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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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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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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