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Orcs Must Die! Unchained is dropping PvP to focus on Survival

I loved Orcs Must Die! and its sequel. I haven't played Orcs Must Die! Unchained, the third game in the trap-laying, crossbow-firing tower defense series, and I get the sense that I'm hardly alone. The player-versus-player focus combined wi...   read

 
 
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As it turns out, I am very good at Orcs Must Die! Unchained

You wouldn't know it by looking at me, but I've played a video game or two in my day. No, my life isn't all pining over closed Wendy's and listening to Fastball. I've been known to "get down" with the interactive entertainment from time to ...   read

 
 
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Orcs Must Die! takes tower defense to the tabletop arena

Orcs Must Die! has truly made it. After a few entries in the main series, the scrappy little tower defense from Robot Entertainment now has a board game in the works, designed by Petersen Games. Orc Must Die! The Boardgame comes in two fla...   read

 
 
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Orcs Must Die! unchains its closed beta on June 27

Orcs Must Die! Unchained, the game with an awkward exclamation point in the middle of its title, is launching a closed beta on June 27. Unchained, which is a free-to-play MOBA, and the beta will give players the opportunity to get a first ...   read

 
 
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Orcs Must Die! Unchained is a tricky balancing act

Robot Entertainment's flagship title, Orcs Must Die!, has been something of a one-trick pony, albeit a very good pony at that. Both games in the franchise thus far have been tower defense games, and, as you can probably discern, are focused...   read

 
 
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Robot Entertainment is switching things up in Orcs Must Die! Unchained

Ahead of PAX East, Robot Entertainment has announced Orcs Must Die! Unchained and it sounds like the next logical step for the series. Players will control the forces on both sides, meaning you'll have to attack the other team's base while...   read

 
 
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Orcs Must Die! 2 adds Steam Workshop support

While I didn't stick around with Orcs Must Die! 2 like I did with its predecessor, it still provided some decent action/tower defense gameplay. In a move that will hopefully breathe new life into the title on PC, developer Robot Entertainme...   read

 
 
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Steam has the Orcs Must Die! series for 75% off

Robot Entertainment is running a worthwhile Steam sale on Orcs Must Die! ($2.49) and its follow-up ($3.74) over the next day that marks the third-person action/tower defense games 75 percent off. Related offers incl...   read

 
 
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Robot Entertainment celebrates 4 years with a sale

This weekend, Robot Entertainment (makers of such fine video games as Orcs Must Die!) are celebrating their 4th anniversary as a company with a big ol' sale of their products. On the company's official store, you can purchase the Steam vers...   read

 
 
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Review: Orcs Must Die! 2

These orcs. They really should just die. That doesn’t sound unreasonable, does it?   read

 
 


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Orcs Must Die 2 to offer bonus mode to returning players

Robot Entertainment has unveiled a special treat in the upcoming Steam release of Orcs Must Die! 2 for fans of the original game. Owners of Orcs Must Die! will find an unlocked "Classic" mode in the sequel. This special coope...   read

 
 
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RTX: Killing orcs with a buddy in Orcs Must Die! 2

[This weekend Destructoid is reporting live from RTX in Austin, Texas, the community based gaming expo for Rooster Teeth fans and everyone else.] Sometimes the right game comes at the wrong time in your life. For me that was Orcs Must Die!...   read

 
 
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Hero Academy Steam has a TF2 team, cross-platform play

If, like me, you've frequently heard about Hero Academy from friends but never got around to playing it yourself, you might be compelled to join the hive mind with this latest news. The game is headed to Steam on August 8, 2012 and it'll c...   read

 
 
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Orcs Must Die! 2 is preparing for release late next month

Robot Entertainment has announced that Orcs Must Die! 2 will be releasing on July 30, 2012. That's fairly soon, which ought to be cause for celebration. If you're unsure why people generally seem to dig the original, there's plenty of time ...   read

 
 
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Robot Entertainment announces Orcs Must Die 2

Apparently, 3.4 billion orc deaths are insufficient for the folks at Robot Entertainment, who have announced the impending sequel to their wave defense game. Orcs Must Die! 2 will add new enemies and traps and features a new campaign which...   read

 
 
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Dat DLC: Orcs Must Die! 'Lost Adventures'

[In "Dat DLC," we check out some recent downloadable content to give you an impression of what you may or may not have missed out on.] The excellent Orcs Must Die! received the War Mage expansion pack "Artifacts of Power" on Steam shortly a...   read

 
 
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A starter's guide to Robot Entertainment's Hero Academy

Hero Academy is my new digital crack but it currently only has a tutorial consisting of screenshots and text, and no way to try out a game against an AI opponent. This might make some players a bit wary of trying it out for the first time a...   read

 
 
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Robot Entertainment's Hero Academy now available to all

Robot Entertainment has been testing the grounds for their new iOS title Hero Academy in Canada for the past weeks, but the game has finally passed certification and should now be available on App Stores around the world. It's an asynchrono...   read

 
 
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Even more Orcs Must Die in the 'Lost Adventures' add-on

As of today, you can now grab the new "Lost Adventures" downloadable content for Orcs Must Die on Xbox Live Arcade. This five-dollar (400 Microsoft Points) pack adds in five fortresses, Frost Bats, Cyclops Mages, more skulls to earn, and a ...   read

 
 
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First Orcs Must Die! DLC to hit Steam October 25th

The first of two planned packs downloadable content for the rather excellent Orcs Must Die! will be released on Steam for $2.49 on October 25th. This Artifacts of Power pack will give you four new items, including life-draining Vampiric Ga...   read

 
 
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Review: Orcs Must Die!

Lately we've seen so many twists on the tower defense genre that it almost feels like we should come up with a better name for it. Anomaly Warzone Earth turned you from a defender into an attacker, while Sanctum added first-person co-op gam...   read

 
 
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Interactive videos show you how to play Orcs Must Die!

Orcs Must Die! is looking mighty fine with its mix of tower defence and hands-on action; a lovechild stemming from a ménage à trois that involved Dungeon Defenders, Sanctum, and Warcraft III if you will. Because these types o...   read

 
 
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Hands-on with Orcs Must Die! on the Xbox 360

Like tower defense games? Like fast-paced twitch reflex action games? Either way, you'll probably love Orcs Must Die! by Robot Entertainment. Earlier in the year, we got some PC coverage from Colette Bennett. From my Xbox 360 playtime with ...   read

 
 
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Hamza finds out why Orcs Must Die!

We first got some hands-on impressions of Orcs Must Die! back in February, but Hamza wanted to check in on how the game was doing at E3. So, he talked with Robot Entertainment's Justin Korthof about what the game was like while I shot a ...   read

 
 
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Fire Bracers serve up crispy orc in Orcs Must Die

Orcs aren't unlike you or me. If you prick them, do they not bleed? If you tickle them, do they not laugh? If you shoot fireballs at them by way of magic gauntlets that shoot fireballs, do they not go up in flames and then die of third-deg...   read

 
 
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