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  • Blog Post: Wargaming Announces Master Of Orion Reboot

    Master of Orion, one of the most influential series to the strategy genre, is being revamped for a modern audience by Wargaming and NGD Studios. The original game is an influential flagship title for the 4X genre and developer NGD Studios is keeping it familiar, as multiple members from the team behind... More
  • Blog Post: Stardock Announces Galactic Civilizations III

    Stardock has announced a new chapter in its acclaimed 4X strategy game. The game will be coming exclusively to "64-bit PCs" and will add deep levels of strategy and multiplayer to the experience - a first in series' history. The game will also feature a brand-new ship builder that puts... More
  • Blog Post: Civ V Lead Designer Launches Kickstarter

    Jon Shafer, formerly the lead designer of Firaxis’ Civilization V, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a different kind of empire-building game. Instead of bringing mankind to enlightenment through benevolent rule, At the Gates asks players to grow their barbarian horde and sack Rome itself... More
  • Blog Post: Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion Announced

    Ironclad Games and Stardock unveiled a big expansion to the lauded real-time strategy title today. Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion adds a wealth of ships, factions, and features to the already rich mix. If you're not familiar with Sins of a Solar Empire, you should be. The 2008 RTS combined 4X... More
  • Blog Post: Upon Further Review: Sword Of The Stars

    The indie 4X grand sci-fi strategy title is getting a proper sequel next year, so I fired up the thrice-expanded and often patched original in preparation. How much has the game changed, and how wrong (or right?) were Joe and I when we reviewed it back in 2006? Sword of the what now? To the confusion... More
  • Blog Post: Does The Elemental 1.1 Patch Fix It?

    Stardock's fantasy 4X crashed and burned when it launched in August despite seemingly being full of promise. The first major update is now available for download. How far along the road to respectability has Elemental come? The answer, sadly, is "not as far as I had hoped." I don't... More
  • Blog Post: First Two Elemental Expansions Free For Early Adopters

    Stardock announced today that it will be giving away the first two expansions for its turn-based fantasy strategy game to players who purchase it before October 31. This includes everyone who currently owns the game. I wish I had better things to say about Elemental, but I don't know that I'd... More
  • Blog Post: Civilization V Gameplay Video

    Still confused about Civilization V's many changes from previous games in the series? This video walkthrough should answer any remaining questions. As dry as Firaxis' Peter Murray's voice can be, this live gameplay demonstration does a good job of explaining the basic concepts of Civilization... More
  • Blog Post: Sword of the Stars II Announced

    Paradox Interactive dropped the news of a sequel to 2006's space empire grand strategy title for PC this morning. A favorite among hardcore strategy gamers, Sword of the Stars is beloved for its outstanding balance and the well-executed real-time battles within its larger turn-based structure. The... More
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