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Posts tagged “Supreme-Commander”

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RPS Discusses: Do Expansion Packs Still Matter?

Expansion packs were once a core part of playing PC games, but they can often feel less essential in a world of constant updates and microtransactions. Original game Alec, expansions Adam and Graham, and brief DLC Alice gathered to discuss their favourite game expansions and why they still think the model works.

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Have You Played… Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance initially amazed with its scale. It's a real-time strategy game in which hundreds of robots collide upon enormous maps, in which the units you build at the start of a match are the size of a metallic toenail on…

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Total Converts: SupCom 2 Revamp Expansion Mod

This is not the mod I intended to write about when the day began. I had great plans to write about "kitchen sink" mods, which abandon narrative coherency in favour of cramming borrowed ideas into a joyous, lunatic mess. Then I couldn't get my key example to work, and spent four hours stumbling over error after error until I was forced to give up. I'm…

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Measuring Up: Supreme Ruler 1936

Of all the times to be in charge of one of the world's nations, 1936 has to be one of the worst. Terrible things are afoot, and even the most noble decisions will likely lead to destruction and death. A terrifying time to be a leader in reality but a perfect setting for "a real time geopolitical strategy game" and that's precisely what Supreme Ruler…

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And Everything Else From THQ Went To… Nordic Games?

OK, Nordic Games, the jig's up. You can go ahead and change your name to THQ II: The Rise Of Mecha-Bilson already, because seriously, you just purchased the publisher's legacy. Sure, Gearbox snagged Homeworld, and the company's modern heavy hitters found new, loving homes, but Nordic now (pending court approval) owns nearly everything else. Red Faction? Yep. Darksiders? Oh, certainly. And oh man, Titan Quest?…

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Homeworld’s For Sale, And Supreme Commander Too

When Sega plucked Relic from the ashes of THQ last month, it appears they didn't get the Homeworld license along with it. So for now the sublime space RTS series remains without a home, in an odd case of life imitating art. The Homeworld IP is now up for sale in an auction of THQ's remaining stuff - as is the likes of Supreme Commander,…

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Wild, Man: Gas Powered Games Kickstarting Wildman

Gas Powered Games wants $1.1 million of your dollars. I also want $1.1 million of your dollars, but - instead of spending them on a mansion made of trampolines and a pony that's also a rocketship - the Dungeon Siege and Supreme Commander dev is hoping to bring an RTS-RPG called Wildman to life. It's about prehistoric evolution, but with an amusingly silly twist. "What…

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Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation With Planets

That headline may seem obvious, but wow. So Total Annihilation (and, more recently, Supreme Commander) were big, but Planetary Annihilation is shooting for the stars. And potentially shooting at them, as well. It's all the absurdly large-scale mechanized warfare you've (probably) known and loved since the late '90s, but now you can zoom out into space, build a fort on an asteroid, and then crash…

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Idle Musing: The Joy Of Unwinnable Skirmishes

Or at least against the odds skirmishes. This is an afternoon ode to that time when you set up a skirmish mode in an RTS and pitch yourself against extraordinary odds (perhaps with a chum to help you). It's one of those little pleasures that I think most RTS players understand, but is probably unknown by, well, the rest of humanity.

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Chris Taylor Interview

Just before the release of Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance, I sat down and had a chat with the ever-effusive Chris Taylor. It was a fun interview - it started casual enough, but amped up and up and up until Chris was saying things like... "When I ride the lawnmower, I put my son on it, he falls asleep and when I'm mowing, I don't think…

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Disc-go 2000

Possibly of use to one in a hundred of our readers, but we're all about supporting persecuted minorities. Robin Clarke writes a little about the attempts of the community to make non-Windows 2000 supported games actually work on Windows 2000. He includes links to getting games as varied as Quake Wars: ("Enemy" - Ed) Territory, Bioshock, Command & Conquer 3 and Supreme Commander to work…

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