Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: RTS

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty – Patch 2.0.4 now online

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Blizzard is gearing up for the impending release of Heart of the Swarm, the first expansion for StarCraft II, with a new update for Wings of Liberty. The studio has released three videos detailing what’s been changed and added, as well as summaries, included below. Some highlights include new streamlined menu screens, increased privacy options to hide build order and match history, an increase in player party size to 16, and Unranked Play for matchmaking.

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Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection in stores, online

As Command & Conquer turns 17—has it been that long already? I remember PC Gamer teasing a review of the original—EA is celebrating with the release of a new collection compilation, The Ultimate Collection. The $49.99 17-game set includes the base games, sequels, and expansions for the original Command & Conquer line, Red Alert, Renegade, and Generals. All titles have been updated for Windows 7 and Vista.

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Command & Conquer The Ultimate Collection announced for PC

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Command & Conquer turns 17 this year, and to celebrate, EA has announced a new compilation: The Ultimate Collection. The $49.99 17-game set includes the base games and all expansions and sequels for the original Command & Conquer line, Red Alert, Renegade, and Generals. All titles will be updated for Windows 7 and Vista.

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Relic to debut ColdTech system in Company of Heroes 2

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THQ has detailed the weather-simulating technology that Relic will be employing in their upcoming real-time strategy title Company of Heroes 2. To better replicate the Eastern Front, where the temperature dipped to -40 degrees in 1941, Relic will be utilizing the ColdTech system in the new 3.0 version of their Essence Engine.

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Blizzard celebrates SC World Championship NA Finals with sale

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Blizzard is kicking off the StarCraft World Championship Series North American Finals by knocking $20 off the price of the download version of StarCraft II. If you’ve been on the fence about Wings of Liberty, now’s your chance to snag it for 33% off ($39.99).

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BioWare Victory, Command & Conquer Generals 2 announced

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BioWare is dipping their toes into the strategy genre with a new studio, BioWare Victory. The offshoot studio is taking a stab at the long-running Command & Conquer franchise with a follow-up to 2003′s Command & Conquer Generals, currently titled Command & Conquer Generals 2. Scheduled to come out for PC in 2013, Generals 2 will be powered by DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine and feature three sides vying for ultimate power.

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Stardock embraces Steam, Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity 25% off

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Stardock, the previous owner and operator of the Impulse digital delivery service, has announced that they will be releasing several of their titles on Steam. The first title to launch on the platform is Ironclad Games’ real-time strategy title Sins of a Solar Empire: Trinity, a collection that includes staff-favorite Sins of a Solar Empire and its micro-expansions Entrenchment and Diplomacy. To celebrate, Trinity is on sale for $14.99 (25% off) on both Steam and Impulse.

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Matrix Games adds AI War: Alien Bundle to online store, now 33% off

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Matrix Games and Slitherine are now selling a new bundle of Arcen Games’ space-based real-time strategy title, AI War. The AI War: Alien Bundle includes the original AI War: Fleet Command plus three expansions—The Zenith Remnant, Children of Neinzul, and Light of the Spire—for $29.99. To celebrate the new addition to their online store, Matrix is running a two-week sale for the bundle, knocking 33% off for a savings of $10.

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