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Archive for September, 2011

28
Sep

Orcs Must Die prequel comic available for download!

The creative minds at Robot Entertainment have now released the prequel comic book for Orcs Must Die! The comic takes readers through the prequel back story and tells us all about the history of the important rifts and how the Orcs came to ravage the land. It also tells us alot about the kind of character the war mage is and his history.

I’m not going to spoil it too much as you really should check the comic out – its full of humor too! Not only does the comic detail the back story up to where the game starts – it also has a bunch of exclusive artwork from some of the bots at Robot and some community art pieces. It’s really interesting to see how different artists can paint different pictures of the Orcs Must Die world.

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24
Sep

AOE-O patch detailed, Dusty interviewed and first Orcs Must Die video blog!

Ian Vogel the design lead at Microsoft of Age of Empires Online has announced an overview of the  upcoming patch to Age of Empires Online. This patch has been in great demand of the community and the pressure has been on to develop this patch quickly. There has been some dis-content with the Age Online community about how long this patch has taken to develop and how it has potentially impacted on player numbers. Age of Empires Online was pitched as an “evergreen” game with the possibility of regular updates, its been a shame that updates thus far havent been pushed out in speedy time. Hopefully in order to ensure community continuity patches will be smaller and faster to release rather than this first patch which appears to be pretty large. There is indeed alot coming in this patch, from gear changes to PvP and Crete. Also mentioned in Ian’s latest post is that the Persians will soon be on their way as a playable civilisation, they are currently on schedule for October, so look out for them soon!

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20
Sep

Orcs Must Die! launching October 5th on XBLA and October 12th on PC/Steam!

Robot Entertainment just announced some orktastic news! The release date for the studios highly anticipated original IP game, Orcs Must Die has just been announced! This is a big moment for many of the staff at Robot who have been itching to break away from previous strategy IP like Age. So here it comes, October 5th will see the launch of the first brand new original game from Robot Entertainment, Orcs Must Die on XBLA. For PC fans, OMD will be heading your way just one week later on October 12th. For PC the game will be available on Steam.

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18
Sep

Fuming! – Part 5 of the Atomic City Adventures Guide

After falling foul in the last mission Agent Pam Rodgers has alot on her mind on this mission. Pam isn’t one to let things slide, so she finds it difficult and distracting to return to policing the streets for vehicular crime. However, this mission provides the perfect time to gear up on contraband and weapons. Luckily we have RadioKenny once again to shed light on the location of all the goods! Check out part 5 of his Atomic City guide right here!

http://remember-ensemblestudios.com/guides-walkthroughs/atomic-city-adventures-case-of-the-black-dragon/mission-5-fuming/

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17
Sep

Robot Entertainment reveals Orcs Must Die interactive video!

Robot Entertainment has managed to pull out the best video game trailer I have ever seen. The latest Orcs Must Die video showcases up to 30 possible avenues when completing a single level of Orcs Must Die. In order to demonstrate the huge number of gameplay possibilities Robot has leveraged the annotations feature of YouTube which allows viewers to click and choose a path of their choice. This path might be choosing between floor traps or fighting hand to hand you can now check out the interactive Orcs Must Die video to see just how the game performs with a path of your choice. Read moreRead more

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13
Sep

The city within – ACA guide part 4

The time has come for another installment of RadioKenny’s guide for Atomic City Adventures. Kenny has actually had these guides written for a while, I have just been slow at posting them up, so sorry about that, but I promise I am back on the regular blogosphere now so stay tuned for a whole bunch of updates on all your favourite ex Ensemble related games! Read moreRead more

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5
Sep

If it looks like a rat.. – Part 3 of RadioKenny’s Atomic City guide

The time has come for the third mission guide for Atomic City Adventures. Courtesy of Kenny “RadioKenny” Newell, the third guide provides players with top tips on how to deal with the large swarm of enemies and deadly lasers. As always, each AI antenna, weapons and contraband is listed – so print out your copy of the map and get treasure hunting!

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1
Sep

Part 2 of RadioKenny’s Atomic City Guide – The Missing Professor

Kenny “RadioKenny” Newell’s second guide for Atomic City Adventures is available online today. Once again we have a detailed map showing the locations of all the contraband and AI antennas there is also a top tip for getting one of the particularly difficult AI antennas in this level.

Check out the latest guide here:

Mission #2 – The Missing Professor

Enjoy the high scores!


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