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Wargaming has ambitious plans for the company's 15th anniversary this year, starting with the acquisition of two well-known IPs: Total Annihilation and Master of Orion. Master of Orion is an acclaimed 4X sci-fi strategy series that began in 1993, while Total Annihilation was a popular RTS from 1997...

August 2nd 2013 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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From talking with Richard Bartle, reading his blog, and looking over several interviews that he's done, I've concluded that the co-creator of the first multi-user dungeon is, in many ways, a card. A smart one, a perceptive one, and an outspoken one, but a card nonetheless. I say this in a good wa...

April 12th 2011 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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When someone says "Atari classics," what games do you think of? Stuff like Master of Orion, Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare and One Unit Whole Blood, right? Of course. Well, even if that isn't the case, let that be your working definition for now. GOG is offering a promotion for a selection o...

October 8th 2010 at 9:29am 0 Comments
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Everyone's doing their part to help save the environment, so we here at Joystiq are forcing our posts to do double duty, thereby saving precious internet energy and human life minutes. This post, for example, is both (1) the announcement that Atari gems Outcast and Master of Orion 1 and 2 have offi...

April 20th 2010 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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After leaving us agog with its announcement of Activision support, Good Old Games is extending its lineup of DRM-free downloadable classics further with the aid of Atari. Though the full list of PC titles is set to be unveiled throughout April, GOG.com has already confirmed the following trio: Outc...

March 25th 2010 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Stardock keeps 4X strategy gamers' hearts aflutter with word that it's trying to get the rights to Star Control or Master of Orion. Of course, if the publisher can't get them, like what happened with its recent attempt for the Master of Magic rights, Stardock can always just circumvent and make its...

November 17th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Vulcando Games, based out of Germany, has announced the November release date of their MMO Celetania, described as a massively multiplayer 4X game. For those unfamiliar with the term, 4X is a genre of game in which four separate goals must be managed at the same time to ensure victory. The term 4X...

June 4th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments