Tag Archives: rts
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 | 11:53 BST
The team behind Monday Night Combat aim to bring RTS games to a new generation.
Sun, May 09, 2010 | 07:52 BST
Speaking on the latest version of GameTrailers show Pach Attack, Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Patcher has said that he believes RTS games will never be as popular on consoles as they are on the PC.
Fri, Mar 13, 2009 | 22:03 GMT
Battlefront.com and 1C Company released a playable English demo for Theatre of War 2: Afrika 1943 this morning.
FileFront has it.
It includes one tutorial mission to get you acquainted to the command and control of your units, as well as one full mission, The Battle of Sidi Bou Zid which takes place in early February 1943.
The game launches worldwide on April 24, and customers who have already purchased the first one from Battlefront.com can pre-order Theatre of War 2 at a reduced price.
Fri, Mar 13, 2009 | 17:32 GMT
A new trailer for Stormrise, released today, demos the strategic line of sight command, and tips on how to use your environment as an advantage.
It shows helicopters, more laser beam weapons, environment destruction and a flying serpent-looking thingie.
Sega and Creative Assembly’s RTS is out next month for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Hit the jump to watch.
Mon, Mar 09, 2009 | 09:29 GMT
If you aren’t familiar with Mezmer Games’ upcoming Stalin vs. Martians, then the trailer posted after the break should give you an idea what to expect if the title doesn’t.
Seriously. We don’t know what to say about it.
Developed by the Russian firm Black Wing Foundation, the RTS features a self-explanatory storyline with gameplay featuring power-ups and “other mechanics not typically seen in the genre”.
According to the website:
“The martians leave spots on the map, plagued by the extraterrestial slimelike substance. That goo improves the enemy units’ stats the way power-ups improve ours. We need to clean the land out of this shit.
“Our game is unique. Trashy and absolutely over-the-top, arthouse kitsch production in its finest. With a good technical basis and some healthy gameplay innovations. Stalin is anything but boring and it looks pretty like schoolgirl with a kitten. Can you ask for more?”
Stalin vs. Martians is expected to arrive on digital download services in April.
Wed, Mar 04, 2009 | 22:23 GMT
Creative Assembly has released the launch trailer for Empire: Total War.
Lots of red and blue coats shooting at each other, cannon fire, dead horses on the battlefield, naval warfare.
Looks lovely for the RTS crowd, and it’s out now, both at retail and on Steam.
Watch the trailer after the jump.
Wed, Mar 04, 2009 | 21:26 GMT
Looks like if you want to play Stormrise on PC you better get an upgrade if you already haven’t: apparently the RTS will be one of the first to require both DirectX 10 and Vista.
“Stormrise has been designed for DirectX 10 and Vista only right from the start,” said Stormrise lead designer Artem Kulakov, who later clarified: “Vista only. DX10 only. No fallback option. We have never suggested this or hinted at it, so it shouldn’t be a surprise.”
“DX10 has offered a lot of advantages over DX9,” he added. “First of all, DirectX 10 allowed us to simplify the rendering engine.
“It matches capabilities of next generation consoles better than DX9, which is important for us considering that Stormrise is a multi-platform title. We had fewer driver-specific compatibility issues with Stormrise compare to our previous games released with DX9.”
Game’s out this month for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
Full thing through the link. Thanks, Shacknews.
Fri, Feb 27, 2009 | 23:01 GMT
Phenomic has flung open the doors to the beta for upcoming card-based RTS game, BattleForge.
Game’s live March 26, and for participating in the beta, you get a upgraded Firedancer card as reward. Can’t say fairer than that.
Here’s how. Go to the site, download the client, create an EA account (unless you already have one), let it patch, log in with EA account, create a character, play the game.
Easy as pie.
Thu, Feb 26, 2009 | 21:47 GMT
Creative Assembly’s released a new video for post-apocalyptic RTS game Stormrise, this time showing how to control spider/crab beast thingies as you do your warry stuff.
Watch the trailer below. It’s out next month for PC, 360 and PS3.
Thu, Feb 26, 2009 | 19:25 GMT
Creative Assembly’s communications manager, Vispi Bhoptihas, has said that trying to fight priacy is “pointless”.
Speaking to Videogamer.com regarding upcoming RTS Stormrise, Bhoptihas said that releasing a PC title later than its console version is no way to combat the problem.
“That’s pointless,” he said. “If people are going to pirate a game they’re going to pirate a game. All you can do is delay the piracy, really. But that’s just the nature of the beast.
“We are a PC developer, that’s where we started, so you do what you gotta do. We’ve got Games for Windows Live activation, so it’s pretty solid.”
Game’s out in March for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.
More through the link.
Sat, Feb 14, 2009 | 22:42 GMT
Ubisoft has released a new trailer of Massive’s World in Conflict: Soviet Assault. Watch it after the break.
Played from the Soviet perspective of World in Conflict’s fictional Hot War, the game offers six new single-player missions along with eight new multiplayer maps.
Like Tom Clancy’s EndWar, Soviet Assault allows you to call in reinforcements or new units by using context menus and voice communication via the headset.
The trailer’s narrated by Alec Baldwin and shows the 1989 alternate reality beginnings of World War III in Berlin.
Fri, Feb 13, 2009 | 21:00 GMT
Extensive patch notes are through the link, but it mainly boils down to new multiplayer maps and bug fixes.
The Dawn Of War 2 community site says the update is currently in testing at Microsoft and should be released within a few days of launch.
Bad things? Leaderboards and player stats will be reset when it goes live due to formatting changes.
The game’s out on February 20.
Thu, Feb 12, 2009 | 21:59 GMT
Atari has released a single-player demo of Codename Panzers: Cold War, Stormregion and InnoGlow’s RTS.
The story’s set in the early 50s, and takes advantage the Cold War setting.
The game goes beyond build-and-rush tactics, instead using a Point of Interest system. Structures on the map show areas that teams must occupy to gain Prestige Points, which can then be used to call in special attacks like napalm or helicopter support, or to produce additional units.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 23:34 GMT
505 Games and FilePlanet are joining forces on the multiplayer beta for Men of War.
Registered users at FilePlanet are now able to download the WWII RTS’s beta before anyone else.
Once in, players can challenge others to 16-player multiplayer matches in four different modes, including Battle Zones, Capture the Flag, Combat and Combat FFA.
The beta includes nine maps spanning Europe and North Africa, and you can choose to fight for four different nations (Britain, Soviet Union, America, and Germany) each with its own unique units, vehicles and missions.
The Men of War beta is available to download now. The full game will be released exclusively on PC by 505 Games under the 1C Label in February.
Thu, Sep 11, 2008 | 06:28 BST
Ensemble may be cranking out Halo Wars while the carvers put the finishing touches on its tombstone, but the developer’s most-beloved RTS franchise isn’t going anywhere.
“Microsoft continues to own Age of Empires,” Xbox boss Shane Kim told Edge.
“It is not losing Age of Empires itself. We’re still super excited for the potential for the franchise. The Windows gaming world continues to evolve, and we believe in the future of that property.”
He also reaffirmed Microsoft’s support for the PC platform with a hearty “absolutely” and a promise of more first-party titles to come.
Check out the link for the rest of Kim’s musings.