Preview — Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is a great project in a precarious position

Gameplay quirks, visual design choices, quality-of-life tweaks. These are aspects improved through time and iteration, yet often forgotten when reminiscing about the past. It was a worry I harbored while entering the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition beta, one strengthened by the fact that my best memories of the ...

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition releases 20 Feb

Take a step back into history when Age of Empires: Definitive Edition launches for Windows 10 PCs worldwide on 20 February. Developers Forgotten Empires rebuilt the real-time strategy with new visual assets for a modern 4K presentation, including a reworked minimap and UI. They have also poured plenty of ...

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Sea of Thieves outlines multiplayer progression

Rare’s Sea of Thieves has been slumbering in the spotlight as one of the next big Xbox One exclusives, though its lasting image has so far been: pirate sandbox, treasure, and in-game inebriation. With the 20 March release date drawing nearer, the developers took to a livestream to unveil ...

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Review: Forza Motorsport 7 (XO) an excellent racer mired by speed bumps

It’s racing season and Turn 10 Studios’ Forza Motorsport 7 is on the grid, revving its engines at two major competitors this quarter. Can they repeat the grin-inducing success of Forza Horizon 3 with traditional motorsport, or will they struggle to play catch-up with those rivals? There’s plenty that ...

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Review: Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One) almost manages to revive the console RTS

Halo Wars 2 has been the most surprising addition to the Xbox One library. It’s the sort of sequel that seemed more at home on a wish list than on a release calendar, rousing fan memories after eight long years of dormancy. With no real competition on the radar, ...

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Gears of War 4 update brings new content and multi-GPU support

New content has dropped for The Coalition’s Gears of War 4 with the May Update. Available now for PC and Xbox One, players will receive two additional maps, a revived hero for multiplayer, and support for multi-GPU set-ups in Windows 10. On maps, the developer has created Dawn and ...

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Impressions: Halo Wars 2 Blitz, the stepping stone to RTS

Uttering the term “console RTS” typically gets me a cynical response, one about the folly of commanding an army with a controller. Yet here I was, on my Xbox One, loading up another session of the Halo Wars 2 Blitz open beta. It has a learning curve, certainly, though ...

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Interview with Halo Wars 2’s Design Director Clay Jensen

After eight long years, Microsoft Studios has pulled the Halo Wars series out of cryostasis, reintroducing the concept of a console-based real-time strategy game to new a generation of players. In that time, the franchise as a whole has transferred to a new studio, making this the first RTS ...

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Halo Wars 2 Blitz beta dated for Jan. 20–30

Microsoft has announced a multiplayer beta for Halo Wars 2’s Blitz mode. Running from Jan. 20–30, 2017, players will get to experiment with all of the cards in the retail build, conducted on the “Proving Grounds” map in either 1v1, 2v2, or 3v3 formats. Blitz is the all-new multiplayer ...

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