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Age of Empires Online now extinct following server shutdown

The servers for freemium real-time strategy game Age of Empires Online shut down this week. Published by Microsoft, the online RTS entered beta in May 2011 before its full launch that August for Games for Windows Live. Gas Powered Games took over the game's development from Robot Entertainment prio...

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Wargaming purchases Gas Powered Games

Struggling developer Gas Powered Games has been purchased by Wargaming, the developer and publisher of free-to-play games World of Warplanes and World of Tanks. This is the company's second US acquisition this year, purchasing formerly independent developer Day 1 Studios (Fracture, Fear 3) for $20 ...

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'Wildman' Kickstarter canceled by Gas Powered Games

Gas Powered Games canceled its Kickstarter for Wildman today, with four days and another half-million dollars in funding required to reach its goal. "At this point, it makes sense for us to focus our attention on other ways to keep Gas Powered Games running. Unfortunately, we are unable to share an...

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Around 40 employees laid off at Gas Powered Games [Update: Chris Taylor explains timing]

Gas Powered Games, the development studio responsible for the Dungeon Siege series and one that has recently launched an ambitious Kickstarter campaign, is undergoing a round of layoffs, Kotaku reports. While anonymous sources claim that virtually the entire company has been let go, save for CEO Ch...

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Gas Powered Games reveals Wildman, CEO says he's betting the company

Gas Powerered Games is launching a $1.1 million Kickstarter for Wildman, an action RPG/real-time strategy game/MOBA hybrid. CEO Chris Taylor tells Gamasutra it's not a good thing if they come up short on this. "We spent all the last dough that we've had, and the last several months working on it. S...

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Age of Empires Online hits Steam

Freemium title Age of Empires Online has invaded Steam, complete with discounts during its launch week. Until April 3, the Persian, Greek, Egyptian and Celtic civilizations are half-off for $5 each. If you like what you get from the free download, you can purchase the "All-in-Wonder Bundle" for $1...

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Age of Empires Online Season Pass offers all and future available content for one price

Now that the free-to-play Age of Empires Online MMORTS is out (and it's not all bad, apparently), let's start talking about how you can pay for it, shall we? Of course, the game is free to download, and you get the game's two empires to play with right away. But developer Gas Powered Games are wo...

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Age of Empires Online review: Casual conquest

In reading online discussions surrounding Age of Empires Online, you'd think that the developers had taken to traveling the country with the express intent of running over kittens. Clearly, players have taken issue with this latest in the Ensemble-created historical strategy franchise, which l...

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Age of Empires Online begins August 16

Age of Empires Online is ready to be ushered out of beta and onto PCs worldwide on August 16. The game, which will initially launch with the Greek and Egyptian factions, will be available at retail and online at AgeofEmpiresOnline.com. The freemium title will offer "more than 40 hours" of free...

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Age of Empires Online launches this fall

Age of Empires Online's march to retail will conclude this fall, the game's official Twitter announced, with a Microsoft rep informing us a specific launch date is expected to be revealed May 31. After launch, the freemium title will have "a parade of Premium Content" at under $20. The additio...

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