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Posts tagged “Ensemble”

Docked: Age Of Mythology Tale Of The Dragon Out Now

Age of Mythology [official site] came out in 2002, a more innocent time when people spent their time pretending Half Life was actually going to get a sequel. "Valve can't count to two," guffawed the internet. "Ha ha ha." More fool the internet, which failed to predict the appearance of Left 4 Dead 2, Dota 2, Portal 2 and, yes, Half Life 2. The short-sighted…

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Ageing: Age Of Empires Online Dev Diary

In case you weren't aware, Age of Empires Online is shaping up to be a deeply different kettle of papyrus from the original Age of Empires games. That should be made clear by the following dev diary, explaining how MMORPG-style loot and equipment work in the game, as well as where you'll be getting it from and how you can trade it with your lovely…

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Age Of Empires Online Online In Autumn

Just a morning quickie for you, dearie. Microsoft's free to play, levelling up-based resurrection of its mysteriously-killed RTS franchise Age of Empires now bears a more-or-less release date, and that is this Autumn, or Tumble, or whatever it is that the colonies insist on calling it. The Gas Powered Games co-developed Age of Empires Online is a free to play jobbie, funded by paid-for DLC…

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Disassembled Ensemble Reassemble

I wonder if Microsoft would still have closed down Ensemble if they'd have known Halo Wars would go on to shift an easy 1m units. Sounds as though the veteran RTS developers who comprised this former goliath of PC gaming aren't wasting any time getting back on their feet, at least. So far, there are three splinter companies, each promising happy days ahead.

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Ensemble Disassembled

The Age of Empires it over, it seems. This is a bit of a shock, but news has broke - and been confirmed - that once they've shipped the forthcoming 360 RTS Halo Wars Ensemble Studios will close its doors. Microsoft Game Studios have confirmed this with a statement... Microsoft has decided to close Ensemble Studios following the completion of Halo Wars. After the closure,…

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Age of Empires Now Even Ageier

I didn't really get on with Age of Empires III - pettily, I was turned off by its fonts - so wasn't paying huge attention to the second add-on pack. Then three things happened which changed my mind. Firstly, they released a demo of it. I'm always interested in free stuff. Secondly, Tom Chick got excited about it. When it comes to anything to do…

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