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Planetary Annihilation

2 years ago

Feature: Bot nothing

Have You Played… Planetary Annihilation?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Planetary Annihilation [official site] got a mixed reception. On one hand, the premise and eventual game wasn’t too shabby. It took the plague-like swarms of units from Total Annihilation and the hefty robot generals of Supreme Commander and brought the whole RTS genre…

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4 years ago

Feature: The Pop Culture Apocalypse

Skynet Versus Cthulhu: Human Resources

Human Resources has one of the finest elevator pitches I've ever heard. The Singularity comes to pass, the machines rise, and humanity awakens a host of Lovecraftian horrors on the same day. It's a tale of duelling apocalypses. Skynet vs Cthulhu, with humanity caught in the middle. The Kickstarter page has just gone live for Uber's strategy followup to Planetary Annihilation, and I spoke to…

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5 years ago

Feature: Planet Plan It

Hands On With Planetary Annihilation

Uber Entertainment are making impressive progress with Planetary Annihilation, and we can now leap into both a multiplayer and AI skirmish mode on the Early Access version of the game. Ever the fellow to be interested in varieties of robot war, particularly when fighting large scale battles across worlds whose flavours include metal, lava, and earthy, I set about finding out more. I used my…

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Atari Auction Implies New Chris Taylor’s Total Annihilation

Everything is in place for Chris Taylor to make a sequel to Total Annihilation, thanks to Wargaming picking up the Total Annihilation IP in a recent auction of Atari properties. Taylor, of course, came under the armoured umbrella the World Of Tanks company when they purchased Gas Powered Games earlier this year. By connecting the inevitabilities, we can see what needs to happen here. Wargaming…

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6 years ago

Feature: Total Demigod Annihilation Siege Commander, Pt 2

Chris Taylor’s 180: Bigger Equals Better “Flawed Thinking”

Yesterday, Chris Taylor announced his new evolution-thwacking prehistoric RTS-RPG Wildman, so naturally, we talked about that until we, ourselves, evolved extra mouths so we could more efficiently talk about evolution. But what about, well, everything else? In ye olde year of 2010, after all, Taylor and co debuted Kings and Castles, a "biggest ever" fantasy RTS with dragons, chickens, and hopefully - for the sake…

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