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10:00 AM on 01.26.2010

Supreme Commander devs thinking of expanding the series

If there is one thing I learned about Supreme Commander while at Gas Powered Games for my preview of it it's that the universe the game takes place in is huge, and with Squares Enix's new push for more story focused games in ...

Matthew Razak

6:00 AM on 01.21.2010

All hail Supreme Commander 2's glorious spider mech

As this new trailer for Gas Powered Games' Supreme Commander 2 reminds us, the real-time strategy title has a story. Consider me simple-minded if you like, but when my thoughts come into contact with this game, humans are no...

Jordan Devore



Preview: Supreme Commander 2 photo
Preview: Supreme Commander 2
by Matthew Razak

If there is a genre out there that has sat pretty stagnant, it’s probably the RTS. In most cases you’re put on a flat map, given a bunch of soldiers, told to build something and then told to defeat someone by some general in a room. Personal stories are out the window, and becoming invested in what is actually a war that kills thousands of people is almost impossible thanks to your God-like disconnection from the battlefield. In short, while the rest of gaming has moved onto epic storylines and truly powerful tales, the RTS, which is a genre ripe for telling epic stories, has pretty much done nothing. This isn’t even touching on the fact that aside from attempting to cram the genre onto a console, the fundamental gameplay hasn’t changed in ages.

Square Enix and Gas Powered Games are hoping to change all this with Supreme Commander 2. By bringing together Square Enix’s well known love of story driven gaming and Gas Powered’s epic RTS heritage the two are hoping to make an RTS like you’ve never seen before. And they’re actually going in to the fundamentals of how RTS function and making them work better too. I got a chance to see exactly what they are doing with SC2 last week, and now you can read all about it.

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4:00 AM on 01.13.2010

Chris Taylor: Innovation isn't always the answer for RTS

Ever get the feeling that real-time strategy as a genre is going through a weird transitional phase right now? There are a few exceptions; studios like Blizzard and Gas Powered Games who are staying true to the classic formul...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 12.23.2009

Supreme Commander 2 box art reminds me of Transformers

Unless videogame box art is something truly outrageous, artsy, or so bad it rolls into good territory, it can be hard to talk about. The cover artwork for Supreme Commander 2 is exactly none of those things, so you just know ...

Jordan Devore

7:20 PM on 11.19.2009

Wait, what? Only 23% of Demigod buyers tried multiplayer?

Seriously? I mean, that game has little more than a skirmish mode as its solo component! For chrissakes, it's a Defense of the Ancients clone! Games like that don't roll well solo. But hey, people can do what they like with t...

Josh Tolentino







Square Enix partners with Gas Powered Games photo
Square Enix partners with Gas Powered Games
by Dale North

Square Enix announced today a partnership with Gas Powered Games, marking the first time the Japanese company has struck up a deal with a firm outside Japan. We've heard that Square Enix planned to expand west lately, and this seems to be their first step.

Gas Powered Games is best known for their Dungeon Siege RPG series, and now they'll be put to work on the sequel to the real-time strategy Supreme Commander for Square Enix. 

“This strategic partnership represents one of the first steps Square Enix ... are taking towards their goal of increasing Western development efforts aimed for the global markets,” the company said in a released statement. "Additionally, Square Enix's foray into the real-time strategy genre is a significant expansion of its product lineup.”

After this interesting first step, we wonder who Square Enix will partner with next.

[Via Edge]

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8:06 AM on 06.08.2008

Chris Taylor announces Dungeon Siege 3

Action RPG enthusiasts rejoice! Gas Powered Games founder Chris Taylor has mentioned in an interview with Eurogamer that there will be a Dungeon Siege 3. It looks like Uwe Boll’s terrible movie wasn’t enough to bu...

Justin Villasenor