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The thing about Orcs is, as misunderstood as they possibly may be, they still gotta go. They must die. It's kinda like destiny. And, as was foretold (give or take a day) by the great seers at Robot Entertainment, Orcs Must Die! is now available for download on Steam. PC gamers, you no longer h...

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There truly are few things more satisfying in a video game than watching a plan of your own invention be executed with immaculate success. For all its bells, whistles and promised hordes of greenskinned invaders, the real meat of Orcs Must Die happens in the moments before your fortresses doors a...

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Orcs Must Die! will unleash the horde on October 5 and 12 on Xbox Live Arcade and PC, respectively. Robot Entertainment's third-person tower defense game charges the player with defending their castle from wave after wave of Orcish invaders, using diabolical and silly traps. Robot Entertainmen...

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If you haven't had the chance to try Orcs Must Die! at a PAX this year, here's the closest you'll get before the game's October launch (or a demo). This interactive walkthrough trailer, with 30 possible combinations, lets the viewer choose traps and see the results....

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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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It's hard to define Orcs Must Die!. On paper, it's a marriage of the Tower Defense and the action-RPG genres -- but the influence of one doesn't trump the other; it doesn't feel dominated by either one of those two genres. Robot Entertainment has expertly blended the two genres together to create...

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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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Sure, you could set up elaborate, expensive traps to try and quell the invading armies of Orcs in Orcs Must Die, or you could go the route of your cheapskate uncle Terry: the spring trap. It's cost-effective, effective-effective and something any skeet shooting aficionado should appreciate....

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Times aren't just tough in the real world, you know. The world of fantasy video games is feeling the pinch as well, making us appreciate the most recently revealed weapon for Orcs Must Die all the more. Check out the energy-efficient, environment-utilizing Wind Belt after the jump!...

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The only thing more fun than a barrel of monkeys is a barrel full of explosives. Robot Entertainment is gearing up for the "summer" launch of Orcs Must Die with clips highlighting the arsenal options in the castle defense title....

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Robot Entertainment, the studio behind the upcoming Age of Empires Online, has announced that it's bringing Orcs Must Die! to "personal computers and consoles this summer." The game is billed as "a white-knuckle blend of action and strategy" and tasks players with defending their fortress from an...

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Despite its cartoon look and smiling warmongers -- not to mention its free-to-play gameplay model -- Age of Empires Online is undeniably an Age of Empires game. The new direction doesn't much change the series' core gameplay, as this real-time strategy title is still all about resource management, ...

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Ensemble Studios may be no more, but Microsoft hasn't forgotten the franchise it created: Age of Empires. Heading into GamesCom 2010, the company has announced a revival of the series in the form of Age of Empires Online, which is being developed by Robot Entertainment, a studio that knows a thing ...

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Aside from a very small handful of points, it would seem there's a major disconnect between two ex-Ensemble Studio employees over why the studio was shuttered by Microsoft last year. Ian Fischer (an ex-lead designer at Ensemble, now at Robot Entertainment) details on his blog the many disagreements...

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