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I once watched a reenactment of the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge – a Revolutionary War battle in Wilmington, NC – and one of the colonist militia used ketchup packets to simulate fatal blood loss. Upon recoiling from the impact of the invisible half-inch musket ball, he fell to the ground, reached into the pocket of his homespun colonial breeches,...

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Sonic: Lost World tails off at 710,000 units shipped

Sonic: Lost World sales dried up in 2014; as of March 31, the Wii U and 3DS game shipped 710,000 units total since its launch in October 2013. The figures come from Sega Sammy's fiscal year report, and the company doesn't note if they include download sales or not. Total War: Rome 2 was the...

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Total War: Rome 2 paid DLC sparks fan backlash over alleged cut content

The recent release of the Beasts of War downloadable content pack for Total War: Rome 2 has ignited a backlash among series fans, who accuse developer Creative Assembly of deliberately withholding finished content from the retail version of the game in order to release it later as paid DLC. ...

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Total War: Rome 2 DLC adds scorpion bombs, angry dogs

Thanks to the Beasts of War DLC pack for historical strategy hit Total War: Rome 2, now you too can cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war - alongside the elephants of war, bees of war, camels of war, snakes of war and scorpions of war....

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Total War: Rome 2, Company of Heroes 2 brawl for free DLC this weekend

In defiance of this weekend's imminent corporate-sponsored romance, Sega has decided to push strategy gamers toward corporate-sponsored violence with the aptly titled "Make War Not Love" promotion. The rules are simple: During the course of the weekend, Sega will tally all victories earned by...

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Total War: Rome 2 mod tools now in open beta testing

In lieu of offering yet another downloadable content pack for Total War: Rome 2, developer Creative Assembly has opted to let fans roll their own units, factions and conflicts with the release of the Rome 2 Assembly Kit. Though still in the beta stages, the Assembly Kit is a full-featured suite...

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PSA: Free Baktrian faction invades Total War: Rome 2

Creative Assembly's Total War: Rome 2 has again added another historical group. This time around it's the Baktrians, and they're available as a free download. For those who nodded off in history class, the Baktrians were a group living on the Eastern fringes of the Hellenistic states founded by...

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The Gaul of this new Total War: Rome 2 expansion

Total War: Rome 2 will add its first paid expansion, Caesar in Gaul, next week. The expanded map includes "Gaul and Southern Britannia," which for those of us in the modern era is known as southern UK-dia and Franceland. "We've released a number of DLC packs and free content updates for Rome 2,...

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Total War: Rome 2 will scratch SteamOS strategy gaming itch

Fans of historical, real-time strategy now have more reasons to be excited for Valve's upcoming SteamOS: Developer Creative Assembly has announced plans to bring Total War: Rome 2 to the platform. "We've always wanted the Total War franchise to be enjoyed by living room gamers, but the...

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New DLC adds buckets of blood to Total War: Rome 2

If Total War: Rome 2 proves a bit tame for your desensitized palate, we've got good news: Sega has released a new downloadable addition for the strategy game that will cause its battlefields to literally run red with blood. Appropriately titled "Blood and Gore," this DLC addition focuses on...

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Nomadic tribes join Total War: Rome II in new, free DLC

Total War: Rome II has added three new nomadic tribes, all of which can be yours totally gratis if you act fast. Dubbed the "Nomadic Tribes Culture Pack," this latest downloadable content adds a new, nomadic culture to the game, which includes three playable factions: the Roxolani, the...

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