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StarCraft II

Blizzard is throwing Heart of the Swarm in with Legacy of the Void

If you're looking to get back into StarCraft II on a whim, there's a decent promotion running right now. Folks who purchase the Legacy of the Void expansion (it's $39.99 regularly, and $59.99 for the deluxe edition) will get the earlier rel...   read

 
 
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Total War: Warhammer

Total War: Warhammer's Vampire Counts overwhelmed me, but they seem damn cool

Last year, Jordan conjured up a post titled "Okay, Total War: Warhammer looks awesome," and that about sums up my knowledge of the game. I have no background with Total War aside from a vague awareness that it exists, and some folks are kee...   read

 
 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS
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Surprise! Guilty Gear 2: Overture is on Steam

Well, would you look at that... Guilty Gear 2: Overture is now available on Steam. Unlike the other Guilty Gears, this one isn't a fighting game. While it's the only numbered sequel in the series, for some reason, it's something completely ...   read

 
 
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Humble Bundle

Sega's new Humble Bundle has lots of great strategy games

By now, you might own quite a few of the games featured in this Humble Sega Strategy Bundle, but there's enough here, at such a low price, that it may still be worth considering. I know I am. Pay $1 or more: Company of Heroes Complete Edit...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Warhammer 40,000
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Gothic Armada
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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...   read

 
 
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Homeworld Review
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Review: Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

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 franchise veterans, h...   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...   read

 
 
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Element
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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...   read

 
 
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Homeworld
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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 ...   read

 
 
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Who let you name this?
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Stellaris preview
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Explore and conquer the galaxy in Stellaris

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 studio is effect...   read

 
 
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StarCraft II
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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 ...   read

 
 
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StarCraft II review
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Review: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

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 ...   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...   read

 
 
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StarCraft II review
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Review in Progress: StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

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 towards strateg...   read

 
 
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Nova Covert Ops
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Age of Empires
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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...   read

 
 
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Oh...kay
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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