A rating for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition has appeared on America’s Entertainment Software Rating Board’s website. The ESRB’s rating of the classic real-time strategy game could mean that an official announcement is imminent. The description of the game offers little in the way of surprises. It says that “players control empires from the Dark Age through the Imperial Age,” and lists several standard RTS tropes like building structures, gathering resources, and commanding military units (making an oddly specific reference to Persia’s War Elephants). Details about the Definitive Edition are pretty scarce. While I imagine it’s pretty likely that the new version will include the game’s original expansion, The Conquerors, it’s not clear whether the three add-ons attached to the 2013’s HD remaster – The Forgotten, The African Kingdoms, and Rise of the Rajas – will be included in the Definitive Edition. It’s … [Read more...] about An Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition ESRB rating could mean an upcoming announcement
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A couple of years after the launch of Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, it seems like the sequel will also be getting an upgrade. The ESRB has released a ratings page for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition, strongly indicating that we’ll be hearing something about the game very soon. For those of you not in the know, Age of Empires 2 greatly expanded upon the feature set of the first game with a bigger campaign, more factions, and new mechanics. It was well-liked by the real-time strategy community and became something of a mainstay of the genre, right up there with Starcraft, Warcraft, and Command & Conquer. Age of Empires 2 also spawned some of the most memorable cheat codes in gaming history—after all, it’s not every day that you see a bunch of sports cars mow down a cadre of War Elephants. Here is the ESRB description for Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition straight off the rating board’s website: Age of … [Read more...] about Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition rated by ESRB
THE RULES1. Pick a leader, and give them over to computer control.2. Use console commands to help them out.3. Don't use the console to (directly) kill anyone.This diary was originally serialised in PC Gamer issues 218, 219, and 220. For more quality articles about all things PC gaming, you can subscribe now in the UK and the US. A s much as I’ve enjoyed Crusader Kings II over the years, I’m still not good at it. Sure, I can embroil myself in drama and intrigue just as well as the next aristocrat, but when it comes to ambition—to expanding my kingdom and crushing my enemies—it almost always goes wrong. To counter this failing, I’ve devised a new strategy: don’t play Crusader Kings II. At least, don’t play it directly. Instead, I’m going to pick a character and use the ‘observe’ console command to hand them over to the AI. Then, as the computer does all the heavy lifting, I’ll offer support in the form of other … [Read more...] about Crusader Kings 2 diary: How far can one AI go using wits, skill, and lots of cheats?
Some game franchises die. When a game isn't popular enough to warrant a sequel, or a studio doesn't love the core concept enough to bother with a reboot, that's when a franchise dies. Sometimes it'll come back, in twenty years maybe, but oftentimes it's just done. Finished. And we get new consoles and throw out our old ones, and we forget about those games we loved at the time. But what if commercial success wasn't a consideration? What if we could wish forth remakes or remasters of our favourite titles? I asked the Eurogamer team what they'd bring back: Christian Donlan, Features Editor Spy vs. Spy Spy vs Spy back on the C64 was the first multiplayer game I ever really loved. And back then I had no idea how special it was. In all the years since I've never played anything quite like it.It was a multiplayer game, but it wasn't a death match. You could kill each other - that's what black spy and white spy did in MAD Magazine - but that was somehow incidental to the main event. Rather … [Read more...] about Eurogamer Q&A: Dream remasters
We all have our vices. I once dated a girl who read The Daily Mail on her phone on her commute to work. When I pressed her about why on earth she'd do that to herself, all she could reply with was "it's so bad!". Just like that. Like that awful kid from cult terrible-movie The Wizard, marvelling over the equally-awful Nintendo Power Glove. Unlike the kid from The Wizard, however, I don't think she was proud that she consumed several pages of unimaginable pap every week-day. But in a certain masochistic way, she enjoyed hate-reading the articles.I was thinking about this on Monday when Bethesda's Rage 2 was leaked and then eventually revealed for real. Looking back to the original game, I remember two things. The first thing is that it was actually sort of crap. Not terrible, but by no means did it reach the benchmark of quality that 2018's Bethesda seems to regularly hit.The second thing is that I enjoyed playing it. Like, a lot. It was a game that I could turn my brain off and … [Read more...] about Eurogamer Q&A: Guilty gaming pleasures