesn't know how to market the Wii U. But I know the creativity is still there, waiting to be tapped. Case in point... The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming? arrives just in...   more

Nintendo bred a new flower to market Pikmin on GameCube!? photo

Wargame: AirLand Battle gets some hefty, free DLC

I was thoroughly impressed with Eugen Systems' Wargame: AirLand Battle; an extremely complex, realistic take on modern warfare. It's one of the most impressive RTS titles to come out in the last couple of years, and one that ...   more

Wargame: AirLand Battle gets some hefty, free DLC photo

Review: Pikmin 3

When Nintendo saw what "realistic polygon-powered graphics" were possible on the GameCube/Xbox/PS2, their first instinct wasn't to make a game about human beings doing crimes, saving the world, or even talking to each other. ...   more

Review: Pikmin 3 photo

Titanfall will be playable to the public at gamescom

Electronic Arts will be at gamescom in a big way this year, and they're bringing a big lineup of games that people can get hands-on with. The most notable being Titanfall, our game of the show for E3. Fans can also play Battl...   more

Titanfall will be playable to the public at gamescom photo

This one guy is making a sci-fi RTS and it looks good

Meridian: New World has been in development for two years. The single-player, story-focused sci-fi strategy game slated to release next year comes courtesy of Elder Games, which is actually just one guy, Ede Tarsoly. Check a ...   more

This one guy is making a sci-fi RTS and it looks good photo

Hot damn: Total War's Legend of Zelda mod Hyrules

I'm not the biggest Legend of Zelda fan, I'm not the biggest Medieval II: Total War fan, but I want to play this mod. That trailer sold me. Too bad I am terrible at any strategy that isn't turn-based. The mod, downloadable h...   more

Hot damn: Total War's Legend of Zelda mod Hyrules  photo

Gearbox bringing space RTS Homeworld into the HD realm

After Gearbox purchased the Homeworld IP from THQ earlier this year, many fans of the classic space RTS suddenly had their ears perk up in excitement. At their panel in PAX Australia today, the studio announced that they are ...   more

Gearbox bringing space RTS Homeworld into the HD realm photo

Tactical shooter Breach and Clear out now on iOS

Tactical combat shooter Breach and Clear is now available on the App Store. The game will be going for $3.99, but you can grab it for $1.99 during the limited time launch promotion. As for the game, well, it's exactly what it sounds like. The game focuses on strategic planning and tactical combat as you bust down the doors of terrorists as Special Operations Forces. Looks neat!   more

Tactical shooter Breach and Clear out now on iOS photo


Tactical shooter Breach and Clear out now on iOS photo
Tactical shooter Breach and Clear out now on iOS photo
Tactical shooter Breach and Clear out now on iOS photo
Tactical shooter Breach and Clear out now on iOS photo
Tactical shooter Breach and Clear out now on iOS photo
Tactical shooter Breach and Clear out now on iOS photo



Dragon Commander testers get uber micro in competition

For a long while now, we've seen how Divinity: Dragon Commander is mashing up real-time strategy, role-playing game elements, and directly controlled aerial combat featuring jetpack dragons. It's certainly a unique combinati...   more

Dragon Commander testers get uber micro in competition photo

A day in the life of a jetpack-wearing dragon monarch

Does slapping a jetpack onto a dragon sound ridiculous to you? Are you incredulous at such a prospect? You shouldn't be. How the hell does such a beast fly without mechanical assistance? Dragons are big, buff enough to make o...   more

A day in the life of a jetpack-wearing dragon monarch photo

EA Phenomic has reportedly been shut down

The Frankfurt, Germany-based EA Phenomic has been shut down, reports GamesIndustry International. While EA would not specifically confirm the closure, the company did give a response that doesn't inspire much confidence: "As ...   more

EA Phenomic has reportedly been shut down photo

Play Sonic Lost World at San Diego Comic-Con

Sega is returning to San Diego Comic-Con once again with their pop-up arcade to be located just across the halls of the giant nerd convention. Fans will be able to roll up to the arcade and get hands-on with Sonic: Lost World...   more

Play Sonic Lost World at San Diego Comic-Con photo