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8:00 PM on 03.16.2012

Weekend PC download deals: Atari, Apogee, Anno 2070

Last week, there were some suggestions that I broaden my horizons and look at more than just Steam and Good Old Games. So I headed over to Gamers Gate today and lo and behold, there's 50% off Atari games all this week includi...

Alasdair Duncan


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3:00 PM on 02.20.2012

Jimquisition: Ubisoft

The Jimquisition has criticized many game publishers, especially Electronic Arts. Jim Sterling's wise judgements have been just and fair, but not altogether inclusive. EA isn't the only weasel in the lavatory, and it's high ...

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 02.14.2012

Anno 2070 is going green

Anno 2070 took the popular strategy franchise in a surprising new direction and succeeded in offering fans something fresh but familiar. Now you can continue building your empire with some new DLC. Eden Project comes with a n...

Fraser Brown

8:20 AM on 02.08.2012

Shockingly, Ubisoft screws up PC games again

Last week, Ubisoft warned that those customers who did not pirate a number of its PC games would be unable to play them due to a server switch that'd render DRM unusable. Naturally, Ubisoft managed to cock it up completely, w...

Jim Sterling

11:15 AM on 01.20.2012

Ubisoft: Anno 2070 DRM is 'working as intended'

The latest miserable press surrounding Ubisoft's trashy DRM concerned news that Anno 2070 would confuse a simple hardware change with an entirely new PC -- a real problem when you can only install the game three times before ...

Jim Sterling

9:00 AM on 01.17.2012

Ubisoft DRM allegedly blocking new computer hardware

According to new reports, Ubisoft's oft-maligned DRM is so zealous in its protection of software that it cannot tell the difference between a new computer and a new graphics card. Yep, if you switch out some of your computer'...

Jim Sterling



Review: Anno 2070 photo
Review: Anno 2070
by Maurice Tan

The popular Anno series has survived for over a decade now, each title being numbered in such a way that makes you wonder if they form some kind of sequence test. There is only so much you can do with wooden ships and colonial-era economies, and instead of going for an Anno 1805 or Anno 1299 the franchise has finally made the jump to the future.

Mankind has messed up the planet's ecosystem leading to a dramatic rise in sea levels, forcing civilization to spread across somehow uninhabited islands that act as the colonies of old. Two new and completely different factions -- the ecology-minded Eden Initiative and the industrialist Global Trust -- now vie for control of the remants of civilization, and it is up to you to keep trying to create the perfect archipelago empire until the birds start chirping and you notice the sun has started to rise.

Yep, it's still an Anno game alright.

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2:15 PM on 08.21.2011

I have fallen in love with Anno 2070

Over the last six months I have found myself doing a lot more gaming on my PC, and as a result, I am becoming addicted to real time strategy games. So when I saw Anno 2070 at the Ubisoft booth at gamescom 2011, I was instant...

Hollie Bennett