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Microsoft has announced that it's bringing Age of Empires III: Complete Collection to Games For Windows on September 15. By "complete," it means the original game plus its two expansions: The Asian Dynasties and War Chiefs for a grand total of $49.99. It's a reasonable price to pay for the handiwo...

September 8th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft said today that Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties is good to go and will hit store shelves Oct. 23. The second expansion for AoE III is all about the Asia and adds a bevy of new content. Big Huge Games (Rise of Nations and Legends) handled this expansion of the historical RTS while...

September 28th 2007 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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While Ensemble Studios finishes Halo Wars, the development of Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties falls on Brian Reynold's Big Huge Games, best known for Rise of Nations and Rise of Legends (and developers of XBLA's Catan). Reynolds says, "We feel that the in-depth experience of Big Huge Game...

May 18th 2007 at 10:25pm 0 Comments
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The two went head to head in a metareview showdown: Civilization IV versus Age of Empires III. AoE III won in sales, but got edged out in overall rankings, but then it was revealed that Civilization IV was playing injured. Reports of buggy software flooded the nets, and then it was AoE III's game t...

December 1st 2005 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Whilst Age of Empires III and Civilization IV are classed in the same genre as strategy games, they have very different styles. AoE is real time and has a permanent "down with the troops" view and feel. Civilization IV, on the other hand, is turn based and features a lot of micromanagement. Rather...

November 24th 2005 at 9:00am 0 Comments