Age of Empires

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Why Great Strategy Games Need Great AI Generals

Good game AI is notoriously tough, but a capable computer opponent can create magic.
Rob Zacny
7.16.18
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When a Classic Just Doesn't Cut It Anymore

Time is still unkind to 'Age of Empires' even as the new 'Definitive Edition' bring it into the modern era.
Rob Zacny
2.26.18
BIGDADDY

'Age of Empires: Definitive Edition' Still Has the Best Cheat Codes in Gaming

Annihilate your Bronze Age enemies with a sports car.
Matthew Gault
2.22.18
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An Unsolved Game, ‘Age of Empires II’ Still Breeds Obsession 18 Years Later

Mastering Ensemble's real-time strategy classic is becoming the work of a lifetime.
Bruno Dias
10.16.17
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Microsoft Reveals 'Age of Empires IV' and Relic Is Making It

Remastered 'Age of Empires: Definitive Edition' also due this fall
Rob Zacny
8.21.17
Click clocking

These Trippy Heatmaps Show the Differences Between FPS and RTS Games

There is beauty in the way you move.
Ben Sullivan
5.4.17
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'Age of Mythology' Gets an Expansion Pack 13 Years After Release

A real-time strategy classic gets a new life.
Emanuel Maiberg
9.21.15
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Admitting My Addiction to ‘Age of Empires III’ Saved Me from Depression

The story of how my gamer guilt transformed into a humbling lesson on being human.
John-Paul Stevenson
9.3.15
The Games That Made me

Admitting My Addiction to ‘Age of Empires III’ Saved Me from Depression

The story of how my gamer guilt transformed into a humbling lesson on being human.The story of how my gamer guilt transformed into a humbling lesson on being human.
John-Paul Stevenson
9.3.15