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Feature: Ten years old this month

The Making Of Company Of Heroes

In 2001, Band of Brothers was still airing on HBO and Canadian developer Relic Entertainment was finishing up development of Impossible Creatures, its freaky animal RTS. Space and sci-fi had been its muse for years, but it found, in the increased cultural interest in World War 2, another setting and the impetus for Company of Heroes. Relic celebrated the game's tenth anniversary this month. It…

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Still Alive: Company of Heroes

Oh, old man Company of Heroes, so good to see you again. Pull a comfy chair up to the fire and tell us another war story. It must hurt, having seen your younger, free to pay brother pass away so unexpectedly last year, but at least we've still got you. And what's that? You're not ready to go gently into that good night yourself yet?…

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Company Of Heroes Online Closing?

A news post on the Company Of Heroes Online website contains this message from Relic: "After an exciting period of operating and testing, we will be closing Open Beta on March 31, 2011 to evaluate the next steps for the Company of Heroes series." Sounds pretty final. Any cash spent in the game can be used up to that point, and anyone who registered with…

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Land Of The Free: Company Of Heroes Online

Land Of The Free is an ongoing series looking at free to play games. This week we dip into the ongoing Company of Heroes Online beta. Coming back to Company of Heroes, after all this time, feels somewhat akin to returning to your parents house. It’s the same place, and you spent a lot of time here, but somehow, something is different. And that something…

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Company Of Heroes Open Beta Online

That's the Company Of Heroes Online open beta online, you understand. As promised a while back, Relic's free-to-play take on their popular strategy is now open to all. It has been announced in full here by Relic's Greg Wilson, Producer of COHO. The RPS hivemind will be plugging itself into this next week, so we might have some thoughts to broadcast on it soon. But…

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Company Of Heroes Online: Allies Trailer

We're getting more excited about Company Of Heroes Online by the day. The game is closed beta at the moment, and we're expecting to have some of our own impressions of the game up here before it hits later in September. For a taste of why we're excited head below. This recent trailer details a bunch of the units available to Allied forces and it's…

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Company of Heroes Online Keys Giveaway

Attention, soldier! Stand up straight! Take your hands out of your pants! Both of them, God dammit! Fileplanet are giving away beta keys for Company of Heroes Online, Relic's free-to-play reinvention of its award-winning RTS with added hero units and persistent development of your army. I've got my key and word on the heavily-shelled street is that this is really quite good, so I'll be…

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Company Of Heroes Online For US In Fall

And Canada, but apparently not Europe. Anyway, it seems that the free-to-play version of Relic's RTS will be making its way back from its Asian success for a Western launch in the autumn. The notion is that you create a persistent profile which you can work on over time, playing through many multiplayer matches of the game as you go. It's going to be microtransaction-supported,…

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How To Sneak Into Company Of Heroes Online

Relic are meanies! Meanies! They go and make an exciting-sounding MMO-esque follow-up to Company of Heroes, complete with persistent online characters and ranks, and then they only go and restrict it to China. Meanies! Oh, wait. They've just revealed a way for us Western-types to have a crack at it, and for free too. Cuddlies!

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