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Petroglyph’s Forged Battalion rolls off the production line

Petroglyph, the stratheads behind real-time strategy games from Star Wars: Empire At War to Grey Goo, today launched their latest effort in clicking on men to make other men kill them. Forged Battalion is its name, and customising your units with wacky weapons and wheels is its game. Fraser Brown quite liked tinkering with that when he prematurely evaluated Forged Batallion in its early access…

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Feature: Stick rocket launchers on it

Premature Evaluation: Forged Battalion

Premature Evaluation is the weekly column in which we explore the wilds of early access. This week, Fraser’s making his very own RTS faction in Petroglyph’s Forged Battalion. The drones swoop in first, dropping gas bombs on top of unsuspecting mech pilots. The rest of the horde soon follow, announcing their arrival by launching toxic grenades that slowly corrode their victims, accompanied by the traditional…

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Petroglyph’s unit-customising RTS Forged Battalion hits early access

Petroglyph Games, the studio behind such real-time strategy games as Star Wars: Empire at War and Grey Goo, are back with another clickwar. Forged Battalion is its name, and letting players customise units with a wide variety of chassis and weapons is its game. It's mighty colourful too. Forged Batallion will properly launch later this year but, if you really want to build giant robot…

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Petroglyph’s RTS Forged Battalion is full of custom units

Petroglyph Games are up to arcadey real-time strategy antics again, today announcing Forged Battalion [official site]. The upcoming RTS will let players heavily customise their units, kitting them out with different weapons and bits to fill different roles and counter enemies. Will you kit that power armour infantry with machine guns, or acid jets, acid grenades, rockets, sonic pulses, a plasma rifle... and so on…

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Grey Goo Adds New Faction, Gets Price Cut

Grey goo, grey goo, it's here for me and you! Devours our flesh, intestines its nest, it's coming! It's coming! No one's safe, so turn and face our oncoming nanotech disaster. By which I mean, obviously, that Petroglyph have bunged a fourth faction and new units into their RTS Grey Goo [official site] with a free expansion. The Shroud have arrived, and everyone's cacking themselves.…

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Lick It: Grey Goo’s Free Steam Trial Weekend

Grey goo for me and you. Grey goo, it's coming, it's true. Grey goo, don't ask why, just do. Slithering sucking devouring spitting growing seething grey goo! Taste it, please do. Which is to say that Petroglyph's sci-fi real-time strategy game Grey Goo [official site] is holding a free trial weekend on Steam, letting all and sundry play the whole dang game until Sunday afternoon.…

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Grey Goo DLC Free For A Few More Hours

Quick! Hurry! If you own Grey Goo [official site], don't even wait to read the rest of this post: fire up Steam or go over here and download this DLC for free. Now that you've done that, I'll explain more. Petroglyph have launched the first DLC for their pretty solid RTS, in the shape of a three-mission mini-campaign, and very kindly are giving it free…

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Petroglyph’s MOBA Victory Command Out In Early Access

I suspect a large part of why most MOBAs are about wizards is because it's easy to wave away questions about the genre's intricacies and absurdities by saying "A wizard did it." Wizards aren't cool though, are they? You know what's cool? Tanks, guns, bombs, and bullets. If only tanks could be wizards! Alas, the elver blood shortage prohibits weaving tank-sized robes. Undeterred, Grey Goo…

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Victory Achieved: Petroglyph’s Army Arena Battler Reborn

Cast your mind back to the distant year of 2013, when developers Petroglyph failed to Kickstarter multiplayer arena-o-RTT-ish game Victory. The Grey Goo gang dreamed of 5-on-5 multiplayer online arena battles between combined arms armies composed and customised by players, but didn't get anywhere near their $700,000 goal. They did, however, say several publishers had shown interest so they might get to make it after…

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Grey Goo Oozes Launch Trailer Ahead Of Jan 23rd Release

On typing Grey Goo into Google, the search box auto-resolved what I was typing into Grey Goose. Might I have just stumbled across the inevitable sequel to Grey Goo, in which its asymmetrical single- and multiplayer is expanded to include a world-ending race of nanogosling, consuming all matter with their honking beaks? Think on this question, I say, while watching the launch trailer for the…

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Feature: Weta way to go

Beta Impressions: Petroglyph’s Grey Goo

A little while before Christmas hit like the fist of an angry, to-do list-disrupting god, I took a look at an unfinished version of the new game from Petroglyph, a studio formed out of the ashes of Command & Conquer dev Westwood but who've had a bit of a spotty history since. In 2013 they cancelled a Kickstarter due to lack of interest, but they've…

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Release Dated: The Grey Goo Petroglyph Do

As end-of-human-civilization scenarios go, I quite like the sound of grey goo. Yes, self-replicating nanomachines converting everything into more of themselves will become a real problem at some point, but think of the fun we can have in those first few minutes and hours, playfully feeding items into nanomachine puddles and - carefully - flinging around spadefuls of fizzing sludge. That's not quite the premise…

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End Of Nations Devs Reveal Throwback RTS Grey Goo

When I first heard about Grey Goo, I assumed it was some kind of World-of-Goo-style puzzler, except all gritty and probably about a goo blob with No Family, No Loyalties, And Nothing Left To Lose. I was woefully, hideously incorrect, but can you blame me? Grey Goo isn't really what I would've titled an RTS that attempts to hearken back to the genre's golden age,…

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Defeat: Petroglyph Cancels Victory Kickstarter

Victory! Is not a word I plan to use to name anything ever - except perhaps my arch-nemesis if I'm given the opportunity to travel back in time, be present at their birth, and choose their name. Reason being, cosmic irony is a looming, universe engulfing bastard, and it will paint a target on your back for so audaciously daring to believe you might succeed.…

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End Of End Of Nations: Petroglyph Returns With Victory

OK, admittedly, End of Nations hasn't met its untimely end just yet. Trion has, however, wrested control of its development away from Petroglyph, and last time we checked, things weren't looking so good. But that's an increasingly convoluted tale for another day. The question of the moment: where exactly does all of this leave Petroglyph? Not entirely surprisingly, the answer is the gaming industry's current…

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Petroglyph Layoffs Not The End Of End Of Nations

Dodging the incredibly strange trend in which games with portentous names become self-fulfilling prophecies (Hello, Duke Nukem Forever), End of Nations has not, in fact, met its untimely end. You could be forgiven for thinking that it's in pretty big trouble, though. Indefinite postponements and worrisomely far-reaching developer layoffs tend to have that effect. Regardless of how things ultimately shake out, however, change is afoot.…

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Tough Times: Petroglyph And NCSoft Layoff Staff

Bleak news. Eurogamer is reporting that End of Nations developers Petroglyph are letting around 30 employees go. Their reported rumour was confirmed on Twitter, when writer and game designer Adam Stevens confirmed he's one of those who'll be losing a job over the holidays, posting: "Well, it appears this winter break will be extended indefinitely." And is response to an inquiry he confirmed: "Lay-offs at…

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Big Delays Hit LOTRO: Rohan And End Of Nations

Time. The gaming industry - like everything else in the past, present, and future - exists inside of it, but often, it seems to observe time less as an incontrovertibly defining law of the universe and more as a set of loose guidelines. So delays happen right and left, and everyone cries while conveniently forgetting that their backlog can be seen from space. That in…

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Cursors w/o Borders: End Of Nations’ Liberation Front

Are you playing the End Of Nations beta? I DEMAND to know. So I can label you accordingly. "END OF NATIONS PLAYER" I'll write on you, with pen. Eventually I plan to do it for all games, but I'm starting with this one. Um, er, crap, why am I posting about a strategy game again? I'll tell you why - Adam's too busy bashing all…

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Starting Spring: End Of Nations Beta

From Command and Conquer veterans Petroglyph, End of Nations is a multiplayer RTS that I managed to enjoy and, more importantly, in which I actually won a match. Admittedly, I was on a team partly made up of the people who designed the maps, units, balance and pathfinding, but the important thing is that a little box appeared on my screen informing me that I…

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