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EA's in-house real-time strategy developer, EA Phenomic, has been closed and its 60 employees laid off, GamesIndustry International reports. The studio most recently developed EA's free-to-play, browser-based RTS Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances. Purchased by EA in 2004, it was originally ...

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July 12, 2013 at 9:02PM
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EA's "play4free" Command and Conquer: Tiberium Alliances will roll out into open beta today, following the game's closed beta period which began late last year. Developed by Phenomic, the browser- and mobile-based strategy MMO can be accessed today at the official site. Updates planned for the tit...

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"I gotta present for ya!" What RTS fan doesn't remember the classic Command & Conquer franchise with extreme fondness? If you're one of the legions of supporters, then this is a good time to be alive. It seems as though C&C is slated for a revival soon, with BioWare working on Command &am...

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Well, it's not the genre-saving 3D sandbox that many long time Ultima vets have been pining for, but it's a start. Electronic Arts today announced the availability of Lord of Ultima, a new MMO/strategy hybrid set in the revered Ultima universe. The free-to-play browser-based game features tradin...

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For those of you not playing that other fantasy RTS with giant beasts on PC (*cough* Demigod *cough*), there's always the card-based strategery of Phenomic's BattleForge. The newest trailer released (seen above) showcases not just the massive scale of some rather colorful battles but also some of th...

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Know this: BattleForge is not a trading card game. BattleForge is an RTS. Correction: It's an online RTS -- it's not playable offline. And so, when producer Sebastian Nell connected to the server for a hands-on demonstration on the New York Comic Con show floor, the server temporarily went down, an...

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In all the rush to green our planet, perhaps not enough credit is given to games like BattleForge. Shouldn't being able to play a card-based game without the senseless murder of dozens of trees for actual cards be able to usurp at least Vampire Rain or M.C. Kids on Al Gore's Top 5 Games list? Rega...

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Ambitious is a word that comes to mind after reading up on EA Phenomic's upcoming offering, Battleforge. A recent article on Eurogamer notes that it's something of an RTS, MMO, and TCG hybrid. On top of that, it would appear that the company is hoping to take advantage of the Eastern microtransact...

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With games like Magic Online and Freaky Creatures in the gaming consciousness, this variant on the concept of microtransactions is on the rise. Electronic Arts must think so too, because they've just announced their card-based MMO offering, called BattleForge. BattleForge will be an entirely Web-bas...

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JoWood Productions (publisher of Arx Fatalis and Gothic 3) and developer Phenomic have announced Dragon Storm, the first expansion to the recently released SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars. Scheduled for a late 2006 release in Europe, Dragon Storm combines the well-received, RPG-strategy gameplay of its p...

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With all of the attention given to Rise of Legends and Heroes of Might and Magic V over the past month, another strategy title quietly made its way to store shelves. Aspyr's SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars is the latest attempt to mash up the role-playing and RTS genres, and with their expansive maps and...

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