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Last Saturday, at about four in the morning, I found myself locked in a war of attrition with an angry orc. He'd sacked almost the entirety of my kingdom, forcing my meager remaining troops to hole up in a labyrinthine cave system beneath the surface. There I waited, biding my time, as my generals rallied new soldiers. A few dwarven prospectors, a human assassin and...

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Age of Wonders 3 expansion 'Golden Realms' announced

The Age of Wonders 3 will expand into "Golden Realms" next month. The first premium expansion for the game adds a new race, campaign, 20 new units, specializations and loads more stuff. Although it looks like fans of the series were hoping for Frostlings as the first new race, it turns out...

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Gods will be patched with Age of Wonders 3 v1.09

The first official patch for Age of Wonders 3 is live. Version 1.09 of Triumph Studios' recent release corrects hardware-specific issues, registration problems, optimizes game performance and tweaks AI behavior as well as adding critical balance fixes to the game. Based on feedback, the...

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Joystiq Weekly: Amazon Fire TV, Reaper of Souls review, Mario Kart 8 video preview and more

Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictures aren't just for The Daily Prophet. With this week's announcement and release of the...

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Roll your own adventure with the free Age of Wonders 3 level editor

Following the debut of the excellent turn-based strategy game Age of Wonders 3 on March 31, developer Triumph Studios has simultaneously announced and launched a map editor for those who prefer crafting their own worlds to relying on the game's random map generator. "The map making community...

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Age of Wonders 3 review: Sleep when you're dead

Last Saturday, at about four in the morning, I found myself locked in a war of attrition with an angry orc. He'd sacked almost the entirety of my kingdom, forcing my meager remaining troops to hole up in a labyrinthine cave system beneath the surface. There I waited, biding my time, as my generals...

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Meet The Warlord in this lengthy Age of Wonders 3 walkthrough

In lieu of yet another typically brief trailer for Age of Wonders 3, the latest glimpse at the high-fantasy, turn-based strategy game is a nearly 20-minute long primer on the Warlord Leader Class. [Image: Triumph Studios] ...

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Age of Wonders 3 launches Mar. 31, pre-orders get passport to Elven woods

Triumph Studios' turn-based strategy game Age of Wonders 3 will launch on PC next month, on March 31. The fantasy game was originally due late last year, but had to be pushed back for "additional polish." All those who pre-purchase the game through GOG or Steam will be guaranteed an additional...

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Meet the rogue in latest Age of Wonders 3 footage

As Age of Wonders 3 is a game about leading nations into conflict, its rogues are less "deadly shadows" and more "subtle, calculating political agents." Think: Richard Nixon, only with a diabolical army of bearded succubi....

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Age of Wonders 3 delayed to Q1 2014

Age of Wonders 3 needs a little more time to create wonderment, with developer Triumph Studios announcing the game will be delayed until the first quarter of 2014. It was originally scheduled between the ages of fascination and amazement for this autumn. "Age of Wonders 3 is the largest game in...

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Age of Wonders 3 announced, casting autumn 2013 launch date

Turn-based strategy series Age of Wonders returns this fall after a ten year hiatus. The third installment is currently in development at Triumph Studios, the developer of the first two games in the series, which went on to make the Overlord games. Eurogamer reports the game is being funded in...

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