Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates had an AMA on Reddit yesterday, so of course he was asked a question about...Age of Empires.
Everyone remembers Age of Empires and Age of Kings, but nobody ever talks about their spin-off sibling Age of Mythology (which I think is a better game!). Ah well. Maybe they will now, since the Steam re-release of the game is getting a brand new expansion.
Age of Empires II is so old it was released in the 20th century. And 15 years into the 21st-century, it’s getting a new expansion.
And the grave wasn't even cold yet!
Today, July 1, Age of Empires Online is no more. Few will mourn its passing, but many more will nevertheless look to its demise as a sad event, given the attachment people once had to the words "Age of Empires".
In California there’s always a Full Throttle sunset waiting for me in the middle of the road.
Looks familiar? It's the menu screen from Age Of Empires 2, redrawn in MS Paint over about 24 hours, by deviantart user Bohlen.
You read that right. Develoepr Klab will be bringing a mobile version of Age of Empires to both iOS and Android devices later this year.
Games with isometric graphics—a slightly rotated view with a top-down perspective—were a big deal several years ago. Static, isometric maps, mostly used in strategy and role-playing games, allowed the developers to create spectacular, detailed visuals, and most of them have aged really well.
Still regarded as one of the finest strategy games ever made, Ensemble's 1999 classic Age of Kings has long been dead as far as publisher Microsoft is concerned.
Tales of Middle-Earth is an ambitious mod that seeks to bring the world of Lord of the Rings not to some modern strategy game like Total War, but to one a little older, one that's definitely earned the title of a classic: Age of Empires II.
Once. Twice. Three times. The folks at Zynga kept telling me the same thing, because they want me to know it. And they want you to know it:
The Persians are coming to the Age of Empires Online next week, Microsoft confirmed today.
Age of Empires Online is a fantastically fun strategy game. I've been playing it off and on since before its release with my son who is entirely new to not only the series, but the genre.
Be warned: I am a strident fan of classic computer real-time strategy series Age of Empires and when finally given the opportunity to play a new take on the game I will go to great lengths to make sure it sticks around.
Age of Empires Online, the new online-only version of the strategy classic, will be launching for real this Fall, both online and with boxed retail copies. [Age of Empires]
What can a lone War-Mage do against a never-ending horde of orcs hell-bent on invading his castle? Quite a lot, actually. We'll find out for ourselves later this year, when Robot Entertainment releases its new action-strategy game, Orcs Must Die!
What games did some of the thinkers and titans of the game industry play in 2010?
Fans of genre-defining real-time strategy game Age of Empires likely won't be surprised to learn that the father of the series wasn't a big fan of third game.