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Platform Win, Mac Publisher Microsoft Game Studios Developer Ensemble Studios Release Date Oct 15, 1997

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Xbox Game Pass now $1 for three months, with a ton of new games coming

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A bunch of digital Switch games are 20% off at Target this week

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Xbox Game Pass for August: Age of Empires, Devil May Cry 5, Blair Witch

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Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition and new campaign coming to Xbox Game Pass

Play one of the best RTS games in 4K

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Microsoft bringing Xbox One X, Age of Empires to Gamescom 2017

Microsoft’s plans for Gamescom include the expected heavy focus on the Xbox One X, as well as a celebration of Age of Empires’ 20th anniversary, the company announced today. Gamescom itself doesn’t...

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E3 2017 press conferences: The 16 best announcements

It was a trailer-heavy pre-E3 this year, with both Bethesda and Sony essentially using all of their time to show back-to-back videos and trailers. Microsoft and EA were a bit more traditional in...

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Brass Tactics blends RTS and tabletop wargaming in VR

Mark Terrano, chief creative officer and founder of Hidden Path Entertainment, is already pretty good at making real-time strategy games. He’s the lead designer of Age of Empires 2: The Age of...

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Age of Empires II HD is getting a new expansion

A new Age of Empires II: HD expansion is in development, according to a blog post from publisher Microsoft. The game's official blog today outlined a series of patch notes and multiplayer lobby...

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Age of Empires dev makes collectible RPG you can play in 10 minutes

Boss Fight Entertainment, the Dallas-based studio comprised of developers who made Age of Empires, Halo Wars, Rise of Nations and CastleVille, is venturing into a space that few Western developers...

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Microsoft's checkered history of gaming acquisitions, from Bungie to Minecraft

Microsoft has just generated the biggest gaming story of the year, buying indie behemoth Minecraft (and its accompanying developer Mojang) for $2.5 billion. To try to put this purchase in...